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Jenny Bennett Returns with a New Novel at City Lights Bookstore

September 5, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Sylva author, Jenny Bennett, returns to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. with her second book, The Twelve Streams of LeConte. The main character of the book lives in Sylva and there are scenes set in downtown, the library and even City Lights Bookstore. Anne Woodrow is on honeymoon in Scotland when fate gives her a slap in the face: right then and there, her new husband falls in love with another woman. Injured and grieving, she returns home alone and conceives of a…See More
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Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches at Available at all bookstores

September 1, 2014 all day
Mercer University is pleased to announce the release of Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches, by North Carolina's own Renea Winchester. This is the second in the Farmer Billy series and Winchester's third book. See More
Wednesday
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Kids Love For Animals

Kids Love For Animals ( Poem )Children’s favorite shows are of animals I have hours in a playlist that are laughable Like a camera pecking rooster and fun monkeysTo a mom and a baby miniature donkeysVideos of wild turkeys and charming geese Ducks in water and chicks learning to speak Dazzling ostrich and many free birdsSome you would not want to move towardsA large unique animal is the alligator The total opposite of the caterpillar Camels and alpacas are tall and exquisiteBut they spit at you…See More
Aug 26
Regina Illig commented on Regina Illig's event Not for Children Only:Children's Classics for Adults
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Aug 25
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Not for Children Only:Children's Classics for Adults at Pack Memorial Library

September 11, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
SIGN UP NOW FOR "LET'S TALK ABOUT IT" BOOK DISCUSSION AT PACK MEMORIAL LIBRARYIf you'd like to learn more about great children's literature, Pack Library is offering a free "Let's Talk About It" book discussion program, Not for Children Only: Children’s Classics for Adults. This six-part series runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every other Thursday beginning September 11. Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss eight children's books, from traditional fairy tales to modern…See More
Aug 25
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )Create designer Christmas tree From squash, to bread, and fun cookiesInstructions made so easily One from red hat societyHome from the heart season theme Star wars made a holiday sceneWonderland can be of little lambs Making ornaments with your handsWhatever your style or budget Your personal touch can be tropicFocal point of your home can be Inspired by glamorous jewelryWe can help you get great ideas With animals and birds all right hereMy playlist has…See More
Aug 25
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Tractor Pulls

Tractor Pulls ( Poem )America’s passion tractor haul Ford and Farmall want to take it all Showcasing your tractor is never dullCase give a strong performance callSee a smokey John Deere tractor Unleash yourself in an Oliver Massey Ferguson speeds uncoveredAs International pulls with no effortWhite’s power with high tractive force As McCormick is running the course Agricultural machinery CompetitionFun family oriented tractor pullin’Opportunities may come and go You all know it’s a successful…See More
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Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

Dan Rice, Black Mountain College artist--show and talks

Dan Rice at Black Mountain College: Painter Among The Poets An exhibition, Dan Rice at Black Mountain College: Painter Among the Poets, goes up at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Sept. 5, 2014, and stays up through Jan.10, 2015.  There's a free opening reception on Friday, September 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.; and it features a gallery talk by curator Brian E. Butler at 7:00 p.m. A full-color catalogue will be…See More
Aug 22
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In 1937, ex-slaves in Asheville bore witness

Interviews with former slaves in Asheville strike the heartby Rob Neufeld             Every day we see and feel the beauty of the world and of humanity.  But history sometimes shows us how wrong things can go, and we wonder why we are vulnerable to such aberrations.            One of the most powerfully distressing examples of human cruelty and suffering comes from the testimony of M.L. Bost, an African American former slave who moved to Asheville from Newton, and spoke with Marjorie Jones of…See More
Aug 21
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Woodsmen Day

Woodsmen Day ( Poem)Sport using handsaws With a toothed edge blade One or two handed sawingOn a woodsmen fair dayTraditional log rolling Is a lumberjacks technique Style used in river drivingThe illustration is uniqueSpringboard tree is branchless With live action you can’t beat Platform board is dangerousA risk if you competeBlock ax chopping Is a loggers sport indeed Hard on your back swingingBe careful of your feetWoodsmen day activities Is part of the fair you see I bring it all to my…See More
Aug 21
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Peter McClay "M.C." Worley

"Great photo, Deborah!  Have you got some stories and details?"
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Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Discussing JHATOR at UCC in Norwell, MA

JHATOR was chosen as the summer read for the book club at the United Church of Christ in Norwell, MA.  Today, the Rev. Deborah Spratley hosted an author's brunch and discussion of the book with me and members of both the book club and writer's group at the church.One of the first things I learned from the group members, who are approaching the book from a Christian POV, is that starting the book with Anat, the vulture, was unsettling for most of them.  Of course, that is the point of Chapter…See More
Aug 17
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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
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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
Sharon Gruber posted an event

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
May 31
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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
Jan 24
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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
Oct 31, 2013
Sharon Gruber posted an event

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
Sep 9, 2013
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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
May 10, 2013
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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
Apr 10, 2013
Sharon Gruber posted an event

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
Mar 5, 2013
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Sep 6, 2012
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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
Jun 22, 2012

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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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