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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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December 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Appalachian Writers



A few months ago I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite writers, Marshall McClung. Marshall's writing style and choice of subject matter reminds me of John Parris, who was well known for his Roaming the Mountains newspaper column in the Asheville Citizen-Times.



Marshall McClung is a… Continue

Added by Tipper on December 31, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

I Wonder As I Wander: Murphy, NC 1933



Murphy 1930s Courtesy of Cherokee Co. Historical Museum



Last Christmas Pap loaned me a book someone had bought him, Stories Behind the Best Loved Songs of Christmas. He knew I'd find the history of the songs interesting and I did-but I was surprised to learn, one Christmas song originated right here in my back yard.…





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Added by Tipper on December 17, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Daddy's Funeral

My name is Kenny Zachary LaRue. Everybody calls me K.Z. though. When I was in school a bunch of stuck-up town kids kept following me around and calling me “krazy, krazy, krazy larue.” They stopped

that pretty quick when I cut a couple of ‘em with my KA-BAR pig sticker. The

sheriff come by and took me to the county reform school for a couple of months.

I weren’t mad at ‘em. They was just stupid. I don’t mind folks calling me…

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Added by Chuck Connors on December 16, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Big Yellow House

Aunt Mamie and Uncle Early's Home..

This photo shows Mamie and Early at their wedding.



Aunt Mamie, was my dad's oldest sister. She married Early Lee Anderson and moved to Clay County. She came from a very Democratic family and Uncle Early was a Republican. This rather astonished my…

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Added by Sallie on December 15, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

What I'm reading now ...

What I'm reading now (actually what I just finished).



Just Passin’ Thru by Winton Porter (Menasha Press).

Since 2001, Winton has owned Mountain Crossings,

a combination hostel and outfitter shop on the Appalachian Trail

at the bottom of Blood Mountain in North Georgia.

For every thru-hiker who makes it as far as Mountain Crossings,

there is a story. An amusing book.



Danny Bernstein…

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Added by Danny Bernstein on December 15, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

New mediums for publishing

Publishing a book can be quite a feat, especially for a first time author. New mediums for publishing books are fascinating. One author (tech related) has published a book using Cloud Hosting. She has done a variety of Multivariate Testing to discover she may have a large potential audience. She plans to give… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on December 11, 2009 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Taking Them Home

Christmas parades all over the land;

High school bands marching down Main Street.

Baton twirlers leaping towards the sky;

Fire engines with flashing lights and blowing sirens.



Pretty girls waving from convertibles;

Fat, laughing Santas throw candy from the floats.

Little children chase after the tossed treats into the street.

Everyone laughing, all are smiling.



Yet back in the shadows, some watch in silence;

Little girls and boys who… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on December 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gray Missilesmi

Sleek gray missiles knifing cleanly through the air;

Winging their way through the skies wide and clear;

Thousands of birds borne upon the winds;

Hundreds of squadrons on an ancient mission.



The oldest and strongest lead the flights;

The young and the weak follow behind.

“Honka, honka,” the lead ganders give the cry;

Straight on, fly true, for thousands of miles.



The lead birds slipping back from time-to-time;

Resting in the slipstream of… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on December 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Malaprop's hosts regional authors in December

I'm grateful to all of you for the support you've offered me and my two hiking guides; the most recent is Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Heritage

Malaprop's in Asheville continues to support regional writers. I will be signing books there on Saturday December 12 between 3 and 4 P.M.



Come by and say “hello”, pick up a bookmark and think of your outdoor friends at Christmas.



I hope you'll come into Malaprop's sometime during their celebration of books and… Continue

Added by Danny Bernstein on December 9, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Another Universe

Riding over to Asheville on a chilly wintry day,
Going to the movies at a Sunday matinee.
Will I meet up with my new friend?
Or will I fail to connect again?
Only time will tell about us—
Whether we hit it off or not.
Saw a Sandra Bullock film;
It just might win an Oscar too.
Afterwards, conversation over coffee;
Gazing into her dark eyes;
Diving into another universe.


Chuck Connors, December 6, 2009

Added by Chuck Connors on December 7, 2009 at 1:06am — No Comments

Gritted Bread



After Pap showed me how to parch corn-he told me about gritted bread. Pap recalls 2 types of bread being called gritted bread. The first was made by using fresh corn that had been allowed to dry slightly overnight or a little longer. A grater-usually homemade-was used to remove the corn from the cob. After mixing sodie (baking soda),… Continue

Added by Tipper on December 3, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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