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NOVELS OF THE CIVIL WAR: AMERICA’S GREATEST CONFLICT
press release from Haywood County Library
Haywood County Friends of the Library selected the Civil War subject to go along with a traveling exhibition. Kathy Olsen has planned a Barbara Bates Smith performance as well.
Sometimes historical facts alone are not enough to evoke the truth of the past. Perhaps this is what Walt Whitman meant about the Civil War…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 29, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments
Asheville-based author, pianist and singer-songwriter Dave Turner has just published his new eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet And Other Writings And Photographs From A Southern Appalachian Valley. It's a collection of writings and photographs inspired by growing up and living in a Southern Appalachian Valley…Continue
Historical Exhibit on Marion Manufacturing to Open at UNC Asheville
From press release, May 21, 2012, UNC Asheville News Services, 828/251-6526 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Woven Together: Marion Manufacturing and McDowell County,” a Western North Carolina traveling exhibition telling the story of the Marion Manufacturing textile mill, will open on June 4 in Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library.
Marion Manufacturing employed more than 600…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Just finished our anthology's book launch and 1st book signing at the Union Co. Library in Blairsville, GA. "Reflections From The Mountains" is now on sale as a softback, 312 pg anthology of 30 authors and members of the Georgia Mountain Writers Club. We produced it as a celebration of our 10th Anniversary in the Tri-State mountian area of GA/NC/TN.
We know you will enjoy every page of prose and poetry, in addition to many graphics and photos. Throughout the book you will also enjoy…Continue
Added by RhondaKay Brigman on May 19, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
Historical novelist Jeff Shaara helped Charlotte, NC, celebrate the anniversary of the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence back on May 20, 1775. He held his audience spellbound as he talked at length about his research and writing style in producing numerous books about the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War II. Jeff didn't start writing until in his 40s and after his father, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Shaara died.
The senior Shaara won…Continue
Added by Joe Epley on May 18, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments
I took two folks from Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine up the route featured in my mystery novel, "Murder at the Jumpoff." The article will appear in BRO's July issue. I'll read from my book and talk about off-trail hiking at Malaprop's May 27 at 3:00.…Continue
Added by Jenny Bennett on May 18, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments
This is our first time out with a book fair. We are renting half a table. You'll see our big poster at the Blue Ridge Book Fest in Flat Rock, this Friday and Saturday -- Murder as a Call to Love. Come by our table and let's talk about the new surge of small local presses. I'd like to interview you for an article I'm putting together, possibly for MountainX.
The review of "A Passel of Hate" from the Historical Novel Review reads in part:
"Epley does a thrillingly effective job fleshing out his many characters (there are no one-dimensional heroes—or villains—here), and he lavishes attention on the kinds of real-world details too many historical novelists gloss over—readers will learn as much about trail rations and camp organization as about higher political ideology, and Epley’s undemonstratively evocative prose and tightly…
Added by Joe Epley on May 14, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments
Join us this Friday for an evening of readings by poets and prose writers Abigail DeWitt, Anne Maren-Hogan, M. Owens and Mesha Maren!
This Friday May 11th at 7pm at Downtown Books and News at 67 N Lexington Ave…Continue
Added by Mesha Maren on May 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Jargon Society now a part of the BMC Museum + Arts Center
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announced, Apr. 23, that the Jargon Society, the highly significant small-press publisher founded in 1951 by Jonathan Williams (Asheville native, Black Mountain College alumnus, poet, publisher and photographer) is now under the museum’s auspices.…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments
LOCAL WNC AUTHOR WINS AWARD
from press release
Carol MacAllister, Brevard resident since 2006, has been awarded the 2012 Nautilus Silver Book Award in the Middle Grades and Teens category for her first children’s book, The Wisdom Tree and the Red Swing. Her book teaches the value of taking time to think, to act with compassion, and to behave with civility. The book offers coping skills for anyone feeling isolated or ostracized and offers techniques for…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments
Marijo Moore, Cherokee-Dutch writer, editor, publisher, teacher, and medium, presents her book, A Book of Ceremonies & Spiritual Energies Thereof, and gives consultations with each book purchase, at two locations:
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Sat., May 5, 3 p.m.
Blue Ridge Books, Sat., May 26, 3 p.m.
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 4, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments
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