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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

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

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
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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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

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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Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Dawn, I'm based out of Winston-Salem, but for Press 53 I use POD printing by Lightning Source, a division of Ingram. They are based in LaVergne, TN, and I have an excellent relationship with them. I think LULU is fine for very small runs and…"
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"Don, If by "uploaded publishing" you mean an ebook, I'm all for it. I don't acquire electronic rights to the books I publish, so the author is free to set up his or her book as an ebook for Kindle or the Sony reader and reap the…"
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"Kevin, I was the author of Prospecting for Old Furniture, written before my having knowledge of self-promotion. It was written from several perspectives, including my company's work in restoring antique furniture. An editor of Mid-West reviews…"
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John Ehle Reading and Celebration at West Asheville Branck Library

October 10, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
John Ehle will celebrate the Press 53 publication of the 25th Anniversary edition of his best-selling novel Last One Home with a rare reading and book signing at West Asheville Branch Library on Saturday, October10, at 2 p.m. Last One Home is the last book in Ehle's famous Appalachian Mountain series that began with The Land Breakers, which will also be available for purchase. This reading is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop. For more information, email…See More
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John Ehle Reading and Celebration at West Asheville Branck Library

October 10, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
John Ehle will celebrate the Press 53 publication of the 25th Anniversary edition of his best-selling novel Last One Home with a rare reading and book signing at West Asheville Branch Library on Saturday, October10, at 2 p.m. Last One Home is the last book in Ehle's famous Appalachian Mountain series that began with The Land Breakers, which will also be available for purchase. This reading is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop. For more information, email…See More
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Cover Photo Needed for Lion on the Hearth, by John Ehle

I'm in the process of reissuing John Ehle's 1961 novel Lion on the Hearth. I'd like to find a cover photo or painting of Lexington Avenue in Asheville from the 1920s. If anyone has some images I could consider, I would appreciate it. Send me a note at kevin@press53.com.
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Kathryn Magendie replied to Kevin Morgan Watson's discussion Small Press challenges in the group Creative Publishing
"I wish I'd known about this! I published with a small press and would be interested to see the point of view of a small press - what SP considers as "success" of an author - what SP likes their authors to do to make them happy - how…"
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"Kevin-Thank you for the comment! Yes I'd love to travel back in time and watch the folks in the photo go about their daily lives. The photo is of my Grandmother's family-so I also wish I had asked her more about her childhood before it was…"
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Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Nancy, You pose a good question that I am asked often. Usually, when I reprint a book it either what I consider a classic out-of-print book, like John Ehle's The Land Breakers, or Guy Owen's Journey for Joedel (coming soon), I also…"
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Small Press challenges

Tomorrow, April 8, I will deliver a talk to a local leadership group on the challenges of running a small press. While there are numerous challenges, my main focus will be on finding readers who love the kind of writing I love. When I founded Press 53 in October of 2005, I made a decision to not follow the markets by publishing the current trends; rather, I decided to publish the kind of writing I love and set out to find readers who agree with me. This way I would never have to edit, re-edit,…See More
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Kevin Morgan Watson replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion New Poetry Books by NC Writers
"Kathryn, Thanks for mentioning Joseph Bathanti. We're launching his book, Land of Amnesia, next Wed, April 1, at a Press 53 party to kick off National Poetry Month. I'll be sending you a copy when it arrives on Monday."
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Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"I'm not familiar with Blurb, and I've seen a few Lulu books. I know Lulu is more expensive per book than traditional publishing, but if you only want enough for family and friends, then it's a good option. For your purposes, Jenny, I…"
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Kevin Morgan Watson commented on Rob Neufeld's group Creative Publishing
"Rob, y interest is mainly poetry and short story collections, reprinting classic out-of-print books, an occasional novel and memoir. Jenny, have to considered a blog where you can post an occasional photo and talk about it and your project? If not,…"
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At 6:59am on October 22, 2009, DONALD MAROTTA said…
Kevin,

I was the author of Prospecting for Old Furniture, written before my having knowledge of self-promotion. It was written from several perspectives, including my company's work in restoring antique furniture. An editor of Mid-West reviews said it was "masterful in its care and worthy of the highest praise." Its title needs to be The Practical Book of Buying Antique Furniture. I am following it with another which balances Antiques, New-tiques, and Fun-tiques, and I have other books well developed, which are humorous.
Don Marotta
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At 2:40pm on April 29, 2009, Tipper said…
Kevin-Thank you for the comment! Yes I'd love to travel back in time and watch the folks in the photo go about their daily lives. The photo is of my Grandmother's family-so I also wish I had asked her more about her childhood before it was too late.

Hope you have a great day!

Tipper
 
 
 

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