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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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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
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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…"
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November 2010 Blog Posts (13)

www.waynewrites.net

I have started posting my short stories on my BLOG, waynewrites.net. I have several there already, with more to come.

Added by G.W. NEWTON on November 28, 2010 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Asheville Trail Running by Trish Brown

Why aren’t there more folks out here enjoying these incredible trails just 15 minutes from most Ashevillians’ doorsteps?

That's what Trish Brown, elite Asheville trail runner, asked. Maybe people just don't know where to go. So she designed, planned, and wrote Asheville Trail Running: Taking Bent Creek and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in Stride. But this book is not just for runners - With 25 loops in Bent Creek and seven on the…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on November 25, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Learn basket-making and stamped potttery making in Cherokee

Cherokee Basket and Pottery Workshops Offered Dec. 11

On Dec. 11, The Museum of the Cherokee Indian teaches visitors how to create white oak baskets (9 a.m. to noon) and stamped pottery bowls (1 to 4 p.m.) The workshops, led by master artists Ramona Lossie and Bernadine George, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, cost $50 each, plus materials…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 24, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

My Picks: Weekly Updates on Books and Radio Programs--------------November 22

So I'm going to try to post the title and description of a book and the link to a radio story that I enjoy or find particularly insightful each week (or more often…
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Added by Mesha Maren on November 23, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Fellow Classmate Pens Article about Me

This morning I had a lovely surprise. Fellow Swain County High School Alumni, Chad Killebrew, sent a link to an article he wrote about In The Garden With Billy: Lessons About Life, Love & Tomatoes. I am honored, especially since I consider Chad the "real writer." Thank you Chad, and everyone who has read this book.…

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Added by Renea Winchester on November 21, 2010 at 11:14am — No Comments

Blogging for Grit Magazine

Hi friends, please click the below link to read my posting to Grit Magazine's family of bloggers. I am honored to be selected. Let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,

Renea Winchester

http://www.grit.com/city-life-country-garden/produce-stand-book-launch.aspx

Added by Renea Winchester on November 16, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Joseph Bathanti of ASU win major poetry award

Bathanti honored by N.C. Literary and Historical Association

Joseph R. Bathanti has received the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry from the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Bathanti is a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of English and co-director of the creative writing program there.



The award was presented for…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 15, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

WNC Historical Association announces annual literary award and distinctions.

The 2010 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award goes to Wayne Caldwell’s…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 13, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How to make a Christmas Wreath

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on November 13, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Sweetie Release, New Orleans Jambalaya, and Share the Warmth charity

Tomorrow, 11/13, at 4PM I'll be at Blue Ridge Books for the release of my 3rd novel Sweetie -- GMR is preparing jambalaya, and we hope to raise money for Share the Warmth.



Hope to see you there!



Here's the info (just took this from Smoky Mountain News):



Kathryn Magendie will celebrate the release of her new novel, Sweetie, at Blue Ridge Books at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. To add to the celebration, Kathryn’s husband, Roger, will be serving his home cooked… Continue

Added by Kathryn Magendie on November 12, 2010 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Think about it

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties...O. Chambers

Added by G.W. NEWTON on November 9, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson College ecology prof, publishes book of "natural saints"

New book: Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth by Mallory McDuff

The book, hardcover, published by Oxford University Press, 240 pages, came out August 2010.



It features examples of how congregations are integrating the environment into their traditional ministries, from…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Think about it

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user...T. Roosevelt

Added by G.W. NEWTON on November 1, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments

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