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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Award-winning novelist captures fleeting youthby Rob NeufeldAnother Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad: HarperCollins, Aug. 9, 2016)            The amazing, unusual thing about Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, “Another Brooklyn,” I realize as it sinks in, is that the initial mystery—that is, why the narrator can’t…See More
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A rare interview, a story about an acid plant

A worker’s view of tannery work in Rosmanby Rob Neufeld             Haskell Luker was 11 when the Flood of 1916 caused his dad, Americus Alfred Luker, to leave the farm where he worked and take a job with an acid (tannin) plant in Pisgah Forest.             “Daddy was going down there to make big…See More
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Interview with Chitra Divakaruni about Before We Visit the Goddess

A talk with Chitra about her benediction of a novelby Rob Neufeld             Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, one of our country’s most engaging and inventive novelists, first came to this region six years ago for Western Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival.  That’s when I got to know her and began…See More
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Gary Carden's Outlander--about Kephart--at UNCA July 31--with author

Is Carden's Kephart play controversial?Gary Carden's play, "Outlander," receives a "staged reading" in the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville, 2 p.m., Sun., July 31.  Carden will be on hand to discuss the play with the audience.  It is a controversial play in that it has been criticized by the descendants of Horace Kephart who felt that the play "demeaned" Kephart.  "Ironically," Carden says, "my original purpose in writing the play was to 'redeem' Kephart. who has often been denounced by the…See More
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Bring Back the Game

BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 6, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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terrell garren commented on Brittany Marcum's blog post Civil War Commemorative Hike- Dec. 1st
"Swannanoa Valley Museum Hike may solve two Civil War mysteries? For sometime it has been known that a Confederate Civil War soldier known only by the name "Carver," was killed just over the east side of Swannanoa Gap in early…"
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Civil War Commemorative Hike- Dec. 1st

As part of its Civil War 150th Exhibit, the Swannanoa Valley Museum will lead the Swannanoa Tunnel & Creek Hike on Saturday, December 1st.  The mostly downhill treck will route hikers through scenic Swannanoa, passing by the grave of a Civil War soldier and the ruins of an old homestead. On this hike, participants often see trains on nearby tracks and always capture great pictures of the eastern end of the Swannanoa Tunnel. You can view pictures, an elevation profile, and a GPS track of…See More
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Prolific writer, Russell Banks, to speak at Warren Wilson

It is that time of year again!  This year, acclaimed fiction writer, Russell Banks, will deliver the annual Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture at Warren WIlson College. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by The Friends of the Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library.  It will take place in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center at 4:00 p.m., November 17th, and will follow a 3:00 p.m. reception featuring The Dixie Darlings. For more information about the event, call…See More
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4th Annual Asheville Bookfest, Oct. 20

Grateful Steps Foundation, the Western North Carolina nonprofit foundation and publisher, is sponsoring the 4th Annual Asheville Bookfest.  The event will bring readers, authors, and publishers together and provide opportunity for publishers to present their books and authors to the public. Along with Grateful Steps and other publisher, the Asheville-based Pisgah Press will attend the event to share exciting new book releases.  Pisgah Press has published work by short story writer, Michael…See More
Oct 17, 2012
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Warren Wilson hosts "Twelve Notables"

Warren Wilson College is scheduled to host an event which will gather twelve inspiring individuals and the subjects of Jack Prather's book, "Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina."  This event will mark the first time that all twelve individuals will be gathered together at one event.  Prather's books was inspired by the these remarkable North Carolina residents who have made significant state and national impacts.  The award-winning journalist and author of six books, Prather reveals the…See More
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Yvan Goll- A poet's great last work is masterfully translated

The poetry world owes many thanks to Ms. Nan Watkins, who beautifully translated Yvan Goll's Dreamweed, into modern English.  This collection of poetry is the European master poet's last great work before his death in 1950.  Yvan Goll was a bilingual poet, fluent in French and German, who produced a large and diverse body of work, which included some of the century's greatest love poems.  Goll was incredibly cultured throughout his lifetime, and his experiences shine through his work.  He was…See More
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"Journeys of Courage" Panel Discussion

A panel discussion is scheduled to be held at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva to discuss the history of integration in Jackson County Schools.  Marie T. Cochran, artist and scholar, will facilitate the discussion.  The topics of interest will coincide with the themes presented in the exhibit "Journeys of Courage:  Integrating Education in Jackson County," which is a WCU student-created exhibit that can be seen at the Jackson County Public Library.  WCU students will be giving tours…See More
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Only 10 days left!

Come one, come all, to support a new collaborative effort that is breaking ground in Marshall, North Carolina.  A dedicated and award-winning poet by the name of Keith Flynn has spent the past several years preparing the literary community for White Rock Hall.  Formerly known as White Rock Presbyterian Church, the building was relocated and transformed into a sanctuary to house the harmonious sounds of poets and musicians.  Flynn has already begun promotion and filming for 'LIVE at White Rock…See More
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Civil War Commemorative Hike- Dec. 1st

As part of its Civil War 150th Exhibit, the Swannanoa Valley Museum will lead the Swannanoa Tunnel & Creek Hike on Saturday, December 1st.  The mostly downhill treck will route hikers through scenic Swannanoa, passing by the grave of a Civil War soldier and the ruins of an old homestead. On this hike, participants often see trains on nearby tracks and always capture great pictures of the eastern end of the Swannanoa Tunnel. You can view pictures, an elevation…

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Posted on November 26, 2012 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

Prolific writer, Russell Banks, to speak at Warren Wilson

It is that time of year again!  This year, acclaimed fiction writer, Russell Banks, will deliver the annual Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture at Warren WIlson College. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by The Friends of the Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library.  It will take place in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center at 4:00 p.m., November 17th, and will follow a 3:00 p.m. reception featuring The Dixie Darlings. For more information about…

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Posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:04pm

Book signing with "Asheville Beer" author, Anne Fitten Glenn

Asheville Pizza and Brewing will host a Anne Fitten Glenn as she signs copies of her book, "Asheville Beer:  An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing."  Accent on Books will provide copies of her book for the signing which will be held on November 16th, at 6:00 p.m.  

Asheville Pizza and Brewing is located on 675 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, NC.  

For more Information about the event, call 252-6255 or email info@accentonbooks.com.

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Posted on November 7, 2012 at 11:42am

WNC Historical Association announces a new program

The Western North Carolina Historical Association has organized a day of architectural exploration in which participants will visit and learn about the greatest buildings by the renowned architect, Richard Sharp Smith.  An England native, Smith moved to Asheville after being named the supervising architect of the Biltmore House in 1889. Because of his work on the Biltmore House as well as other work through his private practice, he has become one of the most well known and respected…

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Posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:23pm

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