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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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Nov 9
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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
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
Oct 8
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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
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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
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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
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
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
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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
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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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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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November 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Civil War Commemorative Hike- Dec. 1st

As part of its Civil War 150th Exhibit, the Swannanoa Valley Museum will lead the Swannanoa Tunnel & Creek Hike on Saturday, December 1st.  The mostly downhill treck will route hikers through scenic Swannanoa, passing by the grave of a Civil War soldier and the ruins of an old homestead. On this hike, participants often see trains on nearby tracks and always capture great pictures of the eastern end of the Swannanoa Tunnel. You can view pictures, an elevation…

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Added by Brittany Marcum on November 26, 2012 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

Disposable Assetts by B.K. Lauren

New book with WNC connection:

Disposable Assets by B.K. Lauren (CreateSpace trade paper, May 2012, 326 pages, $14.95).

Author event: 6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 7, 2012 at Accent on Books.

Young heiress stages her own death to pursue international criminal plot; written by local author.  See…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 25, 2012 at 10:31pm — No Comments

"Nailed" Book Club - The Mystery/Thriller Genre Club of Tri-State Area

The "Nailed" Book Club meets the 1st Friday every month at G-n-G Bakery & Cafe, Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA at 10:30 A.M. until Noon. This mystery/thriller genre club usually reads 2 books per month and discusses them at the next month's meeting. Included in this genre are many marvelous avenues…

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Added by RhondaKay Brigman on November 16, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Western North Carolina Woman excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy

Western North Carolina Woman has honored my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy again by featuring another story from my book "Harvest Seeds for Future Gardens", or, What I Learned from Asheville's Chipmunk Population! :)  http://www.wncwoman.com/2012/10/28/harvest-seeds-for-future-gardens/

Added by Kathryn Hall on November 10, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Prolific writer, Russell Banks, to speak at Warren Wilson

It is that time of year again!  This year, acclaimed fiction writer, Russell Banks, will deliver the annual Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture at Warren WIlson College. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by The Friends of the Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library.  It will take place in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center at 4:00 p.m., November 17th, and will follow a 3:00 p.m. reception featuring The Dixie Darlings. For more information about…

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Added by Brittany Marcum on November 8, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Chief Youngdeer memoir launch, Nov. 11, 2012

Chief Robert Youngdeer Presents New Book, The Memoirs of Robert Youngdeer: Marine, Chief, and Proud American

 

Date:              2 p.m., Sun., November 11, 2012

Location:      Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Ken Blankenship Education Wing, 589 Tsali Blvd. (Highway 441 North) Cherokee, NC.

Cost:              Free and open to the public.

Sponsors:    Museum of the Cherokee…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Book signing with "Asheville Beer" author, Anne Fitten Glenn

Asheville Pizza and Brewing will host a Anne Fitten Glenn as she signs copies of her book, "Asheville Beer:  An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing."  Accent on Books will provide copies of her book for the signing which will be held on November 16th, at 6:00 p.m.  

Asheville Pizza and Brewing is located on 675 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, NC.  

For more Information about the event, call 252-6255 or email info@accentonbooks.com.

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Added by Brittany Marcum on November 7, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

Mary's Been Busy

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012

Mary's Been Busy

Good grief, you'd think my creator, Mary,…
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Added by Mary A. Berger on November 6, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

WNC Historical Association announces a new program

The Western North Carolina Historical Association has organized a day of architectural exploration in which participants will visit and learn about the greatest buildings by the renowned architect, Richard Sharp Smith.  An England native, Smith moved to Asheville after being named the supervising architect of the Biltmore House in 1889. Because of his work on the Biltmore House as well as other work through his private practice, he has become one of the most well known and respected…

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Added by Brittany Marcum on November 6, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Gary Carden, 2012 NC Literature Award winner, at 2 events

Gary Carden recognized for greatness

On Oct. 30, the NC Dept of Cultural Resources honored Gary Carden--author, storyteller, and playwright from Sylva--with its 2012 Award for Literature.

See NCDCR website.

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Added by Rob Neufeld on November 4, 2012 at 8:37am — No Comments

My book - Sent off to my editor

I just sent off my manuscript for "The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina" to my editor at the History Press. Yippee!

 

See my blog post at http://www.hikertohiker.com/thishikinglife/archive/2012/11/02/my-book-step-2

 

 

Added by Danny Bernstein on November 2, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

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