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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Award-winning novelist captures fleeting youthby Rob NeufeldAnother Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad: HarperCollins, Aug. 9, 2016)            The amazing, unusual thing about Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, “Another Brooklyn,” I realize as it sinks in, is that the initial mystery—that is, why the narrator can’t…See More
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A rare interview, a story about an acid plant

A worker’s view of tannery work in Rosmanby Rob Neufeld             Haskell Luker was 11 when the Flood of 1916 caused his dad, Americus Alfred Luker, to leave the farm where he worked and take a job with an acid (tannin) plant in Pisgah Forest.             “Daddy was going down there to make big…See More
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Interview with Chitra Divakaruni about Before We Visit the Goddess

A talk with Chitra about her benediction of a novelby Rob Neufeld             Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, one of our country’s most engaging and inventive novelists, first came to this region six years ago for Western Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival.  That’s when I got to know her and began…See More
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Gary Carden's Outlander--about Kephart--at UNCA July 31--with author

Is Carden's Kephart play controversial?Gary Carden's play, "Outlander," receives a "staged reading" in the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville, 2 p.m., Sun., July 31.  Carden will be on hand to discuss the play with the audience.  It is a controversial play in that it has been criticized by the descendants of Horace Kephart who felt that the play "demeaned" Kephart.  "Ironically," Carden says, "my original purpose in writing the play was to 'redeem' Kephart. who has often been denounced by the…See More
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Bring Back the Game

BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 6, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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Ten new books of the region, July 2013

A look into WNC publishing, July 2013• A Murder in Passing: A Sam Blackman Mystery by Mark de Castrique (Poisoned Pen Press hardcover, July 2013, 250 pages, $24.95). Asheville-based detective Sam…Continue

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Joseph Bathanti to speak at Warren Wilson commencement, May 18

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Great Smokies Writing Program announces summer workshops

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Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 11-14

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Ten new books of the region, July 2013

A look into WNC publishing, July 2013• A Murder in Passing: A Sam Blackman Mystery by Mark de Castrique (Poisoned Pen Press hardcover, July 2013, 250 pages, $24.95). Asheville-based detective Sam Blackman finds a skeleton on the site of a historic freed-slave commune called The Kingdom of the Happy Land, and is later asked to investigate a burglary where a photograph of The Kingdom of the Happy Land is stolen. See author…See More
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Hard Times Writing Contest, deadline June 30

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is asking writers to write about a difficult period in their lives, how they overcame it, and how they were changed by it in their Hard Times Writing Contest.Awards include:1st place: A 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville, OR 3 free online workshops, OR 100 pages line-edited and revised by The Writers’ Workshop’s editorial staff;2nd place: A 2 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B, OR 2…See More
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Choose by Casey Long

New book with WNC connection:Choose by Casey Long (Tate trade paper, January 2013, 266 pages, $20.99).Author event: 1 p.m., Sat., Apr. 27 at Sam's Club, 645 Patton Ave., AshevilleDebut Christian thriller novel by a Candler resident:A young woman, the victim of a brutal assault, searches for a missing child and steps into the realm of the supernatural. Will she be able to escape her captor, or will she die for her beliefs?See More
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Gary Carden presents “Madison,” April 26, 7 p.m.

Master storyteller Gary Carden of The Liars Bench presents “Madison,” a monologue honoring the life of Western Carolina University founder Dr. Robert Lee Madison, on Fri., April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Franklin.Carden, assisted by Pam Meister, curator of the Mountain Heritage Center at WCU, tells the life story of Dr. Madison, a man who promoted the idea of a school that would train teachers…See More
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Parkway Playhouse presents “A History of Burnsville,” May 4

Parkway Playhouse, a WNC theater located in Burnsville, NC, launches the world premiere of a new historical play, “A History of Burnsville,” on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. It will be performed over three weeks.The play explores the history of Burnsville through the ghost of Rush Wray, a past owner of his family’s historic…See More
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Asheville Wordfest 2013, May 3-4

Asheville Wordfest 2013, a free festival designed by poets, will be held Fri.-Sat., May 3-4 at the Asheville Visitor Center & Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Wordfest puts emphasis on environment, identity, land rights,…See More
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Spellbound Children’s Bookshop launches fundraising campaign

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop has undertaken a fundraising campaign on indiegogo.com to help raise funds to move and expand the bookshop. It currently shares building space…See More
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Cherokee Indian Heritage program, April 6, 3 p.m.

Folklorist Dr. Barbara Reimensynder Duncan will present a program on Cherokee Indian heritage at the Haywood County Public Library in Waynesville on April 6, 3 p.m.Dr. Duncan is the Education Director at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, N.C. She has a Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife and has published a…See More
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Black Mountain College Poetry Reading, Mar. 14 7:30 p.m.

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center presents a poetry reading this March 14 at 7:30 p.m. with 3 accomplished WNC poets: Kathryn Stripling Byer, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, and Katherine Soniat.Kathryn Stripling Byer, N.C. poet laureate emeritus, has been published…See More
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Rob Neufeld replied to Kristina Blackford's discussion “Unveiling Our Treasures” program at Mars Hill College, Feb. 27
"Also see article in The Laurel of Asheville.  And see history story "Shaped Note Singing: A Tradition to Hold Onto.""
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Hard Times Writing Contest, deadline June 30

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is asking writers to write about a difficult period in their lives, how they overcame it, and how they were changed by it in their Hard Times Writing Contest.

Awards include:

1st place: A 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville, OR 3 free online workshops, OR 100 pages line-edited and revised by The Writers’ Workshop’s editorial staff;



2nd place: A 2 night…

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Choose by Casey Long

New book with WNC connection:

Choose by Casey Long (Tate trade paper, January 2013, 266 pages, $20.99).

Author event: 1 p.m., Sat., Apr. 27 at Sam's Club, 645 Patton Ave., Asheville

Debut Christian thriller novel by a Candler resident:

A young woman, the victim of a brutal assault, searches for a missing child and steps into the realm of the supernatural. Will she be able to escape her captor, or will she die for her beliefs?

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 3:00pm

Gary Carden presents “Madison,” April 26, 7 p.m.

Master storyteller Gary Carden of The Liars Bench presents “Madison,” a monologue honoring the life of Western Carolina University founder Dr. Robert Lee Madison, on Fri., April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Franklin.



Carden, assisted by Pam Meister, curator of the Mountain Heritage Center at WCU, tells the life story of Dr. Madison, a man who promoted the idea of a school that would…

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Civil War genealogy workshop, April 13, 10 a.m., Raleigh

Members from NC’s Government & Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina will discuss the top 10 questions regarding Civil War ancestors asked by researchers, including information on Confederate and Union records and U.S Colored Troops, on April 13 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the State Archives Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.

The Genealogy Research Room will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. that day for any…

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