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Author Becca Stevens to Speak in Asheville

The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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Chris Goldman posted an event

Ministry & Mission Conference Featuring Author Becca Stevens at First Baptist Church, Asheville

May 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant cousin suspected of stealing a large…See More
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Poets Patrick Bahls and Rick Chess at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22

Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of Language and Literature and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, present an evening of poetry. Dr. Bahls began writing poetry some years ago as “a means of reflection and…See More
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Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversityat Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014from press release June 28 eventBobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the Rhino Courtyard of Pack Place.  The stories begin at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and are free to the public.  Entrances to the Rhino Courtyard are from Biltmore Avenue under…See More
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Inez and Annie Daugherty and African American history

The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial historyby Rob Neufeld             “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighborhood in Black Mountain) and High Top Colony, where my family lived, walked to school in groups,” Daugherty recalled about her 1920s childhood in a talk she had with me in 2005.            “White children rode the bus,” she revealed.  “They sometimes threw things at us and called us ugly names, but my mother told me, ‘You know who you are.  Those names do not…See More
Apr 14
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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
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It ain’t for wimps: readings on aging at Monte Vista Hotel

April 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
Apr 9
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Asheville Wordfest May 2-4, 2014

Asheville Wordfest 2014(Photo top right, Laurey Masterton from Asheville Chamber of Commerce; 2nd photo, Laura Hope-Gill from www.thehealingseed.com) A webpage in progress!Asheville Wordfest, an annual…See More
Apr 8
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Fiddler of the Mountains by Eva Nell Mull Wike

Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
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Author Becca Stevens to Speak in Asheville

The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle…

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Added by Chris Goldman on April 23, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant…

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Added by William Roy Pipes on April 22, 2014 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Poets Patrick Bahls and Rick Chess at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22

Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  

Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750

West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 22, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity

at Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014

from press release 

June 28 event

Bobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Four Novels Are Now Available

I now have four Novels in print. A fifth Novel, True Love, is finished, but to date not yet published. The four available on-line are: Darby, my bestselling Appalachian novel; Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, is a sequel to Darby, Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire, an Appalachian novel beginning in 1940; and a novelette, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a murder mystery full of intrigue, danger, and espionage. All…

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Added by William Roy Pipes on April 7, 2014 at 7:46am — No Comments

Brain Injury Recovery

Brain injury recovery is difficult and anything but certain. When I met Angela Leigh Tucker in late 2008, she was only four months into her battle. A sudden truck-on-car crash had killed her young husband and left her hanging on to life by a thread.

For the next three years I researched the topic of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Angela and I travelled together to meeting of brain injury survivors and conferences on the subject. I interviewed countless doctors, therapists, co-workers,…

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Added by Bill Ramsey on April 7, 2014 at 7:21am — No Comments

It's About Time...

Come on Spring... let your leaves burst from their stems, the flowers rise up to the sunshine, and your beauty come about. "Spring forth" is such an appropriate term!

After this trying "'Ole Man Winter" finally etching its way out of our bones, we welcome "Miss Spring" in all her finery! Exciting, isn't it?

Added by RhondaKay Brigman on April 1, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Incompetence of the Town of Smithfield

Incompetence of the Town of Smithfield

Smithfield is a small community that is a nice quiet place to relax, play and live. Our town was incorporated on February 29, 1840 making it "Maine's only Leap Year Town". There are many things that make this town an enjoyable place, but lately the people hired in the town office have made it a difficult place to live. Specifically the selectmen Richard A. Moore, Dale M. Churchill, and Justin S. Furbush have chosen to neglect their responsibilities…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on March 28, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Young LIons Award--Authors Younger Than 36

Finalists for Young LIons Award--Authors Younger Than 36

           The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories.

            Established in 2001, this annual award recognizes the work of young authors and celebrates their accomplishments publicly, making a difference in their lives as they continue to build their…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 27, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Conversation with a Doe

Excerpt from my novel, JHATOR, published by The Black Mountain Press.

Added by Christine Lajewski on March 22, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

New Cherokee center and exhibit in Hayesville

Cherokee Cultural Center in Hayesville to be dedicated

from press release

 

The Clay County Communities Revitalization Association (CCCRA) has established the Quanassee Path: A Cherokee History Trail, highlighting five Cherokee-related sites in Hayesville.

One of the stops along the 2-mile trail is Moss Memorial Library, where a section of the library has become the Cherokee Cultural Center.   A Cherokee Preservation…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 20, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Finalists for Arthur C. Clarke sci-fi award 2014

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014

The contenders for winners of the U.K. Award for best science fiction ar e:

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 20, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Winners of National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2013

Recipients of the National Book Critic Circle Awards

announced Mar. 14, 2014

See fuller account of awards.

Poetry

Frank Bidart, “Metaphysical Dog” (Farrar,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 17, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Cherokee dance performance March 25

Cherokee Dance Group, Warriors of AniKituhwa, to Perform March 25 at UNC Asheville

 

The Warriors of AniKituhwa, a Cherokee dance group and the official cultural ambassadors for the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, perform in UNC Asheville’s Main Quad, at 12:30 p.m., Tues., March 25. Their performance is free and open to the public.

Four traditional dances, history,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Authors and Illustrators Read for Indies First on May 17th

Last fall Sherman Alexie launched the Indies First movement and encouraged authors to support their local indies by handselling books on Small Business Saturday. Now as part of the celebration of the 95th annual Children's Book Week (May 12–18), the Children's Book Council, Every Child a Reader (the organization that runs CBW), and the American Booksellers Association are launching an Indies First Storytime Day on Saturday, May 17.

Local and regional authors and illustrators…

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Added by Spellbound on March 1, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Talk and exhibit on slavery & freedom in WNC

Curator talks about slavery and freedom in WNC

from press release

Earl Ijames, N.C. Museum of History curator of African American history, presents a program on slavery and freedom in the mountains, 12 noon, March 8 at noon at Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort; and again at 4 p.m. in Asheville at the Western Regional Office of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.  Both free programs are open to the public. The noontime program at…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 27, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

NC Writers Network Conference April 12

NCWN Spring Conference

from press release

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference will be held Saturday, April 12, in the MHRA Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This year, the Network will introduce a new programming feature: instead of a traditional keynote address, attendees can choose between two special sessions at the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 24, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

Far From the Centers of Ambition (Lorimer Press)

Announcing!

Two Volume Set:

1) Varve by Ted Pope 

Editor & Designer: Leslie Rindoks

and

Confluence, a collection of new work by over 50 contributors in tribute to Black Mountain College: poems, essays, memoir, visuals by Keith…

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Added by Lee Ann Brown on February 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Tidal Pools

My second novel, Tidal Pools, has been released by Holladay House Publishing. I look forward to seeing my friends in the WNC area this spring and summer as we launch our promotion of the new novel. Hope to see you all soon.

Added by Lawrence Thackston on January 28, 2014 at 9:39pm — No Comments

My Mama Is a Demon Essay Published

I've had a personal essay, "My Mama Is a Demon," published here. Appreciate it if y'all would check it out.

Added by Caralyn Davis on January 28, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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