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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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July 2009 Blog Posts (16)

All the Little Creatures

Under the ancient hemlocks in a secret valley high in the hills

All the little creatures came to a great meeting among the rills



A secret lake, its waters a deepest purple hue

Fed by springs falling from cliffs and the clearest mountain dew



Gives magical renewal to the Creator’s hurt children from pain

From senseless human violence and hunter’s depredations again



The bears came first, ponderously padding through in command of all

The ‘coons… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 30, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Tootles the Dancing Cat

Ya’ll might of heard about Oscar the ‘death cat’. He’s the furry nursing home



‘therapy’ animal up in Rhode Island that likes to be there at the end. Some folks claim



he’s got special powers that give him the inside dope on a patient’s passing. Shoot, a



doctor even wrote about him in the high brow New England Journal of Medicine.



It all may be true but I sure wouldn’t bet my last dollar on it. Speakin’ of dollars that



reminds me of my… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 30, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Civil War Letters 3

In this third letter of the packet-Penland writes of the actual fighting for the first time. As he writes-you can catch a glimpse of the difference between the North and South's weaponry. He is impressed by the Yankees' firearm power.



Mount Taylor, Carter County Tennessee Jan the 3rd 1863



Dear Father and Mother



I now take the present…
Continue

Added by Tipper on July 30, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Preserving Summer's Bounty



Over the past few weeks we've been discussing different ways of preserving the wonderful bounty summer time offers us. If you're interested in any of the following-click on the title to jump over to the Blind Pig & the Acorn to see the entire post.



*Making Blackberry Jelly the Old Time… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Playing For Keeps is Now Available!!



TITLE: Playing for Keeps



SERIES: The Smith Sister's Trilogy: Book 2



AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris



AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com



GENRE/THEME: Interracial Romance



PUBLISHER: Amira Press



ISBN: 978-1-935348-51-1



RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2009



URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 24, 2009 at 11:54pm — No Comments

GENEALOGY HELP

I am priviledged to own a set of "North Carolina Troops 1861-1865" a Troop Roster with loads of accurate info.If anyone has a relative that served in the Confederate Army from N.C. or think they might.Please feel free to send me his name and or whatever info you might have and I will gladly look him up for you.I ask no payment I do it for the love of history.The only request I might make is if you have a copyable photo of him I woud love a copy with your permission.

Thanks

Barry… Continue

Added by Barry E.Hollingsworth on July 24, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Cousin Eugene Fights the Train

Ed Stephens of Dillsboro has a problem with the Great Smoky Mountain



Railroad. According to the Sylva Herald Stephens says the railroad is abandoning



old train cars on his property. Stephens “called them and asked them to remove the



cars.” “They told me to get a lawyer.” Now this wouldn’t be much more than a



‘tempest in a teapot’ ‘cept Stephens drove his pick-up truck up on the tracks and



left it there for a couple of days. Now why would he… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

NIghtime in the Country

Nighttime in the country, the shadows dark and deep

Fireflies all a’ glitter, the frogs chirp a roaring peep!



The critters of the night move stealthily from bush to hay

The baby skunks and tiny possums come out to snack and play



The riot of nocturnal flowers, their scent so sweet and full

The first cutting of the hay, the greased implements in the shed of tools



I gaze across the land, breathe in the wonder of the night

Could it be that I am… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The Bones of the Hills

The bones of the hills, these ancient rocks,

First laid down untold eons ago



The foundations of the Appalachians, strong and cold

Hidden away from prying eyes, secrets in the earth



These ancient mountains, the backbone of Pangaea

super continent, of the entire world!



The super Appalachians fierce and proud,

stretching to Scotland--all the way to Africa!



Mighty Granite, Schist, Gneiss, Shale, Igneous and Sandstone rocks,

Their… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Aunt Lucille Whups the Bear

Some of ya’ll might have heard about the bear that staged a break-in at the WNC



Nature Center in Asheville awhile back. Accordin’ to media reports a yearling black



bear scaled a ten foot fence and dropped in to do a little visitin’ with the center’s



herd of deer. Bob Fay, the nature center’s critter curator, said the deer “didn’t much



appreciate the visitor.” Why wouldn’t Bambi welcome a friendly visit with his ole buddy



Smokey the… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Cutting To The Chase Is Now Available!!





TITLE: Cutting To The Chase

AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris

AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com

GENRE/THEME: Contemporary Interracial Romance

PUBLISHER: Sugar and Spice Press

RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2009

URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 18, 2009 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 9



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test



1.Eat up

2.Evening

3.Et

4.Far

5.Fer



1.Eat up-bite badly, consume. "I swear the chiggers have eat me up this summer."



2.Evening-time between noon and night. "Late this evening we'll go fishing if you want too."



3.Et-eat, ate. "Come on in and sit down, have you et?"



4.Far-fire. "If you play in the far you'll pee in the… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Places I'll be and hope to see you!

Haywood County Book Mania on August 1 (there is an author's reception the night before!)

Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe on August 15 at 7PM

Louisiana Book Festival on October 17

Added by Kathryn Magendie on July 7, 2009 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

Black Like Me

In 1959, the writer John Howard Griffin decided to go through with a daring, personal experiment. Using drug medication and a sun lamp, he transformed his skin to change from a white man to a black man. He shaved his head and added a dark cream. His plan was to tour around the South and write about his experiences under a secret guise. Close friends and family thought he was crazy when he discussed the idea, but he had such conviction to find out for himself what it would be like for a white… Continue

Added by Michael Beadle on July 2, 2009 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

Air Conditioning

Do you have air conditioning? We do-however at the moment-it's broken. Back in the day, when The Deer Hunter built our house-we couldn't afford central air-but 7 years ago he could stand the heat no longer and he and a friend installed central heat and air in our house. Apparently-I've grown very used to it-cause for the past 2 days I have been quite miserable. At bedtime last night-it was 84 degrees in our living room-not the best temperature for sleeping.



When I was growing up,… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 2, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

New Publishing Contract for Cutting to the Chase!

I'm excited to announce that a publishing contract has been offered for Cutting To The Chase! The book is coming your way soon! Stop by my website to check it out!
Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 2, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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