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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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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
Jan 17
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Dom Flemons legendary musician at BRCC Jan 25

Dom Flemons, Grammy Award Winning Banjo Player, Jan. 25Dom Flemons, legendary banjo player and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs 7 p.m., January 25th, at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.The show is the latest “Keeping the Fires Burning” series, produced by The Center for Cultural Preservation to celebrates the heroes of Southern Appalachian culture.Dom awakened Americans to the rich African-American roots tradition that informed old-time and bluegrass…See More
Jan 17
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African-American music in Asheville

Asheville's African-American music meccaby 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 Steele, saxophonist;…See More
Jan 15
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Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 Weekly Sessions at Lenoir Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies Asheville

January 24, 2018 at 10am to February 28, 2018 at 12pm
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 SessionsIt’s winter and Connie Regan-Blake is excited to offer a new learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville at Lenoir-Rhyne University (36 Montford Ave) on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am – 12:00pm for six story-work sessions.  This weekly format allows for your…See More
Jan 8
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Reading by Poet Anne Waldman at Table Rock Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union, AppState

March 22, 2018 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents a reading by Poet ANNE WALDMAN. The author will also present a craft talk from 3:30-4:45 in the same location. Admission is free, and book sales and signing will follow each event. Parking is free on campus after 5 pm, with the parking deck at College & Howard streets recommended. For further details, check www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu.    Anne Waldman is a poet, performer,…See More
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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
Nov 20, 2017
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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
Nov 15, 2017
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Nov 9, 2017
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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, 2017
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Oct 13, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017

September 2011 Blog Posts (23)

WCU Prof and his mentor collaborate on Margorie Kinnan Rawlings sampler

WCU professor co-edits book of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings quotes

 

Brent Kinser, associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, co-edited the recently published Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s Cross Creek Sampler: A Book of Quotations.



Rawlings, an author who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1939 for “The Yearling,” lived in Cross Creek, Fla., and named her autobiographical work after the community.



Meredith Babb, director of the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Southern authors at event for NC Writers Network

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities:

Reading and Panel Discussion: A fundraiser for the North Carolina Writers’ Network

Sunday, October 16, 5 to 7 p.m. at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café

“Southern Fictions/Southern Identities” will feature a reading by Kathryn Stripling Byer from her new collection Southern Fictions, a sonnet sequence about race relations in the South, followed by a panel discussion on southern history and identity with writers Joseph…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 29, 2011 at 9:39pm — 1 Comment

Dinner at Wolfe's house in Wolfe style, Sat., Oct. 1

DINNER AT THE OLD KENTUCKY HOME

When: Saturday, October 1, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Where: The Old Kentucky Home, 52 N. Market St.

Cost: $80 (fundraiser)

Reservations: 828-253-8304 or chris.morton@ncdcr.gov

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial, in partnership with the Renaissance Asheville Hotel,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 27, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Dream Memories

Dream Memories



As day slips away into night

The trials and tribulations of life…

Fade away…

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Added by Bruce Hoch on September 26, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mountain Lit News!



“The C Word: Her Own Cancer Story” is Barbara Bates Smith personal cancer story, which ironically began while she was playing the role of a cancer patient in the drama, “Wit.”  She performs “The C Word” at 3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, at Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville. 

A Southeastern Theatre “Best Actress” award winner, Barbara has recently played featured roles in regional productions of “Hamlet” and “Doubt.”  She has performed as the lead in four productions of “Wit,” the…

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Added by Kasey Boston on September 23, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Byer, Duncan, Bathanti explore Southern Identity for NCWN fundraiser

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities

“Southern Fictions/Southern Identities,” a reading and panel discussion sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, explores the topic at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville, 5 p.m., Sunday, October 16. 

The programs opens with former North Carolina poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer reading from her new book, "Southern Fictions," a sequence of sonnets about the history of race…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 21, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry Selected for Giveaway by Goodreads!

Enter to win 1 of 10 free copies of Naked and Hungry on Goodreads at: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/14864-naked-and-hungry

Added by Ashley Memory on September 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My Short Story "Wallow" Wins Audio/Print Award

My short story, "Wallow," has won the The Drum/Side B Literary Magazine 2011 Dual Publication Award.

