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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 10, 2017 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Author Vicki Lane, who is working on her seventh novel, will be the guest speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Gaither Fellowship Hall.  Reservations: 669-8012 Ext. 3502Open to the Public.See More
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Rose Senehi will read from her new novel: CAROLINA BELLE at MALAPROPS BOOKS & CAFE

May 3, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Belle McKenzie is obsessed with finding the best apple anyone ever bit into and determined to rekindle the love this obsession has nearly destroyed.        Woven throughout Carolina Belle is the fascinating history of Henderson County, North Carolina’s, apple orchards that endlessly unfold on the county’s horizons and still bear the same names as the early settlers to the area. Senehi, known for her historically accurate novels, sprinkles the book with stories of the development of the Southern…See More
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Becky Stone Presents Maya Angelou

Chautauqua Alive! Becky Stone Presents Maya AngelouWednesday, May 24 at 6:30pmPack Memorial Library67 Haywood Street250-4700The Buncombe Chautauqua Committee and Pack Memorial Library will present a pre-Chautauqua special event in Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library at 6:30 Pm on May 24.  Renowned storyteller Becky Stone will present “Becoming Maya Angelou.”   Ms. Stone will be appearing as Maya Angelou in the opening program of the annual Chautauqua series that begins June 19.  On May 24,…See More
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Prize-winning YA author Sedgwick at Literacy fundraiser

Fundraiser for Literacy Council & Book Launch Marcus Sedgwick Tuesday April 25th 5:30-7:30 p.m., Twisted Laurel, downtown Asheville, 130 College Street COST: $45 per person (ticket includes hardcover book, food, and non-alcoholic beverage) All proceeds go to Literacy Council from press release Marcus Sedgwick, author of Saint Death Spellbound Children's Bookshop, Asheville's locally owned independent bookstore for kids and teens, presents a special event with one of the most critically…See More
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Dellinger Mill--sacred place east of Bakersville

A Mitchell County gristmill sifts through 150 yearsby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Book cover, “Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek” by Jack Dellinger.             In 1861, when Bakersville got a post office, locals changed the town name from Bakersville to Davis, after Jefferson Davis, President of the…See More
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Reading by Poet Al Young at Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

April 6, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by past California Poet Laureate Al Young in Appalachian State's Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. The reading will be preceded by a craft talk titled "No Poem, No Home" from 2-3:15 the same day.Both are in ASU's Plemmons Student Union. Free admission; books will be available for sale and signing. See More
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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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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???

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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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

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