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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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"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 2013 Blog Posts (23)

“American Dervish,” Ayad Akhtar at Appalachian State

“American Dervish,” a coming-of-age story about a Muslim-American boy by Ayad Akhtar, has been selected as Appalachian State University’s summer reading novel for 2013.

This highly-praised novel has been selected partly because it can apply to many facets of study – Dr. Clark Maddux mentions that “global studies, women’s studies, English classes, history classes, psychology classes, and sociology classes” will all find discussion points within “American Dervish.” It's also a story of…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina by Danny Bernstein

New book with WNC connection:

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina: Walking a Thousand Miles through Wilderness, Culture, and History by Danny Bernstein (History Press trade paper, February 2013, 176 pages, 16 page color photo insert, $19.99).

Author event: 7 p.m., Fri., Mar. 22, 2013 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.

Follows Bernstein’s 1,000-mile journey from Clingman’s Dome in the Smokies to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 25, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Nebo woman publishes book about mother, ancestry

Nebo resident Mary Lackman recently published a book on her mother’s family stories and memories titled “Crossings: My Journey and Treasures Found Along the Way.” The book is in honor of Lackman's mother, Odean Fondren, and the optimism and strength she has displayed throughout her life.

Read more about “Crossings” in an article written by Landdis Hollifield in…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 25, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Swannanoa Valley Museum Hike Series for 2013

The Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain presents a new hiking series for 2013: The Waterfalls of the Valley Hike Series.

The Waterfalls of the Valley Hike Series will lead hikers to five of the area’s most secluded and breathtaking waterfalls. They will begin on the first Saturday in February and continue on the first Saturdays in April, June, September, and November. The entire series can be experienced by museum members for $125, or separately as shown…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 25, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina - See the Book Trailer

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina is being published next month by the History Press.

With a lot of help from my friends, I created a book trailer. Curious?

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfT6Nf6fE9Y

 

Make a comment on Youtube and pass it on.

 

See you at Malaprops on March 22 at 7 pm and other book stores in Western North Carolina.

 

Added by Danny Bernstein on January 25, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

Leaving Tuscaloosa by Walter Bennett

New book with Civil Rights/NC connection:

Leaving Tuscaloosa by Walter Bennett (Fuze trade paper, September 2012, 313 pages, $16.95).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sun., Jan. 27, 2013 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.

In 1962 Alabama, a young white man and a young black man struggle through 36 hours of racial turmoil, leading to their paths converging in “a terrible, riveting climax” (book description). “Leaving Tuscaloosa,” loosely based on…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 24, 2013 at 11:46pm — No Comments

“Beneath Shelton Laurel” play brings Civil War tragedy to life

On February 22 and 23, the Western North Carolina Historical Association will present performances of Sean O’Leary’s play, “Beneath Shelton Laurel.” The play, presented in the Reader Theatre style, is based on the 1863 Shelton Laurel Massacre in Madison County, where thirteen people suspected of Unionism were killed by Confederate soldiers.

“Beneath Shelton Laurel” will be performed on Fri., Feb. 22 at…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 23, 2013 at 9:10pm — No Comments

3rd annual Gathering of Poets has 20 spots available

The third annual Gathering of Poets, hosted by Press 53 and Jacar Press, is looking for 20 more poets to participate in their “day of sharing, learning, and inspiration.”

The Gathering of Poets will be held at the Community Arts Café, 411 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem, on Saturday,…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 23, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Clive by Don Silver

New book with WNC connection:

Clive: Working for the Man in the Age of Vinyl by Don Silver (Holloway Press, January 2013).

Book launch: 7 p.m., Fri., Feb. 1, 2013 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.

Memoir of Silver’s rough time working as an A&R man for Clive Davis of Arista Records in the disco era of the early 1980s; written by an Asheville resident. See author website.

