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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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March 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Author Scott Huler at WCU and in Sylva April 13

Author Scott Huler to lecture April 13 at WCU and in Sylva

from press release

               

Award-winning author Scott Huler will lecture Friday, April 13, at Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public Library in recognition of National Library Week. 

 

Huler will discuss the importance of research and libraries at 10:30 a.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 30, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry is Reviewed in the Greensboro News & Record!

Naked and Hungry is reviewed in the March 18 edition of the Greensboro News & Record! Read about this and more: http://ning.it/HnlvQ9

Added by Ashley Memory on March 29, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A Life Changing Moment is said to be inspiring to other writers

 I was delighted when Robert Brewer, content editor for Writers Digest, posted my essay.

http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2012/03/never-too-late-to-change-life-life.html

 and surprised when NCWN posted the link on their blog, White Cross School.…

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Added by Glenda Council Beall on March 25, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Environmentaliost churches--launch of book by WWC teacher, Apr. 26

Book Launch for Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate by Mallory McDuff

The Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village will host a book launch celebration for Sacred Acts, Thurs., Apr. 26, 6 p.m.…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 25, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Malaprop's Sunday afternoon

Just home from a speaking engagement in PA, and a visit with my wonderful 90-year-old mother in Ohio, and re-bonding with my sweet "kidney sister," Carole, in New Jersey. Join us at Malaprop's in Asheville at 3:00 PM this Sunday afternoon for an interactive event/reading/book signing. 

Forgiveness is the scent of the violet on the heel that has crushed it.                         --Mark Twain

Added by Judith Toy on March 20, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Three writers about the Smokies come together at Malaprop's, Apr. 5

Friends of the Smokies Presents “Books to Take Backpacking”

 

History, poetry, and children’s literature inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains will be featured in “Books to Take Backpacking,” presented by the Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Historian Margaret Brown, poet Thomas Rain Crowe, and children’s author Ann Clayton will read from their works, 3 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 5, at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, 55 Haywood…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 19, 2012 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Amazon is going after publishers & Apple in court to protect its undercuttinhg

Letter from Scott Turow, Pres. of Authors' Guild, to Its Members, Mar. 9. 2012 
 
Yesterday's reports that the Justice Department may be near filing an antitrust lawsuit against five large trade book publishers and Apple is grim news for everyone who cherishes a rich literary culture.
 
The Justice Department has been investigating whether those publishers colluded in adopting a new model,…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

TUCKASEEGEE CHRONICLES

The Tuckaseegee Chronicles

Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains

 

BITTERSWEET FREEDOM IN A FAR LAND

Book One (1750)

 

A WEE PORTAL THROUGH TIME

Book Two (1750)

 

CAMPHOR AND VIOLETS

Book Three (1750)

 

IN THE SHADOW OF EDEN

Book Four (1750)

 

WHERE TURTLES SLEEP

Book Five…

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Added by Betty Cloer Wallace on March 8, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

SLAVERS, RUM, AND CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS: Book Ten of the Tuckaseegee Chronicles

*****Now available on Amazon Kindle*****



SLAVERS, RUM, AND CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS: Book Ten of the Tuckaseegee Chronicles (Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1750-1764)



In Book Ten, slave dealers John Elliott and Yellow Jacket threaten Mairy at the MacNeill Settlement; Ruary becomes involved in an illegal whisky trade leading to great misfortune for his cousin and partner Pinckney MacDougall; Redwing gives birth to baby Walahu; a…

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Added by Betty Cloer Wallace on March 8, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

NCWN Spring Conference in Greensboro April 28

The N.C. Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference is at  UNC-Greensboro in the Elliott University Center, April 28, from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.



The annual event, co-sponsored by UNC-Greensboro’s creative writing program, draws…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 6, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Amazonitis Strikes!

#94 on the Best Jewish American Fiction list as of this morning - City of Slaughter releases March 10th! http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/16004751/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_4_last#5

Added by Cynthia Drew on March 5, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

South Carolina reenactors like A Passel of Hate

"A Passel of Hate" captured the true essence of the war in the backcountry during the Revolutionary War.  The main character, Jacob Godley, was treat.  "A Passel of Hate" ranks right up there with any of Allen Eckert's or Kenneth Roberts historical novels.  Every arm-chair historian should have "A Passel of Hate" in their library.

 ---John Moss

    Captain, South Carolina Independent Rangers

Added by Joe Epley on March 1, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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