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Kathryn Hall posted a blog post

Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
Sep 10
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
Aug 26
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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
Aug 25
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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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FullSizeRender Lexie in the pillows

This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
Aug 10
Glenda Council Beall posted an event

Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
Aug 3
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
Aug 3
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
Jul 28
Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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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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