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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Started by Rob Neufeld in AC-T Book Reviews Aug 3, 2017.

Ellington in Asheville--a survey

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Oct 6, 2017.

Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Aug 25, 2017.



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Connie Regan-Blake updated an event

A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her "Taking the Stage" workshop participants, for an enchanting evening of storytelling in picturesque Black Mountain, NC. You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles featuring tellers Jane O Cunningham from Rome, GA; Gabriele Marewski from Black Mountain, NC; Christine Phillips Westfeldt - Fairview,…See More
Glenda Council Beall posted a blog post

Writers Circle around the Table

We are located in Hayesville, NC. In April we begin our new season with outstanding Poet Mike James. Mike will read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA on Friday evening April 13. On Saturday, April 14, he will teach a class at my studio.Formally SpeakingThis class will focus on different types of traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the sestina, and will also include other verse forms such as erasures, found poems, prose poems, and last poems.Contact Glenda…See More
Mar 12
Caroline McIntyre posted an event

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Chautauqua History Alive at UNC Asheville, OLLI Reuters Center, Manheimer Room

April 15, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Step inside the revolutionary book, Silent Spring as its author Rachel Carson reveals the reckless destruction of our living world. Written more than 55 years ago Silent Spring inspired the Environmental Movement and has never been out of print. And now you have a chance to ask the author, Rachel Carson, how this came to be. But these aren’t just performances. They’re a chance to step into Living History – to ask questions and go one on one with a women whose books shaped our country and our…See More
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted blog posts
Mar 7
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford commented on Glenda Council Beall's photo

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"She looks like I look in my imagination right before I've had my coffee ... relaxed, bothered (by something, anything) and fully aware that I'm almost, but not quite, the center of the universe ... a feeling that quickly fades after that…"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford replied to Kathryn Stripling Byer's discussion Mary Adams's new chapbook COMMANDMENT
"This is so perfect ... the thought of every woman, who KNOWS what the men are thinking!  But now at least we have an idea! This makes me happy in a sad, lovely sort of way!"
Mar 4
Lynn Hamilton-Rutherford posted a photo

Mom in Her Writing Nook ...

She was working on the "About the Authors" section of "Echoes Across the Blue Ridge" when I captured this one morning. Though you can't see it, her coffee cup was within gentle reach that morning. Roxie is at her feet.
Mar 4
Carolyn Bennett Fraiser updated their profile photo
Feb 15
Harold N. Stern updated their profile
Feb 6
Glenda Council Beall posted a photo

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Lexie likes to sleep in the sunshine even on cold days.
Feb 6
Nancy Werking Poling posted a photo

Latest non-fiction book

In 1945 Indiana prohibited marriage between a white person and anyone with more than one-eighth "Negro blood." Yet Daniel (black) and Anna (white) gave up family, friends, and eventually even country to create a life together. Their 42-year marriage…
Feb 5
Nancy Werking Poling replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Bent Creek, the 4-part story
"Rob, Thanks for putting this into one document. I've been following the narrative in the Citizen-Times. I find it an added resource for my next writing project. In 1910 my husband's grandfather (1866-1947) showed up in Missouri and said…"
Feb 5
Rebecca L Caldwell updated their profile
Feb 5
Lee Ann Brown replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Writer Olive Dargan rises from obscurity
"Great Article!  Heart wrenching about her destroyed manuscripts and letters and notes but I will look for more of Olive Dargan!     Lee Ann Brown"
Feb 5
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Feb 4
Rap Monster posted a blog post


Focusing on the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, The Bang Bang Brokers tells the story of a hedge fund manager (based on a composite of real life traders) who got rich off of predicting the subprime fallout. His guilt and suicidal impulses lead him to a chance meeting with a Latino Gang, headed by small time weed dealer Ramon (Erik Michael Estrada). In hopes that Ramon will kill him in exchange for the favor, Rolley (played by Donihue) robs a rival Black Gang, earning the pair a ton of…See More
Feb 4

October 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Love Letters from the Lieutenant

My Angel, My Muse, My Sweetheart, My Love, awakened from this dream of life on August 15, 2013, and left me yet dreaming. To say that I was devastated is not to understand in the slightest the pain I felt. I lost my heart, I lost my mind, I lost my will to live.

My Darling spoke to me on September 2, as I was preparing her Celebration, and told me to write this little book of poetry. She speaks to me yet, and most of the words in this book, that appear after she awoke, I truly believe…


Added by James Carland on October 30, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Mary Szybist, WWC instructor, made the list

Local National Book Award news


Warren Wilson College MFA faculty member Mary Szybist’s book of poems, Incarnadine (Graywolf, 2013), is among five finalists for the National Book Award in that category.  Winners will be announced on November 20 at the National Book Award ceremony in New York City.


Read more about Szybist and read some of her poems at the…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Mountain craft expert at Mars Hill University, Oct. 29

Southern Craft: A Revival in the Mountains with Anna Fariello

from press release)


Who: Anna Fariello, Craft Revival Project Director, Hunter Library Special Collections, Western Carolina University…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pickett's Charge author tells tale at 2 local venues

Tall tale of the Civil War (a century afterward)


“In the yellow dark of an Alabama nursing home, an old, old man opened

two remarkable eyes…”  So begins Pickett’s Charge, an improbable novel about the legacy of the Civil War.


The plot:


A hundred years after Threadgill Pickett travelled as a boy to join the Confederate Army, he takes a journey to confront with the only other…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 25, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments

George Stuart on the Maya city, Palenque, Oct. 24, 2013

George Stuart, Archaeologist and Expert on the Maya to Speak at UNC Asheville October 24

from press release

See feature story about book and author

Archaeologist George Stuart, former National Geographic vice president for research and exploration, will present…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 20, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

"Small Brown Bird" reviewed in October's WNC Women

My book of stories "Small Brown Bird: stories in praise of folly" was reviewed by Mary Ickes in this month's issue of WNC Women magazine. Thank you Mary for taking an interest and sharing with your readers.

The article can be found at:

Added by Jennifer McLean on October 12, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Time Change for "Nailed" Book Club

"Nailed" Book Club still meets in the same location- G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Blairsville, GA (beside CVS); however, the time has changed from 10:30 AM to the new time of 10:00 AM until noon.  We still meet on the 1st Friday of every month... Come join us as we discuss books our members have chosen in a quarterly selection. Our reviews are discussions that…


Added by RhondaKay Brigman on October 11, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Save the bonobos author & activist come here from Congo, Oct. 5

Saving the bonobos author and Asheville bonobo activist, Oct. 5


New Book ‘Empty Hands, Open Arms’ explores groundbreaking approach to saving the Congo rainforest and humankind’s closest relative, the bonobo


Acclaimed author Deni Béchard talks about his new book, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral, at Malaprop’s bookstore, 7 pp.m., Sat., Oct.…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 4, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Sci-fi book discussions, Oct 22 through Dec 17

Imagining the Future: Scientific Revelations in Fiction


Pack Memorial Library presents “Let’s Talk about It: Science Fiction Book Discussion Series”


Sign Up and Receive Free Book Loans Beginning October 1


Guest humanities professors from UNC-Asheville and Appalachian State will lead the 6 p.m. discussions, which begin Tues., Oct. 22 and continue every other Tuesday evening through Dec.…


Added by Rob Neufeld on October 3, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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