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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
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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 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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