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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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East Asheville history and sites

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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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Nov 9
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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
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post
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
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

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
Mark de Castrique posted a discussion

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
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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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Susan Weinberg posted events
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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

August 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Ed Ammons' and Jim Casada's odes to their specific country

Country connections live on for two fellows

I am glad for Tipper Pressley and Jim Casada, who have their own webpages, and notify me whenever a new "issue" comes out."  They often provide good material for "The Read," which I am happy to share.

Tipper generated an "I am from" collection of poems from her readers, and I was particularly arrested by Ed Ammons' piece, "I am from Wiggins Creek."  First of all, he named a specific place.  Then he…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 31, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Sept. 12-14

Workshops, Banquet Filling Up Fast for Interactive CM LitFest

from press release

Two writer’s workshops are already filled and one more is nearing capacity as is the Saturday night, Sept. 14, banquet and keynote speech featuring best-selling Gothic novelist Elizabeth Kostova. That’s the news this week from the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, which is rolling out its most interactive event in Burnsville ever.

This year’s still-open workshop features…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 31, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Native American Speaker and Performance Series

Smithsonian Curator keynotes UNCA American Indian series

UNC Asheville's Native American Speaker and Performance Series includes a Cherokee stickball demonstration and talks by Native American leaders.  All events in the series are free and open to the public.

American Indian politics

Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche author, essayist and curatorwill deliver…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 28, 2013 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Interview with Netwest New Program Coordinator

Please visit here and read my interview with Ellen Schofield the new Program Coordinator for NCWN West, the only chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network.

NCWN West is a literary…

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Added by Glenda Council Beall on August 23, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments

New Addition to the Matt Davis Mystery Series

Author Joe Perrone Jr is pleased to announce the release of …

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Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on August 14, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments

How Book Trailer's Increase Sales

I must admit, when I first started writing I didn’t understand the importance of having a book trailer. At the time I believed the word trailer and book didn’t go together. Unless I was speaking about Hollis Gillespie’s book, Trailer Trashed.

Then I began spending time with successful authors. What I discovered is that most of them have a book trailer that teases readers. Authors offered readers a video snapshot into the story, book…

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Added by Renea Winchester on August 14, 2013 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Another chapter from THE MONEY TREE. Enjoy!

As promised, here's another chapter from my literary, action-adventure novel, THE MONEY TREE, set on Green River here in Polk and Henderson Counties. This chapter is from deeper in the book.
 
See my "GOLDSTEIN'S SPORTING GOODS" post…
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Added by Sam Mills on August 14, 2013 at 4:52am — No Comments

Having Difficulty Writing Effective Dialogue?

Authors: Do you have a problem with writing effective dialogue?  Here's a blog post with some suggestions that might be of help.

WRITING GOOD DIALOGUE

Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on August 11, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

"Goldstein's Sporting Goods" in Eclectica magazine.

Hey, my memoir, “Goldstein’s Sporting Goods,” has apppeared in the summer number of  Eclectica (http://www.eclectica.org/v17n3/mills.html), a well-respected literary magazine.

“Goldstein’s” is set in 1959 in our area. Here’s a teaser from my query letter:



“I've attached a memoir/essay that I feel provides insight into the…

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Added by Sam Mills on August 3, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

"Only place better, I reckon, is Heaven"

Final excerpt from Dave Turner's ebook/audio book Billy Ray's Chevrolet and Other Writings and Photographs from a Southern Applachian Valley.




Planning a relaxing weekend at home or a road trip this weekend? Click here to download the ebook/audio book, and enjoy!




7. Nineteen and Twenty-Seven



Our small log cabin overlooks a little meadow in one of the prettiest little…

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Added by Dave Turner on August 2, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tipper collects more lore at Blind Pig & the Acorn

Clean as a whistle, and clean with soap

Tipper Presley, a member of The Read, publishes a rich, local lore website, The Blind Pig & The Acorn. Recently, she posted items about: the derivation of the term, "clean as a whistle"; a reader's wisdom about lye soap; how to shave as your grandfather did; and more.

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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