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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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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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