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The history of Oakley

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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 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Blue Ridge Book Fest this weekend!

Looking forward to it and to seeing you there! Last year was such a wonderful event - I'm excited to be an "exhibiting author" this year!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 31, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Blue Ridge Bookfest next Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5

Come to the Blue Ridge Bookfest on Friday and Saturday June 4 - 5 at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. I'm one of 50 book exhibitors.

Lots of informative and inspirational…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on May 29, 2010 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Masha Hamilton Events in AVL & Hendo

Foreign correspondent and novelist Masha Hamilton, author of The Camel Bookmobile and 31 Hours, is coming to Asheville for several events in June.



Writing Workshop

On Thursday, June 3rd, Masha will conduct a free writing workshop at Malaprop’s in Asheville. The workshop, “From Fact to Fiction” will discuss how to use real life to jump-start or deepen your fiction. Writers should bring pen and paper, and be prepared to do some writing exercises. The workshop begins at… Continue

Added by Rich Rennicks on May 24, 2010 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

REVIEW OF NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST NOVEL

Devil’s Dream



Madison Smartt Bell



Pantheon books



$26.95





Reviewed by David Madden





April is poetry month. If “April is the cruelest month,” as T. S. Eliot said in his poem ‘The Wasteland,” it is appropriate that we observe April as also Civil War History Month.…

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Added by David Madden on May 22, 2010 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

No 6 in Asheville Cit Times Top Twenty WNC books!

I was surprised and of course delighted to see my book Tender Graces on the list in last Sunday's paper, much less to see it at No 6!



And, though I hate touting a big monster, I can't help but be pleased to be on the Amazon Kindle Bestsellers in LIterary fiction - on the Number 1 spot no less - with Kathryn Stocketts The Help as Number 2 -- although, we have switched and she is No 1 and I No 2--and so it goes.



But I'm also No 9 in over all genres on Kindle.



I've… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 22, 2010 at 10:06am — No Comments

Blacksnake

Blacksnake livin’ in the pottin’ shed



hangin’ from the rafters just fine,



in walks a lady spots the Blacksnake,



screaming and hollering “oh my.”





Poor old Blacksnake just hangin’ there,



not hurtin’ nobody in the world.



Seems some folks don’t like no…

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Added by Chuck Connors on May 21, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Today at Malaprops UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program

I'm going to go support our writers at 3 - Malaprops - UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program ... I've not seen this publication yet and excited to hear our local writers read and get a look at the pub.

Hope to see you there!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 16, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Mountain Writers & Blue Ridge Book Fest

I so enjoyed speaking to/with the Mountain Writer's writing group last night - what a great group of writers/people!

Next up is the Blue Ridge Book Fest on June 4/5 - hope to see y'all there!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 12, 2010 at 8:21am — No Comments

Family of Arthur Edwin Guest and Dorothy Galloway Guest

Today I received a rather large package from Iowa that contains old photos of the family of Arthur Edwin Guest and wife, Dorothy Galloway Guest, along with old letters and other misc papers.

Arthur died in 1994 in Buncombe County and Dorothy died in 1969 in Buncombe County. From census records they were in Iowa up until 1930... then they are found living in New Jersey. I am not sure when they came to Buncombe County.

I would like to find living descendants of this couple, or…

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Added by Dawn McCall on May 10, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

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