http://www.celiamiles.comSarranda's Heart: A Love Story of Place is now available in regional independent bookstores and on Kindle, soon on Amazon.
Added by Celia Miles on May 18, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments
As the Twig is Bent, the original book in the Matt Davis Mystery Series by Joe Perrone Jr, is now available as an audio book from Audible.com and iTunes. Opening Day and…Continue
Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on May 17, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The production work on the audio book edition of my first Matt Davis Mystery, As the Twig is Bent, is complete. The audio book should be available on Audible.com within the next two weeks.
Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on May 3, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments
My first creative nonfiction publication "Rules of Engagement" is now live at Superstition Review. It's a personal essay about my home invasion that occurred several years ago here in Asheville.
Added by Caralyn Davis on April 26, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments
I like to think that the Mountains-to-Sea Across North Carolina is an
important book about our state trail.
Tomorrow, Friday April 26, I'll be at Accent on Books at 6 pm to talk
about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. What is it like to walk
across our state, once you leave the mountains?
This will be my last appearance in Asheville. I've gone to Raleigh and Charlotte…Continue
Added by Danny Bernstein on April 25, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments
New book with WNC connection:
Choose by Casey Long (Tate trade paper, January 2013, 266 pages, $20.99).
Author event: 1 p.m., Sat., Apr. 27 at Sam's Club, 645 Patton Ave., Asheville
Debut Christian thriller novel by a Candler resident:
A young woman, the victim of a brutal assault, searches for a missing child and steps into the realm of the supernatural. Will she be able to escape her captor, or will she die for her beliefs?
Added by Kristina Blackford on April 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The American Library Association’s 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report was released April 16, during National Library Week, April 14 – 20 and it included the Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, compiled by …Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on April 17, 2013 at 10:36pm — No Comments
Pulitzer Prizes awarded Mon., Apr. 15
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson won for fiction; Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds for poetry; Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall for non-fiction; and The Black Count: Glory,…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on April 17, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments
I have been extremely happy to help a couple of different customers in the last few weeks who have come in to the bookshop specifically looking for wordless picture books. Why so happy? Because over the last eight years I have generally found that wordless picture books, no matter how visually stunning, hilarious or touching or award-winning, can be a really tough sell.
And that's a shame.
Now, I should be quick to point out that there is no lack of interest in these books on…Continue
Added by Spellbound on April 17, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments
We invite all readers and writers to BRCC on May 17 and 18 for this free event. Once again the Bookfest will feature forty authors. Presenters and exhibitors from many writing genres will be there. For details www.BlueRidgeBookfest.org
Our volunteers and the college hope you will come. We promise you a good time.
Added by Bill Ramsey on April 16, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments
Master storyteller Gary Carden of The Liars Bench presents “Madison,” a monologue honoring the life of Western Carolina University founder Dr. Robert Lee Madison, on Fri., April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Franklin.
Carden, assisted by Pam Meister, curator of the Mountain Heritage Center at WCU, tells the life story of Dr. Madison, a man who promoted the idea of a school that would…
Added by Kristina Blackford on April 13, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments
Members from NC’s Government & Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina will discuss the top 10 questions regarding Civil War ancestors asked by researchers, including information on Confederate and Union records and U.S Colored Troops, on April 13 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the State Archives Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.
The Genealogy Research Room will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. that day for any…Continue
Added by Kristina Blackford on April 6, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments
Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, presents their listing of May-July workshops:
Bookbinding Basics with Bridget Elmer
Sat.-Sun., May 4-5, 10-5 p.m.; $217 + material fee
This two-day weekend class covers the basics of bookbinding, providing students with a strong foundation from which to depart. We will explore the essentials of paper grain, successful paper prep, folding…Continue
Added by Kristina Blackford on April 6, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments
THE WRITERS' WORKSHOP--Meets and classes
387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Workshop members are invited to these events free of charge. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org - or call 828-254-8111.…
Added by Rob Neufeld on April 2, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments
Another slash--public libraries threatened
The Fontana Regional Library has put out the word about a 4.8% in state spending on public libraries. This plan is part of a trend to minimize the role of the arts, literature, and the humanities in our lives. The reasons given are both false, I believe.
One is the focus on jobs: and by jobs, technical jobs are indicated. A look at job growth trends in the…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 30, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments
The 5th annual Blue Ridge Bookfest is coming up on May 17-18, 2013. We have a great line-up of speakers and exhibitors, and I can do no better than to repeat the press release sent out today by the BR Community College's Lee Anna Haney.
2013 Blue Ridge Bookfest
Blue Ridge Bookfest Features Author Wiley…Continue
Added by James D. Loy on March 28, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Schultz, at April 3 event for memoir about dyslexia
From press release
Philip Schultz will read from his memoir My Dyslexia on April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies in the Chamber board room at 36 Montford Avenue. The event is …Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on March 25, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments
Added by Danny Bernstein on March 23, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments
The Liars Bench will kick off its third year with guest appearances from Shelia Kay Adams and Marvin Cole. Gary Carden will be there with a "Belled Buzzard" tale and William Ritter will play an old fiddle tune about the winged harbinger of doom. Lots more.
This is scheduled for Thursday night, March 28th at the Mountain Heritage Center auditorium at 7:00. Come early.
Added by Gary Carden on March 21, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments