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Lyndsay Eli with GUNSLINGER GIRL (YA Novel) at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

January 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a fan of The Hunger Games?  Then picture what Katniss would be like - with a gun.  That's just a taste of the "new" West action Lyndsay Eli brings to Spellbound Children's Bookshop with Gunslinger Girl.  She shares her debut novel on Saturday, January 20, at 6 p.m. The US has been fractured by a Second Civil War. Serendipity 'Pity' Jones finds a home of sorts in the corrupt, lawless city of Cessation (think Las Vegas on steroids).  Her shooting skills make her a star of the Theater…See More
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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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October 2012 Blog Posts (12)

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My Interests

I am a fifty-eight year old lady. I am a mother of five and I have eight grandchildren. Through my lifetime I have tried my hand at book publishing and screenplay writing, but I find myself enjoying my new hobby now that the kids are grown of making videos to show work that I have done and extend my obsession with photography in video form.

I first started with a youtube channel under Dorisanne13. On top of doing short commercial videos about my screenplays I have…

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on October 29, 2012 at 5:02pm — No Comments

4th Annual Asheville Bookfest, Oct. 20

Grateful Steps Foundation, the Western North Carolina nonprofit foundation and publisher, is sponsoring the 4th Annual Asheville Bookfest.  The event will bring readers, authors, and publishers together and provide opportunity for publishers to present their books and authors to the public. Along with Grateful Steps and other publisher, the Asheville-based Pisgah Press will attend the event to share exciting new book releases.  Pisgah Press has published work by short story writer, Michael…

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Added by Brittany Marcum on October 17, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Book discussions at Ave M restaurant

I just attended a book discussin at Ave M restaurant. This is the second year of "Eat your Words", a monthly discussion with an invited author.

Rose Senehi was the guest speaker, talking about her books and her writing process.

 

A nice evening out.

 

For the full schedule, contact Teri Siegel on Facebook.

 

Added by Danny Bernstein on October 13, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments

Warren Wilson hosts "Twelve Notables"

Warren Wilson College is scheduled to host an event which will gather twelve inspiring individuals and the subjects of Jack Prather's book, "Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina."  This event will mark the first time that all twelve individuals will be gathered together at one event.  Prather's books was inspired by the these remarkable North Carolina residents who have made significant state and national impacts.  The award-winning journalist and author of six books, Prather reveals…

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Added by Brittany Marcum on October 12, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

National Book Award finalists, announced, Oct. 10, 2012

National Book Award Finalists Oct 2012

 

Fiction

Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (Riverhead)

Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King (McSweeney's)

Louise Erdrich, The Round House (Harper)

Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ecco)

Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds (Little,…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 10, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Yvan Goll- A poet's great last work is masterfully translated

The poetry world owes many thanks to Ms. Nan Watkins, who beautifully translated Yvan Goll's Dreamweed, into modern English.  This collection of poetry is the European master poet's last great work before his death in 1950.  

Yvan Goll was a bilingual poet, fluent in French and German, who produced a large and diverse body of work, which included some of the century's greatest love poems.  Goll was incredibly cultured throughout his lifetime, and his experiences shine through his…

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Added by Brittany Marcum on October 10, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Outlander: a play about Horace Kephart

"Outlander" will be staged in Andrews on October 12th at 7:00.

The play has been produced at the Parkway Playhouse and was recently at the Swain PAC.  This production has many of the cast in the Parkway Playhouse performance. Contact Elizabeth Hay on Facebook for additional information.

Added by Gary Carden on October 8, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

"Invest in Trees"--excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy

Dear Western North Carolina folks: 

I'm passing along this link to an excerpt from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden, which is a story I wrote while living in Asheville, in October. Enjoy!…

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Added by Kathryn Hall on October 5, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Memoirs of Robert Youngdeer: Marine, Chief, and Proud American

Event:             Book Release:  The Memoirs of Robert Youngdeer: Marine, Chief, and Proud  American

Date:               10 am on October 5, 2012

Location:        Acquoni Expo Center, Acquoni Rd., Cherokee NC.

Cost:               Free and open to the public.

Sponsor:        Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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The Museum of the Cherokee Indian Press is releasing a new book, The Memoirs of Robert Youngdeer: Marine, Chief, and Proud…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 4, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD FOR "A PASSEL OF HATE"

The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) awarded a Silver Medal to my historical novel “A Passel of Hate” at the Society’s annual awards dinner in Dayton, Ohio. MWSA medal awards are judged by a panel of peers and based on various factors including content, style, visual appearance, and technical use of language.

“A Passel of Hate” is my first novel and describes the events in North and South Carolina leading up to and including the Battle of Kings Mountain. The focus of the…

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Added by Joe Epley on October 4, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

"Journeys of Courage" Panel Discussion

A panel discussion is scheduled to be held at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva to discuss the history of integration in Jackson County Schools.  Marie T. Cochran, artist and scholar, will facilitate the discussion.  The topics of interest will coincide with the themes presented in the exhibit "Journeys of Courage:  Integrating Education in Jackson County," which is a WCU student-created exhibit that can be seen at the Jackson County Public Library.  WCU students will be giving…

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Added by Brittany Marcum on October 2, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Only 10 days left!

Come one, come all, to support a new collaborative effort that is breaking ground in Marshall, North Carolina.  A dedicated and award-winning poet by the name of Keith Flynn has spent the past several years preparing the literary community for White Rock Hall.  Formerly known as White Rock Presbyterian Church, the building was relocated and transformed into a sanctuary to house the harmonious sounds of poets and musicians.  Flynn has already begun promotion and filming for 'LIVE at White…

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