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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 info is at…See More
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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 2011 Blog Posts (19)

An Uncivil Union: The Battle of Burnsville

Added by Britt Kaufmann on May 30, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Charles Fletcher's Memorial Day poem

I received the following poem from Read on WNC member, Charles Fletcher.  I call it a poem, and I added line breaks in a couple of places.


Remembering back - 1944

As I walk thru…

Added by Rob Neufeld on May 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Should I Go or Should I Stay

 Should I Go or Should I Stay?                                              

I knocked on your door…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 25, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

Shine, by Lauren Myracle

Has anyone out there read Shine, the latest book by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle?  Lauren will be visiting in WNC in June and would like feedback  impressions from the book.

Added by Donald Myracle on May 23, 2011 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

River Music gets a look at the Spring Agents Conference

The Atlanta Writers Club held its Fourth Annual Spring Agents and Editors Conference this past weekend at the Airport Westin Hotel. It’s a chance for writers to present their most promising works before agents and editors seeking new material. Yesterday I pitched a young adult project I’m calling River Music. It went like this:


"Wally was 12 when his brother was washed away in an icy river. But it was Wally’s life that ended that day. His parents sent him off to live with his…


Added by Ray Bearfield on May 22, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Thank you Susan for a lovely article in the Citizen Times !  Read it here. Hope to see you at the Blue Ridge Book Fest on Saturday!

Thank you Susan for a lovely article in the Citizen Times !  Read it here.
Hope to see you…

Added by Renea Winchester on May 20, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Leave me Alone Girl

Leave Me Alone Girl

Just leave me alone girl…Just leave me alone

I gave you my…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 20, 2011 at 1:04am — No Comments

Love and Hugs from Virginia

Love and Hugs from Virginia



Added by Bruce Hoch on May 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

New Book by WNC-born Author Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle, well-known author of books for early, mid, and late teens, has a newly released book, Shine, that is set in Transylvania county.  This work of fiction for late teens and young adults involves themes of prejudice, poverty, drug use, and redemption as its heroine, Cat, endeavors to learn why and by whom her childhood friend Patrick was brutally beaten and left for dead tied to a gas pump at an isolated convenience store.  Along the way Cat must face her own traumatized…


Added by Donald Myracle on May 18, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments


Serena is a great book! Funny and inciteful. Or am I thinking of the wrong book? Wrong writer? Or is "Serena" about the logging lady in the 1920s?

Added by Bill Branyon on May 18, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Lost in the moment watching you


Lost In The Moment Watching You




Added by Bruce Hoch on May 18, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments

I thought I Knew

I thought I Knew



Added by Bruce Hoch on May 17, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Vinegar and Oil

These are song lyrics that I wrote for my creative writing class. The piece is supposed to be sung in a bluesy, soulful way, kind of like something Norah Jones or Ray Charles would sing.


Vinegar and Oil…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 13, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Missing You


Missing You

I saw the sunrise

And its beauty touched my soul

And of course…I thought of you

You’ve been on…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 12, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments

The Red Bench



The Red Bench

Red is the color of passion

Red is the color of heat and fire

Red, to many, is the color of love

The color of the heart

Red is also the color of the…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 10, 2011 at 1:20am — No Comments

Where Do We Go From Here?

You broke my heart…

Girl…you messed with head

And now…you want me to let you in for more

Awwww babe, I should throw you out that freakin’ door

But…I won’t

Cause I know what you’ve been through babe

You’ve been a self-absorbed beauty with a proud…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 9, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Cold November Day

A Cold November Day…


Added by Bruce Hoch on May 7, 2011 at 12:36am — No Comments

Junior Historians win award for play about duel

Local Tar Heel Junior Historians win First Prize

The Smith-McDowell Chapter of the Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Chapter has won First Prize for its original play, “Over The Border: The Vance-Carson Duel.”  The award was presented at the state Tar Heel Junior Historians Association Convention on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the N.C. Museum of History in…


Added by Rob Neufeld on May 5, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Planting Time

It's planting time: Click these links to read about the happening's in Billy's garden.


Botanical Interests, known as The place to order the best organic seeds around, has agreed to sponsor my free tomato seed give away. Post a comment on any blog post at and be registered to win a free pack of…


Added by Renea Winchester on May 3, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

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