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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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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 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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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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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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