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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
Aug 21
City Lights Bookstore posted events
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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
Jul 12
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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

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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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