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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
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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
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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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February 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Opportunity to advance reading and heritage

Hello, book and heritage friends:



I thought you all might want to know about the continuing growth and usefulness of the Citizen-Times supported website, “The Read on WNC.” For example, now you have:



• A feature on all scheduled book discussions in the region.

• An archive of regional author profiles and interviews.

• One-stop directory of libraries, bookstores, colleges & universities, heritage sites, and community orgs.

• Major features and forums on… Continue

Added by The Read on February 24, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rev. Stephen Morgan , 1776-1859

I started doing family research on the Morgan Family about 13 years ago. Stephen Morgan was my grandmother Lillian Morgan Hare's great grandfather.

Since I did not live in Western North Carolina, I depended greatly on an ancestry software program. Later, while visiting my cousin Sally Warren, I found that her husband Bennett was a Morgan descendant. She and Bennett drove us out to visit Perminter Morgan's grave site. I…

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Added by Sallie on February 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Mountain Folk



I'd like to introduce you to Hubert Kirkland. Hubert is a native Appalachian-born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I recently interviewed Hubert about his life in Appalachia.





What was life like when you were a child?



There was lots of work to be done and everybody had to help. Having a garden was a major chore-the whole family helped with it cause you… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 17, 2009 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Habitual Words



Have you ever been around someone who used the same word or words in every sentence? Years ago, I was introduced to a man-who at the end of every sentence said "and what not". I remember being obsessed with listening to him-to see if just once-he would'nt say "and what not". Never happened-he said it at the end of every sentence just like clock work.



A few other habitual sayings I've heard:



* you know (one of The Deer… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 12, 2009 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Stephen Morgan's obituary

obituary of Brother Stephen Morgan

copied from Flat Creek Baptist Church Minutes..published by Norma Morgan

original spelling unchanged

who departed this life July 23rd 1896. Born Nov. 1st 1809 age eighty six

years eight months and 22 days professed faith in Christ the ninth year

of his age and joined the church at FLAT CREEK in the 22 year of his age

In the year 1832 and lived a faithful and devoted member of the same

until his death making him a member…
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Added by Sallie on February 10, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Being Frugal & Green By Planting Seeds In Newspaper Pots



My thoughts have been swirling around this summer's vegetable garden. For the past several years, we've purchased plants that need an extra jump on the growing season-like tomatoes and peppers.



Since money is tight this year-I decided to go back to germinating seeds indoors in an effort to save money. I've started seeds in all sorts of plastic containers before-and even tried the egg shell method one year. I liked the egg shell-because… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 10, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 4



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test!



1. Call On

2. Conniption

3. Captain

4. Care

5. Carry

6. Crick

7. Catamount

8. Catheads

9. Cheer

10. Chunk





1. Call On-to visit someone. "I believe I'll call on Uncle Tex, I hear he ain't been doing no good."

2. Conniption-a mad fit. "Granny had a conniption when she saw the mud… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 7, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Quilting Bee - Then And Now



Back in the day-quilts were a necessity of life-actually they still are to a degree. Quilts offer warmth for our bodies-a way to protect ourselves from the cold. Yet, when you look back to the days of living in an uninsulated house with only a fireplace or cookstove to supply heat, you realize what an important role quilts played in the days of old.



The ability to quilt stretched across all social classes-you needed warmth from the cold… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Memories Of Winter Months Spent In Appalachia



In the old days the long winter months following Christmas and New Years were a time to catch up on housework, sewing, quilting, barn work, hardware repair, and planning for spring and planting time. Certainly folks still had work to do-feeding/caring for the animals, and making sure the wood supply would make it till spring-but the weather conditions forced the late winter months to also be a time of rest (compared to the long work days of… Continue

Added by Tipper on February 1, 2009 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

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