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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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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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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…"
Dec 2, 2012
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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
Nov 26, 2012
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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
Nov 8, 2012
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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
Oct 12, 2012
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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
Oct 10, 2012
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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
Oct 2, 2012
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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
Oct 1, 2012

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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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