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BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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FDR and the Haywood farmer, 1937

New Deal boosted Haywood sharecropper’s familyby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dan Cochran poses with his family—his wife, Ila; Howard, Pansy, and Chester; and Peggy’s and Kaye’s mother, Mabel Jean—dressed in clothes provided by the photographer, c.1927.            Franklin Delano Roosevelt started going to Warm…See More
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William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree will perform a fundraising acoustic concert at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Donations will be collected for a friend, Aaron Shapiro, to help raise money for a volunteer trip to Malawi to assist with the construction of a school. William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been playing traditional mountain music together in WNC for the past five years. Their self-titled CD is on sale in the bookstore and will be available during the…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake is a nationally celebrated storyteller and workshop leader. Join us in this intimate setting (with plenty of parking) for an evening of stories as her storytelling and coaching students "Take the Stage!" You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles with tellers Vixi Jil Glen, Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Martha Reed Johnson, Dottie Jean Kirk, Mikalena Zuckett, Lee Lyons and Hettie Barnes. Ticket price includes a glass of wine so 'come on down'! Tickets can be…See More
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Buncombe Chautauqua History Alive - Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson, Wernher von Braun at A-B Technical Community College, Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville

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Nationally acclaimed historical interpreters perform as four of American's Greatest Adventures.Laugh out loud with MARK TWAIN, the iconic world traveler and wily intellectual whose books inspired America’s spirit of adventure.Take to the skies with AMELIA EARHART, whose courage and plucky personality showed how women could soar beyond society's expectations.Race to the North Pole with MATTHEW HENSON, the intrepid African American explorer who co–discovered the North Pole.Blast into space with…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…Continue

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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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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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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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Fred Chappell coming to The Fountainhead at The Fountainhead Bookstore

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
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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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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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