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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
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Hester

HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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Bob Plott replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Hunters and Plott hounds
"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
Mar 6

April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Smoky Mountain Rain





Smoky Mountain rain, fresh and clean, driven through the cracks and crevices



of the cold crystalline aquifers in the deepest dark far below our warm, sunny world.



This precious resource filled up the gargantuan canyons of Earth’s oceans eons ago;



long before we humans strutted the stage of creation.



It was and is the source of all life, a…

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Added by Chuck Connors on April 26, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments

What If?

‘Big men’ come and swoop down upon us



like hawks diving down on cowed, helpless mice.





They come, whether we want them to or not,



like bad weather or other natural disasters.





What if ‘big men’ didn’t come,



staying away and left us free and unmolested?…



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Added by Chuck Connors on April 26, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Sweet Surprise

A riot, an explosion, a conflagration of colors;



Spread across the land according to the laws of the Creator.





Brilliant yellows, dark forest greens, gentle pinks, and dazzling whites;



A collage of colors burst forth from the earth.





Every spring, life comes springing up like a colorful…

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Added by Chuck Connors on April 26, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

guest blogging

Guest at Riding with the Top Down . . . cheesecake come callin'

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 25, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Signing Secret Graces at Blue Ridge Books Osondu today at 1:00!

Hope to see you there - will be signing SG at 1:00 at the bookstore on main street in good old Waynesville. Always nervous about book signings - my head whirls with "will anyone show up?" lawd....

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 17, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

DJM Writer's Group

We now have our website online and would like to invite everyone to drop in and check it out when you have time... the URL is www.djmwritersgroup.com

Thanks!
Dawn

Added by Dawn McCall on April 15, 2010 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Professor Releases "Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide"

UNC Asheville History Professor Grant Hardy has released "Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide" (Oxford University Press, April 2010) to positive reviews. The work provides a thorough literary analysis of the religious text, especially focusing on its narrative structure, the style of its main writers and the characterizations of its principal characters. Publishers Weekly, which gave the book a starred review, said, "This will be a classic work in the field of Mormon studies for… Continue

Added by UNC Asheville on April 15, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Appalachian Writers

(Photo by Valorie Luhr)

It's been three years since I first met Glenda Beall. We submitted one of Chitter's poems to a Poetry Contest for children-Chitter didn't win a prize-but through the contest we won a…

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Added by Tipper on April 13, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

"Real Nascar" - What I'm reading now

"Real Nascar; White Lightning, Red Clay and Big Bill France" by Dan Pierce is a great history of Nascar. I've never been to a race but I've heard so much about Nascar that I had to read about it.

Check out Pierce's blog at http://www.realnascar.com

Danny Bernstein http://www.hikertohiker.com

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 9, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Vigilant Gray Cat


Tree swallows, Blue birds, and little Finches hop around;
A couple of Starlings fighting at a feeder.
While under them, hiding, hungry in the grass;
A vigilant gray cat waits for his chance.

Chuck Connors, April 3, 2010

Added by Chuck Connors on April 7, 2010 at 2:32am — No Comments

My mother took a trip to a dude ranch in Colorado back in 1939


She wrote an account of her adventures and took pictures while horseback roaming the high country of Colorado.

I posted her writings and some of her photos on

http://triptoaduderanch.blogspot.com

Please take a look and let me know what you think...

thanks

Added by HOLLIS WILLIAMS on April 6, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Radio Interview: The Writer's Show

Sunday was the live stream of The Writer's Show, but it is now available to listen to, if anyone should want to listen!

The Writer's Show with Joan Hetzler - Interviewing Kat Magendie

Thank you for your interest!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 6, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Tomorrow - radio show "The Writer's Show"

Tomorrow at 1:00, I'll be on a radio show at WAWL "The Writer's Show" --

It'll be available after that as well. Tomorrow's show is a live stream, but it's also easter!

http://www.wawl.org/

Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 3, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

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