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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 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Newbie to the Site

Hi All,

I'm a newbie to the site. I met Rob Neufeld at the Blue Ridge CC Bookfest and found my way here.

I am amazed it's breadth and depth. It will take me a while to explore all the "rooms".

My reading interests are historical fiction, travel and the culture and contribution of the Ulster-Scots.

I live in Charlotte and am a member of the Charlotte Writer's Club.…

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Added by Russ Case on June 25, 2010 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

Loved You So



Well dad, how long has it been

since you passed from

us to wherever

it is that we all go?



I’m sorry I couldn’t say the

things that needed saying,

when I know I should have said them

to you while you were still here with us.



I remember all the places

we used to go and the things we used to do;

all the great stuff that I learned

from just listening to you.



If I could travel back in time

So many years ago,… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on June 20, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

Rays of the Sun

Weeding out in the yard



Late one afternoon;



Daisies, marigolds, daffodils,



Violently blooming on the threshold of summer.





A warm humid day—the air barely stirring.



Sweat darkening my armpits;



Dripping off my nose.



In the distance…

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Added by Chuck Connors on June 19, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Book Club

We are looking to form a bookclub to meet in a relaxed, casual enviroment. The club will meet in Hendersonville on the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 p.m. at Joy of Books on Davis Street in the Pink Cottage.

e-mail Joye @ joyofbooks@charter.net if you are interested.

Added by Joye McGinnis on June 17, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

An Inferior Paradox?



I just finished doing a CNTRL F search for the letter combination ly through six hundred pages of manuscript, a process that took me three days. At each ly, I had to make a

decision, and executing it almost always involved some mousing and

deleting. If I ever write "stared

blankly" or "whispered softly" again, please just shoot me.





I'm working on the second draft of…

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Added by Jerry Stubblefield on June 11, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

A Burning Anger

Little tourist towns way up in the mountains



With fancy-pants cafes and snooty up-scale bistros.



“Come save with us—our prices rolled back!”



Smiling, sweating shop owners chasing the almighty dollar.



While regular, poor folks, willing to work for an honest day’s wages



Fret and starve back up in the hills.…



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Added by Chuck Connors on June 7, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments

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