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"It was good seeing you today, Susan. I am glad you are using your writing talent and speaking ability in such a good way. Glenda Beall "
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Green Fly Cafe at Transylvania Tannery

Memories of The Green Fly, a tanners’ cafeby Rob Neufeld  PHOTO CAPTION: Workers at the Rosman Tannery hold some of their tools, including an applicator.  Can you help identify the tools and their uses?  Photo courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.            My…See More
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The Risen by Ron Rash

Ron Rash's haunting dream-of-guilt novelA review and an interviewby Rob Neufeld(This article appeared in slightly shorter form, with a different author photo, in the print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sept. 18, 2016) RON RASH EVENTS: Ron Rash talks about his new novel, “The Risen," at:UNC Asheville’s Humanities…See More
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett fosters a fierce little tribeby Rob Neufeld             After hobnobbing with hostage-takers in “Bel Canto” and chewing the bark with Amazonian drug-takers in “State of Wonder,” Ann Patchett has, in her new novel, “Commonwealth” (HarperCollins), planted herself in suburban living rooms.            Despite…See More
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Forest Unseen author at Burnsville lit fest

Nobody observes more closely than Burnsville keynoterby Rob Neufeld             One of my favorite science writers—David Haskell—is coming to Burnsville for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival this weekend.  His book, “The Forest Unseen”—about his minute observation of a square meter of East Tennessee forest…See More
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New podcast

Hi folks:     As you may know, Hendersonville's Ken Butcher regularly posts interviews with NC authors on his website, themiddleoftheair.com.  I was honored recently to do one of these podcasts and some of you might find it interesting.  All the best.See More
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New Novel

THE FOURTH PARTNERSet on Georgia’s Golden Isles, Eccentric homicide detective Leroy Meriwether is drawn into a 25-year-old cold case…and all he wants to do is coast to retirement and restore his ’65 GTO.Presumably consumed by alligators after a boating accident, Billy Howell’s body was never found.  Twenty-five years…See More
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A Place That Was Home

Chronicling a Western North Carolina woman's experiences from the 1960s to the present, the twenty-one personal essays in A Place That Was Home vividly depict a regional world in which families lives, work, and worship and others suffer from dire…
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Family of Earth by Wilma Dykeman

Wilma Dykeman’s discovered memoir is essentialby Rob Neufeld             Fresh insight into the power and pertinence of the writing of Wilma Dykeman, Southern Appalachia’s preeminent spokesperson, comes to us through her posthumously published memoir, “Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood” (UNC…See More
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The Sinister Smile, A Sequel to A haven for Willa Mae by William Roy Pipes

THE SINISTER SMILE, an adult fiction thriller complete at 63,500 words and featuring William and Willa Mae Lawrence, and Howard Thomas. Howard, the affluent son of a wealthy and influential family, who is suspected of feigning insanity to avoid capital punishment for murdering Willa Mae’s mother plus three others.The novel begins with William and Willa Mae visiting Howard Thomas, a patient who had been in a mental hospital for almost thirteen years. His psychiatrist thought him to be…See More
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Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, presents several new workshops for early 2013:

 

Introduction to Platinum-Palladium Printing with Clay Harmon

Fri.-Sat., Feb. 22-24, 6-9 p.m. on Fri. and 9-5 p.m. on Sat.-Sun.; $327

The beauty of the platinum-palladium print is in the subtle gradation of tones from dark to light. Platinum-palladium prints are prized for their ethereally subtle highlight tonality. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in learning one of the easiest and most rewarding alternative printing techniques. More info

 

Flat-Back Case Binding and Custom Slipcases with Bridget Elmer

Tues.-Fri., Mar. 5-8, 6-9:30 p.m.; $215 + material fee

Join us for four consecutive evenings as we craft custom, case-bound books and create a simple slipcase to house our creations. The flat-back case binding provides a strong foundation in the processes of successfully prepping and casing in books. More info

 

Pulp to Paper: Introductory Papermaking with Frank Brannon

Sat.-Sun., Mar. 16-17, 9-5 p.m.; $237

Weekend papermaking classes for the novice and those with some previous experience. You'll learn techniques for forming sheets of handmade paper using pulp prepared in our Reina beater. More info

 

Text & Texture: Designing Words in Your Artist Books with Annie Cicale

Wednesdays from Mar. 20-Apr. 24, 6-9 p.m.; $277

We will work with your handwriting to develop expressive textures, hand lettering with a slowed down print script, and if desired, some formal calligraphy. The basics of typography will be reviewed and page design will be introduced as well. More info

 

Metal Covers for Artists’ Books with Hollis Fouts

Fri.-Sun., Mar. 22-24, 9-5 p.m.; $387

In this workshop we will explore the broad range of metal and metal forms, and many surface techniques for transforming them. We'll use heat, creative surface techniques, coloration, oxidization methods and more to create unique covers and design elements. More info

 

Gelatin Prints & Two Bindings – Drum Leaf & Stiff Leaf with Jessica White

Sat.-Sun., Apr. 6-7, 9-5 p.m.; $242

Gelatin printing is a form of monotype (unique, one-of-a-kind prints) using unflavored gelatin as a printing surface. This is a simple and versatile process using water-based inks, so it can be easily done in a home studio or kitchen table. More info

 

A Handcarved Alphabet with Ele Annand & Beth Schaible

Sat.-Sun. Apr. 20-21, 10-5 p.m.; $237

Have you ever wanted to recreate embellished type or bring your own quirky hand drawn type to life? If so this workshop will teach you the skills you need to design, carve, and print your own type designs. More info

 

Gut & Wire with Heather Hietala

Sat.-Sun., Apr. 27-28, 10-5 p.m.; $252

This workshop will introduce the wonders and potential of working with steel wire and hog gut also known as sausage casing. More info

 

See Asheville Bookwork’s webpage for more information, including registration information.

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