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Poetrio, 3pm Malaprops' Book Store August 3rd at Malaprops' Book Store and Cafe

August 3, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Join us for our monthly series of readings and signings by 3 poets at 3 pm! This month will feature Janice Moore Fuller (On the Bevel), Laurence Avery (Mountain Gravity), and Ron Moran (Tree in the Mind).Mountain Gravity celebrates the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains with poems that are erudite and accessible at once, and that describe the history of the mountains and the tangible experiences of immersing in the incomparable beauty one discovers there. Mountain Gravity, is the debut…See More
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Appalachian Culture Through Song and Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 8, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Join us at City Lights Bookstore on Friday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. as Jeremy Jones explores the culture and history of the Blue Ridge Mountains through song and reading. Performing old-time banjo tunes and reading excerpts from his book Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, he presents the sounds and stories of his native Appalachian mountains in a blending of personal narrative and folklore. In Bearwallow, his first book, Jones turns his attention to the complex and rich…See More
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A Shelter of Others by Charles Dodd White

Mountain writer expresses a cry for countryby Rob Neufeld             There’s a scene in Charles Dodd White’s new novel, “A Shelter of Others,” in which a character topples twenty feet off a ledge in a national forest and is saved by some kind of “solid bulk” that interrupts his fall.            He has landed on a…See More
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Life among the poorest is eye-openerby Rob Neufeld             Enlightened and sobered by Katherine Boo’s account of political amorality and human behavior in “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” I was also amazed by her narrative achievement.            The book is…See More
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My company, Dave Turner Creative, has just Dave Turner Creative has formed a new partnership with expert proofreader Rebecca Lang. Here are her credentials, experience and specialties: the best,Dave Turner, author of Billy Ray's…See More
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Book discussions in WNC, July 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, JULY 2014Tuesday, July 1WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville…See More
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Summer issue of GreenPrints is out!

The summer issue of GreenPrints is out! You probably know it's published right there in Fairview by Pat Stone, former longtime gardening editor of Mother Earth News! He's graciously included an excerpt of one of my favorite stories from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden, which I do hope you will enjoy! He's also going to be making the book available on his site, soon! Thank you, Pat Stone! …See More
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Screening of "Stark Love" filmed in NC in 1929 at A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium

June 21, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
The movie, filmed in 1929 in Graham County NC, accompanies the Asheville History Center's "Hillbilly Land" exhibition.See More
Jun 19

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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