Added by Kristina Blackford on January 23, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The Ballad of Jessie Pearl by Shannon Hitchcock

New book with WNC connection:

The Ballad of Jessie Pearl by Shannon Hitchcock (namelos hardcover, February 2013, 140 pages, $18.95).

A young woman is forced to put her dreams on hold to take care of her family stricken by tuberculosis in 1922 rural North Carolina; written by a WNC native inspired by a true family story. See author website.

Added by Kristina Blackford on January 23, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Civil War Lecture Series Continues into 2013

The Western North Carolina Historical Association and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are co-sponsoring a lecture series on the Civil War and Western North Carolina. Upcoming lectures include:

Sat., Feb. 9, 2 p.m. – Dr. Tim Silver talks about the environmental effects of the Civil War on Western North Carolina and beyond.

Sat., Mar. 16, 2 p.m. – The North Carolina State Archives presents “Sacred Bodies: Caring for the Dead During and After the War.”

Sat.,…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 20, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Awakening to the Dance by Georganne Spruce

New book with WNC connection:

Awakening to the Dance: A Journey to Wholeness by Georganne Spruce (CreateSpace trade paper, June 2012, 290 pages, $12.99).



Author events: 7 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 17, 2013, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café;

5 p.m., Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, at Grateful Steps Publishing House & Bookshop.



Memoir of the author’s search for an authentic identity through…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 14, 2013 at 7:25pm — No Comments

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

New book with WNC connection:

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (Balzer + Bray hardcover, January 2013, 432 pages, $17.99).

Author events: 5 p.m., Tue., Jan. 29, 2013 at Highland Books in Brevard;

7 p.m., Sat., Feb. 2, 2013, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.

Debut young adult Gothic thriller inspired by a story by HG Wells about “a 16-year-old girl in 1894 London who…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 9, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Just Holler Bloody Murder by Dershie McDevitt

New book with WNC connection:

Just Holler Bloody Murder by Dershie McDevitt (CreateSpace trade paper, December 2012, 298 pages, $12.12).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sun., Mar. 10, 2013 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.

Debut mystery novel about a UNC-Asheville professor who returns to her home on Timicau Island, SC and is pulled into investigating a murder and the disappearance of a 9-year-old boy; written by an Asheville resident. See…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on January 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Alma’s Prayer by Robert Heffner

New book with WNC connection:

Alma’s Prayer by Robert Heffner (Dog Ear trade paper, October 2012, 192 pages, $14.00).

A woman takes drastic measures to keep her family together as the Civil War begins to affect the Blue Ridge Mountains and she worries for her son in the Confederate Army; written by a local author about WNC.

Added by Kristina Blackford on January 9, 2013 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason

New book with WNC connection:

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason (Gallery Books hardcover, February 2013, 320 pages, $24.99).

Author event: 7 p.m., Sat., Feb. 23, 2013 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.

Darkly humorous debut thriller novel about a man who accidentally kills another man and buries the body in the backyard, where landscapers later unearth two more unknown bodies; written by a WNC resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on January 9, 2013 at 8:24pm — No Comments

New Release: "Muffin Mania" Cookbook



Happy New Year 2013 to all!

Finished editing, proofreading and helping an author get her muffin cookbook published. It is to be released March 1, 2013. Look for "Muffin Mania" by Jean A. Nethery - its 82 pages of interesting stories related to the muffins, including muffin history, contributions from family, close friends, and the author herself. ISBN#978-0-9849099-2-6 @ $9.99. You…

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Added by RhondaKay Brigman on January 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Last week to enter William Matthews Poetry Prize contest

January 15, 2013 is the deadline for the prize sponsored by Asheville Poetry Review.  See full blog entry.

Added by Rob Neufeld on January 8, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

Doris Betts Fiction Prize, deadline Feb. 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 6, 2013 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment

Short Story Published at Deep South

 

My short story, "Say When," has been published at Deep South, an interesting online publication featuring all things Southern.

Added by Caralyn Davis on January 4, 2013 at 8:04pm — No Comments

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