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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
Aug 10
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
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Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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Fred and Susan Chappell, are not only an attractive couple, and a very smart couple, but they are also super nice!  As I get older, the quality of "nice" rises higher and higher in my esteem.

I was thinking of the thousand or so would-be writers that I come into contact each year, and always think that many could benefit greatly from events like Fred Chappell's talk and reading tonight.  You could pay $500 for a writer's workshop, and still not get the quality, talent, and high caliber instruction that I was exposed to tonight.

These last few months we've had several inspiring authors talk about their research and writing and career, and more (see our website www.fountainheadbookstore.com).  I am grateful, and humbled and awed to get to learn from these authors, as well as enjoy the fruits of their labors.

 

 

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Author of Whistling Past the Graveyard to Speak at The Fountainhead

July 23, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Join us as we welcome author Susan Crandall to The Fountainhead Bookstore.From an award-winning author comes a wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing roadtrip. -See More
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Mary Alice Monroe to Speak at The Fountainhead Bookstore

July 7, 2013 from 5pm to 6pm
SOLD OUT.  Sorry, no more seats left.See More
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Launch Event for Erika Marks' The Guest House at The Fountainhead Bookstore

June 4, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Launch Event for The Guest House by Erika Marks.  Hear Erika talk about her inspiration for this novel as she is interviewed by Valerie Welbourn, owner of the bookstore.  Afterwards there will be a Q&A session, followed by a wine reception. See More
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Bookapalooza Spring 2013 at The Fountainhead Bookstore

March 23, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore is once again hosting the popular Bookapalooza Gathering.  Tickets always sell out for these events, and we hate to turn folks away.  So please get your tickets ($11 each) ahead of time.  You can call and purchase them over the phone if needed (828) 697-1870.For more details go to www.fountainheadbookstore.com and click on EVENTSSee More
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Spring/Summer Camps at The Fountainhead Bookstore

March 19, 2013 at 9am to March 21, 2013 at 1pm
Sign ups have started for our Spring and Summer camps.  My personal favorite is the Treasure Island themed camp.  Nothing can beat popcorn reading pirate lingo!See our website for a full listing of available camps.See More
Jan 24, 2013
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Brighten Your Writing at The Fountainhead Bookstore

February 9, 2013 from 9:30am to 12pm
Whether you write fiction or creative nonfiction, this half-day workshop will help you hone your skills. Author and book editor Susan Snowden will share tips on creating strong characters,writing believable dialogue, "self-editing," and more. Time will be allotted for Q & A following the instruction. Come with pen, paper, and a few pages of prose you're currently working on (not required).  Cost is $23 per person and space is limited.  You can reserve your spot over the phone with a credit…See More
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Reception for Fiction Contest Winner Tom Hooker at The Fountainhead Bookstore

January 19, 2013 from 5pm to 6pm
The winner of the Fountainhead Bookstore 2012 Fiction Contest, Tom Hooker, will be feted at a reception.  Also, we'll get to hear his winning story "The Grand Child."  Honorable mentions will also be announced.See More
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The wisdom of Fred Chappell

Mr. Chappell can be so self-effacing, that he might cringe at the heading of this post.  I'm not even sure this is the correct place to post this, but luckily, I'm sure to hear about it if not.Fred and Susan Chappell, are not only an attractive couple, and a very smart couple, but they are also super nice!  As I get older, the quality of "nice" rises higher and higher in my esteem.I was thinking of the thousand or so would-be writers that I come into contact each year, and always think that…See More
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Reception for Fiction Contest Winner Tom Hooker at The Fountainhead Bookstore

January 19, 2013 from 5pm to 6pm
The winner of the Fountainhead Bookstore 2012 Fiction Contest, Tom Hooker, will be feted at a reception.  Also, we'll get to hear his winning story "The Grand Child."  Honorable mentions will also be announced.See More
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December 13, 2012 from 5pm to 6pm
The previously-postponed Fred Chappell event has been rescheduled for Thurs. Dec. 13 at 5:00.Tickets are $5 and act as a coupon the evening of the event.  Space is limited!  You can purchase tickets over the phone.  See More
Nov 28, 2012
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Young Adult Author Gigi Amateau to Talk at The Fountainhead Bookstore

December 8, 2012 from 5pm to 6pm
Gigi Amateau, author of Come August, Come Freedom will talk about writing a historical novel, using primary sources, and research.  This novel centers on a planned slave revolt in the late 1700's.  Tickets are $5 and act as a coupon the night of the event.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, and space is limited.See More
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Susan Snowden to speak at The Fountainhead Bookstore at The Fountainhead Bookstore

November 9, 2012 from 5pm to 6pm
If you missed seeing Susan at Highland Lake Inn, here's another chance.  Tickets are $5 and act as a coupon the night of the event.  We don't sell tickets at the door, so get them now. See More
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The Deadline for signing up for any of the Summer Book Camps 2011 at The Fountainhead Bookstore is May 27th.

These camps are for children ages 9-11, and each camp is based on a fun "Tween" book.  The Harry Potter camp only has 4 spaces left.  For a full list of available camps, visit our website www.fountainheadbookstore.com

 

 

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:33am

Summer Book Camps 2011

2/23/2011

We are again offering Summer Book Camps for ages 9-11.  Please visit our website at www.fountainheadbookstore.com for a full list of available camps (they start on June 13th), how to sign up, and what a typical camp day is like.

Our Harry Potter camp is already filling up fast.  We have lots of fun planned and are very excited about camp.  I'm not sure who'll…

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