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Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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

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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
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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
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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
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award at Asheville Renaissance Hotel

February 7, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm
Honoring Author Robert Morgan for his selected work"The Road From Gap Creek". The presentation of the award includes a reading followed by a reception.For more informationSee More
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Social Function of Narrative in Appalachian Society with Charlotte Ross at Ferguson Auditorium - A-B Tech Campus

August 9, 2014 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Presented by the Asheville History Center - Smith McDowell House in conjunction with the exhibition Hillbilly Land:  Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture currently on view at the Smith McDowell House. Made possible through a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council.See More
Aug 6, 2014
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Screening of "Stark Love" filmed in NC in 1929 at A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium

June 21, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
The movie, filmed in 1929 in Graham County NC, accompanies the Asheville History Center's "Hillbilly Land" exhibition.See More
Jun 19, 2014
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Wear the Best You've Got presented by Laura Boosinger at AB-Tech Campus Ferguson Auditorium

June 7, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Musician Laura Boosinger will present a lecture/demonstration on the legendary folklorist and mountain music performer, Bascom Lamar Lunsford.  The program is presented in conjunction with the new exhibition "Hillbilly Land" Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture at the Asheville History Center-Smith McDowell House.See More
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Wiley Cash to receive Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award at Magnolia Building on AB Tech Main Campus

February 1, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm
Wiley Cash will receive the 2013 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award at a presentation ceremony and reception. Wiley Cash will be present to accept his award and a cash prize that accompanies the award.The presentation and reception is free and open to the public.  Reservations are requested by emailing smh@wnchistory.org or by calling 828-253-9231See More
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Glitz and Glory of the Jazz Age: A Panel Discussion at Ferguson Auditorium, AB Tech Asheville Campus

November 9, 2013 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Panel Discussion will highlight the culture and atmosphere of Asheville during the 1920s.  Presented in conjunction with Asheville History Center's current exhibition entitled Douglas Ellington:  Asheville's Boomtown Architect.  Moderated by Dr. Gordon McKinney and features Author, Nan K. Chase; UNCA faculty member, Kirk Boyle; exhibition curator, John Turk and architectural historian Clay Griffith.See More
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Lecture on Architect Douglas Ellington at First Baptist Church Dining Room

September 19, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Dr. Isabelle Gournay from the University of Maryland will discuss the Ecole des Beaux Arts influence on Architect Douglas Ellington and his buildings in Asheville.  Presented by the Asheville History Center at the Smith McDowell House.  Douglas Ellington designed the First Baptist Church as well as several other iconic buildings in Asheville.See More
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"Aftermath of the Civil War" A lecture in WNCHA's Civil War Series at Reuter Center at UNCA

June 15, 2013 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Dr. Gordon McKinney and Dr. Steve Nash will describe and analyze the attempt to recreate the social, political and economic world after the Civil War in western North Carolina.  Special emphasis will be placed on racial adjustment, improving transportation and the development of the Appalachian stereotype.  Sponsored by the Western North Carolina Historical Association and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  Open to the public, admission to members of WNCHA and OLLI is free.  $5.00 for…See More
Jun 11, 2013
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Civil War Lecture by Dr. Gordon McKinney at Simpson Lecture Hall on the AB Tech Campus

May 18, 2013 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Presented by the Western North Carolina Historical Association in collaboration with OOsher Lifelong Learning Institute,  the lecture will feature Dr. McKinney who will speak on the colorful William Holland Thomas.  The only white man to become Principal Chief of the Cherokee, Thomas was legal adviser to the Cherokees and a prominent local political leader during the Civil War.See More
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STONEMAN'S RAID, 1865 at Simpson Lecture Hall on the AB Tech Campus

April 13, 2013 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Chris J. Hartley, author of the book Stoneman's Raid, 1865 is presenting the lecture as part of the Western North Carolina Historical Association's 2013 Civil War Lecture Series.  The lecture is open to the public.  A donation of $5.00 is suggested.  Members of the Association and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute may attend free of charge. See More
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WNC Historical Association at AB Tech Ferguson Auditorium

April 4, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Lecture and Slide program entitled Western North Carolina Art Pottery by well-known potter, Rodney H. Leftwich.  A Reception and small exhibit of selected pieces from Mr. Leftwich's collection will follow the lecture at the Smith McDowell House Museum.  Cost:  $10.00 per person ($5.00 for WNCHA members.)  Tickets can be purchased by calling 828-253-9231 or on line at www.wnchistory.org.See More
Mar 18, 2013
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Sacred Bodies: Caring for the Dead During and After the War at Reuter Center on the UNCA Campus

March 16, 2013 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Western North Carolina Historical Association presents this lecture as part of its 2013 Civil War Lecture Series.  Presented by three North Carolina Archivists, this lecture will address the dead and the handling of them during the Civil War.  Thousands of men and women gave their lives in this conflict and died from battle and often disease.See More
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is currently accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.  Originated by the Lipinsky family, and funded by Mrs. JoAnn L. Edwinn, the Award has been presented annually, since 1955,  for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina.Entries must be a published work of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry with a publication date in 2011 or no later than June 1, 2012.  The author must be a native of the…See More
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is currently accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.  Originated by the Lipinsky family, and funded by Mrs. JoAnn L. Edwinn, the Award has been presented annually, since 1955,  for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina.

Entries must be a published work of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry with a publication date in 2011 or no later than June 1, 2012.  The author must be a…

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