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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Little Switzerland Books and Beans

August 30, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at Little Switzerland Books and Beans on Friday, August 30, from 3-5. A book signing will follow. Julia will read from her latest books A Neighborhood Changes, A Part of Me, and A Place That Was Home.See More
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Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock

"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
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Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

June 15, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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October 2010 Blog Posts (27)


I have completed compiling the anthology that I call, "WISH YOU LIVED CLOST". It is a collection of more than 700 letters that Bonnie wrote to her daughter, Cathy, who had moved away from the mountains. During the 25 years that Cathy lived outside of the Blue Ridge mountains, Bonnie never stopped asking, "When ar you coming back up her?", and saying, "WISH YOU LIVED CLOST."… Continue

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 11, 2010 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

Think about it

Man is a messenger who forgot the message-Heschel

Added by G.W. NEWTON on October 11, 2010 at 9:16am — No Comments

Keeping in Touch with MariJo Moore

MariJo Moore's new blog post, Energy Never Ends: On Being a Medium

Author and editor MariJo Moore's new blog post, Energy Never Ends: On Being a Medium, merges her poetry writing with her serious entry into her career as a medium. "I snake out snake stretch/ crawl into memories/ touch others in places not seen, then recoil."

Read about her journey at her…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Gus Napier, photographer/poet, Oct. 15

Photographer/poet unveils book and exhibit

Augustus “Gus” Napier, author of “The Family Crucible,” a work of psychology, reveals his other passions, photography and poetry, at Captain’s Bookshelf, 31 Page Ave., Asheville, 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct 15. He presents his book, “Convergence: Photographs and Poems” (High Rocks Press) at an accompanying exhibit.

Having founded and…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 7, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Hello Everyone

Hope you are having a relaxing or fun Sunday! Just looking around The Read while watcing Sunday Morning.

Added by Kathryn Magendie on October 3, 2010 at 10:22am — No Comments

Appalachian Writers

I'm not sure how I stumbled upon the writing of Vicki Lane-I think it was when someone told me about her blog. I soon realized she lived in the mountains of NC just like I did-even better she lived in the county my Papaw was from-Madison-and near the little town of Marshall that Pap was named after. As I poked around her site-it became evident that she and I had much in…


Added by Tipper on October 1, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

JR Brinkley, Goat Gonads and Fiddle Music

My short essay, "Goat Gonads: Vigor Before Viagra," about western North Carolina's very own JR Brinkley (and his bizarrely enduring legacy) appears in the newest issue of Defunct Magazine. Find it here.

Brinkley, as you may know, became famous in the early twentieth century for his procedures of inserting goat glands into men's testicles to improve virility. He got rich (by…

Added by Jeremy B. Jones on October 1, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

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