 

It will be published in audio format at the Drum and in print at Side B.

 

The audio file has been posted and is available here. (Click…

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Added by Caralyn Davis on September 19, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Touring WNC's Backroads--updated 3d edition

Armchair meets bucket seat in Sakowski's tourist's treasury

            A favorite guide to day trips is back in a third, updated edition.

            Carolyn Sakowski’s Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads offers 21 tours that dwell more on…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 19, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Sept 18 Writers at Home kickoff

Writers at Home Fall Series Begins Sept 18

Poet Susan Lefler and nonfiction writer Jennifer McGaha will kick off the Writers at Home fall series with a reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville.

The Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

Susan Lefler’s poems have appeared in many journals…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Clay County Qualla town expert, Sept. 22

UNCA hosts lecture, “Archaeology and the Small Town” by Jane Eastman

            Jane Eastman, director of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, delivers the Curtis Holliday lecture in Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, .

            Eastman’s current project is an Early Qualla (14th-15th century) community in Hayesville, N.C. She and her students have helped build an outdoor exhibit at the…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 14, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Mary A. Berger's 2nd Mattie novel

Mary A. Berger Debuts Second Novel – A Trip to the Water’s Edge

 

In this sequel to her equally comical first novel, The Trouble with Mattie, author Mary A. Berger offers more mystery and adventure involving her lead character Mattie Mitchell.

 

In A Trip to the Water’s Edge (ISBN-13: 978-1461120742), Mattie and her best friend Clare witness a murder and hunt down clues to a possible food poisoning. Add fun with…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 12, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

NCWN Writers' Conference Nov. 18-20

27th N.C. Writers' Conference, Nov. 18 -20

 

More than two-hundred writers, editors, and literary agents gather in Asheville this November for the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s annual Fall Conference.

 
The NCWN Fall Conference, first held in 1985, has grown into…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 12, 2011 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Thank you Delta Kappa Gamma & The Firefly Dance

Thank you for a wonderful morning on the writer panel at the Delta Kappa Gamma Society chapter, a wonderful society of women educators!

 

A…

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Added by Kathryn Magendie on September 10, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Member Feature: Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan, author of three novels which draw from milltown Carolina, is currently at work on The Wilder Place, a novel set in western North Carolina.

She will be at the Jackson County Public Library Complex on Tuesday, September 20th at 7 p.m. to read from and discuss her novels.

Duncan was born in Asheville and raised in Black Mountain, Swannanoa…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 9, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Soon!

Tales of an Animal Communicator ~ Master Teachers is being printed as I type. I’ll receive the proof copy next week before my departure for Alberta. If all looks good, I’ll order copies upon my return in early October. I’ll be announcing it’s release with my friend, Wendy Garrett, on her radio show, “Conscious Living,” on October 12th, at 1 pm EST.  Wendy gave my weekly column, Animal Insights, a home on her “PetSense.com.” Not to worry I’ll give you another heads-up before…

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Added by Nancy A Kaiser on September 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News



Poets celebrate the Smokies, Sept. 23

 

            Poets, authors, and musicians come together to celebrate the Great Smoky Mountains at a gala program in Sylva, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.  “Every Breath Sings Mountains” features an author panel and the book launch of the poetry chapbook, “Voices from the American Land: The Great Smoky Mountains.”

Barbara Duncan, Thomas Rain Crowe, and Brent Martin read from the book, of which each audience member receives a free…

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Added by Kasey Boston on September 8, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

North Carolina Writers Network comes to Asheville

North Carolina Writers Network is holding its annual conference in Asheville on November 18 to November 20.

 

There will be talks, workshops in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They always attract literary agents and publishers.

Save the date, become a member and come to the conference.

 

Danny Bernstein

www.hikertohiker.com

Added by Danny Bernstein on September 6, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Local scholar Snodgrass publishes encyclopedia

Local scholar Mary Ellen Snodgrass publishes Civil War and Reconstruction reference book

 

            The Civil War Era and Reconstruction is the latest reference book from Hickory author Mary Ellen Snodgrass. Published by Sharpe Reference, the book is subtitled “An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History.” 

            The large-format, two-volume book contains 749 pages, plus an 85-page index. It…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 6, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

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