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Juniper Bends and Topside Press present: Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads at The Crow & Quill

October 8, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
This fall the best new transgender fiction is going on a road trip! Topside Press authors Casey Plett (author of A Safe Girl To Love) and Sybil Lamb (author of I’ve Got A Time Bomb) will be crisscrossing Canada and the United-States. Asheville is hosting these Topside authors with the help of Juniper Bends Reading Series, and The Crow & Quill. Join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 8 pm to hear the work of these two …See More
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Randolph Wilson replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Place-names salute us in a revised gazetteer
"I was born on Bill's Creek...the son of Roland and Jeanette Frady Wilson. I spent my first 18 years on the old Frady farm on Bill's Creek. We lived with my Grandfather and Grandmother....Dewey Frady and Diza Hall Frady. I remember…"
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Rose Senehi with Montreat College Friends of the Library at Bell Library at Montreat College

November 2, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Rose Senehi, author of Dancing on Rocks, will discuss her most recent novel in the Blue Ridge Mountain series on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m in Montreat College Bell Library.  Public is invited. Refreshments will be served.See More
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A contemporary tour of Asheville 1916

Walk through Asheville, spring 1916by Rob Neufeld                       You will be impressed by how clean the streets are.  It wasn’t that way twenty years earlier, when Patton Ave. got muddy in wet weather; horses had to be swept after; and women feared going downtown because their long skirts…See More
Sep 23
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )Turn of the century Vintage Stamps Traceable history make value enhancePrices get higher as the years go by Dream of finding one valued so highExtremely fine with the perfect gum Designer flaws bring high premiumFamous from error illustration Collection of art inspirationWe are crazy for detailed graphics Finding rare depends on the marketsUnused are the old collectibles Their worth can be unbelievableView history with a new focus My playlist is something to…See More
Sep 23
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Harnees Racing ( Poem )

Harness Racing ( Poem )Horses pull a two wheeled cart If it breaks you will departPlace a bet before it starts Good wager wins if played smartRiders ready at the gate Fans no longer have to waitAthlete sport with high speed Is a skill you surely needAt times a horse can fall down Sad to see that come aroundLast turn has crowd in a roar We wait to hear close end scoreIf your looking to explore My playlist has so much more…See More
Sep 21
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at The MACA building

October 11, 2014 from 9:30am to 1pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA) booth at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 11. Julia will sign her books from 9:30-1 p.m. The MACA booth is located outside the MACA building at 50 South Main Street, Marion.See More
Sep 17
Lockie Hunter posted an event

West End Poetry and Prose Reading series at West End Bakery

September 13, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us at West End Bakery for our 1st FREE Fall reading of 2014. This will be a marvelous family-friendly evening of prose, poetry, and storytelling featuring your favorite local Asheville writers. The lineup includes:  Tom Chalmers  Caleb Beissert  Beth Keefauver  Kim Winter…See More
Sep 13
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The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith

Wounded hearts, changed minds in 18th century Beaufortby Rob Neufeldpublished in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sept. 14, 2014             As a symbol of hope—or hopelessness—or accommodation (it depends on the story line), there’s nothing like the intelligent woman marooned on a patriarchal, slave-owning Southern…See More
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Sharyn McCrumb's Novel "Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past" at Belk Library, Appalachian State University, Boone NC

October 6, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
 Scripture cake, book signings, and the real Nora Bonesteel herself. On Oct. 6, ASU in Boone is hosting the book launch for "Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past" (Abingdon, Oct., 2014) with a program of storytelling, featuring author Sharyn McCrumb and storyteller Charlotte Ross, the inspiration for the character of Nora.See More
Sep 10
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Sep 9
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What will make you go to a history museum?

What attracts you to history museums?I've posted three history exhibits that are currently up in the area--one on the hillbilly stereotype; one of photographs of child labor; and one on African-American education in the area (see news)--and it made me wonder:What would make you go see an exhibit in a history museum?This information would be of GREAT HELP to curators.Here…See More
Sep 9
Spellbound posted an event

Weekly Story Time at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

September 13, 2014 from 11am to 11:30am
Free weekly story time for ages 3 to 7 (or thereabouts) every Saturday morning 11-11:30amSee More
Sep 6
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

Sept. 25, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014  

Thursday, Sept. 25

BANNED BOOKS: Nancy Lewis, Professor Emeritus from North Shore Community College, MA, and instructor at the College for Seniors, UNCA, presents a talk on “Banned Books in America” at Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library Street, Mars Hill.  Call 689-5183.

WRITING GROUP: The Writer’s Club meets to work on all kinds of creative writing at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 1 p.m. Call 743-0215.

