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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Started by Rob Neufeld in AC-T Book Reviews Aug 3, 2017.

Ellington in Asheville--a survey

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Oct 6, 2017.

Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Aug 25, 2017.

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Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

June 15, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
Apr 8
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"luv ya Renea ... Kephart bio finally done after 40 years ... free at last ... free at last... great god almighty ... free a last!"
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Connie Regan-Blake Storytelling at Hendersonville Public Library at Henderson County Public Library - Main Branch

June 13, 2019 from 6pm to 7pm
Join Connie Regan-Blake for a family oriented evening of stories at the Hendersonville Library.See More
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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
Apr 1
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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” Here are the tellers for our April 6th “Slice of Life” performance.  Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Kyra Freeman, Steve Tate, Alberta Hipps and more! The event is hosted by the …See More
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Connie Regan-Blake's Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop at StoryWindow Productions

April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019
The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive,…See More
Apr 1
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Stealth Hazy - 'Gun Clap'

Stealth Hazy - Gun ClapI got 80 rounds with a beam on it riding dirty I'm smoking chronic top off hear that system pound 808 thats subsonicI double down quadruple upstraight droppin with no cutwilt chamberlain on the reboundand you a fan just starstruckI…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake posted an event

Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Celebrate National Library Week at Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College, Montreat, NC

April 9, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Patti Callahan, author of the recent novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and Don W. King author of Out of My Bone: the Letters of Joy Davidman, A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis, and Yet One More Spring: a Critical Study of Joy Davidman, will co-present on their works about Joy and her husband C.S. Lewis.  The event is free and open to the public on April 9, 2019 in Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College.Reception and Book signing to followSee More
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TWO NEW APPALACHIAN NOVELS

I have, just released two Appalachian Novels.OUT OF THE SHADOWS, begins deep in the Appalachian Mountains of in WNC. It is partly a true story about a young man who ran away from home at the age of fifteen. He meets another runaway, and they fall in love.A journey where he faced adversaries, but also success as he walked, hitchhiked, and made his way across the country.GONE LIKE A CANDLE IN THE WIND, is a story of three young people growing up in a farming community in the Appalachian…See More
Jan 28
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The Main Show

The Main Show: a story-poem stage presentation(part of  Living Poem)See video of Act 1, Scene 1: The SettingProgram Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Reader: Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a…See More
Jan 26
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Hollywood Pictures Inc in Fairview

In the 1920's it seemed the whole country was caught up in excitement about films and Hollywood.    Asheville and Western North Carolina were well aware of the hoopla of Hollywood.   In fact, Hollywood (or at least filmmaking) was already beginning to come to Western NC.I recently stumble across an article from the Jun 6 1926 issue of The Asheville Citizen Times which mentions that Hollywood Pictures Inc, was planning to film just south of Asheville, near Fairview.  But....was this really…See More
Jan 23

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The Sounds of Sports

Many sports have distinctive sounds associated with them. For those who have participated or watched, the sounds are a big part of the experience. Heard at the moment of success, they remain locked in our minds for all time.

As you read the list below, close your eyes and listen to the sound you recall from that sport, your sport. Can you hear them?

Baseball or softball – crack of the bat…

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Added by Bill Ramsey on October 24, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments

The Land Still Speaks film and Culture Vulture fest, Oct 30

Culture festival features film about mountain elderts

from press release

The Center for Cultural Preservation presents a film festival that highlights mountain heritage, Jewish heritage and African-American heritage on October 30th at the Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College.   The festival will feature three films, including the world premiere of a new film, The Land Still Speaks to…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on October 8, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments

The skull merchant, the dead ape, and the narcoleptic mortician

Hello "The Read on WNC" readers:

     I'm posting this note to announce the publication of vol. 3 in my "Loy's Loonies" series.  This one is called The Mortician's Road Trip and it's a bit more of a mystery than my earlier books. Here's a teaser for the story.

     Upstate New Yorker Baz Rathbone makes ends meet by selling human skulls. By contract, he should cremate them, but he doesn’t. His little business comes to the attention of the FBI when a woman spots…

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Added by James D. Loy on September 20, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments

New excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy in WNC Woman!

