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The history of Oakley

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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/03/06/bianca-spriggs/Parking info is at parking.appstate.edu.…See More
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Hester

HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby 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…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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Bob Plott replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Hunters and Plott hounds
"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
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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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Added by Mary A. Berger on November 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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?



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“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.

Added by Gary Carter on November 4, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments

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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