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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
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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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April 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Storyteller does nature woman show for Muddy Sneakers, June 2

The Wild One: An Evening Salon with Frannie Oates, Bard

Frannie Oates, award-winning actress, writer, educator and storyteller shares how the WNC mountains have been a refuge and inspiration.  A native of Asheville, NC she has called Henderson County her home for the past twenty-plus years. Many remember her performance last year as Daisy Werthan in Hendersonville Little Theatre’s Driving Miss…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 27, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

History Press to publish my MST book

Hi to my writing and walking friends:

 

Just want to let you know that my book Walking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail: A 1000 miles through North Carolina will be published by the History Press next year.

 

It's a tight deadline but I'm thrilled.

 

Danny

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 26, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2012

The LAT Book Prizes were awarded April 20 to:

 

Novel: Alex Shakar, Luminarium

Mystery/Thriller: Stephen King, 11/22/63

First Fiction: Ismet Prcic, Shards Young Adult: Pete Hautman, The Big Crunch

Biography: John A. Farrell, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

Current Interest: Daniel…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 26, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Another chapter of THE MONEY TREE!

 

I thought I would give you another sample chapter from my novel, THE MONEY TREE, an action-adventure chase set right here in WNC.

 

To remind you, here's the synopsis from the book jacket:

 

Tom and Huck take on The Sopranos! Set in the wilds of Western North Carolina – near historic COLD MOUNTAIN –  the story turns on two teen brothers' chance discovery of…

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Added by Sam Mills on April 24, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments

Gloria Houston receives honor, gives talk Apr. 27

Award from Women's Clubs to Gloria Houston

Author Gloria Houston has been selected as the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Author by the General Federated Women’s Clubs of North Carolina for the body of her work.  She will present the Bramlette Patterson address at the North Carolina State Convention in Greensboro on Friday. 27 April. 

The Lucy Bramlette…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 22, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tea Time Recipes Available Again

The much sought-after Dirty Fingers Garden Club cookbook, Tea Time Recipes, originally published in 2004 and out of print for many years, is available once again! Now you can learn how to make such delicacies as Cherry-and-Cream Scones, Strawberry Pound Cake, and Lavender Blueberry Soup.

The DFGC meets at (and owns) the "Meeting House" in Piney Creek. The…

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Added by Claire Halsey on April 21, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Liars Bench show, April 19, presents story of last Swain County hanging

Liars Bench Presents Hangman, Hangman Slack Your Rope

at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center, April 19

(from April 12, 2012 press release.  Contact: Gary Carden    gcarden498@aol.com    Carl Iobst    828.269.7844.)

The unjust hanging of Jack Lambert to be centerpiece of second Balsam Chronicles show

 

Gary Carden of The Liars…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 13, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Blue Ridge Bookfest, May 18-19, features Kostova program, lotsa authors, and workshops

4th Annual Book Festival in Flat Rock offers keynotes, workshops, and book fair

 

The Blue Ridge Bookfest, May 18- 19,  in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, features:

 

An author show with Elizabeth Kostova and emcee Rob Neufeld, May 18, 6:30 p.m. (Ticketed receprtion precedes at 5:30.)

A talk by Kostova, 1 p.m., May 19.

Presentations by Joseph Bathanti, Georgia Bonesteel, Wayne Caldwell, and…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 10, 2012 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Publishing - Bah or Ahhhh...?

Learning to write is just one of the things you learn when you sit down to do this. Learning what comes next is part of it, too. The highs and lows of acceptance, rejection, politics, timing and team work. To wit:

News from a new publisher this morning--the folks who're publishing Stealing First, a YA baseball novel I co-wrote with my sister (baseball fan and screenwriter) Joan Golden. The proofs have been put on hold again.…

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Added by Cynthia Drew on April 3, 2012 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Difference in paper between self-published and traditionally published books

Question??

I've noticed that self-published books are always printed on hospital white paper.

Books by traditional publishers are on cream or slightly tinted paper.

This seems to be true even if the self-published book has been thoughtfully edited

and is of high quality.

 

Any idea as to why?

Danny Bernstein 

www.hikertohiker.com

Added by Danny Bernstein on April 3, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Book discussion series at Haywood County Library

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT @ HAYWOOD COUNTY LIBRARY

from press release 

This spring and summer Haywood County Library offers two Let’s Talk About It series.  Last summer when Dr. Merritt Moseley led two of our book discussions, we found out that he has a special interest in Jane Austen and we found out that many of you would like to do an Austen series.  So Dr. Moseley is creating a series for the NC Humanities and…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on April 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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