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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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Nov 9
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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
Nov 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post
Oct 13
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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
Oct 8
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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
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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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