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Kathryn Hall posted a blog post

Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
Sep 11
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
Sep 10
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
Aug 26
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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
Aug 25
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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
Aug 21
City Lights Bookstore posted events
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FullSizeRender Lexie in the pillows

This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
Aug 10
Glenda Council Beall posted an event

Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
Aug 3
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
Aug 3
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
Jul 28
Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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January 2014 Blog Posts (19)

Tidal Pools

My second novel, Tidal Pools, has been released by Holladay House Publishing. I look forward to seeing my friends in the WNC area this spring and summer as we launch our promotion of the new novel. Hope to see you all soon.

Added by Lawrence Thackston on January 28, 2014 at 9:39pm — No Comments

My Mama Is a Demon Essay Published

I've had a personal essay, "My Mama Is a Demon," published here. Appreciate it if y'all would check it out.

Added by Caralyn Davis on January 28, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Tommy Hays leads workshop Feb. 22

Award-Winning Author Tommy Hays Leads Creative Prose Workshop February 22

from press release 

Tommy Hays, author of What I Came to Tell You (EgmontUSA, 2013) and director of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), will lead a creative prose workshop, “If You’re Afraid to Write About it, Write About It,” from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. This non-credit workshop from the GSWP will take place in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum, on the campus.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

Limestone Gumption by Bryan Robinson

Limestone Gumption mystery novel launch, Mar. 7

From press release

Bryan Robinson is thrilled to announce the release of his debut novel, Limestone Gumption (published by Five Star Publications), and to invite you to the book launch at Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe, 55 Haywood Street on Friday, March 7th from 6:30–10pm.

Recording artist, Matthew Alexander, will provide music, and Stephanie Wilder will cater the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

New novel by Wiley Cash & appearances

Wiley Cash presents This Dark Road to Mercy

Wiley Cash's much anticipated second novel, after A Land More Kind Than Home, involves two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.

"When their mother dies unexpectedly," the book copy says, "twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are shuffled into the foster…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Emancipation in NC--Freedom for All history exhibit in Old Fort

Emancipation exhibit travels to Mountain Gateway

In commemoration of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, a traveling exhibit of illustrated informational panels outlining the struggle for…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Young Adult Fiction Writers, Feb. 16

Writers at Home: Readings from Young Adult Fiction Writers

 

The Writers at Home spring series continues with readings by young adult fiction authors Alan Gratz and Monika Schröder. Both authors’ respective novels are historical fiction based on memoirs of World War II. This event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville.

 

Gratz will…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Anarchist utopian at Firestorm, Mar 6

Utopia and the Anarchist Imagination

Firestorm Books & Cafe, 48 Commerce St, Asheville NC March 6th, 2014 at 8:00pm

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Anarchist author Margaret Killjoy is touring with his latest book, "A Country of Ghosts," an anarchist utopia. Join us for a presentation on utopia, how they can potentially

help inspire, without seeking to direct, revolutionary struggle.

Margaret Killjoy is the editor of …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dr. Moreau's beastly legacy lives with local author

Local Author Publishes Sequel to The Madman's Daughter

Megan Hansen Shepherd, originally from Brevard and now living in Asheville, announces the publication of her second Young Adult novel, Her Dark Curiosity.  A party to celebrate the book’s publication will be held at Highland Books in Brevard on Tuesday, January 28, 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments as well as free bookmarks and other…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 15, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Breaking news in the lit world

A few stories of special interest

  • Gillian Flynn has changed the ending of Gone Girl for David Fincher's screen adaptation.  Read about it in Variety…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 14, 2014 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Buckminster Fuller one-man drama Feb. 1 2014

Bucky Fuller play at BMCMAC, Feb. 1

The event: R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE by D. W. JACOBS 

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Personal Accounts of Slavery in North Carolina

Paper back issue of N.C. slave narratives

(from publisher press release)

John F. Blair, Publisher's Real Voices, Real History™ series is comprised of true personal accounts from former slaves.  The series first started with the 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) slave narratives.

During the Depression,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The Papers of Zebulon Vance, vol. 3

New volume of Vance papers out

The third volume in The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance series is now available. The last eighteen months of Vance’s governorship at the end of the Civil War (1864-1865) are chronicled in the more than 200 letters and other documents transcribed and annotated in this volume.

Topics discussed include conscription, desertion, disaffection among North…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

William Matthews Poetry Prize

Asheville Poetry Review poetry contest, Jan. 15 deadline

Final Judge for 2014Billy Collins





First Place: $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review, and a featured reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize

Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize, Jan. 15, 2014 deadline …



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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Writers' Workshop Poetry Contest

Writers' Workshop of Asheville poetry contest, Feb. 28 deadline

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 25th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence.

Deadline: Postmarked by Feb. 28, 2014.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

N.C. Writers' Network fiction contest, Feb. 15 2014 deadline

The 2014 Doris Betts Fiction Prize is now open for submissions. The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-place winner $250 and publication in the …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

N.C. Writers Network non-fiction contest, Jan. 17 deadline

Thanks to a generous donation from Rose Post’s family, the prize amounts that will be awarded for the top three entries in this contest have been increased: $200 for 3rd Place; $300 for 2nd Place; and $1,000 for 1st Place.

The winning entry will be considered for publication…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

8 self-published authors at Malaprop's January 12

Look who's coming to the self-published author gathering

at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe.

Sun. Jan. 12, 2014, 3 p.m.

Sheri Wren Haymore: author of A Higher Voice, novel about a failing rock superstar who experiences a new life as well haunting threats when he finds a good…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on January 10, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

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