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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.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee 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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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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Stubblefield and Hopping publish in The Chrysalis Reader

The Chrysalis Reader comes out only once a year.  This year's issue (which reportedly is the last issue after decades of publication) is themed "Patterns."  I'm one of two Asheville writers represented in the issue.  My piece, titled "From a Different World," is an excerpt from my new novel The Paraclete.  My colleague here on The Read of WNC as well as fellow writers' group member Michael Hopping is represented in the issue with the essay "The Triple World."  Michael and I have supplied a…

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Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:56pm

"Noisy House with Tiny Lights"

The literary journal Aries will publish novelist and playwright Jerry Stubblefield's poem "Noisy House with Tiny Lights" in January. 

Posted on December 4, 2011 at 4:55pm

I'm Scared of What I Write

Am I the only writer around here who sits down, pulls up the most painful part of my psyche, engages whatever skills I have to shape my words, find the meaning in them, work hard to make sure that meaning is to some degree universally relevant, the writing is to some degree entertaining and uplifting -- and then won't try to get it out there for people to read?

 

I'm really asking you.  I know not everybody finds writing to be like peeling off skin to bare the soul, making…

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Posted on June 22, 2011 at 2:39pm — 3 Comments

People are Stealing My Ideas!

I Would Swear People are Stealing My Ideas and Putting them on TV and the Movies!

 

Have you ever worried that by sending your manuscript to contests, various publications, theaters (if you’re a playwright), and even just colleagues you pretty much trust, you are exposing your ideas to theft?  Has it occurred to you that anybody who reads your work, however honest they are, might, after a little while, forget they’d read it and start thinking it was their own idea, or, more…

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Posted on February 21, 2011 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Writing that is Disturbing

 

            Several people who have read my novel, Homunculus, have commented that they were disturbed by it.  Although they said it apologetically to be nice, I'm glad they were disturbed, and just sorry that some people who do make reading a part of their lives nevertheless have a mental list of places they "don't want to go."

Homunculus is about the effect of career-related frustrations on the libido and marriage of a couple when one day the stressed-out…

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Posted on February 10, 2011 at 12:01pm

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At 11:23pm on February 13, 2011, Gloria Houston said…
I look forward to your comments about intellectual property rights.  Thanks for responding.
At 7:33am on November 14, 2009, Bill Branyon said…
Hi,
Yeah, I'd like to get together. I do Barnes and Ignoble about once every two weeks. Feel I had a breakthrough on my nonfiction yesterday, until I let some critic look. Now I'm small again. I'll call you soon. The second half of Kingsolver's "Lacuna" is set in Asheville circa 1940-55 and is fun to go walking around Montford and downtown in.
At 6:45pm on August 30, 2009, Tipper said…
Hey Jerry-hope you're doing well. The squash slices were indeed for drying. I think I linked to it in my post-but I heard a voice clip of an Indian lady talking of how her mother dried squash by stringing it on thread. After hearing her voice I had to try it-and it worked!

Tipper
At 4:44pm on April 21, 2009, Bill Branyon said…
Yeah, let's do coffee, at Buddha bagels? When? I work Sat. and Sun.
at a hotel, and wirte most mornings till at least 2pm. Can't on Tuesdays or Thursdays. But Mon., Wed. Fri are best days after 2. Glanced at you at
Malaprops, you seemed relaxed and in charge.
BB
At 8:24am on October 23, 2008, Tipper said…
Jerry

Thank you for the comment on the Gom post. I agree playing in the mud is tons of fun! I wish more kids today had the oppurtunity to find out how fun it is.

Tipper
 
 
 

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