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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 2012 Blog Posts (11)

John Urbain exhibit at Black Mountain Museum + Arts Center

John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things

January 18 - June 1, 2013; Opening reception: Friday, January 18, 2013

(from press release)

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is proud to announce John Urbain: No Ideas but in Things, an exhibition of collages and paintings by Black Mountain College alumnus John…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on December 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

"Clean Up After a Storm"

Western North Carolina Woman has honored my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden by publishing in their December issue the chapter titled "Clean Up After a Storm". In light of what has happened in Newtown this last week the selection seems fitting and  synchronistic. I do hope it offers some small solace to those who are grieving who find it. Tend your hearts. Love and blessings, Kathryn xoxo…

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Added by Kathryn Hall on December 18, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Book Trailer??

I'm working on a book trailer for my forthcoming book The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina.

 

What does anyone know about creating book trailers?

 

Which ones are effective?

 

Thanks

Added by Danny Bernstein on December 15, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Greater Than the Mountains Was He by Wilma Hicks Simpson

New book with WNC connection:

Greater Than the Mountains Was He: The True Story of Johann Jacob Shook of Haywood County, North Carolina by Wilma Hicks Simpson (Tate Publishing trade paper, March 2013, 184 pages, $20.99).

Author event: 6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 2012 at Blue Ridge Books.

Biography of Johann Jacob Shook, owner of the Shook House in Clyde, explaining his life and accomplishments in Western North Carolina and…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 13, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Short Story Published at Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review

My short story "Saver's Delight" has been published. It's at a pretty interesting online journal.

Added by Caralyn Davis on December 12, 2012 at 12:23am — No Comments

The Tourist Killer by FC Etier

New book with WNC connection:

The Tourist Killer by FC Etier (Venture Galleries trade paper, November 2012, 204 pages, $12.99).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at Blue Ridge Books.

Debut thriller novel in which an assassin “battles conscience, hired killers, and burn-out while juggling relationships and attempts at normalcy;” written by a Henderson County resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Asheville Beer by Anne-Fitten Glenn

New book with WNC connection:

Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing by Anne-Fitten Glenn (History Press trade paper, September 2012, 192 pages, $16.99).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.

Details the history of Asheville’s brewing scene “from the suds-soaked saloons of ‘Hell’s Half Acre’ to the region’s explosion into a beer mecca;” written by a local beer writer and…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

The Button Sisters by Penny Graham

New book with WNC connection:

The Button Sisters by Penny Graham, illus. by Roger Bacon (CreateSpace trade paper, October 2012, 124 pages, $9.95).

Author event: 3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 at City Lights Bookstore.

A children’s novel that teaches about family and friendship through a girl who befriends another girl with a mysterious and special button; written by a retired teacher and Sylva resident.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Out Across the Nowhere by Amy Willoughby-Burle

New book with WNC connection:

Out Across the Nowhere by Amy Willoughby-Burle (Press 53 trade paper, October 2012, 110 pages, $12.95).

“These stories give a reader the vivid language and compelling narratives that are the trademark of the best short stories. 'Out Across the Nowhere' is an astonishing debut,” says award-winning author Ron Rash; written by an Asheville author.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks

New book with WNC connection:

Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks (New Native Press trade paper, October 2012, 42 pages, $12.00).

“From the vantage point of a favorite seat in the Common Café of Time,” the book description reads, “Steve Brooks takes us to the center of the poet’s soul, asking the hardest yet the best questions of himself and others who would call themselves poets;” written by a local poet. See author website.

Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Why the Clown Wouldn't Smile by Olson Huff

New book with WNC connection:

Why the Clown Wouldn’t Smile by Olson Huff (Grateful Steps hardback, November 2012, 40 pages, many color illustrations, $14.95).

Author events:

Tue., Dec. 4, 2012 at the Moore Center in Montreat, time t.b.a.;

2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at White Horse Black Mountain sponsored by Grateful Steps;

6 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 2012 at…

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Added by Kristina Blackford on December 3, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments

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