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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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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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June 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Kainan has a new cover!

WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus: Kainan has a new cover!: The cover art & design for Kainan is a re-vamp of the original cover for the first book in the epic fantasy series, Deragan Sword Prophe...

 

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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on June 24, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is currently accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.  Originated by the Lipinsky family, and funded by Mrs. JoAnn L. Edwinn, the Award has been presented annually, since 1955,  for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina.

Entries must be a published work of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry with a publication date in 2011 or no later than June 1, 2012.  The author must be a…

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Added by Ali Mangkang on June 22, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Walking "Mary's Way" with Peggy Tabor Millin

In 1989 Peggy Tabor Millin joined a group of non-Catholics on a journey to Medjugorje, Bosnia, where the Virgin Mary had been appearing to a group of young people since 1981. During the trip, Millin acted as scribe, documenting her pilgrimage in words and pictures, and eventually publishing an article about her experiences in New Realities magazine.

Millin arrived in Medjugorje, skeptical that she would have a profound spiritual experience, yet fully open and accepting. The events of…

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Added by Jennifer Smith on June 20, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Blue Ridge Books - five years & a party

Blue Ridge Books will be celebrating five years on Main Street Waynesville. 


I will be there with two other authors - books, food, drink, fun, laughing.

July 15 at 3:00 PM. 

Hope to see you there!

Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 20, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

James W. Hall’s Hit Lit reviewed

Just finished reading James W. Hall’s Hit Lit, an analysis of 12 best-sellers written as much for the reader as the prospective novelist. My review is on Goodreads.http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12522710-hit-lit?utm_campaign=timeline&amp%3Butm_medium=cog_hovercard&amp%3Butm_source=facebook.com

Added by Ray Bearfield on June 17, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

The intersection of music and dance at BMCMAC, June 28

Black Mountain College Musem & Arts Center presents
An Interdisciplinary Everning of Poetry and Movement
Thursday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
$7 / $5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on June 16, 2012 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Ann Hite brings Southern Gothic to Sylva

Novelist Ann Hite to Speak at Jackson County Public Library in Sylva

from press release

Novelist Ann Hite, discusses her debut novel Ghost on Black Mountain, at the Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, Thurs., June 28, 7 p.m.

Told in the voices of five women whose lives are bound when a murder takes place in rural Depression-era North Carolina, Ghost on Black Mountain spans generations and conjures Southern folklore—mystery, spirits, hoodoo, and…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on June 15, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Byron Ballard's Staubs and Ditchwater event

Hillfolks' Hoodoo author Byron Ballard, June 15

Silver Rings Press, an imprint of indie publisher rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING, Candler, NC, announce the publication of Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo by H. Byron Ballard.

Ballard, a popular blogger and essayist, is a western North Carolina native whose work has appeared regionally and nationally. 

The book—part memoir…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on June 12, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Good Morning

 . . . and I hope you are writing, or reading, something wonderful.

Added by Kathryn Magendie on June 10, 2012 at 7:28am — No Comments

Leonard Pitt, tonight

Can't wait to see Leonard Pitts tonight.

 

I've been wanting to see him for years.

 

Danny

Added by Danny Bernstein on June 4, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Announcing Book Release

Here's the press release announcing publication of my little book! I'm about to get excited about this whole thing. 

re: a friendly and useful book from Asheville’s Byron Ballard and Silver Rings Press

Silver Rings Press, an imprint of indie publisher rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING, Candler, NC, is pleased to announce the publication of “Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo” by H. Byron Ballard.  Ballard, a popular blogger…

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Added by Byron Ballard on June 1, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

Launch Party for Staubs & Ditchwatrer

for immediate release  5/30/12

Accent on Books is pleased to celebrate H. Byron Ballard's book "Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo" with a launch party on Friday, June 15th at 6PM. The book is Ballard's first and is published by Silver Rings Press. Ballard will speak about the process for creating "Staubs and Ditchwater", read a little from the book and copies will be available for purchase.  Light refreshments will be served.  For…

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Added by Byron Ballard on June 1, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

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