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Kathryn Hall posted a blog post

Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
Sep 11
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
Sep 10
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
Aug 26
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
Aug 25
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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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FullSizeRender Lexie in the pillows

This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
Aug 10
Glenda Council Beall posted an event

Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
Aug 3
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
Aug 3
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
Jul 28
Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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June 2011 Blog Posts (9)

History of the Batsons and Beaseys of Transylvania County

Shadows of the Past is a focused Transylvania County history that examines the Batson and Beasley families of Western North Carolina, those things that they influenced or that influenced them.



This history examines the Batson and Beasley families of Western North Carolina, those things that they influenced or that influenced them. Long before the Connestee Falls, North Carolina community…

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Added by Edward Comer on June 27, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

16 traditional crafts demo'd at Vance

Art of Family Fun at Vance Birthplace 

 

The Zebulon B. Vance Birth State Historic Site will showcase the art of free family fun on July 9th in the second of the three-part popular program “2nd Saturdays.”   

The theme of this one day program will be “Crafts from the Past” and will feature local artisans such as:

 

Ruth Duckworth, Spinner

Mary Ellen Morris…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on June 24, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Discovering an overlooked treasure

James W. Hall’s Hard Aground was published in 1992. I’m not sure how it slipped past me, since I’ve pretty much grabbed each of his books at the time of their release. I had to jump back nearly 20 years to read Hard Aground after stumbling over it browsing the stacks at my local library. Time travel has never been so much fun.

 

I say that because there’s a saucy tone to this tale of a hapless water rat that suggests Carl Hiassen. It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed out…

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Added by Ray Bearfield on June 23, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

I'm Scared of What I Write

Am I the only writer around here who sits down, pulls up the most painful part of my psyche, engages whatever skills I have to shape my words, find the meaning in them, work hard to make sure that meaning is to some degree universally relevant, the writing is to some degree entertaining and uplifting -- and then won't try to get it out there for people to read?

 

I'm really asking you.  I know not everybody finds writing to be like peeling off skin to bare the soul, making…

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Added by Jerry Stubblefield on June 22, 2011 at 2:39pm — 3 Comments

Monkeybicycle Publishes My Short Story ‘Bunnies Bathing’

My First Fiction Publication has been posted today as the weekend feature at Monkeybicycle. I endured 127 rejections of various stories before I received this acceptance from Guest Web Editor Casey Bye (and screamed myself silly).

 

Why didn’t I give up once I’d reached 50 or 100 rejections? I wish I could say it’s because I’m tough and driven and I know that my writing is worth putting out in the world, but…

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Added by Caralyn Davis on June 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Check out my new non-profit arts organization's website!

 

 MadHat Arts

 With info re: Mad Hatters' Review, a multi-media journal like none other; our new BLOG (accepting submissions of short prose pieces, poems, video's, art, mashes, and music); MadHat Press (launching June 15th with a poetry chapbook contest); MadHat's little mountain Retreat in Asheville; MadHat's Poetry, Prose & Anything Goes performance series in…

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Added by Carol Novack on June 10, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Over at Women's Fiction Writers (interview) & Amazon Sunshine Deals

 

Morning! Another beautiful morning Haywood County!

 

Amy Nathan has a great blog - she interviews writers, passes along information, etc. Had a great time as her guest.

 

Women's Fiction Writers no heroes. no zombies. no high heels. well, maybe high heels

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And much as I love our little indie booksellers,…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 10, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

Black

Black



Black,

Lord I never realized

There were so many shades of……

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Added by Bruce Hoch on June 7, 2011 at 12:49am — No Comments

To Me

 

To Me

Shakespeare once wrote;…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on June 3, 2011 at 1:23am — No Comments

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