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New excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy in WNC Woman!

The September issue of Western North Carolina Woman is out, and they have kindly included a chapter from Plant Whatever Brings  You Joy! This is the story of my introduction to chipmunks the two years I lived in Asheville--and what they taught me! If you like this what you read, you might consider dropping by Malaprop's and get your copy of my book, and read all 52 stories! Thank you! Kathryn…See More
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Carolina Mtns Lit Fest & Ann Patchett interview

Patchett, Kingsolver, and a thrill of writers buzz Burnsvilleby Rob Neufeld             If you take any pleasure or have any interest in literature, you’ll want to be in Burnsville this Friday and Saturday for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival.            The variety of programs—talks, readings, workshops, performances—are great, as is the variety of subjects; and the 34 presenters are well-chosen.            The Saturday night program, with novelists Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett,…See More
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Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash, and talk with author

Rash’s suspense novel gives time to poetryby Rob Neufeld             Ron Rash’s new novel, “Above the Waterfall,” weds a contemporary thriller with a portrayal of people tapping an ancient way of being.             A fish kill precipitates the story involving fishing rights, a crystal meth epidemic, and two reeling…See More
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Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson reveals how surreal emotions areby Rob Neufeld             Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” comes to Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 4 to present his new book of short stories, “Fortune Smiles.”            The stories are remarkable…See More
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Leanne Brown will Present Her Cookbook at City Lights Bookstore

September 4, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Leanne Brown will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her cookbook on Friday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. Her book, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is designed for those on the strictest of budgets, particularly those on the U.S. food stamp budget. This book is great, though, for anyone wanting to eat really well cheaply. Good and Cheap features tips on shopping and kitchen equipment, and more than a hundred easy, flexible recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To reserve a copy,…See More
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September Teen Book Club at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

September 18, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Our new monthly book club for teens meets the third Friday of each month, 6:00-7:00PM. A different book will be discussed at each meeting, and will cover a variety of genres. No purchase is required to attend, but if you do plan to buy the book, we’d appreciate your support of Spellbound as the hosting store! All book club selections are 20% off until the day of the meeting.September's title: SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by Marcus Sedgwick.See More
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Betty Smith at Hendersonville culture event September 17

Center Kicks Off New Series With A BangNew “Keeping the Fires Burning Series” Launches With Betty Smith and Songcatcher (from press release) (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 18, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, is pleased to announce the launch of its second season of its popular public program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING- Heroes of Mountain Culture.  The series features musicians, authors and heritage preservation leaders who are working to keep mountain culture alive.  The…See More
Aug 21
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Pam Durban, author of Soon, gripping, psychological, Southern stories

Pam Durban: Facing reality with a wide-open eyeby Rob Neufeld             John Updike honored Pam Durban’s story, “Soon,” by selecting it for his anthology, “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.”  Now, it’s one of 11 included in Durban’s new volume, also titled “Soon.”            “Soon,” the short story, is a marvel…See More
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Mary Joyce Returns with a New Book at City Lights Bookstore

September 12, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 12th at 3 p.m. to present her latest book.Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains compiles information gathered by Joyce over several years about secret military facilities in North Carolina. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high-security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. Joyce is also the author…See More
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North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference at Asheville Doubletree Hilton

August 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
When did you last attended a top quality and affordable writer's conference? The North Carolina Writer's Network is returning to western North Carolina. Membership in the Network is encouraged but not required to attend this event. For more info:http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-05-50/conferencesSee More
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New excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy in WNC Woman!

The September issue of Western North Carolina Woman is out, and they have kindly included a chapter from Plant Whatever Brings  You Joy! This is the story of my introduction to chipmunks the two years I lived in Asheville--and what they taught me! If you like this what you read, you might consider dropping by Malaprop's and get your copy of my book, and read all 52 stories! Thank…

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Betty Smith at Hendersonville culture event September 17

Center Kicks Off New Series With A Bang

New “Keeping the Fires Burning Series” Launches With Betty Smith and Songcatcher

 

(from press release)

 (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 18, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, is pleased to announce the launch of its second season of its popular public program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING- Heroes of Mountain…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 21, 2015 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Train trip to Asheville, Oct. 31

Tickets on Sale for Daytrips to

Asheville Oct. 31 and Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 1

(from press release, 2015)

SPENCER, NC--Now in its ninth year, one of the N.C. Transportation Museum’s most popular offerings combines the romance of rail travel, a great destination and the convenience of a day trip. Autumn Train Excursions offer the rare opportunity to take a daylight train trip on vintage rail cars through beautiful…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 19, 2015 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Rick Bragg at UNCA Sept 26

Author and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Rick Bragg to Read at UNC Asheville September 26

(from 2015 press release)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg will give a reading at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mission Health System Mountain View Room. This…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 19, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

R.T. Smith--Rachel-Rivers Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at App State

R.T. Smith, poet, story-writer, and founder of Cold Mountain Review, honored with App State role

See notice of new book at Washington & Lee U.

fROM PRESS RELEASE

BOONE—Writer R.T. (Rod) Smith has been named the 2015-16 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University. Smith will…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Speaking about the American Revollution in the Carolinas

I have a busy September talking about the American Revolutionary War and signing books.

8 Sep - Sons of the American Revolution - Kings Mountain, NC

13- Sep - Broad River Genealogical Society - Shelby, NC

17 Sep -Sons of the American Revolution - Bluffton, SC

23-24 Oct - Francis Marion Symposium - Manning, SC

Added by Joe Epley on August 8, 2015 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

New Images of America Book on Mount Mitchell

Telling a story in pictures is Mount Mitchell, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by local authors Jonathan Howard Bennett and David Biddix was released on August 3, 2015. The book boasts many vintage images that have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone…

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Added by David Biddix on August 7, 2015 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment

 

   I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of…

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Added by William Roy Pipes on July 17, 2015 at 7:25am — 1 Comment

Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.

    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows…

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Added by Christine Lajewski on July 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sharing Information

Iris Press just released a new book of my poems, Kaleidoscope!  These are poems written over the last 10 years, set in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina---!

Added by Tina Barr on June 2, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR

I just posted a new blog entry describing the real places frequented by my characters--human and animal--in my novel. Most of the action in JHATOR takes place in these beautiful natural spaces that are protected throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Whether you have read my book or not, I hope you will visit them if you are traveling through the area.

You can read "Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR" as well as excerpts from my novel, at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.com

Added by Christine Lajewski on June 1, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments

The Devil Returns!

Very excited to announce to my friends here at The Read on WNC that my publisher, Holladay House Publishing, will be re-releasing The Devil's Courthouse this summer. We are having a release celebration at Bearmeat's Indian Den in Cherokee, NC on Saturday, June 6, from 11 to 4. If you are in the area, please come out and help us celebrate! And we will be visiting bookstores across the WNC throughout the coming months!

Added by Lawrence Thackston on May 28, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Robert Morgan's Dark Energy

Robert Morgan in area for new book of poems, Dark Energy

The Washington Post calls Robert Morgan's Dark Energy one of the three best poetry books of May 2015.  See review.

Morgan comes to Malaprop's Bookstore, 7 p.m., June 5.  …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Writers' Workshop classes

June July August writing classes from Writers' Workshop

 

The following writing classes, sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop, a non-profit center since 1985, meet at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, Visit www.twwoa.org. For more info, contact …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments

Laura Ingalls Wilder comes to History Center

A Visit With Laura Ingalls Wilder

from press release 

On Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 - 12:30, children are invited to join the Crafty Historian for a visit and picnic style tea party with Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Asheville History Center at Smith-McDowell House.  Miss Daphne Ruth Darcy will interpret an older Laura Ingalls Wilder reflecting on her first year as a bride. 

 

Gingerbread cake from Mrs. Wilder's own…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments

Metamorphosos: A Proposed Path to Independent Living

Eston Roberts announces publication of Metamorphosos: A Proposed Path to Independent Living--a re-definition and application of metaphor.

Added by eston e. roberts on May 26, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Steve Inskeep on Andrew Jackson and Cherokees--May 31 and June 1, 2015

Steve Inskeep, NPR Journalist, To Talk about Jacksonland at Cherokee Museum

from press release

Steve Inskeep will be speaking at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian about his new book, JACKSONLAND: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.  The event begins at 2 pm Sunday May 31 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian at 589 Tsali Boulevard in Cherokee,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 26, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Colombia in blue and pink

With Emilio Eduardo Esparza, Colombian painter we share, in addition to our friendship from the classrooms of the  Cardenas School of Palmyra, a Micro book of Colombian poetry: "Colombia in blue and pink", painted, diagramming and illustrated by hand by he, and that was about a group of poets, friends: Juan Manuel Roca, Guiovanny Queseps Hernan Buitrago Ramírez, etc. I thanks with brotherly love to this inclusion of me in the collection of poems made by Eduardo in his beautiful book…

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Added by Hernan Buitrago Ramirez on May 25, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Art and poetry in South America

Con Eduardo Emilio Esparza, Pintor Colombiano  compartimos, además de nuestra amistad desde las aulas del Colegio de Cárdenas de Palmira, un Micro libro de poesía colombiana: “Colombia en Azul y Rosa”, pintado, diagramado e ilustrado a mano por el, que hizo sobre un grupo de poetas amigos: Juan Manuel Roca, Guiovanny Queseps, Hernán Buitrago Ramírez, etc. Agradezco con fraterno amor esta inclusion en el poemario que me hizo Eduardo en su hermoso libro.…

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Added by Hernan Buitrago Ramirez on May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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