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Carolina Mtns Lit Fest & Ann Patchett interview

Patchett, Kingsolver, and a thrill of writers buzz Burnsvilleby Rob Neufeld             If you take any pleasure or have any interest in literature, you’ll want to be in Burnsville this Friday and Saturday for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival.            The variety of programs—talks, readings, workshops, performances—are great, as is the variety of subjects; and the 34 presenters are well-chosen.            The Saturday night program, with novelists Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett,…See More
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Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash, and talk with author

Rash’s suspense novel gives time to poetryby Rob Neufeld             Ron Rash’s new novel, “Above the Waterfall,” weds a contemporary thriller with a portrayal of people tapping an ancient way of being.             A fish kill precipitates the story involving fishing rights, a crystal meth epidemic, and two reeling…See More
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Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson reveals how surreal emotions areby Rob Neufeld             Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” comes to Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 4 to present his new book of short stories, “Fortune Smiles.”            The stories are remarkable…See More
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Leanne Brown will Present Her Cookbook at City Lights Bookstore

September 4, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Leanne Brown will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her cookbook on Friday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. Her book, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is designed for those on the strictest of budgets, particularly those on the U.S. food stamp budget. This book is great, though, for anyone wanting to eat really well cheaply. Good and Cheap features tips on shopping and kitchen equipment, and more than a hundred easy, flexible recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To reserve a copy,…See More
Aug 22
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September Teen Book Club at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

September 18, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Our new monthly book club for teens meets the third Friday of each month, 6:00-7:00PM. A different book will be discussed at each meeting, and will cover a variety of genres. No purchase is required to attend, but if you do plan to buy the book, we’d appreciate your support of Spellbound as the hosting store! All book club selections are 20% off until the day of the meeting.September's title: SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by Marcus Sedgwick.See More
Aug 22
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Betty Smith at Hendersonville culture event September 17

Center Kicks Off New Series With A BangNew “Keeping the Fires Burning Series” Launches With Betty Smith and Songcatcher (from press release) (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 18, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, is pleased to announce the launch of its second season of its popular public program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING- Heroes of Mountain Culture.  The series features musicians, authors and heritage preservation leaders who are working to keep mountain culture alive.  The…See More
Aug 21
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Pam Durban, author of Soon, gripping, psychological, Southern stories

Pam Durban: Facing reality with a wide-open eyeby Rob Neufeld             John Updike honored Pam Durban’s story, “Soon,” by selecting it for his anthology, “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.”  Now, it’s one of 11 included in Durban’s new volume, also titled “Soon.”            “Soon,” the short story, is a marvel…See More
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Mary Joyce Returns with a New Book at City Lights Bookstore

September 12, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 12th at 3 p.m. to present her latest book.Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains compiles information gathered by Joyce over several years about secret military facilities in North Carolina. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high-security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. Joyce is also the author…See More
Aug 18
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North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference at Asheville Doubletree Hilton

August 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
When did you last attended a top quality and affordable writer's conference? The North Carolina Writer's Network is returning to western North Carolina. Membership in the Network is encouraged but not required to attend this event. For more info:http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-05-50/conferencesSee More
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Rob Neufeld commented on Joe Epley's blog post Speaking about the American Revollution in the Carolinas
"See Joe's website, Epley Writes, including about his novel, A Passel of Hate,"
Aug 12
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R.T. Smith--Rachel-Rivers Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at App State

R.T. Smith, poet, story-writer, and founder of Cold Mountain Review, honored with App State roleSee notice of new book at Washington & Lee U.fROM PRESS RELEASEBOONE—Writer R.T. (Rod) Smith has been named the 2015-16 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University. Smith will lead an eight-week colloquium during fall semester for students in Appalachian’s creative writing…See More
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Apr 1, 2014
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It's About Time...

Come on Spring... let your leaves burst from their stems, the flowers rise up to the sunshine, and your beauty come about. "Spring forth" is such an appropriate term!After this trying "'Ole Man Winter" finally etching its way out of our bones, we welcome "Miss Spring" in all her finery! Exciting, isn't it?See More
Apr 1, 2014
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Time Change for "Nailed" Book Club

"Nailed" Book Club still meets in the same location- G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA (beside CVS); however, the time has changed from 10:30 AM to the new time of 10:00 AM until noon.  We still meet on the 1st Friday of every month... Come join us as we discuss books our members have chosen in a quarterly selection. Our reviews are discussions that become quite lively as we look into the characters, the storyline, the author, and the book's main focus or plot. As we are a…See More
Oct 11, 2013
RhondaKay Brigman commented on RhondaKay Brigman's event "Nailed" Book Club - A Mystery/Thriller Genre Club
"Comment and RSVP if you'd like to attend our upcoming meeting on March 1st! Look forward to seeing you there..."
Feb 25, 2013
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"Nailed" Book Club - A Mystery/Thriller Genre Club at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA

March 1, 2013 from 10:30am to 12pm
This mystery/thriller book club meets the 1st Friday of every month in Blairsville, GA, at 10:30 AM to Noon - G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, beside CVS Drugstore. The membership is currently still open and we welcome anyone interested in this genre of books to join us for our rousing discussions. We select 2 books a month to read and discuss them at the following month's meeting. This tri-state club includes members from the GA/NC/TN area, including part-time residents. We hope you can join…See More
Feb 25, 2013
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"Nailed" Book Club - Mystery/Thriller Genre; Meets 1st Friday x month at G & G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA

