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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
May 16
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Rosalind Bunn Storytime at City Lights Bookstore

June 24, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Rosalind Bunn will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. for a special storytime. Rosalind teaches at East Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. She has three grown children and a new grandson. Rosalind has co-authored three children's books with a dear friend, Kathleen Howard. Her newest book, Thunder & a Lightning Bug Named Lou, is illustrated by Angela C. Hawkins and was released in December 2016. Her other titles are Whose Shadow Do I See?, The Monsters…See More
May 13
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

I Have a Coin

I Have a Coin I have a coin I deem a treasure.One side bears the sign of extinction,And the other, an instance of nature.But it’s not a coin; it’s a seal,And the meaning of this distinctionIs the unbearable sadness I feelWith experience, or with closure. It seems like a double exposure,But the knowledge of impermanenceBleeds into the ideal likenessOf mortality in its eminence—To yield a vibrant pictureOf a creature’s essential brightnessAs it burns for life without censure. --Rob NeufeldSee More
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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
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Kalen Vaughan Johnson debuts ROBBING THE PILLARS at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

May 20, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This signing event for my debut novel ROBBING THE PILLARS will also serve as a benefit for longtime family friend and WNC advocate for people with disabilitiesSee More
May 10
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

Hidden Scars - Sam Blackman and Black Mountain College

I don't know if this is true for my fellow writers, but proofing can be the most difficult part of the process.  I received the ARC today for October's Sam Blackman Mystery and will begin the last review for typos or formatting errors that have eluded my editor, my copy editor, and myself.  Amazing that there is always something that the brain "fixes" and we don't see.Hope springs eternal that the October release will be typo-free.  The mystery is set against the historic backdrop of Black…See More
May 6
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

How to make a monument Waynesville style

For a monument in a parking lotHow might an artist portray a Plott?The Forga family owns the only downtown parking lot in Hazelwood and wants a statue of a Plott Hound, the N.C. State Dog, put at its center in honor of the late Robert Forga and his wife, Viola.   The family engaged the Waynesville Public Art Commission to find an artist, and now the decision’s down to three There’s a N.C. Highway Historical Marker about the Plott Hound at Hazelwood Elementary School in Waynesville.  The dog’s…See More
May 5
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Gift Shop

May 6, 2017 from 9am to 11:30am
Julia Nunnally Duncan will sign her latest books "A Part of Me" and "A Place That Was Home" on Saturday, May 6, from 9-11:30 at the MACA gift shop in downtown Marion.See More
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Another riddle, since you liked the first so much

Another riddle, since you liked the first so much Mickey MantlePete HillRocky ColavitoDusty BakerCurt FloodMickey RiversCory Snyder List of baseball outfielders with names that have to do with layers of the earth, in order of sports greatness.See other posts at http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/profile/ShortshortStoriesRiddlesSee More
May 2
Short-short Stories & Riddles posted a blog post

A riddle

Tying shoelaces,Lifting a mug by its handle,Lifting something that requires all fingers,Pressing down hard while writing,Shaking hands:Things hindered by a bruised forefinger. I would have had more things to record, but unfortunately my finger healed too quickly.See other posts at http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/profile/ShortshortStoriesRiddlesSee More
Apr 30
Dr. Lin Stepp posted an event

Dr. Lin Stepp at Barnes & Noble, Asheville Mall at Tunnel Road

May 13, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Lin Stepp will sign her latest Smoky Mtn novel DADDY'S GIRL set in NCSee More
Apr 27

October 2010 Blog Posts (27)

Think about it

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

Think about it

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

Think about it

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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