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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
Nov 6
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Oct 13
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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
Oct 8
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
Oct 5
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
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Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
Oct 3
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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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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
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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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