SARAH CAMPBELL: Author and photographer Sarah Campbell signs her new book, “Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BEARWALLOW: Jeremy Jones presents his new book, “Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland,” and plays the banjo at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 5:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Pack Memorial Library hosts a discussion of “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott with editor and teacher Joy Neaves at 67 Haywood St., Ashevlle, 5:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 250-4717.

WRITING GROUP: The Write Ones meet to work on and discuss writings at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6 p.m. Call 586-2016.

ROY OWENBY: Roy Owenby presents his new collection of Appalachian tales, “Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage,” at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 6:30 p.m. Call 524-3600.

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB: The Works in Translation Bookclub, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday, Sept. 26

BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE: The sixth annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference, focusing on writers associated with the college and their influence, takes place September 26-28 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center.  Conference fee, $70; admission free to UNC Asheville students, faculty, and staff, $40 for members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Visit

TINA BARR: Poet Tina Barr presents butterfly poems as part of the Brown Bag Series at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain, 12 p.m. Call 669-0930.

SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOP: Poet Matthew Foley hosts a spoken word workshop and performs with the WCU Truthwriters in Hunter Library at Western Carolina University, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, 2:30 p.m. Call 227-3423.

ALAN GRATZ: Alan Gratz holds a launch party for his new YA novel, “The League of Seven,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday, Sept. 27

FRANCINE BRYSON: Francine Bryson presents her new cookbook, “Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

YOUTH POETRY WORKSHOP: SoulSpeak Asheville hosts a poetry workshop for youth ages 12-21, “Mixing Comedy and Tragedy in Spoken Word,” at Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3 p.m.

KEYNOTER: Vincent Katz, editor of “Black Mountain College Experiment in Art,” delivers the keynote presentation, “The Difficulty of Pleasure: A Whole Life in a Single Work of Art” for the ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, 6:30 p.m.  Admission is included with conference registration, or as a single event for $25.  Call 251-6526; visit

BOOKAPALOOZA: The Fountainhead Bookstore celebrates Bookapalooza with authors Erika Marks, Christy Edwards, and Kim Boykin at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. $11 tickets. Call 697-1870.

YOUTH POETRY SLAM: SoulSpeak Asheville hosts an open poetry slam for youth ages 12-21 at Rainbow Mountain Community School, 574 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. $12 tickets; $7 students and free for teachers. Call 258-9264.

Sunday, Sept. 28

SHAKESPEARE SALON: Dr. Susan Harlan of Wake Forest University leads a discussion on Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: The Jackson County Public Library hosts a discussion of “Acts of Faith” by Eboo Patel with Dr. Bucky Dann of Southwestern Community College at 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6 p.m. Call 586-2016.

OLD FORT BOOK TALK: “Serena” by Ron Rash is the subject of the Old Fort Book Talk at Java Junction, 107 Railroad St., Old Fort, 6 p.m. Call 668-7111.

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA: The Asheville Harry Potter Alliance hosts a Harry Potter Trivia Night at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “Mozart and the Whale” by Jerry and Mary Newport at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, Oct. 2

ROY OWENBY: Roy Owenby presents “Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage,” his new collection of Appalachian tales, at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 6:30 p.m. Call 524-3600.

GEORGE ELLA LYON: A reception in Lyon’s honor will be held in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room, Appalachian State University, 6 - 7:15 p.m., followed by a reading in the Table Rock Room.  Call 262-2000 or 262-2871.

W. SCOTT POOLE: W. Scott Poole presents his new documentary, “Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

REV. BRIAN COLE: Episcopalian priest, the Rev. Brian L. Cole presents the talk, ''Spiritual But Not Religious...Before Spiritual but Not Religious Was Cool: Reconsidering Hillbilly Faithfulness,” at First Baptist Church, Asheville, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Asheville History Center-Smith McDowell House in connection with its exhibit, “Hillbilly Land: Myth and Reality of Appalachian Cultiure.”:  Call 253-9231.

Friday, Oct. 3

BOOK CLUB: “The Best? Books” book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

Saturday, Oct. 4

CEMETERY TOUR: The Thomas Wolfe Memorial hosts a guided tour of the Riverside Cemetery and discusses the people buried within who became characters in Wolfe’s works at 52 N. Market St., Asheville, 10 a.m. $5. Call 253-8304.

ROMANCE AUTHOR READINGS: Romance authors Eden Glenn, Cheri Clifton, and Leanna Sain read from their novels at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.

CHARLES DAVIDSON: Charles Davidson presents his book, “Bone Dead, and Rising: Vincent van Gogh and the Self Before God,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

CHEFS OF THE MOUNTAINS: Local author John Batchelor presents his new book, “Chefs of the Mountains,” at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 452-5169.

BECKY CANNON: Becky Cannon celebrates the launch of her new book, “Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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