Is Carden's Kephart play controversial?
Gary Carden's play, "Outlander," receives a "staged reading" in the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville, 2 p.m., Sun., July 31. Carden will be on hand to discuss the play with the audience.
It is a controversial play in that it has been criticized by the descendants of Horace Kephart who felt that the play "demeaned" Kephart. "Ironically," Carden says, "my original purpose in writing…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on July 29, 2016 at 4:57pm — No Comments
BRING BACK THE GAME
Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.
We had a great…Continue
Added by Toby Hill on July 20, 2016 at 1:52pm — No Comments
Saluda Grade From Top to Bottom Presented at Saluda Train Tales
from press release
Matt Bumgarner will share the research behind his newest release, Saluda Grade From top to Bottom at Saluda Train Tales on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 7pm at the Saluda Historic Depot.
Matt is an award-winning writer and the regional publisher of Tarheel Press…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 13, 2016 at 6:19pm — No Comments
UNC Asheville Offers Creative Writing Summer Camps in June and July
from press release
UNC Asheville will offer two creative writing summer camps – Write Now for high school students, and All Things Writing for middle school students – with separate sessions for each age group in June and July. These week-long programs are designed for writers of all skill levels and offer instruction and experience with many different…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on May 13, 2016 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Joe Epley recently was elected to Board of Directors of the Military Writers Society of America. The MWSA has around 700 members around the country. Details on the website: http://www.mwsadispatches.com. ; The organization's purpose is to help military service members, veterans, their families, supporters of the military,and historians record history and the complexities of military life--and encourage writing as therapy. The…Continue
Added by Joe Epley on May 1, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments
Author of key book of our times comes to Asheville
Andrea Wulf makes Malaprop's Bookstore one her stops, Sun., May 1, 5 p.m., in talking…Continue
The 8th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest brings authors to Flat Rock
There are a few oases where writers congregate to share wares and wisdom, and Apr. 22-23, the place is Blue Ridge Community College, featuring 19 readings and workshops, and many more opportunities for conversations with authors at exhibition tables. See full schedule at…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on April 20, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
I have posted a new blog about a man I knew growing up in Asheville. It is entitled " Hester." Anna says guys will like it better than women. It's pretty long, but enjoy it.
Growing up in Asheville in 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…
Added by Toby Hill on April 19, 2016 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Yesterday, on the Ides of March, my book, Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South, was officially launched – a soft launch.
It’s now available on Amazon in both…Continue
Added by Danny Bernstein on March 16, 2016 at 8:35pm — No Comments
Many thanks to Edge Magazine for publishing this excerpt "Wear the Right Garb" from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy in their March issue! http://www.edgemagazine.net/2016/03/wear-the-right-garb/ Copies of my book are available at Malaprop's! xoxo
Added by Kathryn Hall on March 3, 2016 at 5:45pm — No Comments
Dennis Covington's Revelation
Dennis Covington, author of Salvation on Sand Mountain, has a new book out: Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World, for which he visited "places where people are subject to extremity." As Jesus instructed, he says, he is a witness to suffering in a search for holiness.
Covington presents his book at…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on February 26, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments
2016 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
Tuesday, March 1, the submission window closes.
The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition accepts one-poem submissions. The contest awards the winner $200 and publication in "storySouth." The final judge is Sarah Rose Nordgren, author of the poetry collection "Best Bones" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), which was selected by Ed…
Added by Rob Neufeld on February 17, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
What I remember the most about Vance Elementary School in West Asheville , NC is the color red. I could remember lots of other things about my first school. It was at Vance that I said my first curse word. Also, I got into my first fight, saw my first professional yo yo performance and was caught breaking into the concession stand. I learned a lot at Vance. I learned that there are good teachers and not so good teachers. I learned that the world is inhabited by…Continue
Added by Toby Hill on February 16, 2016 at 9:34pm — No Comments
“Unveiling Our Treasures” program
Pauline Johnson and Roman Blevins present "North Carolina History: From the Archives to the Classroom,” based on their research in the Southern Appalachian Archives, at the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, Thurs., February 18th at 3 p.m. , Mars Hill University.
Added by Rob Neufeld on February 15, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Key Appalachian studies publications now going online
from press release, Jan. 27. 2016
Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 30, 2016 at 9:11pm — No Comments
Two articles leapt at my consciousness this week, both about writing. And suddenly, I know how to go forward from here.
The first, The Price I Pay to Write, by Laura Bogart and published online…
Added by susannah eanes on January 24, 2016 at 10:56am — No Comments
Black Mountain College artist--from obscurity to rediscovery
Ray Spillenger: Rediscovery of a Black Mountain Painter
Exhibition: January 22, 2016 – May 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 22 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., FREE Admission
Curated by Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., Curator of American Art, Emeritus, Harvard Art Museums
Gallery talk by the curator at 6:45 p.m., January 22, 2016
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 8, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Writer's Workshop Poetry Contest
26th ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
The Writers' Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 26th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence. The deadline is: postmarked or emailed by Feb. 28, 2016. Mail…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 8, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/
Added by Kathryn Hall on January 5, 2016 at 2:02pm — No Comments
History in the making: items of note, January 2, 2016
It was reported in today’s print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times that a new state law went into effect, requiring people who’ve filed for unemployment benefits to make at least 5 job contacts a week. It had been 2. How will that work? Are there that many jobs for which a person is qualified? Can you apply to the same job twice if it continues to be…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 2, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments