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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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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
Jan 17
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Dom Flemons legendary musician at BRCC Jan 25

Dom Flemons, Grammy Award Winning Banjo Player, Jan. 25Dom Flemons, legendary banjo player and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs 7 p.m., January 25th, at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.The show is the latest “Keeping the Fires Burning” series, produced by The Center for Cultural Preservation to celebrates the heroes of Southern Appalachian culture.Dom awakened Americans to the rich African-American roots tradition that informed old-time and bluegrass…See More
Jan 17
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African-American music in Asheville

Asheville's African-American music meccaby 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 Steele, saxophonist;…See More
Jan 15
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Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 Weekly Sessions at Lenoir Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies Asheville

January 24, 2018 at 10am to February 28, 2018 at 12pm
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 SessionsIt’s winter and Connie Regan-Blake is excited to offer a new learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville at Lenoir-Rhyne University (36 Montford Ave) on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am – 12:00pm for six story-work sessions.  This weekly format allows for your…See More
Jan 8
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Reading by Poet Anne Waldman at Table Rock Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union, AppState

March 22, 2018 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents a reading by Poet ANNE WALDMAN. The author will also present a craft talk from 3:30-4:45 in the same location. Admission is free, and book sales and signing will follow each event. Parking is free on campus after 5 pm, with the parking deck at College & Howard streets recommended. For further details, check www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu.    Anne Waldman is a poet, performer,…See More
Jan 4
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Dec 15, 2017
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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, 2017
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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
Nov 15, 2017
Spellbound posted events
Nov 9, 2017
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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
Nov 6, 2017
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Oct 13, 2017
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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
Oct 8, 2017
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017

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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