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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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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November 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Great Smokies Writing Program Spring 2014 courses

UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program Announces Spring 2014 Workshops

 

Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Hendersonville and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.

 

10-week courses for writers of various levels of experience:

 

Poetry…

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The Message: Newest Mattie Caper

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Barbara Bates Smith & Jeff Sebens, Nov. 24

Barbara Bates Smith presents show

"Deck the Halls, Southern Style"

Christmas vignettes from:

Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies

Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory



Hammered dulcimer music by Jeff Sebens



Sunday Nov. 24, 5 pm



Haywood Street Congregation Sanctuary

297 Haywood…

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Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 Local Author Spotlight & Interview - Scripps Treasures Coast Newspapers

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers   (Over 200,000 Readers)

Darby’ has everything: love, hate, sadness and joy



From staff reports



Q:
What is your book about?



A:
“Darby” is an Appalachian novel. A story of danger, suspense, romance, and intrigue interwoven with the history and culture of the Appalachians. “Darby” begins in 1895 when a man, George Waldroup, is standing in the middle of Elk Creek,…

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Story Featured in Steel Toe Review: "Thousands of Days and Nights"

It's an honor to have a story, "Thousands of Days and Nights," featured in the new issue of Steel Toe Review, based in Birmingham and dedicated to "contemporary Southern arts & literature."

Read the story here: thousands of days and nights by gary carter

Comments are always welcomed.

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Author-musician Benefit for Beloved Community, Nov 17

Authors and musicians stage benefit for disenfranchised

(from press release)

 

            Award-winning authors Ron Rash, Patricia Smith, Keith Flynn, and R. B. Morris read from their works.  Free Planet Radio, Bill Altman, Susi Gott Seguret, Jonathan Scales, Ten Cent Poetry, and other guest musicians perform.  All for a show in Diana Worthan Theatre, Pack Square, Asheville, 7 p.m., Nov. 17, to benefit “the beloved community,” a…

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