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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
Nov 20
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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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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
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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
Oct 7
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

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
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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
Mark de Castrique posted a video

Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
Mark de Castrique posted a discussion

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
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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 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

from press release

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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