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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…"
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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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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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