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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
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
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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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March 2013 Blog Posts (11)

State budget proposal includes big cuts in public library support

Another slash--public libraries threatened

            The Fontana Regional Library has put out the word about a 4.8% in state spending on public libraries.  This plan is part of a trend to minimize the role of the arts, literature, and the humanities in our lives.  The reasons given are both false, I believe.  

            One is the focus on jobs: and by jobs, technical jobs are indicated.  A look at job growth trends in the…

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Prize-winning poet Schultz talks about dyslexia Apr. 3

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Schultz, at April 3 event for memoir about dyslexia

From press release

Philip Schultz will read from his memoir My Dyslexia on April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies in the Chamber board room at 36 Montford Avenue. The event is …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 25, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Thanks for supporting your bookstore and your state trail

Thank you so much to all the people who came out last night (Friday March 22) to hear about the Mountains -to-Sea Across North Carolina.

 

According to Malaprop staff, over 50 people were there to support their local bookstore-- and me. Karen Chavez wrote a wonderful article about the trail and my book a couple of weeks…

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Montford Newsletter articles

Added by Cathryn McLeod on March 22, 2013 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Stubblefield and Hopping publish in The Chrysalis Reader

The Chrysalis Reader comes out only once a year.  This year's issue (which reportedly is the last issue after decades of publication) is themed "Patterns."  I'm one of two Asheville writers represented in the issue.  My piece, titled "From a Different World," is an excerpt from my new novel The Paraclete.  My colleague here on The Read of WNC as well as fellow writers' group member Michael Hopping is represented in the issue with the essay "The Triple World."  Michael and I have supplied a…

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Added by Jerry Stubblefield on March 8, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments

An Evening with Joseph Bathanti, March 25

UNC: Asheville’s Creative Writing Program and Literary Club present “An Evening with N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti” on Mon., March 25, 7 p.m. in Karpen Hall’s Laurel Forum.

Joseph Bathanti will read from his collection of award-winning poetry, including his recent book, “This Metal,” which was nominated for the National Book Award. This event is free to the public. See the press release for…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on March 5, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments

The Writers’ Workshop Annual Writers’ Retreat, May 16-19

Asheville group The Writers’ Workshop is holding its Annual Writers’ Retreat in Folly Beach, SC (near Charleston) May 16-19. Beginning and experienced writers of fiction, plays, non-fiction, or memoirs are welcome to relax, write, and review each other’s work.

The all-inclusive rate, except for meals, is $495 for a private room or $450 for a shared room for non-Writers’ Workshop members, or $395/$345 for members. The commuter rate is $55 per…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on March 5, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Book Launch at Diamond Brand Outdoors

What is the Mountains-to-Sea Trail like beyond the Asheville corridor?

 

Come to Diamond Brand Outdoors in Arden tomorrow (Tuesday March 5 at 6 pm) to a book launch for the…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on March 4, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Review of Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina

Two recent reviews of Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina follow:

North Carolina Genealogical Society JOURNAL

Volume 39, Number 1. February 2013.

By Pamela S. Pearson

Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina. By Jack J. Prather. 2012.…

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Added by Jack J. Prather on March 4, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Old Cherokee towns have been mapped

Betty Cloer Wallace has shared this news on The Read's Facebook page

Lamar Marshall of Wildsouth has mapped over 1,000 miles of trails that existed prior to the mid-1800s in the Middle, Valley, and Out Town…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on March 4, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Many WWC MFA writers featured in interesting collection

Local poets represented in new collection

Lisa Russ Spaar's The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry  (2013, Drunken Boat Media) collects over fifty of her micro-essays written for the Chronicle of Higher Education Arts…

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