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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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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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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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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

http://www.waynewrites.net

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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