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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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Nov 9
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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
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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
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

October 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Bellday Poetry Prize

Bellday Books announces the new Bellday Poetry Prize contest

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2012



CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: RAE ARMANTROUT

Rae Armantrout has published 10 books of poetry, including her most recent book, Money Shot (2011), and Versed (2009), which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award.  Her work is widely anthologized and appears in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 28, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

E-Book

Check out my new e-book! It's called Brushstrokes of Intrigue: http://deansden.net/timjosephs/?page_id=353

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Added by Tim Josephs on October 27, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Union soldiers from WNC? Not at first, Garren reveals.

On Terrell Garren's Civil War forum--the finding of three allegedly Union mountaineers

Chivous Omar Bradley shared his research of his ancestors, J. Willis Bradley and Elias Alexander Bradley, first cousins from Buncombe County, and members of Co. K, 4th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, Union Army.

J. Wills, Terrell Garren discovered, had first enlisted in the in the 39th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, CSA as a volunteer, fought in some battles,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 26, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Three Gifts Book Launch

Added by Mary Flinn on October 26, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Expanded Store Hours Fall 2011

Expanded Store Hours

The holiday season is just around the corner.... As of October 1st we are staying open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  

 


Added by Spellbound on October 26, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Writer's Conference

I am applying for a master's class in nonfiction writing at the conference in Asheville.My writing can only get better, right?!

I hope I get in!

Added by Susan Lee Anderson on October 26, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

Teen Book Bash event and titles

On Sat. Nov.12th, The Fountainhead Bookstore hosts its  first ever Teen Book Bash

"After Bookapalooza, we had many requests from parents and teens alike, to do something similar for young adults," bookstore owner Valerie Welbourn says, "and thus the Teen Book Bash was born."

A limited number of tickets will…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Timely Plea for Humanist History

My Plea for Humanist History

I write this with some urgency. I had immersed myself in some controversial local history in my history column in the Citizen-Times, Oct. 10, got a critical response, and took the opportunity in today's column, for the first time, to explain why I feel a humanist approach to history is so important. (See links below.)

I had titled my column, “Why I write about Gov. Aycock the way I…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Camping and Woodcraft republished by Great Smoky Mountains Association

Horace Kephart has been called the John Muir of the East and the savior of the Smokies.

Several of Horace Kephart's books have never been out of print since they were first published in the early 1900s. Now Great Smoky Mountains…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on October 21, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Shine by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle

Shine by WNC-born author Lauren Myracle is in the news.  Who wants to talk about it?  Look it over and let's discuss.

Added by Donald Myracle on October 18, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

 

Wayne Caldwell leads the discussion of his book “Cataloochee”.

 

Montreat Community Book Club invites the public to join the book discussion led by Wayne Caldwell of his novel, “Cataloochee,” Oct. 25, 3 p.m. in Bell Library at Montreat College. “Cataloochee” is a slice of southern Americana told in the classic tradition of Flannery O’Conner and William Faulkner. 

 

Caldwell’s novel is placed in post- Civil War Appalachia and portrays the…

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Added by Kasey Boston on October 13, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Historical Novel - A Passel of Hate

Revolution in Western North Carolina is focus of "A Passel of Hate"

 

 A civil war raged through the western Carolinas 231 years ago when brother fought brother and neighbor fought neighbor in a struggle for national independence.  In a newly published historical novel of the 1780 Kings Mountain campaign, Polk County resident Joe Epley brings that era to life.  

Much of the book’s action takes place locally and details events…

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Added by Joe Epley on October 12, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

  

The “Broad River Review” Welcomes Submissions for Spring 2012 Issue

Journal Showcases Original Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Cover Art

 The “Broad River Review” is calling for submissions of original poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for its Spring 2012 issue. Visual artists are also encouraged to submit samples for possible cover art.  The submission postmark deadline is Nov. 1,…

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Added by Kasey Boston on October 12, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments

Asheville Bookfest October 22

Asheville Bookfest October 22 1-4 p.m. Reuter Terrace Pack Square Park Downtown. www.ashevillebookfest.com

If you're interested in exhibiting contact laura@gratefulsteps.com or call 828-277-0998. Tables are $40.00 per, and you can share with another author.

This used to be WNC Publishers and Authors Expo. It also used to be indoors. Join us after at 6 p.m. at Grateful Steps Publishing House and Bookshop for refreshment and a…

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Added by Laura Hope-Gill on October 11, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Asheville Bookfest October 22

On October 16 (this Sunday) I'll talk about Asheville architecture and history at Accent on Books. 3-5 p.m. Slide show and cool stories.

Added by Laura Hope-Gill on October 11, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

“Haints, Boogers and Belled Buzzards” Liars Bench Oct. 20

The Liars Bench presents southern Appalachian fright tales at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center.



Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.,  The Liars Bench, a popular, acclaimed storytelling program, presents “Haints, Boogers, and Belled Buzzards” at WCUs Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. Member artists Gary Carden, Lloyd Arneach,

Barbara Duncan, Paul Iarussi; guest artist William Ritter; and at least one mystery guest perform Southern Appalachian 'scary' in…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 10, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Confederate Junior Reserves

Hello Terrell,

You asked for submissions from anyone from the Confederate Junior Reserves....I shook my Family Tree and this fell out:

 



Confederate 1 Battalion Junior Reserve N.C.

J. Stewart

Pvt, Co A, Reserve Force, Junior Class, Age 17 years

Appears on Company Muster-in Roll of the organization named above.  Roll Dated Asheville, June 11, 1864,

Mustered in date June 11, 1864

 

Enrolled :

When April 30,…

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Added by Kathi Bobb on October 10, 2011 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

Oysters & Pearls

My eyes spot a giant pearl, nesting in white gold. It beams like an all knowing lunar orb, looking back as if it sees me. Am I an oyster or a pearl? I wonder. Advertised smart from an online jeweler, I choose the right size, 5.5. I’m really bad about jewelry, losing it, breaking it. I picture wearing it at tradeshows, with French tips, when the appearance of my hands matters. Price differentiates between natural pearls and cultured pearls. Of three tons of harvested oysters, maybe three or four… Continue

Added by Susan Lee Anderson on October 3, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry Named A Promising Debut Novel by Library Journal!

Just learned that Library Journal has named Naked and Hungry as one of nearly 200 “promising debut novels” in their semi-annual list of recommendations for library collections. And it’s just one of five N.C. novels to make the list. It’s mentioned on their website and October print issue. Read more.

I was thrilled with this…

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Added by Ashley Memory on October 2, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

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