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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
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How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
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Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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January 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Show of Hope-Gill & Fletcher poems & photos

Laura Hope-Gill's Poetry and John Fletcher Jr.'s Photographs UNCA's Ramsey Library



UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library will present the collaborative work of poet Laura Hope-Gill and photographer John Fletcher Jr. during the month of February. An exhibit of their paired poems and photos will be on view in Ramsey Library's Blowers Gallery from February 1-28. Hope-Gill and Fletcher will also present a slideshow and poetry…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 30, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Cataloochee author and Cataloochee legend both at March 6 event

WAYNE CALDWELL AT THOMAS WOLFE MEMORIAL MARCH 6

The Western North Carolina Historical Association and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial present Wayne Caldwell and Silas Wright at the Memorial, March 6, 2-4 pm.  Caldwell, whose novel, Requiem of Fire, was the winner of the 2010 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award appears in tandem with Stephen Woody, whose grandfather served as a model for Silas Wright, a main character in the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 29, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

New book: A History of North Carolina Wine

A History of North Carolina Wine: From Scuppernong to Syrah by Alexia Jones Helsley (History Press trade paper, July 2010, 126 pages, $19.99))

Helsley, author of A Guide to Historic Henderson County, chronicles North Carolina's wine history from explorers' remarks about native…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Intellectual Rights have the same legal status as property rights. . .What a novel concept?

Pardon the pun!

 

Is anyone else having issues with the public perception of the intellectual rights to a given book as belonging to anyone who purchases a book or even checks a book out from a library to do with what a reader wishes? 

 

I've spoken to other writers who have these issues arise because many readers do not realize that intellectual rights are exactly…

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Added by Gloria Houston on January 21, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Old Garden Folklore please.

Hi, 

I am writing a free online resource at www.guydeakinsgardening.com/blog about worldwide garden folklore. I need input.

So far I have found much from the UK, but I want input from across the…

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Added by Guy Deakins on January 21, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Joy of Books has Moved Downtown Hendersonville

We have moved to 242 North Main Street in shared space with Red Step Artworks.  The new space provides more room for our increasing inventory, and we have added a large children's section of new and used books.  

 

Joy of Books is an independent used book seller that sells all types of used books and specializes in southern fiction.  We also sell new books that feature local authors (including self published authors).

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Added by Joye McGinnis on January 19, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

In The Garden With Billy's Message is spreading !

As news about my book, In The Garden With Billy: Lessons About Life, Love & Tomatoes spreads outside the south, I'm reminded of the importance of our local, brick and mortar bookstores. I'm pleased to announce that City Lights has in stock copies of In The Garden With Billy. Chris reminds customers that City Lights offers shipping year-round which comes in handy during the winter months when we're snowed in and dreaming of a beautiful garden. You may order copies from…

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Added by Renea Winchester on January 19, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER review of my new book from HarperCollins, MISS DOROTHY AND HER BOOKMOBILE

Having a reviewer honor a book with an article is one of the best gifts an author can receive.  On January 23, Pam Kelley, book review page editor at THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, will review my new book about my childhood librarian, Ms. Dorothy Thomas, founding librarian of the Avery Mitchell Yancey Regional Library System.

 

Illustrated by Susan Condi Lamb, illustrator of MY GREAT AUNT ARIZONA, the book pays tribute to a woman who influenced a generation of young--and…

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Added by Gloria Houston on January 18, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

If you are interested in books for young readers, check this out

http://www.whatchreadingnow.com   is a terrific new book and author blog.  Worth a look.

Added by Gloria Houston on January 18, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

Tuck Reader

Rob et al.--Just wanted to mention the Tuck Reader, an Internet publication of fairly recent vintage which is doing some interesting and innovative things in covering the Tuckasegee River drainage from Cashiers to the southwesternmost parts of Swain County.  It's a novel concept with two talented guys toting the load.  I'm pleased to be writing a weekly column, "Mountain Musings," and I love the idea they've pretty much given me free rein.

Jim Casada

Added by Jim Casada on January 17, 2011 at 8:09pm — No Comments

At City Lights Saturday 1/22 at 2:00 without my appendix

Last time my angry appendix kept me from my reading/signing/whatever you want to call it at City Lights - I ended up in the emergency room at 2 in the morning and when I asked the doc if I could make it to City Lights for my thang, he just laughed!

 

So, this Saturday, the 22nd, at 2, I will be there with my new book Sweetie -- unless, of course, we have a bunch of snow and/or ice! Lawd!

 

Hope to see you there.

Added by Kathryn Magendie on January 17, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Writer's Workshop announces winter classes

Writer's Workshop Winter Writing Classes

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 6, 2011 at 5:09pm — No Comments

From the Museum of the Cherokee, big news about a landmark publication

Long-Awaited Cherokee History Book Published, Book Signing at Museum

 

     The long-awaited new…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 4, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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