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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

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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
Jan 17
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Dom Flemons legendary musician at BRCC Jan 25

Dom Flemons, Grammy Award Winning Banjo Player, Jan. 25Dom Flemons, legendary banjo player and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs 7 p.m., January 25th, at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.The show is the latest “Keeping the Fires Burning” series, produced by The Center for Cultural Preservation to celebrates the heroes of Southern Appalachian culture.Dom awakened Americans to the rich African-American roots tradition that informed old-time and bluegrass…See More
Jan 17
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African-American music in Asheville

Asheville's African-American music meccaby 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 Steele, saxophonist;…See More
Jan 15
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Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 Weekly Sessions at Lenoir Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies Asheville

January 24, 2018 at 10am to February 28, 2018 at 12pm
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 6 SessionsIt’s winter and Connie Regan-Blake is excited to offer a new learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville at Lenoir-Rhyne University (36 Montford Ave) on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am – 12:00pm for six story-work sessions.  This weekly format allows for your…See More
Jan 8
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Reading by Poet Anne Waldman at Table Rock Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union, AppState

March 22, 2018 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents a reading by Poet ANNE WALDMAN. The author will also present a craft talk from 3:30-4:45 in the same location. Admission is free, and book sales and signing will follow each event. Parking is free on campus after 5 pm, with the parking deck at College & Howard streets recommended. For further details, check www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu.    Anne Waldman is a poet, performer,…See More
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Dec 15, 2017
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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
Nov 20, 2017
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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
Nov 15, 2017
Spellbound posted events
Nov 9, 2017
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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, 2017
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Oct 13, 2017
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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, 2017
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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, 2017
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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, 2017
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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, 2017

December 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Rob's review of "Render Unto the Valley"

Thanks for the super review, Rob!

I highly recommend readers who have not read Senehi's novels before, that they pick up the first two books in the series; "In the Shadows of Chimney Rock" and "The Wind in the Woods". They are also terrific!

Added by Wendy Dingwall on December 30, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS

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My book, "A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS," is at the printer now. First shipment very soon.

The first printing has arrived, and is ready to ship.…

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Added by G.W. NEWTON on December 24, 2011 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

Civil War Histories now available at Imaging Specialists

New from Star Route Books, are the histories of North Carolina's 26th and 61st Infantry Regiments in the Civil War. Through spellbinding narratives and fascinating photography we follow the story of the 26th Regiment and Company A, The Jeff Davis Mountaineers, that consisted almost entirely of men from Ashe County and the 61st, including Company I, The Alleghany Rangers, which was made up of Alleghany County…

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Added by Claire Halsey on December 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Christmas Everyday and The Girl Behind the Curtain

I need one full day at home per week to get things done. This past week being Pre-Christmas, wrapping gifts was in order. My bedroom was a disaster. It was an unholy Grinch's nightmare...and I was in heaven. I use Christmas cards from last year for gift tags, color coordinating them with the paper. The boxes that my daughters' boots came in (there are 3) were chic and didn't need wrapping, just a bow.

I had finished decorating my new artificial tree with Baby's…

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Added by Susan Lee Anderson on December 23, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Want to Publish in Literary Journals?

I put together a list of links/publishing resources to help writers research literary journals and start submitting. The resources also can help you find really interesting journals worth subscribing to. A lot of readers seem to bypass short stories and short creative nonfiction, but some great work is being published.

 

If you're interested, see my Writing Re-enlightment blog…

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Added by Caralyn Davis on December 9, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Scott Nicholson brings supernatural thrillers to City Lights

Horror comes to Sylva bookstore

Scott Nicholson, local writer of a dozen supernatural thrillers, brings his novel, Liquid Fear, and its new sequel, Chronic Fear, to City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, 6 p.m., Dec. 21.

In Liquid Fear, a scientist calls back survivors of a…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on December 9, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Fiction contest with NCWN--submissions now

NCWN Fiction Prize deadline Jan. 30.
 
The North Carolina Writers' Network is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. This annual award is administered by poet Anthony S. Abbott, the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English at Davidson College in…
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Added by Rob Neufeld on December 6, 2011 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy in Western North Carolina Woman!

This month Western North Carolina Woman is featuring an excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. In keeping with the season and Western North Carolina Woman's theme for the month, The Art of Giving, this excerpted story is titled "Bring Gentleness and Gratitude to Your Harvesting", using lessons learned in the garden as metaphors and guidelines for living a rewarding…

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Added by Kathryn Hall on December 6, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

"Noisy House with Tiny Lights"

The literary journal Aries will publish novelist and playwright Jerry Stubblefield's poem "Noisy House with Tiny Lights" in January. 

Added by Jerry Stubblefield on December 4, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Mountain Lit News!

First 2012 “BOOKS & BITES” Author Luncheon at Lake Lure Inn

 

            The Friends of the Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure are kicking off the 2012 season of their Books & Bites program with the launch of Rose Senehi’s sixth book, Render Unto the Valley, on Thursday, January 19 at 11:30 at the Lake Lure Inn. This is the third “stand-alone” novel in her Southern Blue Ridge…

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Added by Kasey Boston on December 2, 2011 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Billy Ray's Chevrolet

Here is an excerpt from my soon to be self-published book having to do with WNC culture and heritage: Billy Ray's Chevrolet - and Other Writings and Photographs from a Southern Appalachian Valley.

Billy Ray's Chevrolet

The 1953 Chevrolet truck had been parked in the same place for many years in a yard just past Lower Grassy Branch beside Riceville Road. I had seen it countless times on my trips in and out of the valley. This trip I…

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Added by Dave Turner on December 2, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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