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Dr. Lin Stepp at Barnes & Noble, Asheville Mall at Tunnel Road

May 13, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 10, 2017 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Author Vicki Lane, who is working on her seventh novel, will be the guest speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Gaither Fellowship Hall.  Reservations: 669-8012 Ext. 3502Open to the Public.See More
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Rose Senehi will read from her new novel: CAROLINA BELLE at MALAPROPS BOOKS & CAFE

May 3, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Belle McKenzie is obsessed with finding the best apple anyone ever bit into and determined to rekindle the love this obsession has nearly destroyed.        Woven throughout Carolina Belle is the fascinating history of Henderson County, North Carolina’s, apple orchards that endlessly unfold on the county’s horizons and still bear the same names as the early settlers to the area. Senehi, known for her historically accurate novels, sprinkles the book with stories of the development of the Southern…See More
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Becky Stone Presents Maya Angelou

Chautauqua Alive! Becky Stone Presents Maya AngelouWednesday, May 24 at 6:30pmPack Memorial Library67 Haywood Street250-4700The Buncombe Chautauqua Committee and Pack Memorial Library will present a pre-Chautauqua special event in Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library at 6:30 Pm on May 24.  Renowned storyteller Becky Stone will present “Becoming Maya Angelou.”   Ms. Stone will be appearing as Maya Angelou in the opening program of the annual Chautauqua series that begins June 19.  On May 24,…See More
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Prize-winning YA author Sedgwick at Literacy fundraiser

Fundraiser for Literacy Council & Book Launch Marcus Sedgwick Tuesday April 25th 5:30-7:30 p.m., Twisted Laurel, downtown Asheville, 130 College Street COST: $45 per person (ticket includes hardcover book, food, and non-alcoholic beverage) All proceeds go to Literacy Council from press release Marcus Sedgwick, author of Saint Death Spellbound Children's Bookshop, Asheville's locally owned independent bookstore for kids and teens, presents a special event with one of the most critically…See More
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Dellinger Mill--sacred place east of Bakersville

A Mitchell County gristmill sifts through 150 yearsby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Book cover, “Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek” by Jack Dellinger.             In 1861, when Bakersville got a post office, locals changed the town name from Bakersville to Davis, after Jefferson Davis, President of the…See More
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Reading by Poet Al Young at Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

April 6, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by past California Poet Laureate Al Young in Appalachian State's Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. The reading will be preceded by a craft talk titled "No Poem, No Home" from 2-3:15 the same day.Both are in ASU's Plemmons Student Union. Free admission; books will be available for sale and signing. See More
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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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June 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Love The Read on WNC!

I so enjoy coming by here. We have such a rich diversity of writers, artists, storytellers - such gifted and interesting people in these mountains.

Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 26, 2009 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The protagonist in Homunculus

Is your protagonist you? Yes, always. But to what degree?





Like Hector Owen, I am a playwright who, as a young graduate with a degree in playwriting, moved to New York City to make my name, and then after years of trying, with some success but not fame and fortune, I moved to Asheville. Like Hec, I'm married to a woman I met in New York, and yes, I did some drugs in the sixties. The similarity, as regards my and Hec's biographies, ends there.



My novel could have been… Continue

Added by Jerry Stubblefield on June 25, 2009 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has received another glowing review!

With all of the other novels I'm currently working on and the one's soon to be released, I'm thrilled to see that Better Late Than Never is still a number one Best-seller and is still getting rave reviews! It is definitely a motivator to keep writing!

Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris
Come Check Out The Review!

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Blue Ridge Mountians



Summer is the best time to see the 'blue' of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains stretch from North Georgia all the way to Pennsylvania where they eventually peter out (become smaller and smaller until they simply disappear).



The Blue Ridge Mountains were named by early American settlers who journeyed west from the Coast of North Carolina. The mountains have a blue haze that seems to hover over them-making them appear a… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Economic Dowturn Effects Education In Appalachia



Chitter and Chatter finished up the school year about 2 weeks ago-and are quite happy about it. During their summer vacation they are hoping to do things like: craft, play in the water, and do a little Hyder Mountain Stomping.



While the Blind Pig family is excited about summer and the fun it holds-everyone in our county isn't as thrilled.… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 20, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never is still on Top!

I'm excited to announce that Better Late Than Never is still a number one bestseller and receiving rave reviews! Better Late Than Never is an emotional read about the one who got away and what happens when you receive a second chance. If you haven't picked up your copy, you don't know what you are missing.

Happy Reading
Stephanie Morris
Get Your Copy Here!

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 18, 2009 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Civil War Letters 2



Today's post brings you the second letter from the packet of Civil War Letters found in the old house by the TVA Lake-written by WC Penland who was 18 years old.



Camp Near Taylorsville Johnson County Tennessee



Nov 23rd 1862



Dear Father and Mother



I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines to…
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Added by Tipper on June 15, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Free Copy of Playing for Keeps

I am thrilled about how well Better Late Than Never has received by readers! I am also excited about the response I have received for Playing for Keeps, the second book in The Smith Sister’s Trilogy. I have decided to do a contest for the upcoming release of Playing for Keeps. Check HERE for contest details.

Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 11, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 8



Time for this month's Vocabulary Test. This month's words are:



1.Dab

2.Dope

3,Doins

4.Done

5.Drug



The last two words-are more Appalachian in their usage rather than in their meaning. Personally I'm so used to them being used incorrectly it's hard for me to fathom that it's wrong-see what you think.



1.Dab-a small amount of something. "Believe I'll have me a dab more of that good fresh… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 10, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Better Late Than Never has reached another milestone!

I have always been a big fan of good news! I mean who really wants to hear bad news? It is even better when good news keeps coming. When Better Late Than Never was first released I knew it was going to be a life changing moment. Well it has been! Upon the release of Better Late Than Never it instantly became a Bestseller. Then Better Late Than Never became the recipient great book reviews. Now Better Late Than Never has reached another milestone. The books is now available in PRINT! Yay! I… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on June 5, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Moonphases In Appalachia



All week we've been discussing the theory of planting your garden by the signs of the moon over on the Blind Pig & The Acorn site ( you can read about it Planting By The Signs and How To Plant By The Signs). In Appalachia the… Continue

Added by Tipper on June 3, 2009 at 8:12am — No Comments

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