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Green Fly Cafe at Transylvania Tannery

Memories of The Green Fly, a tanners’ cafeby Rob Neufeld  PHOTO CAPTION: Workers at the Rosman Tannery hold some of their tools, including an applicator.  Can you help identify the tools and their uses?  Photo courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.            My…See More
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The Risen by Ron Rash

Ron Rash's haunting dream-of-guilt novelA review and an interviewby Rob Neufeld(This article appeared in slightly shorter form, with a different author photo, in the print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sept. 18, 2016) RON RASH EVENTS: Ron Rash talks about his new novel, “The Risen," at:UNC Asheville’s Humanities…See More
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett fosters a fierce little tribeby Rob Neufeld             After hobnobbing with hostage-takers in “Bel Canto” and chewing the bark with Amazonian drug-takers in “State of Wonder,” Ann Patchett has, in her new novel, “Commonwealth” (HarperCollins), planted herself in suburban living rooms.            Despite…See More
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Forest Unseen author at Burnsville lit fest

Nobody observes more closely than Burnsville keynoterby Rob Neufeld             One of my favorite science writers—David Haskell—is coming to Burnsville for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival this weekend.  His book, “The Forest Unseen”—about his minute observation of a square meter of East Tennessee forest…See More
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New podcast

Hi folks:     As you may know, Hendersonville's Ken Butcher regularly posts interviews with NC authors on his website, themiddleoftheair.com.  I was honored recently to do one of these podcasts and some of you might find it interesting.  All the best.See More
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New Novel

THE FOURTH PARTNERSet on Georgia’s Golden Isles, Eccentric homicide detective Leroy Meriwether is drawn into a 25-year-old cold case…and all he wants to do is coast to retirement and restore his ’65 GTO.Presumably consumed by alligators after a boating accident, Billy Howell’s body was never found.  Twenty-five years…See More
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A Place That Was Home

Chronicling a Western North Carolina woman's experiences from the 1960s to the present, the twenty-one personal essays in A Place That Was Home vividly depict a regional world in which families lives, work, and worship and others suffer from dire…
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Family of Earth by Wilma Dykeman

Wilma Dykeman’s discovered memoir is essentialby Rob Neufeld             Fresh insight into the power and pertinence of the writing of Wilma Dykeman, Southern Appalachia’s preeminent spokesperson, comes to us through her posthumously published memoir, “Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood” (UNC…See More
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The Sinister Smile, A Sequel to A haven for Willa Mae by William Roy Pipes

THE SINISTER SMILE, an adult fiction thriller complete at 63,500 words and featuring William and Willa Mae Lawrence, and Howard Thomas. Howard, the affluent son of a wealthy and influential family, who is suspected of feigning insanity to avoid capital punishment for murdering Willa Mae’s mother plus three others.The novel begins with William and Willa Mae visiting Howard Thomas, a patient who had been in a mental hospital for almost thirteen years. His psychiatrist thought him to be…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
Jul 3, 2013
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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
Apr 24, 2013
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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
Apr 13, 2013
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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
Apr 13, 2013
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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
Apr 6, 2013
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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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Posted on May 29, 2013 at 7:41pm

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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Posted on April 13, 2013 at 6:04pm

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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