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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 Specter of Justice Preview

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
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

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
Sep 22
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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…"
Sep 8
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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
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Melungeon heritage--the literature; an event

Melungeons in the mountains, gaining knowledge and taking pride THE EVENT Rhonda Gunter, retiring from her post as History and Political Science Instructor at Mayland Community College, gives a t… View »

Winner of 2015 Wolfe Fiction Prize for short story

Mesha Maren wins NC Writers' Fiction Prize from press release, Mar. 25, 2015 Mesha Maren of southern West Virginia is the winner of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize for her short s… View »

Award for Jones' Bearwallow

Foreword Review award to Bearwallow Foreword Review, "a trade review journal to cover the rapidly growing independent, alternative, university, and self publishing industries," its website states, ha… View »

Indie Book Awards 2015

The National Indie Excellence® Awards for 2014 books The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) was created, the NIEA website states, "to help establish self-publishing as a proud,… View »

Rebel Bushwhacker by Wally Avett, and March 27 event

Bloody Bushwhacker novel by Murphy Author from press release         Murphy N.C. writer Wally Avett has launched a mountain work of fiction,REBEL BUSHWHACKER (W&… View »

Saving the Saluda Depot

Historian Urges Giving to Save Train Depot from press release  SALUDA, NC--Dr. George Jones, historian and founder of the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society spoke at the Marc… View »

Cherokee Voices Festival, June 14, 2014

At the Cherokee Voices Festival, June 14, 2014... (from press release) More than 26 artisans will be demonstrating their work throughout the day. Continuous performances from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will… View »

Springtime literary festivals in the area, 2014

Four literary festivals for locals to attend this spring The N.C. Literary Festival, a free public event hosted this year by N.C. State University,  Apr. 3 - 6.  Featured authors include:… View »

Best books of the year lists

Best books of the year, according to various sources: Asheville Citizen-Times, WNC Books of the Year Focus on authors who have struck out in new directions and harnessed powerful urges The Was… View »

WNC Historical Association Outstanding Achievement Award

WNC Historical Association Trophy for Outstanding Achievement   Annually the WNC Historical Association presents its Trophy for Outstanding Achievement to an individual or organization which has… View »


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