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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
Oct 7
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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
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

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
Oct 5
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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.
Oct 3
Mark de Castrique posted a discussion

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
Oct 3
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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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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
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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

April 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Deadline Approaching

The Deadline for signing up for any of the Summer Book Camps 2011 at The Fountainhead Bookstore is May 27th.

These camps are for children ages 9-11, and each camp is based on a fun "Tween" book.  The Harry Potter camp only has 4 spaces left.  For a full list of available camps, visit our website www.fountainheadbookstore.com

 

 

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McIlvoy, Hale, and Prudowsky at Posana

McIlvoy, Hale, and Prudowsky read May 2 at Posana


Kevin Mcllvoy, Christine Hale, and Mark Prudowsky will read fiction, memoir, and poetry, respectively, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the back room at Posana's Café, 1 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville.   The reading is free and open to the public.



Kevin McIlvoy offers book editing through his website, mcthebookmechanic.com. He is an adjunct faculty member for the Warren Wilson… Continue

Added by Rob Neufeld on April 26, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Mixed media master at BookWorks April 28

Doug Beube, a mixed-media artist working in bookworks, collage, sculpture and photography, talks at BookWorks in West Asheville, April 28 at 6pm

Since 1993, he has been curator of a private collection in New York City…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 25, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Wendy Dingwall of Boone writes travel mystery

NC Publisher Writes New Travel Mystery

 

Boone resident and CEO of Canterbury House Publishing, Wendy Dingwall, launches her debut novel, the first in a series, Hera’s Revenge: An Yvonne Suarez Travel Mystery.

 

The public is invited to meet Ms. Dingwall at Barnes & Noble, 3 South Tunnel Road, May 5th from 5-7pm.

 

Christy Tillery French, reviewer for Midwest Book Reviews, and author of the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

http://mattiesmysteries.blogspot.com

Thought you might like to take a run over to my new fun blog, where the narrative is posted by my main character, the troublemaker Mattie.  She's already had a few comments added to make it look as if she's a real, live person . . . but then, maybe she is.

Mary A. Berger

Added by Mary A. Berger on April 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Back in the classroom again

I’ll be back in the classroom beginning May 14 for a series of workshops on Technology for Writers, which I’m offering on behalf of the Atlanta Writers Club.

The first workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of file management. We’ll cover file names, folder structure, revisions, archiving and organization under the umbrella theme “If You Can’t Find It, You Don’t Own It.”

Future sessions will cover the writer’s bookshelf (a guide to reference and source materials), software…

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Added by Ray Bearfield on April 17, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cherokee pottery book by Anna Fariello

WCU's Fariello writes book on pottery from Cherokee

 

Anna Fariello, associate research professor at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library and director of the craft revival project, has completed a new book , “Cherokee Pottery.”

 

The book traces the designs and patterns of Cherokee pottery as they have developed.  The 160-page book, published in March by History Press, contains both archival and new images…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 15, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Rose & Thorn Journal is now live!

Rose & Thorn Journalspring…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Warren Wilson College MFA students win fellowships

TWO WWC MFA GRADUATES RECEIVE STEGNER FELLOWSHIPS AT STANFORD



Helen Hooper, a January 2009 graduate in fiction, and Chiyuma Elliott, a January 2010 graduate in poetry, are among the 10 writers recently named as recipients of two-year Wallace Stegner Fellowships at Stanford University for 2011-2013, which includes a living stipend of $26,000 a year.



Fellows are regarded as working artists, intent upon practicing and perfecting their craft. There are no curricular… Continue

Added by Rob Neufeld on April 11, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Sunday with Rich Krevolin

I spent an incredible eight hours Sunday with a wonderful group of writers and Richard Krevolin, a successful author of screenplays and stageplays who also teaches screenwriting at USC and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

He has a gift for imparting an awareness of the need for commercial success…

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Added by Ray Bearfield on April 4, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

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