One week in 1926 reveals remarkable highs and lowsby Rob Neufeld Bootleg whiskey and golf are undermining religion, B. Frank White, a traveling preacher, told a Charlotte audience on June 2, 1926. The sermon was reported in the Asheville Citizen the next day. “The trouble with your…See More
The Flatiron Writers are proud to announce an encore presentation of actor Mel Ryane’s popular Page to Podium Workshop, for writers interested in improving their public reading and self-editing skills. See testimonials from past participants here: http://www.melryane.com/p/from-page-to-podium.htmlWhen: 10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday, April 25, 2015Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801Cost: $65 per…See More
Interview with Ron Rash, Oct. 28, 2014by Rob Neufeldon occasion of publication of Something Rich and Strangeedited version published in Asheville Citizen-Times, Nov. 2, 2014full version published on The Read on WNC, Apr. 9, 2015Photo of Ron Rash by Ulf Andersen RN: My head is now so full of Ron…See More
Lenoir-Rhyne University presents Asheville Wordfest at its Asheville campus in downtown Asheville May 1 and 2. In its eighth year, Asheville Wordfest turns its eye on Asheville and invites community members to write about their city. Using the theme “The City Narrative / The Narrative City,” festival director and also director…See More
Rose Senehi with be the guest speaker at a Books and Bites Luncheon about her novel, Dancing on Rocks, which takes place in Chimney Rock. Many of the characters in the book are actual residents of the town and will also be talking about how they contributed to the story. Cost: $25. Half of which goes to the Friends. Call 828-287-6392 for reservations. See More
Visiting author Dubus reveals swamp of loveby Rob Neufeld The title of Andre Dubus III’s book is “Dirty Love,” not “Dirty Sex,” so you have to rethink what is meant by the word, “dirty.” To do that, you’ve got four novellas with which to explore the lives and hearts of several not-quite-right couples…See More
What’s in a monument—a complex viewby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Vance Monument and 6th County Courthouse, c. 1900 History has become a subject of special interest with proposals surrounding the renovation of the Vance monument. …See More
The reception for the 2nd annual Greening Up the Mountains Poetry Contest will be at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, April 25th at 1 p.m. Join us as the winning poets share their poems and collect their prizes. Students from Jackson County submitted poems that celebrate our mountains and our connection to them in our everyday lives. The response was wonderful and our judges loved reading what our local students offered. Winners will be announced soon. For any questions please call City…See More
"I thought we all should've attended naked but nobody backed me up. Hope we can see you soon--Ruth's schedule is a killer and I've just about become a hermit up here in my holler. I hardly go anywhere. I do…"
"I started a rumor on Facebook that Wayne Caldwell and Vicki Lane were going to the Naked Came the Leafpeeper party...naked. They were sort of amused. Give Ruth my love and let me know when the new one comes out. Maybe we should try…"
"Ruth's fine. She's a caregiver consultant for Project CARE out of Park Ridge Health in Fletcher. She works with folks whose loved ones have dementia. She serves six WNC counties and stays on the go while I sit home and…"
"Hooray! More Price! Non-fiction... interesting. I left the bookstore over a year ago to get down to the business of writing. I have a little primer on Appalachian folk magic that is in the final editing stage and should (with…"
"Hey, Byron, I've missed you and all the crew there. Since marrying Ruth I hardly ever go to Asheville. Got a new book coming out next spring--nonfiction, believe it or not! You can check it out on my blog:…"
I started a rumor on Facebook that Wayne Caldwell and Vicki Lane were going to the Naked Came the Leafpeeper party...naked. They were sort of amused. Give Ruth my love and let me know when the new one comes out. Maybe we should try lunch or supper one day?
Hooray! More Price! Non-fiction... interesting. I left the bookstore over a year ago to get down to the business of writing. I have a little primer on Appalachian folk magic that is in the final editing stage and should (with any luck) go to the publisher in a week or so. Being published locally so the turn-around should be quick. I don't know why I don't have your blog bookmarked but will do that. How's Ruth? Love, b