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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
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How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
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Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College. More
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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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Flood Gallery Reading Series at Posana Cafe

May 2, 2011 from 7:30pm to 8pm
Subject line:  McIlvoy, Hale, and Prudowsky read May 2 at Posana Kevin Mcllvoy, Christine Hale, and Mark Prudowsky will read fiction, memoir, and poetry, respectively, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, in the back room at Posana's Café, 1 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville.  The reading is free and open to the public.  Kevin McIlvoy offers online instruction and book editing through his website, He teaches in Asheville, North Carolina, his home, where he is an adjunct faculty…See More
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Cafe Posana Reading at Cafe Posana Downtown on the Square

April 25, 2011 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Three local authors, all with recently published work: Charles Dodd White, Cynn Chadwick and Vicki Lane.Cynn Chadwick, whose fifth book, As The Table Turns has been released this spring with Napping Porch Press, teaches creative writing at UNC-Asheville. She notes on her blog that: "writing fiction is mostly a hindsight way to rectifying wrongs, serving justice or vengeance, fulfilling dreams, explaining mysteries, revealing ......histories, and happily ever-aftering an otherwise sad or tragic…See More
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Flood Gallery Reading Series Kickoff at Posana Cafe

November 17, 2010 from 8pm to 9pm
We are opening our 5th season of the reading series with an book release event for Charles Dodd White on Wednesday, November 17th at the Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Ave, Asheville NC. The reading will begin at 8:00 pm.Charles Dodd White's forthcoming book: Lambs of Men, is published by Casperian Books and concerns a Marine Corps veteran returning to his Appalachian home shortly after the First World War. While dealing with the legacy of a troubled family history, he is drawn into a manhunt for a…See More
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Alex Kudera at Malaprop's at Malaprop's, downtown Asheville

November 4, 2010 from 7pm to 8pm
Alex Kudera, Clemson University professor, has written a blistering satire with his first novel. Kudera's protagonist in Fight For Your Long Day, Cyrus Duffleman, lives the life that is familiar to so many Americans who are over-educated, over-worked and under paid. Come hear how (if?) "Duffy" makes it through his day!See More
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Lambs of Men Publication Launch at City Lights Book Store

November 5, 2010 from 7pm to 8pm
Charles Dodd White will read excerpt from his novel LAMBS OF MENReturning from the horrors of the First World War to recruit volunteers in his remote Appalachian home, Marine Sergeant Hiram Tobit finds the country changed. His mother has committed suicide, dredging up old resentments between Hiram and his father, Sloane. When a gruesome act of violence stuns the insular mountain community, father and son must journey together to see justice carried out while coming to terms with a deeply…See More
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"I will be reading from my story "Hook & Eye" & my poetry sequence Drought Days."
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North Carolina Literary Review Publication Party at Malaprop's Book Store

August 14, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
I will be reading from my story "Controlled Burn", which appears in this year's Appalachian themed issue.
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North Carolina Literary Review Publication Party at Malaprop's Book Store

August 14, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
I will be reading from my story "Controlled Burn", which appears in this year's Appalachian themed issue.
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Southern and Appalachian Fiction. Grit Lit.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner, Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Harry Crews, Virginia Woolf, Edward P. Jones, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy
Charles Dodd White is author of the novel Lambs of Men, nominated for the 2010 Weatherford Award, and co-editor of the contemporary Appalachian short story anthology Degrees of Elevation. His short fiction has appeared in The Collagist, Fugue, Night Train, North Carolina Literary Review, PANK,  Word Riot and several others. He teaches English at South College in Asheville, North Carolina and is on the creative writing faculty at Hindman Settlement School.

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