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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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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

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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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Susan Weinberg posted an event

Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
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Hester

HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
Mar 11
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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Bob Plott replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Hunters and Plott hounds
"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
Mar 6

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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See feature story about book and author

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

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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:

http://www.wncwoman.com

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…

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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.…

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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.…

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

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