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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 2012 Blog Posts (16)

2011 Count of Male vs. Female Publishing Stats

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has posted its 2011 breakdown of men vs. women publishing in and being reviewed by major magazines. Review the bleak statistics here: 

http://www.vidaweb.org/the-count

Added by Caralyn Davis on February 28, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Show Me, Rosie! hits Shelves this Spring

The newest title form Star Route Books, Show Me, Rosie! - Missouri’s working women in the Second World War will make its debut in March at the State Conference of the Missouri State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR).…

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Added by Claire Halsey on February 21, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature

GREAT SPORTING QUOTES--NEW BOOK BY CASADA AND SPORTING CLASSIC MAGAZINE

Passages:  The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature:

A compilation of wisdom and wit from the world of the outdoors. Published as part of the celebration of Sporting Classics magazine’s 30th anniversary, 

The excerpts were chosen by co-editors Chuck Wechsler, the Editor and Publisher of Sporting Classics, and Jim Casada, the magazine’s Editor at…

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Winter by C.B. Cole premieres at City Lights, Feb 24

C.B. Cole at City Lights with coming-of-age story

Jackson…

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The Rose & Thorn

We've changed Rose & Thorn Journal to a semi-annual (2x a year) journal. Our spring issue will go live May 15, and our fall November 15. There's more detail, plus our Back Story series, on our R&T Blog.

 

We've also added a new Art Gallery- our new Art…

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Am loving the new look here on our pages at The Read!

 

 

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John Inscoe regional history scholar at key lecture, Mar 24

WNC HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION CIVIL WAR LECTURE SERIES



The WNC Historical Association, NC Center for Creative Retirement, and the Zebulon Baird Vance Birthplace State Historic Site are co-sponsoring a three-part lecture series on the Civil War In The Mountains. The speakers are some of the most distinguished scholars on Appalachian history. Topics for the series are loosely based on subjects covered in John Inscoe's War, Race and Remembrance.    



This final lecture…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 17, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments

Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, reads at UNCA Feb 23

 

            “No names carved for the Native Guards,” Trethewey muses in her poem, “Elegy for the Native Guards.”   She’s thinking about the African American soldiers who had held the Federal fort and POW prison on Ship Island, off the coast of…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 17, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Lisa Alther's new novel, Washed in the Blood

  • Alther reads from her new novel, “Washed in the Blood,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, Asheville, 7 p.m., Friday (251-6734).

 

For her sixth novel, “Washed in the Blood,” Kingsport, Tenn.-raised author Lisa Alther explores Melungeon heritage in a multi-generational saga.

Microsoft Word spellcheck does not recognize the word, “Melungeon,” but to people in Appalachia, it reaches deep into interracial history.

Building from “Kinflicks,” her…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 16, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

New edition of History of African Americans in NC

New edition from NC Archives & History covers history through 2008



Originally published in 1992, A…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 13, 2012 at 12:02am — No Comments

Pat Riviere-Seel comes to Coffee with the Poets

February's Coffee with the Poet features Pat Riviere-Seel, a friend who graced my poetry class in the Great Smokies Writing Workshop several years ago. Pat has become a vibrant presence in our North Carolina Literary community, offer her talents and her time to her readers and the literary organizations that help draw us all together. Please join us at City Lights Bookstore on Feb. 16 at 10:30 to meet Pat and listen to her read and talk about her work. Our gatherings are always informal and,…

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Women in Contemporary Art--leading critic Eleanor Heartney in town

Award-winning Arts Writer Eleanor Heartney to Speak about Contemporary Art and Women Artists

in Cullowhee, March 5; Asheville…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 12, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Gary Carden's one-act play, Coy, Feb. 16 and 23, benefits Liar's Bench

Liars Bench Presents Benefit Performances Of “Coy” At WCUs Mountain

Heritage Center.”



The “Dramatic performance of “Coy” to be centerpiece of two Liars Bench benefit shows.”

Gary Carden of The Liars Bench, a two-year old program featuring authentic traditional Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, and drama, has announced that the show's

February performances will be a benefit for the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on February 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Pulitzer Prized Poet Trethewey at UNCA Feb. 23

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Natasha Trethewey to Read at UNC Asheville

from UNCA press release

 

Natasha Trethewey, one of America’s most acclaimed poets and a compelling speaker, reads and talks in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall, 7 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 23, . This event is free and open to the public.

Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Native Guard (2006, Houghton Mifflin). The title poem of this collection recalls one…

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Reader Views Review of Three Gifts

 

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Juniper Bends Literary Reading

 
Our next Juniper Bends Reading will be on Friday February 10 at 7pm at Downtown Books and News with readings by:

Kate Zambreno (whose novel Green Girl was recently released by Emergency Press…
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