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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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East Asheville history and sites

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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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Spellbound posted events
Nov 9
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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
Nov 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post
Oct 13
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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
Oct 8
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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
Oct 7
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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
Oct 6
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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
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

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
Oct 5
Mark de Castrique posted a video

Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
Mark de Castrique posted a discussion

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
Oct 3
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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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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

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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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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