The September issue of Western North Carolina Woman is out, and they have kindly included a chapter from Plant Whatever Brings  You Joy! This is the story of my introduction to chipmunks the two years I lived in Asheville--and what they taught me! If you like this what you read, you might consider dropping by Malaprop's and get your copy of my book, and read all 52 stories! Thank…

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Added by Kathryn Hall on September 1, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Betty Smith at Hendersonville culture event September 17

Center Kicks Off New Series With A Bang

New “Keeping the Fires Burning Series” Launches With Betty Smith and Songcatcher

 

(from press release)

 (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 18, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, is pleased to announce the launch of its second season of its popular public program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING- Heroes of Mountain…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 21, 2015 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Train trip to Asheville, Oct. 31

Tickets on Sale for Daytrips to

Asheville Oct. 31 and Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 1

(from press release, 2015)

SPENCER, NC--Now in its ninth year, one of the N.C. Transportation Museum’s most popular offerings combines the romance of rail travel, a great destination and the convenience of a day trip. Autumn Train Excursions offer the rare opportunity to take a daylight train trip on vintage rail cars through beautiful…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 19, 2015 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Rick Bragg at UNCA Sept 26

Author and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Rick Bragg to Read at UNC Asheville September 26

(from 2015 press release)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg will give a reading at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mission Health System Mountain View Room. This…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 19, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

R.T. Smith--Rachel-Rivers Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at App State

R.T. Smith, poet, story-writer, and founder of Cold Mountain Review, honored with App State role

See notice of new book at Washington & Lee U.

fROM PRESS RELEASE

BOONE—Writer R.T. (Rod) Smith has been named the 2015-16 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University. Smith will…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on August 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Speaking about the American Revollution in the Carolinas

I have a busy September talking about the American Revolutionary War and signing books.

8 Sep - Sons of the American Revolution - Kings Mountain, NC

13- Sep - Broad River Genealogical Society - Shelby, NC

17 Sep -Sons of the American Revolution - Bluffton, SC

23-24 Oct - Francis Marion Symposium - Manning, SC

Added by Joe Epley on August 8, 2015 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

New Images of America Book on Mount Mitchell

Telling a story in pictures is Mount Mitchell, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by local authors Jonathan Howard Bennett and David Biddix was released on August 3, 2015. The book boasts many vintage images that have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone…

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Added by David Biddix on August 7, 2015 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment

 

   I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of…

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Added by William Roy Pipes on July 17, 2015 at 7:25am — 1 Comment

Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.

    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows…

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Added by Christine Lajewski on July 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sharing Information

Iris Press just released a new book of my poems, Kaleidoscope!  These are poems written over the last 10 years, set in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina---!

Added by Tina Barr on June 2, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR

I just posted a new blog entry describing the real places frequented by my characters--human and animal--in my novel. Most of the action in JHATOR takes place in these beautiful natural spaces that are protected throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Whether you have read my book or not, I hope you will visit them if you are traveling through the area.

You can read "Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR" as well as excerpts from my novel, at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.com

Added by Christine Lajewski on June 1, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments

The Devil Returns!

Very excited to announce to my friends here at The Read on WNC that my publisher, Holladay House Publishing, will be re-releasing The Devil's Courthouse this summer. We are having a release celebration at Bearmeat's Indian Den in Cherokee, NC on Saturday, June 6, from 11 to 4. If you are in the area, please come out and help us celebrate! And we will be visiting bookstores across the WNC throughout the coming months!

Added by Lawrence Thackston on May 28, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Robert Morgan's Dark Energy

Robert Morgan in area for new book of poems, Dark Energy

The Washington Post calls Robert Morgan's Dark Energy one of the three best poetry books of May 2015.  See review.

Morgan comes to Malaprop's Bookstore, 7 p.m., June 5.  …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Writers' Workshop classes

June July August writing classes from Writers' Workshop

 

The following writing classes, sponsored by The Writers’ Workshop, a non-profit center since 1985, meet at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville. Registration is in advance only, Visit www.twwoa.org. For more info, contact …

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments

Laura Ingalls Wilder comes to History Center

A Visit With Laura Ingalls Wilder

from press release 

On Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 - 12:30, children are invited to join the Crafty Historian for a visit and picnic style tea party with Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Asheville History Center at Smith-McDowell House.  Miss Daphne Ruth Darcy will interpret an older Laura Ingalls Wilder reflecting on her first year as a bride. 

 

Gingerbread cake from Mrs. Wilder's own…

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Added by Rob Neufeld on May 28, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments

Metamorphosos: A Proposed Path to Independent Living

Eston Roberts announces publication of Metamorphosos: A Proposed Path to Independent Living--a re-definition and application of metaphor.

Added by eston e. roberts on May 26, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments

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