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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release info is at…See More
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HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
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Sharyn McCrumb's Novel "Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past" at Belk Library, Appalachian State University, Boone NC

October 6, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
 Scripture cake, book signings, and the real Nora Bonesteel herself. On Oct. 6, ASU in Boone is hosting the book launch for "Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past" (Abingdon, Oct., 2014) with a program of storytelling, featuring author Sharyn McCrumb and storyteller Charlotte Ross, the inspiration for the character of Nora.See More
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King's Mountain Book Tour ~ Sharyn McCrumb at City Lights Bookstore

September 28, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The complete schedule for the book tour for "King's Mountain" is on my website ( begins on Sept. 21, at the Overmountain Men Commemoration at Sycamore Shoals, Elizabethton TN.I will be in the Asheville area:  Sylva- Sat. Sept 28  Malaprops- Sun. Sept 29;  Waynesville- Tues., Oct. 1See More
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"The Charlotte Observer featured "The Ballad of Tom Dooley" in an article in its Sunday, Sept. 4 edition, complete with a slide show of photos of the places involved:"
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Sharyn McCrumb to talk on The Ballad of Tom Dooley at The Fountainhead Bookstore

September 18, 2011 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb will talk about her newest novel, The Ballad of Tom Dooley.  To get 2 tickets, simply buy the book from us.  Folks are already pre-ordering the book which is due out 9/13/11. See our website for more information. Space is limited, so don't wait until the last minute.   See More
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"Thanks for the interview, Rob, and for your patience. Other than the people who helped with the research, you are the first person I talked to who knew anything about the Tom Dula story, and I was dying to talk about it. Thanks for listening!"
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Ballad of Tom Dooley (Sept. 2011, Thomas Dunne Books, NY)

This is the cover of my novel The Ballad of Tom Dooley, which will be published in September by Thomas Dunne Books, NY. The premier for the novel will be held at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro NC on Sept. 12.
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"Hey, Sharyn!  I think about you frequently--well, pretty frequently..  Looking forward to your next novel!/Rob"
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Because I write novels set in the Western North Carolina mountains, I tend to read regional non-fiction and natural history as part of my on-going research. For pleasure I read Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Mark Twain.
"Mountains of the Heart" by Scott Weidensaul. Michael Hardy's studies of the Civil War; the novels of Sir Terry Pratchett.
My next book is "The Ballad of Tom Dooley," set in Wilkes County.

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At 11:32pm on February 9, 2011, Rob Neufeld said…
Hey, Sharyn!  I think about you frequently--well, pretty frequently..  Looking forward to your next novel!/Rob

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