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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
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Hester

HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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Bob Plott replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Hunters and Plott hounds
"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
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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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