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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
Sep 11
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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
Aug 21
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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 2011 Blog Posts (10)

North Carolina Room at the Pack Library

It's been a long time since I visited the North Carolina Room at the Pack Library in Asheville. But now that I'm writing a book proposal for a book on the Mountain-to-Sea Trail, I went back there.

What treasures! My challenge is that I'm not just writing about Western North Carolina. The  MST goes from the Smokies to the Outer Banks. Material on the Coastal Plains will be difficult to get. But there are reference librarians eager to…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on November 29, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Celebrate Small Business Saturday by Supporting a Local Bookstore!

What better way to support reading AND small businesses than to shop at a local bookstore! today! http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/

You'll also help your favorite authors and best of all, treat yourself to a gift that will keep giving, the memory of a great book!

 

 

Added by Ashley Memory on November 26, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Uninvited Author

An item in the Books section of Asheville Citizen-Times issue of Sunday, November 20 by Hilliel Italie commented on winners of the National Book Foundation awards for 2011 and noted that one author, Lauren Myracle, was announced as an award finalist then asked to withdraw from contention for the award.  Myracle is a WNC-born author now living in Ft. Collins, CO, and her present day book "Shine" is set in Transylvania County.  This YA book deals with poverty, effects of drug misuse, a hate…

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Added by Donald Myracle on November 20, 2011 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Naked and Hungry is Featured in Asheboro & More Magazine!

My amazing and dearest friend Sarah Beth Robbins kindly wrote an article on Naked and Hungry for the November 2011 issue of Asheboro & More magazineThe article includes more about my inspiration for the book, including the influence of my hometown of Asheboro, and other fun childhood memories.

Check out pages 68-69…

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Added by Ashley Memory on November 20, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Cries lost on the wind

My book is late. It's a long, sad story, but it will be available at http://www.murderasacalltolove.com soon. Actually the website is up and running, and I'm blogging there. In the meantime, on this rainy morning, found this haiku buried in one of my husband, Philip's emails. He is so talented, and this is exactly how I feel this today:



Still ochred oak leaves

Late autumn so persistent

Cries lost on the…

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Added by Judith Toy on November 16, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

Mountain Lit News

Barbara Bates Smith Play to Be Performed at Jackson County Public Library

The new one-woman Christmas play, adapted and performed by Barbara Bates Smith, is hosted by the Jackson County Public Library. A Southeastern Theatre “Best Actress” award winner, Bates Smith will perform “Deck the Halls with Southern Writers” on Tuesday, Novemeber 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

            The play is based on the works of southern writers…

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Added by Kasey Boston on November 16, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments

Creative Non-fiction contest, deadline Jan. 16, 2012

Creative Non-fiction Competition judged by Anne Clinard Barnhill

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is now accepting submissions for its annual Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, coordinated by the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Award-winning author Anne Clinard Barnhill will be the final judge. Barnhill has signed a two-book…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 15, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments

F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire by M. C. Pearson

F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire by M. C. Pearson is now available online at Amazon.com and Barnes &…

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Added by M. C. Pearson on November 14, 2011 at 2:28pm — 2 Comments

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Adult Books 

Fiction

The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides (FSG)

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock (Doubleday)

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)

After the Apocalypse by Maureen McHugh (Small Beer)

There but for the by Ali Smith…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 7, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Poetry Prize entries due Jan. 15

2012 William Matthews Poetry Prize

Asheville Poetry Reviewwill be accepting entries for the second annual…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 2, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

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