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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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August 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Passion by GhosterB

 

PASSION

 

Lovers kiss…passionately

Two hearts……

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Added by Bruce Hoch on August 31, 2011 at 1:11am — No Comments

Saturday, October 8, 2011 3-5 pm

I will be reading from and discussing  my newest book: A Book of Spiritual Wisdom - for all days. With the purchase of a copy of the book during the event, I will offer a free 5-10 minute intuitive reading.

 

Blue Ridge Books

152 Main St

Waynesville, NC

Added by MariJo Moore on August 30, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News



Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Lake Lure benefit

 

New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, 12 noon, Sept. 15, kicking off the library’s Books & Bites season.

Kostova will discuss her novel, The Swan Thieves, at the resort’s Lakeview Restaurant.  The luncheon is a benefit for the Friends of Mountain…

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Added by Kasey Boston on August 28, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments

careful who you pay big bucks to Edit your manuscript!

I used a highly recommended woman in Flat Rock. she doubled my fee, offered no contract, and this newbie asked for none. then, she dumbed down the book, email for details.

Added by tyler darling on August 26, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

My Name Is Cora Lee Mease

 

Cora Lee Mease  

My name is Cora Lee Mease. I was born and raised in the Little Cataloochee Valley. But just cause I was born in the mountains didn't mean that's where I was bound to stay.…

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Added by Tipper on August 16, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

Little cataloochee baptist church smoky mtn national park  

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Added by Tipper on August 16, 2011 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Ola Belle Reed

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Undone In Sorrow

Undone in sorrow  

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Book Discussion X reads Flannery

 

            A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor is the subject of Book Discussion X at Battery Park Book Exchange in the Grove Arcade, Asheville, 7 p.m., Sept. 15. 

            The 1955 collection is a key work in O’ Connor’s career as well as in world literature.  The Georgia author used mundane materials to tell a new kind of sensational story,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 8, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I can't show you the title yet, but I can show the cover art!

WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus: I can't show you the title yet, but I can show the...: "I am excited about the latest cover for various reasons, one of which is because Martin of Optitex custom created some of the elements…

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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on August 7, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Member Featrure--MariJo Moore

Member Feature: MariJo Moore

MariJo launches her new book, A Book of Spiritual Wisdom for all Days, Aug. 12 at Malaprop’s.  It is her thirteenth book.  She continues a bold and wide-reaching career that has included these books:

  • The Boy with the Tree Growing from His Ear and Other Stories
  • Desert Quotes; and Crow Quotes—aphorisms
  • Spirit…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 6, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Juniper Bends Reading Series

Our next Juniper Bends reading will be on Friday August 12 at 7pm with readings by Blake Butler of Atlanta, GA along with Asheville writers Rose McLarney, Jaye Bartell and Michael Boyko.

Butler is the author of the novel There Is No Year which has been described by Ben Marcus as "Feral and awesome...Blake Butler, mastermind and visionary, has sneaked up and drugged the American novel."

 

Downtown Books and News…

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Added by Mesha Maren on August 4, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Does the latest digital software mean no need for art school or to hire a pro?

I forgot to share Friday's post with ya'll. I know several of you stop by and comment. Thanks!

 

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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on August 1, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

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