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Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson reveals how surreal emotions areby Rob Neufeld             Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” comes to Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 4 to present his new book of short stories, “Fortune Smiles.”            The stories are remarkable…See More
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Leanne Brown will Present Her Cookbook at City Lights Bookstore

September 4, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Leanne Brown will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her cookbook on Friday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. Her book, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is designed for those on the strictest of budgets, particularly those on the U.S. food stamp budget. This book is great, though, for anyone wanting to eat really well cheaply. Good and Cheap features tips on shopping and kitchen equipment, and more than a hundred easy, flexible recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To reserve a copy,…See More
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September Teen Book Club at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

September 18, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Our new monthly book club for teens meets the third Friday of each month, 6:00-7:00PM. A different book will be discussed at each meeting, and will cover a variety of genres. No purchase is required to attend, but if you do plan to buy the book, we’d appreciate your support of Spellbound as the hosting store! All book club selections are 20% off until the day of the meeting.September's title: SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by Marcus Sedgwick.See More
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Betty Smith at Hendersonville culture event September 17

Center Kicks Off New Series With A BangNew “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 Culture.  The series features musicians, authors and heritage preservation leaders who are working to keep mountain culture alive.  The…See More
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Pam Durban, author of Soon, gripping, psychological, Southern stories

Pam Durban: Facing reality with a wide-open eyeby Rob Neufeld             John Updike honored Pam Durban’s story, “Soon,” by selecting it for his anthology, “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.”  Now, it’s one of 11 included in Durban’s new volume, also titled “Soon.”            “Soon,” the short story, is a marvel…See More
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Mary Joyce Returns with a New Book at City Lights Bookstore

September 12, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 12th at 3 p.m. to present her latest book.Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains compiles information gathered by Joyce over several years about secret military facilities in North Carolina. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high-security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. Joyce is also the author…See More
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North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference at Asheville Doubletree Hilton

August 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
When did you last attended a top quality and affordable writer's conference? The North Carolina Writer's Network is returning to western North Carolina. Membership in the Network is encouraged but not required to attend this event. For more info: More
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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 roleSee notice of new book at Washington & Lee U.fROM PRESS RELEASEBOONE—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 lead an eight-week colloquium during fall semester for students in Appalachian’s creative writing…See More
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Swannanoa Valley Museum Hike Series for 2013

The Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain presents a new hiking series for 2013: The Waterfalls of the Valley Hike Series.

The Waterfalls of the Valley Hike Series will lead hikers to five of the area’s most secluded and breathtaking waterfalls. They will begin on the first Saturday in February and continue on the first Saturdays in April, June, September, and November. The entire series can be experienced by museum members for $125, or separately as shown below.

#1: Falls Branch and Grove Stone Quarry – Sat., Feb. 2, 9 a.m. $20 for members or $30 for non-members.

#2: Blue Sea Falls – Sat., Apr. 6, 9 a.m. $30 for members or $50 for non-members.

#3: Mitchell Falls Hike – Sat., Jun. 2, 8:30 a.m. $50 for members and $75 for non-members.

#4 – Sat., Sept. 7.

#5 – Sat., Nov. 2.

To participate, make a reservation with hike leader, John Buckner, by calling 828-669-4300 or emailing

The Swannanoa Rim Hike Series, praised as “one thing all North Carolinians should do” by Our State Magazine, is also continuing this year with eleven breathtaking hikes through the Swannanoa Valley held on each third Saturday. Hikes include:

#1: Weatherford Heights segment – Sat., Feb. 16, 8 a.m.

#2: Rhododendron Rim segment – Sat., Mar. 16, 8 a.m.

#3: Cherokee Boundary segment – Sat., Apr. 20, 8 a.m.

#4: Montreat East Ridge segment – Sat., May 19, 8 a.m.

#5: Pinnacle of the Blue Ridge segment – Sat., Jun. 15, 8 a.m.

#6: Grey Eagle Rock segment – Sat., Jul. 20, 8 a.m.

#7: Mountain to Sea Trail segment – Sat., Aug. 17, 8 a.m.

#8: Walker Knob segment – Sat., Sept. 23, 8 a.m.

#9: Buckner’s Knob segment – Sat., Oct. 19, 8 a.m.

#10: Top of Brushy and High Top of Bee Tree segment – Sat., Nov. 16, 8 a.m.

#11: Finisher’s Celebration – Sat., Dec. 14, 5 p.m.

Each hike costs $25 for museum members or $45 for non-members. Each hike is limited to 30 participants; reservations must be made to John Buckner at 828-669-4300 or by emailing


There will be a Rim Hike Series Interest Meeting on Tues., Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Black Mountain Savings Bank. It will be an orientation for those interested in the series.

For more information on these hiking series, visit the Swannanoa Valley Museum website.

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