Techniques and tips abound as Connie shares her wisdom gained over her career as an international teller. There are two ways to participate. Some can develop their story and work on performance skills without the pressure of being on stage. Others will perform on Sunday afternoon at “Asheville Wordfest,” a literature, songwriting, and story festival at the Asheville Art Museum. The workshop concludes May 5 with a feedback session for further growth and guidance. Either way, all participants…See More
Last fall Sherman Alexie launched the Indies First movement and encouraged authors to support their local indies by handselling books on Small Business Saturday. Now as part of the celebration of the 95th annual Children's Book Week (May 12–18), the Children's Book Council, Every Child a Reader (the organization that runs CBW), and the American Booksellers Association are launching an Indies First Storytime Day on Saturday, May 17.Local and regional authors and illustrators interested in…See More
WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, MARCH 2014Saturday, March 1 Sunday, March 2ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio at Spellbound Books, 50 N. Merrimon Ave. Suite 107, Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 708-7570.Monday, March 3GREAT BOOKS: The Great Books book club discusses selections from the “Science…See More
Curator talks about slavery and freedom in WNCfrom press releaseEarl Ijames, N.C. Museum of History curator of African American history, presents a program on slavery and freedom in the mountains, 12 noon, March 8 at noon at Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort; and again at 4 p.m. in Asheville at the Western Regional Office of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Both free programs are open to the public. The noontime program at Mountain Gateway is a "Lunch and Learn" event, where…See More
NCWN Spring Conferencefrom press releaseThe North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference will be held Saturday, April 12, in the MHRA Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This year, the Network will introduce a new programming feature: instead of a traditional keynote address, attendees can choose between two special sessions at the end of the day—for no additional charge.Registration for the NCWN 2014 Spring Conference …See More
Winter’s assaults repeat; our reactions varyby Rob NeufeldPhoto: Snow, April 3, 1987, on Merrimon Ave, fr AC-T. It would eventually accumulate to 11.5 inches. The wintry weather making its impression on this writing will be a memory by the time of its reading. Yet, while still imprinted by…See More
The People’s Book Prize is an annual (UK Literary Award). Titles are nominated by Publishers, and are voted on by the public. The prize is administrated by Titiana Wilson for the People’s Book Prize limited. One of its roles is to recognize the work of first time authors.My novel, Darby, was nominated by Ecanus Publishing, Great Brittan. Darby was my first novel. The sequel to Darby is titled” Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, will be on the market soon. I might add that Hanging Dog, An…See More
Jackson County Author, Edward Fahey will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, March 7th at 6:30 p.m. to present his novel. The Mourning After is a novel about love not confined to a single lifetime, or even slowed by death. Exploring spirituality and the psychology of human relationships, it is written in a haunting, mystical style that caught the attention of readers on the other side of the ocean. Just back from a long tour of what he calls spooky sites of magic and legend, Edward finds he…See More
"Yes, it is March 1st. At the time of the scheduling, we considered several dates and one was Feb. 15th...the wrong one since I am officially scheduled for March 1st at 7:00. Thank you for calling the mistake to my attention."
School snow days offer a perfect opportunity to grab some quality time with your children or grandchildren by curling up in front of the fire with a good book. The Black Mountain Authors Guild will bring you four local authors whose picture books will delight and challenge young and old alike. All four of this month’s authors offer important messages for children set in charming, pretty, and easy-to-understand books. The event will be held Thursday, February 20, 6 pm at the Monte Vista Hotel.…See More
Twelve authors pay homage to Wolfe with rockersby Rob Neufeld(Photo of Ben's deathbed room by Henry Neufeld) When it comes to storied places—some might say, “haunted”—few sites speak as intimately as The Old Kentucky Home, a.k.a. the Thomas Wolfe house; and, in Wolfe’s…See More
On February 15th at 7:00, Gary Carden will conduct a book signing at Malaprops for "Appalachian Bestiary." the presentation will include a powerpoint projection of the illustrations in the book and a discussion by the author.See More
"Thanks for the additional discussion and kind comments on Shelton Laurel, Rob. I'll never claim to be an expert on the subject, but maybe have done more research than anyone around. We'll never know the full truth about…"
Great to hear from you. I am working on Henderson County CW men. I'm using NC Troops and Fold3 for the core but I'm also using credible stuff from families. I'd be grateful if you pass along anything interesting about HC men…"
Yes, there is now a no trespassing sign at the driveway access to the cemetery. I don't know who owns the property now, but my guess is they don't want to deal with folks coming up their drive and parking at the cemetery…"
"Hello, Dan! One of our members reports seeing a "No Trespassing" sign on the property leading to the Shelton Laurel massacre marker, and says that someone just bought the property. Do you know anything about that and the issues relating to…"
"In reply to James Bryant's post: North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, Volume 15, contains information on the Edwards men in the 64th N.C. Infantry. According to the book, they all did enlist July 15, 1962, in Madison County.
James was reported…"
"Here's another little tidbit about the action in or around Waynesville in May, 1865. The following comes from Madison County Heritage, Vol. 1, page 21, after the end of a letter written by J.C. Pickens:
"An interesting footnote appeared in…"
Great to hear from you. I am working on Henderson County CW men. I'm using NC Troops and Fold3 for the core but I'm also using credible stuff from families. I'd be grateful if you pass along anything interesting about HC men in the war.
Hello, Dan! One of our members reports seeing a "No Trespassing" sign on the property leading to the Shelton Laurel massacre marker, and says that someone just bought the property. Do you know anything about that and the issues relating to access? Thanks!