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73 classic works about Appalachia going online

Key Appalachian studies publications now going onlinefrom press release, Jan. 27. 2016 Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.  Pamela Mitchem, the library’s coordinator of digital scholarship and…See More
Jan 30
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John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration             “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped usin’ cradles,” John Parris’ 97-year-old maternal grandfather had told him 60 years ago.            The oil lamp, the buggy, and the spinning wheel—they all were replaced by things…See More
Jan 27
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James Sturm expands scope of graphic novels

James Sturm blazes cartoon path to a new worldby Rob Neufeld             Why is it that when an author combines pictures with words, the medium is considered juvenile, like comics?  Words create literature; images, art.  Why, when you marry them, is it like pairing a milk cow with a mop?            Nothing against…See More
Jan 24
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The Writer as Pilgrim

Two articles leapt at my consciousness this week, both about writing. And suddenly, I know how to go forward from here. The first, The Price I Pay to Write, by Laura Bogart and published online in Dame Magazine, reflects on the difficulties of…See More
Jan 24
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Tired of thrillers with no soul?

Why read a 1940 man-on-the-run classicby Rob Neufeld             After reading a classic novel, you might think, “Oh, look at this superior ancestor of today’s fiction.”              For instance, “The Power and the Glory,” Graham Greene’s 1940 thriller about political oppression in Mexico, exemplifies the…See More
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Jan 9
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Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Dance critic applies grace to every moveby Rob Neufeld             It’s nice to find just the right word for something, especially when it sums up a main idea in your way of thinking.            That was the case with Sarah Kaufman when she’d first felt moved, nine years ago, to write her new book, “The Art of Grace” (W.W.…See More
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Fire and Ice Roses interview with author/gardening blogger Kathryn Hall

Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/See More
Jan 5
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History in the making, January 2, 2016

History in the making: items of note, January 2, 2016It was reported in today’s print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times that a new state law went into effect, requiring people who’ve filed for unemployment benefits to make at least 5 job contacts a week.  It had been 2.  How will that work?  Are there that many jobs for which a person is qualified?  Can you apply to the same job twice if it continues to be listed? Paul Bonesteel, noted Asheville filmmaker, revealed on Facebook that a…See More
Jan 2
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Local event of the day, Jan 1 2016

Tarantino, eminent domain, and emancipation Tarantino comes to townQuentin Tarantino’s New Year’s gore and gabfest, The Hateful Eight, is gutted by New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane, who says that Tarantino toys with rather than explores history, using it “for boyish fantasies of revenge, as if enormous crimes could be undone, after the event, by lone and wanton acts of humiliation.” …See More
Jan 1
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Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profitby Rob NeufeldWritten in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rural Heritage Museum, Mars Hill University PHOTO CAPTION: The entrance to the railroad show at the Rural Heritage Museum is commanded by a mock-up of Climax engine…See More
Dec 24, 2015
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Hosts of Christmas Past

Traditions shall not expire say hosts of Christmas pastby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Maria Parker Taylor Beale, courtesy Chase Ambler.            On Christmas Eve in 1928, Maria Taylor Beale, mistress of Arden House, instructed her family to bring her downstairs in her bathrobe for she would not…See More
Dec 24, 2015
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Kakalak Journal Reading at City Lights Bookstore

January 23, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Contributors to the annual journal KAKALAK will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, January 23rd at 3 p.m. to read and talk about their work. KAKALAK is an annual publication featuring North and South Carolina writers and artists.To reserve a copy of the journal, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499. To view a list of contributing authors, please visit …See More
Dec 21, 2015
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Haywood County Bookmania at The First Presbytarian Church

August 1, 2009 all day
Osondu Booksellers proudly presents Haywood County Bookmania. This is our 4th festival of authors books and readers.We have 49 distinguished authors attending.Fiction, Mystery, Children's, Regional History, Non-fiction,Nature, Hiking and Poetry will all be represented by these fine writers.There will be a Writing Workshop called The Writer's Tool Kit presented by Vicki Lane. Call to register for this free workshop.There will be a presentation in the afternoon with Dr. Lin Stepp called For the…See More
Jul 29, 2009
Kathy Stilwell might attend Margaret Osondu's event

Haywood County Bookmania at The First Presbytarian Church

August 1, 2009 all day
Osondu Booksellers proudly presents Haywood County Bookmania. This is our 4th festival of authors books and readers.We have 49 distinguished authors attending.Fiction, Mystery, Children's, Regional History, Non-fiction,Nature, Hiking and Poetry will all be represented by these fine writers.There will be a Writing Workshop called The Writer's Tool Kit presented by Vicki Lane. Call to register for this free workshop.There will be a presentation in the afternoon with Dr. Lin Stepp called For the…See More
Jul 28, 2009
Kathryn Magendie commented on Margaret Osondu's event Haywood County Bookmania
"Looking forward to being an author there - how exciting!"
Jul 22, 2009
Kathryn Magendie is attending Margaret Osondu's event

Haywood County Bookmania at The First Presbytarian Church

August 1, 2009 all day
Osondu Booksellers proudly presents Haywood County Bookmania. This is our 4th festival of authors books and readers.We have 49 distinguished authors attending.Fiction, Mystery, Children's, Regional History, Non-fiction,Nature, Hiking and Poetry will all be represented by these fine writers.There will be a Writing Workshop called The Writer's Tool Kit presented by Vicki Lane. Call to register for this free workshop.There will be a presentation in the afternoon with Dr. Lin Stepp called For the…See More
Jul 22, 2009
John C. Scroggs might attend Margaret Osondu's event

Haywood County Bookmania at The First Presbytarian Church

August 1, 2009 all day
Osondu Booksellers proudly presents Haywood County Bookmania. This is our 4th festival of authors books and readers.We have 49 distinguished authors attending.Fiction, Mystery, Children's, Regional History, Non-fiction,Nature, Hiking and Poetry will all be represented by these fine writers.There will be a Writing Workshop called The Writer's Tool Kit presented by Vicki Lane. Call to register for this free workshop.There will be a presentation in the afternoon with Dr. Lin Stepp called For the…See More
Jul 21, 2009
Amy T Wilder Osondu commented on Margaret Osondu's event Haywood County Bookmania
"Sorry I can't attend from here but it sounds amazing and and I hope that all have a great time. August 1st is a great festival day."
Jul 20, 2009
Judith Toy commented on Margaret Osondu's event Haywood County Bookmania
"Am so sorry not to be able to be there. What a delightful event this will be. The right people will be there! Sending light and blessings! Judith"
Jul 20, 2009
Sally Mackert commented on Margaret Osondu's event Haywood County Bookmania
"Margaret - Great publicity AND author line-up! Congrats to you and Allison!! Just give me my marching orders, and I'll be there "with bells on." - :)"
Jul 19, 2009

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My reading preferences change sometimes I love to read only literary fiction, then its political books, children's books, memoirs, poetry, history, gardening,really I think there are too many genres to list here.
Favorites:
One of my all time favorites is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
At 15, the biography, Zelda introduced me to mental health issues and has stayed with me.
Fahrenheit 451 is another favorite and a reminder to me how important books are for a free society. Recently I have love The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
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At 7:33am on August 22, 2009, CHARLES C FLETCHER said…
MARGARET,
I SEE WHERE YOU MENTION UNITED KINGDOM. ARE YOU ARE FROM ENGLAND? I HAVE FRIENDS IN BIRMINGHAM AND WORCESTER. ONE IN BIRMINGHAM IS AN AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS ABOUT WW2.
CHARLES FLETCHER
 
 
 

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