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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…"
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May 2009 Blog Posts (15)

Better Late Than Never has received 3 Great Reviews!

Writing is my biggest passion and I love it when people enjoy my work. Better Late Than Never has received 3 Great Book Reviews! Check out the Reviews!


Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 30, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Rob's review of the Corpse Walker

Great review, comparisons and insight into storytellers everywhere. I will be sure to look for the book next time in a bookstore. Thanks for doing this.

Added by Wendy Dingwall on May 27, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

Civil War Letters 1



In the early 80's an old homeplace beside a TVA Lake was purchased by the Stines Family. Historical details of the house:



*Built in 1882 by the Patton family

*Holt Patton was 6 mos. old when the house was built by his parents

*Holt was raised in the house

*Holt married Luola Penland-and they raised their family in the house

*After the death of her husband, Patience Mahalia Moore Penland (Luola's mother) came to… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

George Masa research blog created

Back in 1999 I began a research and production effort that led to the making of The Mystery of George Masa documentary film. With it's release in 2002 to the PBS system the 86 minute film aired in about 40% of the United States. This year, a one-hour version will be released to the PBS system to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Masa's inclusion in Ken Burns' new film The National Parks: America's Best Idea.



With the expectation that many… Continue

Added by Paul Bonesteel on May 25, 2009 at 10:06am — No Comments

Propositioned

I would like to invite everyone to come check out my Free short story Propositioned. You will love Kristina and Robert's story.



Blurb:

Kristina Ward is looking for a fresh start. She has just gotten out of a relationship with a married man who also had children. She would have never guess a woman as intelligent as her would miss the warning signs of his deception. But she had. There was nothing like a heartbreak to make a woman reevaluate her life. Too bad… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 23, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

My Amazing Cousin Sally

 

The above photo is Sally and her mother Mamie, and young sister Betty.

 

Two Sally Cousins

Sally and Bennett in about 2003 And… Continue

Added by Sallie on May 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How did we get all this land?

Hi: I'll be at Malaprops Bookstore on Friday May 22 to give a slide show on North Carolina's Hiking Heritage.

How did we get all this recreation land to hike in? Some was sold, some was given away, some was protected....



As I wrote as a comment to the last post, enjoying our parks and forests is one of the cheapest entertainment there is. Why go to an amusement park when the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah Forests are the…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on May 20, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Economic Downturn Causes A Resurgence In Old Time Ways



Over the past few days the Blind Pig group has been discussing how reusing, repurposing, and recycling can be good for the environment-and good for the pocket book. The downturn in the economy has caused a need for thriftiness in most households-which has resulted in a resurgence of lifestyles that hearken from an earlier time.



The "backyard chicken" phenomenon is on the rise across the… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 16, 2009 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Better Late Than Never is a Bestseller!

When I first began my journey I wasn't sure where I would end up. Well . . . my book Better Late Than Never was released April 10, 2009 and has been the number one best-selling novel with my publisher since. This is very exciting news to me! I look forward to the rest of The Smith Sister Trilogy being released as well as my future works. If you haven't picked up your copy of Better Late Than Never here is your chance.…





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Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 13, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Blue Ridge Book & Author Show Case in Flat Rock

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this book fest. I was completely surprised that this was their first gathering. Well done!



I only hope I will be a part of it next year, as an author, in some capacity.



Gary Carden is a jewel. Can I now say that I have a big ole crush on Mr. Carden (teehee). He always looks as if he's just about to give you a big old wink, but doesn't - which is why I like that better - the promise of a big old wink without the actual doing of… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 11, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Crafts for Children

Hello,

My name is Doris Anne Beaulieu and I’d like to this time to talk to mail order companies and parents.

To parents I have a wonderful craft book for your child to give his or her teacher at the end of the school year. My Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Classroom Crafts for Teachers book is truly a gift that will forever keep giving from year to year, holiday after holiday. It’s a craft book for developing creative minds. This book will tell you what items you will need for each… Continue

Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on May 11, 2009 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Rain Barrels



Over the past few years rain barrels have become popular with both home gardeners and folks who are interested in water conservation. The south-including my area has experienced severe drought over the past few years too.



A month or so ago The Deer Hunter and I were cleaning up around the house-trying to get rid of stuff we no longer need or truthfully stuff we never needed in the first place.



The Deer Hunter used the blue… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 11, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has received a glowing review!

Better Late Than Never has received a glowing review! Check it out!
Better Late Than Never Book Review

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on May 9, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Too much to do and not enough time to write

I seem to have trouble getting to this site as often as I'd like. I manage along with Kay Byer, the Netwest Writers site and two personal blogs, the latest being The Way I See It,

and I find myself up at three in the AM on the computer.

Blogs can be addictive. I don't just mean the writing but the reading of so many others.

I don't know how people do it all and have any other life.



Now I've tried Facebook, I'm told we need… Continue

Added by Glenda on May 6, 2009 at 3:28am — 1 Comment

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 7



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test.



Decoration

Dinner

Dodger

Druthers

Dreckly/Directly






Decoration-putting flowers on graves. "Next Sunday is Decoration up at Bethel Baptist-are you going?"

Dinner-lunch. "Pap fixed fried taters and cornbread for dinner today."

Dodger-a piece of baked bread. "All the boy… Continue

Added by Tipper on May 5, 2009 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

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