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Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

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Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
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Hester

HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
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Writers at Home Reading Series at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

November 20, 2011 from 3pm to 4pm
On Sunday, November 20, 3 pm at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Tommy Hays will host the Writers at Home reading series from the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA.  Readers this month are Marjorie Hudson, author of "Accidental Birds of the Carolinas," and Kevin McIlvoy, author of four novels and a short story collection, "The Complete History of New Mexico." The event is free and open to the public.                                            
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"Asheville-area writers, want to write a new book by spring? See: Kevin McIlvoy's WRITING THE NOVELLA Sessions. Participants will draft a novella between Oct. 2011 and Feb. 2012. The intensive instruction sessions (10 AM to 3 PM) will be Oct.…"
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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, mcthebookmechanic.com. He teaches in Asheville, North Carolina, his home, where he is an adjunct faculty…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, mcthebookmechanic.com. He teaches in Asheville, North Carolina, his home, where he is an adjunct faculty…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, mcthebookmechanic.com. He teaches in Asheville, North Carolina, his home, where he is an adjunct faculty…See More
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Christine Hale at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville

November 14, 2009 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Christine Hale reads from her novel BASIL'S DREAM and teaches a craft class--"Building Character"--at Osondu Booksellers.
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Christine Hale at Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville

September 20, 2009 from 3pm to 4pm
Christine Hale reads from her debut novel, Basil's Dream--a novel of love, conscience, and the clash of conservative and liberal political principles--at Malaprop's Bookstore.
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"I know what you mean about the ubiquity of some people's posts. They seem to be determined to never let a day pass without calling attention to themselves. On the other hand, as you point out, Facebook has reconnected me with people I'd…"
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"How many of you are on Facebook? What use do you make of it (or other social networks like LinkedIn) in promoting your writing or yourself as writer? Looking for your thoughts... Chris"
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"Hi, Charleen-- I'd second Gary's take that the Blue Ridge CC Book Fair was well managed, well laid-out and socially fun and functional. I also agree with him that inclusivity really matters. Not only should storytellers and dramatists…"
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Christine Hale commented on Rob Neufeld's group Promoting Writers
"Hey, I promised to try and be a good citizen/contributing member of this group, so here's what's worked for me, lately, in promoting my novel Basil'sDream. Had a great discussion with a book club in Charlotte (and sold 16 copies of…"
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"CHANGE OF VENUE for book launch party! Due to the rotten weather, we're moving to a warm and bright location: 309 Old Farm School Road, Asheville, NC 28805. Hope to see you there! Chris"
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Christine Hale commented on Rob Neufeld's group Promoting Writers
"Thank you, Rob. The novel and I have been fortunate to get some great blurbs (Joan Silber, Richard Russo and Margot Livesey in addition to Andrea Barrett), and recently a book blogger, The Rose City Reader, put up a good review. I've worked on…"
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Christine Hale commented on Rob Neufeld's group Promoting Writers
"I imagine myself pasting this notice on a real wall (weather-pocked limestone, ferns and moss profuse in the cracks): I hope anyone who can will join me and my friends celebrating the launch of my novel, BASIL'S DREAM, this Sunday, May 17, 6-8…"
May 15, 2009

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Many of you already know that my novel BASIL’S DREAM is finally, actually, really arriving in the world. Some of you have asked what you can do to help this book do well. The answer is plenty! In today’s digital, blogospheric, social media age, the buzz an author’s friends create really matters.

First, here’s what you need to know about the book:
Basil’s Dream is a novel of love, lies, betrayals, and struggles of conscience. A love affair exposes violence and deceit at the heart of not just two unhappy families but an island nation’s history, shattering lives and bringing a stumbling government to its knees. Basil’s Dream melds the personal to the political to offer a redemptive vision: the world as a place where destruction and moral ambiguity enlarge hope rather than annihilate it.
Publisher: Livingston Press/University of West Alabama
Pub date: April 30, 2009
$16.95 original paperback
Available on Amazon.com, or through your local independent bookstore, or directly from the publisher, www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu

You can see the book and read from on my website, www.christinehalebooks.com

SIX THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROMOTE THIS BOOK:
•Order the book sooner rather than later. A high number of orders upfront means more bookstores will order more books, the book’s Amazon ranking is higher, and more bookstores will offer me a chance to read (and build credibility as an author).

•Order my book as a gift for someone else—two good deeds with one click of the mouse. This book has something for [almost] everyone: romantic love, family drama, political turmoil, strange dreams, an exotic setting, and a fast pace.

•Ask for Basil’s Dream every time you visit a bookstore—because booksellers really pay attention to what their customers want.

•Choose Basil’s Dream for your bookclub, or recommend it to your friends’ and relatives’ bookclubs. A reading group guide will soon be available on my website.

•Become a fan of Basil’s Dream on Facebook or your website or your blog. Ask me and I’ll send you a cover image and other things you can post.

•At the risk of becoming extremely annoying, TELL PEOPLE about Basil’s Dream. After all, it’s not everyone who knows someone with a book that’s just come out! And once the buzz starts, who knows where it leads?

IN EXCHANGE, I WILL:
•Sign your book(s),

•Talk to your book group (or any other group on the phone or via Skype or in person if I can swing it) about Basil’s Dream or writing and publishing,

•Not be offended if my book turns out not to be your cup of tea,

•Invite you to a Launch Party to say thank you. Save the date: Sunday, May 17, 2009, 6-8 p.m., Warren Wilson College Pavilion

This book’s publication is proof that dreams sometimes come true. And when they do, there’s usually a whole army of people who helped make it happen. Many, many thanks to all of you for long years of support!

Chris

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