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Salman Rushdie come to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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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
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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
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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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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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Mary Alice Monroe to Speak at The Fountainhead Bookstore

July 7, 2013 from 5pm to 6pm
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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
Feb 9, 2013
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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
Jan 5, 2013
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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
Jan 2, 2013
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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
Dec 13, 2012
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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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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
Oct 29, 2012

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Deadline Approaching

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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