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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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

September 2013 Blog Posts (7)

New Book: Commas, piranhas, and more

Hi folks:

     The purpose of this posting is to announce the publication of my first (and last?) novel, Fish Food (a novel about life, death, and commas).  It's a zany tale about, well, life, death, and commas.  Here's the publisher's blurb.

     "Michael Um is a grammar-obsessed, hearing-impaired evolutionary biologist who shares his home on Martha's Vineyard with three cats, an irascible parrot, and a tankful of red-bellied piranhas (his wife left him years ago for…

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Added by James D. Loy on September 27, 2013 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Stepping over to the e-side: Why I released Mountain Memories: True Stories and Half Truths exclusively as an ebook

Readers who have either met me briefly or who are life-long friends know that I am a champion for the printed word and Independent Booksellers. I’ll do just about anything to help those folk out which is why I dressed up in overalls and rode a stick pony while filming the…

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Added by Renea Winchester on September 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Big weekend of authors in Hendersonville

Ann B. Ross and Robert Inman @ Fountainhead, Friday & Saturday

            If you’re anywhere near Hendersonville this weekend, you may be gravitating to its semi-annual festival of literary activity, Bookapalooza, a multi-author event on Sat., Sept. 28; and to an Ann B. Ross talk on Fri., Sept. 27 at Fountainhead Books.

            Ross is, of course, the author of the Miss Julia series, a character-rich, witty immersion in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rural Life Museum ribbon-cutting, exhibit & music

Rural Life Museum re-opens with big celebration at Mars Hill U.

            It’s been seven years since the Rural Life Museum, a top history spot, closed down at Mars Hill College, now Mars Hill University, for renovation.  On Sat., Sept. 28, it reopens—with performances, a major exhibit, and a reception, 2 to 5 p.m.  The ribbon-cutting is at 3.

            Mars Hill University is a pilgrimage site for people seeking archival materials…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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Do you enjoy listening to audio books?  Here's an…

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Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on September 9, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Big author events this week: Akhtar; Shacochis; Kostova; Rash (as per Barbara Bates Smith)

Four major author events

Ayad Akhtar is coming to Appalachian State on Tuesday, Sept. 10.  His novel, American Dervish, is this year’s Summer Read in Boone; and he’s the lead-off author in the university’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.  See…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on September 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bill Ramsey's new book "Now That I Think About It"

"Now That I Think About It" is a book of concise and original essays on topics including Washington politics, news makers, religion, family dynamics, reading and writing, love, hate, self destruction and the end of life. The essays are intended to stimulate thinking and social discourse. Available at Malaprops in the philosophy section. Also at Amazon.con, Barnes and Noble and on all e-readers.

Added by Bill Ramsey on September 5, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments

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