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Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant cousin suspected of stealing a large…See More
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Poets Patrick Bahls and Rick Chess at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22

Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of Language and Literature and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, present an evening of poetry. Dr. Bahls began writing poetry some years ago as “a means of reflection and…See More
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Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversityat Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014from press release June 28 eventBobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the Rhino Courtyard of Pack Place.  The stories begin at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and are free to the public.  Entrances to the Rhino Courtyard are from Biltmore Avenue under…See More
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Inez and Annie Daugherty and African American history

The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial historyby Rob Neufeld             “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighborhood in Black Mountain) and High Top Colony, where my family lived, walked to school in groups,” Daugherty recalled about her 1920s childhood in a talk she had with me in 2005.            “White children rode the bus,” she revealed.  “They sometimes threw things at us and called us ugly names, but my mother told me, ‘You know who you are.  Those names do not…See More
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MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
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It ain’t for wimps: readings on aging at Monte Vista Hotel

April 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
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Asheville Wordfest May 2-4, 2014

Asheville Wordfest 2014(Photo top right, Laurey Masterton from Asheville Chamber of Commerce; 2nd photo, Laura Hope-Gill from www.thehealingseed.com) A webpage in progress!Asheville Wordfest, an annual…See More
Apr 8
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Fiddler of the Mountains by Eva Nell Mull Wike

Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Four Novels Are Now Available

I now have four Novels in print. A fifth Novel, True Love, is finished, but to date not yet published. The four available on-line are: Darby, my bestselling Appalachian novel; Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, is a sequel to Darby, Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire, an Appalachian novel beginning in 1940; and a novelette, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a murder mystery full of intrigue, danger, and espionage. All four novels are available on Amazon.com and wherever books are…See More
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Brain Injury Recovery

Brain injury recovery is difficult and anything but certain. When I met Angela Leigh Tucker in late 2008, she was only four months into her battle. A sudden truck-on-car crash had killed her young husband and left her hanging on to life by a thread.For the next three years I researched the topic of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Angela and I travelled together to meeting of brain injury survivors and conferences on the subject. I interviewed countless doctors, therapists, co-workers, family…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
Oct 31, 2013
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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
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
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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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