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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
Jan 30
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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
Jan 27
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James Sturm expands scope of graphic novels

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
Jan 24
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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

Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/See More
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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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Local event of the day, Jan 1 2016

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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Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

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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Hosts of Christmas Past

Traditions shall not expire say hosts of Christmas pastby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Maria Parker Taylor Beale, courtesy Chase Ambler.            On Christmas Eve in 1928, Maria Taylor Beale, mistress of Arden House, instructed her family to bring her downstairs in her bathrobe for she would not…See More
Dec 24, 2015
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 13, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
"When Real People Become Real Characters" presented by Novelist Mark de Castrique at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on June 13, 2015.Book signing follows the presentation.  Public is invited.  Reservations are required.See More
May 19, 2015
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College Gaither Fellowship hall

June 20, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
"When Real People Become Real Characters" presented by Novelist Mark de Castrique at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on June 13, 2015.Book signing follows the presentation.  Public is invited.  Reservations are required.See More
May 17, 2015
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William Forstchen discussing his Pillar to the Sky at Bell Library at Montreat College

March 24, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Dr. William Forstchen will be the guest author at the Montreat Community Book Club on March 24, 2015 at Bell Library, Montreat College at 3:00.  He will be discussing his novel Pillar to Sky Public is invited.See More
Mar 10, 2015
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Rose Senehi with Montreat College Friends of the Library at Bell Library at Montreat College

November 2, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Rose Senehi, author of Dancing on Rocks, will discuss her most recent novel in the Blue Ridge Mountain series on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m in Montreat College Bell Library.  Public is invited. Refreshments will be served.See More
Sep 25, 2014
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Tim Owens, author of The Search Committee, Book Signing at Presbyterian Heritage Center

June 27, 2014 from 10am to 11:30am
Tim Owens, author of The Search Committee, will be the guest speaker of the jointly-sponsored Montreat College Friends of the Library and the Presbyterian Heritage Center on June 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  The event is FREE and the public is invited.A mismatched team of seven Presbyterians hits the road in an Econoline church van on a mission to find a new pastor. Offering humor, healing, and grace, this book won the 2011 Operation First Novel contest sponsored by the Christian Writers Guild and…See More
Jun 12, 2014
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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
May 3, 2014
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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
Apr 14, 2014
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Montreat College Homecoming Author Event at Montreat College Chapel of the Prodigal

October 5, 2013 from 2pm to 3pm
Martha Jane Peterson, improvisational quilt artist and author of Imaging My Inner Fire: Finding My Path through Creating Art: a Memoir (2013), will discuss her recent book and share some her quilt designs with participants at Montreat College 2013 Homecoming.  This event will be held in the beautiful Chapel of the Prodigal on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  A reception and signing will follow.  All are welcome to attend.See More
Sep 21, 2013
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Montreat College Friends of the Library--Tommy Hays, speaker at Montreat College Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 15, 2013 from 12pm to 2:30pm
June 15, 2013 Annual luncheon of the Montreat College Friends of the Library.  Tommy Hays will be speaking about his novel The Pleasure Was Mine and previewing his upcoming  What I Came to Tell You.  Lunch at 12:00 noon in Gaither Fellowship Hall.  $15.00 for lunch and speaker.  Speaker only at 1:00 pm in adjacent Gaither Chapel $10.00.  Annual dues: $15.00Reservations:  828-669-8012 Ext. 3502 or 3504See More
May 17, 2013
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Montreat Community Book Club at Montreat College's Bell Library

April 23, 2013 from 3pm to 4:30pm
The book club will discuss Tommy Hays, The Pleasure Was Mine, in preparation for his visit June 15 at the Montreat College Friends of the Library's annual luncheon.  All are invited.See More
Apr 20, 2013
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Montreat Community Book Club at Montreat College's Bell Library

March 26, 2013 from 3pm to 4pm
March 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Bell Library, Montreat College, Virginia Fadden will lead a discussion of Ron Rash's THE COVE.  All are invited.See More
Mar 4, 2013
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Montreat Community Book Club at Montreat College's Bell Library

February 26, 2013 from 3pm to 4:30pm
The Montreat Community Book Club will meet at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Bell Library on the Montreat College campus to discuss Gail Godwin's Unfinished Desires.  Sue Diehl will facilitate the discussion.  All are invited.See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Luncheon at Gaither Hall at Montreat College

June 16, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm
Ann B. Ross, author of the Miss Julia series, will speak at the Montreat College FOL Annual Luncheon at noon on June 16, 2012. Reservations required.  The luncheon and speaker is $15.00; Speaker only $10.00, and Friends of the Library annual dues are $15.00.  For reservations, contact Bell Library Director Elizabeth…See More
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Southern Fiction; Mysteries; Historical Fiction
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Sharyn McCrumb; Kathy Reichs; Patricia Cornwell; John Hart; Wayne Caldwell; Charles Frazier; Julia Glass; Lee Smith; Gail Godwin; John Ehle

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