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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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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October 2010 Blog Posts (27)

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Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much...J. Wayne

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 30, 2010 at 9:51pm — No Comments

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I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and with a strong radical bias...T. Benn
What did he say???

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 28, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Do You Believe In Haunted Houses?

Last weekend-Chatter and Chitter played the role of 'Alice' in The Learning Center!'s annual Monster Mash Maze. It was a little spooky-but mostly lots of fun for kids and adults.

As you go through Halloween mazes or haunted houses-part of the fun is knowing you're going to be scared-knowing someone may touch your arm, grab at your leg or jump out and…

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Added by Tipper on October 28, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Haunting Songs

Music is huge part of my life-that's no surprise to anyone who reads the Blind Pig on a regular basis. My Spooky October wouldn't be complete without a post about scary songs. Halloween parties often play songs like Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, and Thriller but I'm talking about songs…

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Added by Tipper on October 28, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

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He makes no friends who never made a foe...Tennyson

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 27, 2010 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Georgia Eubank publishes 2d Literary Trails guide--this time, NC's Piedmont

The new book is: Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook by Georgann Eubanks (UNC Press, Oct. 15, 2010, 465 pages, many color photos, maps, hardcover $37.50, paperback $19.95).



"The focus of the book is writing about place," Eubanks says. Sites were chosen because of what writers have written about them.



Eubanks' first volume in her… Continue

Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

UNC Prof lays out picture of Latinos in N.C.

The new book is: The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina: New Roots in the Old North State by Hannah Gill (UNC Press, Nov. 1, 2010, 224 pages, hardcover, $49.95; trade paper, $18.95)



As befits the press, it's scholarly--"mapping the issues"; measuring impacts; devoting sections to case studies (e.g., Alamance County); providing historical background;… Continue

Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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And lest I should be exalted above measure... there was given to me a thorn in the flesh....to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure...2 Corinthians 12:7 KJV

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 24, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

Buster- A Man and his Dog

I wrote this story several years ago, 1998, or '99. It is non-fiction. I still miss my buddy, Buster.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 23, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

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Even God cannot change the past...Agathon 446-400 BC

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 23, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

SHORT STORY-Blaze-A Horse

This story is non-fiction. Blaze was my first horse.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 18, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

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Look at those they call unfortunate, and at a closer view, you'll find that many of them are unwise...A. Young

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 17, 2010 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, happy attitudes...Norman V. Peale

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 16, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments

World famous ceramic artist at UNCA, Nov. 16

WNC is a ceramics mecca, and its ceramics work a regional culture keynote.

Great artists are sponsored and drawn here for the interaction.



Arnie Zimmerman, famous for his ceramic figures in large, teeming scenarios, discusses his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in UNC…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 15, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government. Alexander Hamilton..1755-1804.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 15, 2010 at 8:56am — No Comments

Upcoming book of short stories, "A bunch of Wiregrass", Growing up in Wiregrass country.

Elic Randall is the name of this character. This is just one of the stories about this memorable character.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 14, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments

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By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. M. Twain

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 14, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

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He that is good with a hammer, tends to think everything is a nail. A. Maslow..

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 13, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

More of the book, WISH YOU LIVED CLOST

I am attaching some of the handwritten letters from Bonnie to Cathy Continue

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 12, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be.
Aeschylus 525-426 BC

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 12, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

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