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Salman Rushdie come to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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73 classic works about Appalachia going online

Key Appalachian studies publications now going onlinefrom press release, Jan. 27. 2016 Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.  Pamela Mitchem, the library’s coordinator of digital scholarship and…See More
Jan 30
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John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration             “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped usin’ cradles,” John Parris’ 97-year-old maternal grandfather had told him 60 years ago.            The oil lamp, the buggy, and the spinning wheel—they all were replaced by things…See More
Jan 27
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James Sturm expands scope of graphic novels

James Sturm blazes cartoon path to a new worldby Rob Neufeld             Why is it that when an author combines pictures with words, the medium is considered juvenile, like comics?  Words create literature; images, art.  Why, when you marry them, is it like pairing a milk cow with a mop?            Nothing against…See More
Jan 24
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The Writer as Pilgrim

Two articles leapt at my consciousness this week, both about writing. And suddenly, I know how to go forward from here. The first, The Price I Pay to Write, by Laura Bogart and published online in Dame Magazine, reflects on the difficulties of…See More
Jan 24
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Tired of thrillers with no soul?

Why read a 1940 man-on-the-run classicby Rob Neufeld             After reading a classic novel, you might think, “Oh, look at this superior ancestor of today’s fiction.”              For instance, “The Power and the Glory,” Graham Greene’s 1940 thriller about political oppression in Mexico, exemplifies the…See More
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Jan 9
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Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Dance critic applies grace to every moveby Rob Neufeld             It’s nice to find just the right word for something, especially when it sums up a main idea in your way of thinking.            That was the case with Sarah Kaufman when she’d first felt moved, nine years ago, to write her new book, “The Art of Grace” (W.W.…See More
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Fire and Ice Roses interview with author/gardening blogger Kathryn Hall

Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/See More
Jan 5
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History in the making, January 2, 2016

History in the making: items of note, January 2, 2016It was reported in today’s print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times that a new state law went into effect, requiring people who’ve filed for unemployment benefits to make at least 5 job contacts a week.  It had been 2.  How will that work?  Are there that many jobs for which a person is qualified?  Can you apply to the same job twice if it continues to be listed? Paul Bonesteel, noted Asheville filmmaker, revealed on Facebook that a…See More
Jan 2
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Local event of the day, Jan 1 2016

Tarantino, eminent domain, and emancipation Tarantino comes to townQuentin Tarantino’s New Year’s gore and gabfest, The Hateful Eight, is gutted by New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane, who says that Tarantino toys with rather than explores history, using it “for boyish fantasies of revenge, as if enormous crimes could be undone, after the event, by lone and wanton acts of humiliation.” …See More
Jan 1
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Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profitby Rob NeufeldWritten in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rural Heritage Museum, Mars Hill University PHOTO CAPTION: The entrance to the railroad show at the Rural Heritage Museum is commanded by a mock-up of Climax engine…See More
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  • Sound-and-Sense Seekers

    5 members Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2011 This is for poets--in an expanded sense--those of us who seek an ultimate language that includes music, enables many imaginative associations, and…

  • Promoting Writers

    39 members Latest Activity: Jan 12, 2015 We are in the glad business of promoting books and writers, and can benefit from sharing ways to do that--for the field is open to doing a lot more,…

  • The Imaginative Storm

    4 members Latest Activity: Jan 7, 2011 In his poem "Lonesome Pine Special," Charles Wright asks the following question: "What is it inside the imagination that keep surprising us?" Now…

  • Creative Activism

    2 members Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2009 Effectively advancing social causes requires creative thinking; and we can share ideas here.

  • Creative Publishing

    13 members Latest Activity: Jan 14, 2014 The publishing world is changing radically; and we'll share ideas and information about creative options.

  • Heritage keepers

    5 members Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2011 Making the connection with the public is what we heritage curators discuss. One focus is the mass media.

  • Authors and Audiences

    7 members Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2009 This is an easy medium of discussion for people involved in "Authors and Audiences," the program involving authors, live book discussions in talk…

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    5 members Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2009 You can talk with people who have the read the same book as you have. Each book will be a separate discussion within this group.

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    23 members Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2014 We talk about what we're doing and how we might engage more people in family history.

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    3 members Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2009 Are you an Italian American writer or scholar? Want to blog about your favorite Italian American writer? Or want to post an event?

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  • Jane's Stories Press Foundation

    1 member Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2009 A non-profit organization dedicated to serving women writers with online critique circles for poetry, fiction, non-fiction; online salons contests,…

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