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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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Gail Godwin full interview for Grief Cottage event

Gail Godwin talks about Grief Cottage            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
Jun 13
Jack J. Prather posted a blog post

First Woman NC Poet Laureate's Biography

A Biography of Late NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byerin Hendersonville Author's Six Notable Women of North CarolinaA biography of the late Kathryn Stripling "Kay" Byer of Cullowhee, the first woman and longest-serving (2005-2009) Poet Laureate in the state, is featured in Six Notable Women of North Carolina by Jack J. Prather of Hendersonville, founder of the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College. The 43-page biography includes poems selected by the poet who passed away on…See More
Jun 9
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Community Building

June 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell County 2017 Local Author Festival at the Marion Community Building in downtown Marion on Saturday, June 17 from 10-3. The event is sponsored by the McDowell County Public Library and is free and open to the public.See More
Jun 6
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

Mom's has-been groove in ghost-boy novel

Marcus, in Gail Godwin’s new novel, Grief Cottage, recalls his friendship with Wheezer, whom he’d once beaten up at school because Wheezer had exposed Marcus’ shameful secret about his mom.  Now Marcus, age 10, is an orphan.  His dad has always been unknown to him; and his mom has just died in a car accident. Relocated to his aunt’s beach house, Marcus, despite the safety of the place, finds himself in trouble. He’s communicating with a ghost.  He’s having dreams about a non-existent older…See More
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Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness at City Lights Bookstore

July 28, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Linda Star Wolf will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, July 28th at 6:30 p.m. She will present her new book, Soul Whispering: The Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness.  Master Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner, Nita Gage co-wrote the book with Linda Star Wolf. The authors explore how the art of Soul Whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This is a powerful new…See More
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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
May 20
Mirra posted an event

Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
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Rosalind Bunn Storytime at City Lights Bookstore

June 24, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Rosalind Bunn will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. for a special storytime. Rosalind teaches at East Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. She has three grown children and a new grandson. Rosalind has co-authored three children's books with a dear friend, Kathleen Howard. Her newest book, Thunder & a Lightning Bug Named Lou, is illustrated by Angela C. Hawkins and was released in December 2016. Her other titles are Whose Shadow Do I See?, The Monsters…See More
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Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

I Have a Coin

I Have a Coin I have a coin I deem a treasure.One side bears the sign of extinction,And the other, an instance of nature.But it’s not a coin; it’s a seal,And the meaning of this distinctionIs the unbearable sadness I feelWith experience, or with closure. It seems like a double exposure,But the knowledge of impermanenceBleeds into the ideal likenessOf mortality in its eminence—To yield a vibrant pictureOf a creature’s essential brightnessAs it burns for life without censure. --Rob NeufeldSee 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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