February 1, 2013 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Invitation: If you like the mystery/thriller genre of books, we invite you to join our "Nailed" Book Club open to the tri-state area. We meet the 1st Friday of every month in Blairsville, GA at the G & G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, next to the CVS downtown. Our members read 2 books per month and then we have a…See More
Jan 8, 2013
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New Release: "Muffin Mania" Cookbook

Happy New Year 2013 to all!Finished editing, proofreading and helping an author get her muffin cookbook published. It is to be released March 1, 2013. Look for "Muffin Mania" by Jean A. Nethery - its 82 pages of interesting stories related to the muffins, including muffin history, contributions from family, close friends, and the author herself. ISBN#978-0-9849099-2-6 @ $9.99. You may order your copy via mail currently at P.O. Box 2056, Boca Grande, FL 33921. Be sure to send $9.99 + $3…See More
Jan 8, 2013
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"Hello, doing fine - thanks for asking. I believe I found this site through an article about something local. I do blog some, and hope to get around to a book someday! Right now I still do more reading than writing.  Take Care, Rhonda "
Nov 20, 2012
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"Nailed" Book Club Meeting at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe

December 7, 2012 from 10:30am to 12pm
Come join us for a modern, laid-back, easy-going and fun mystery/thriller book club meeting...this includes book discussions, membership participation, occasional group outings, and being with those of like interests. Open to those 25 and older, male & female, with a love of reading, especially the mystery/thriller genre of books. Membership is open currently and we welcome guests anytime. What a great way to start your weekend!See More
Nov 16, 2012
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"Nailed" Book Club - The Mystery/Thriller Genre Club of Tri-State Area

The "Nailed" Book Club meets the 1st Friday every month at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA at 10:30 A.M. until Noon. This mystery/thriller genre club usually reads 2 books per month and discusses them at the next month's meeting. Included in this genre are many marvelous avenues for books that take us…See More
Nov 16, 2012
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Barbara Kingsolver Ticketed Event at Lipinsky Auditorium at Lipinsky Auditorium

November 28, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Wednesday, November 28 at 7pmBARBARA KINGSOLVER TICKETED EVENT AT LIPINSKY AUDITORIUMThe prize-winning author of eight works of fiction as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative and narrative nonfiction, Barbara Kingsolver will read from and sign Flight Behavior. The most recent of her books, this is a brilliant and suspenseful novel about catastrophe and denial. It takes place in contemporary Appalachia and explores the complexities that lead us to believe in our chosen truths. ”With…See More
Nov 16, 2012
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"Hi Rob, would it be possible in the Members listing to be able to look up via location? Such as in NC, or Asheville, or in my case, Blairsville, or WNC or NE-GA? It would be so much easier trying to find if there are 'friends' on here that…"
Nov 16, 2012
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"Hello Ethelene, know you love Abraham Lincoln, so wondered if you're going to see the new movie release as it comes out? Love to you, Rhonda Kay (Brigman), Blrsv., GA"
Nov 16, 2012
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"Hi Juanita! Fun to see you on here. I have been a member since the beginning of the year 2011. Editing "Reflections From The Mountains" for the Georgia Mountain Writers Club caused me to find this site. I mentioned it a couple times in our…"
Nov 16, 2012
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"Hi Rhonda!!! I thought I would see if I knew any other authors or folks on The Read of WNC and saw your name as the first listed member! Thought I'd just check it, and couldn't believe it was you!!! How are you doing? I email back &…"
Nov 16, 2012

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It's About Time...

Come on Spring... let your leaves burst from their stems, the flowers rise up to the sunshine, and your beauty come about. "Spring forth" is such an appropriate term!

After this trying "'Ole Man Winter" finally etching its way out of our bones, we welcome "Miss Spring" in all her finery! Exciting, isn't it?

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Time Change for "Nailed" Book Club

"Nailed" Book Club still meets in the same location- G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA (beside CVS); however, the time has changed from 10:30 AM to the new time of 10:00 AM until noon.  We still meet on the 1st Friday of every month... Come join us as we discuss books our members have chosen in a quarterly selection. Our reviews are discussions that…

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New Release: "Muffin Mania" Cookbook



Happy New Year 2013 to all!

Finished editing, proofreading and helping an author get her muffin cookbook published. It is to be released March 1, 2013. Look for "Muffin Mania" by Jean A. Nethery - its 82 pages of interesting stories related to the muffins, including muffin history, contributions from family, close friends, and the author herself. ISBN#978-0-9849099-2-6 @ $9.99. You…

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"Nailed" Book Club - The Mystery/Thriller Genre Club of Tri-State Area

The "Nailed" Book Club meets the 1st Friday every month at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA at 10:30 A.M. until Noon. This mystery/thriller genre club usually reads 2 books per month and discusses them at the next month's meeting. Included in this genre are many marvelous avenues…

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At 4:30am on November 20, 2012, Rhonda Stallard said…

Hello, doing fine - thanks for asking. I believe I found this site through an article about something local. I do blog some, and hope to get around to a book someday! Right now I still do more reading than writing.  Take Care, Rhonda

 
 
 

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