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Malaprop's Bookstore at Malaprop's

November 9, 2015 from 7pm to 8pm
Presenting new Sam Blackman mystery A SPECTER OF JUSTICESee More
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A Chronology of Asheville and WNC Events in History

                                   IMPORTANT DATES IN ASHEVILLE HISTORY                                                                 by Rob Neufeld 1000: The Cherokee, who’d introduced maize agriculture to the region, began cultivating beans. 1540: Hernando De Soto led troops to East Tennessee through either the Hickory Nut or Swannanoa Gap, finding gold and copper and inspiring a succession of Spanish miners. 1663: Charles II bestows territory between the 31st and 36th parallels in America…See More
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Root-diggers of Appalachia

People in the Lost Provinces were herb-gatherersby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Three herbal products offered by S.B. Penick’s, once the world’s largest herb distributor, its largest warehouse located in Asheville.             “Last week, during a research trip to the ‘Lost Provinces,’” Luke Manget said about the landscape…See More
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A Preview of the new Sam Blackman mystery to be released November 3, 2015
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
Sep 27
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Player of Games and the Millennial Mind

Player of Games reveals today’s game-changing mentalityby Rob Neufeld             There is something big happening in Millennial Generation literature, and I thought I’d try to get a handle on it.            To give an idea of one aspect of current thinking: I was at a gathering recently, plenty of youngsters, and I…See More
Sep 27
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Book Signing at MACA Building

October 10, 2015 from 9am to 1pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will sign her books at the McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA) Booth at the annual Mountain Glory Festival on Saturday, October 10 from 9-1.See More
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Deacon Chrisenberry -Berry- Howell (1855-1938) on horseback. From the collection of Purel Miller (2)

My maternal great grandfather, Chrisenberry Howell, who was called "Berry" Howell in Swain County. From the Purel Miller collection. Submitted by Ann Miller Woodford
Sep 21
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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 her late husband’s skull being used…See More
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Ann Miller Woodford replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains
"That East Tennessee Christian Association of Friends comment, especially bothered me, but it clarifies the view some folks from outside the region have about us even to this day.   … average intelligence...below that of colored…"
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Carol Anders posted an event

FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain at All Souls Cathedral Parrish Hall / Biltmore Village

October 4, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
It is a "sharp, lively discourse, and audience members searching for engaging debate will be pleased, St. Germain's script is astute, and the humor is plentiful."-NY Times. Sigmund Freud invites C. S. Lewis to his home in London  ...they clash about sex, love, the existence of God and the meaning of life - just weeks before Freud took his own life. This play reveals the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men.  Afterwards a time to "talk back" with The Very Rev. Todd Donatelli and Dr. Mary…See More
Sep 8

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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