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Author Becca Stevens to Speak in Asheville

The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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Chris Goldman posted an event

Ministry & Mission Conference Featuring Author Becca Stevens at First Baptist Church, Asheville

May 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year…See More
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant cousin suspected of stealing a large…See More
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Poets Patrick Bahls and Rick Chess at West Asheville Library, Apr. 22

Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of Language and Literature and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, present an evening of poetry. Dr. Bahls began writing poetry some years ago as “a means of reflection and…See More
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Bobby Norfolk starts storytelling, June 28

Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversityat Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014from press release June 28 eventBobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the Rhino Courtyard of Pack Place.  The stories begin at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and are free to the public.  Entrances to the Rhino Courtyard are from Biltmore Avenue under…See More
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Inez and Annie Daugherty and African American history

The Daughertys of Black Mountain spanned racial historyby Rob Neufeld             “The children in Cragmont (an African American neighborhood in Black Mountain) and High Top Colony, where my family lived, walked to school in groups,” Daugherty recalled about her 1920s childhood in a talk she had with me in 2005.            “White children rode the bus,” she revealed.  “They sometimes threw things at us and called us ugly names, but my mother told me, ‘You know who you are.  Those names do not…See More
Apr 14
Sue Diehl posted an event

MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
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It ain’t for wimps: readings on aging at Monte Vista Hotel

April 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
Apr 9
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Asheville Wordfest May 2-4, 2014

Asheville Wordfest 2014(Photo top right, Laurey Masterton from Asheville Chamber of Commerce; 2nd photo, Laura Hope-Gill from www.thehealingseed.com) A webpage in progress!Asheville Wordfest, an annual…See More
Apr 8
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Fiddler of the Mountains by Eva Nell Mull Wike

Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
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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 »

National Book Award Finalists Named, Oct. 16, 2013

National Book Award Finalists, 2013 Awards to be given, Nov. 20 Fiction Tenth of December, George Saunders (Random House) The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf) Bleeding Edge, Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Pr… View »

George Ellison author page

George Ellison His page on The Read Webpage WNC Authors Gateway George Ellison is an author and nature conservationalist out of Bryson City, NC. He and his wife, artist Elizabeth Ellison, … View »

Best books of 2012 as per L.A. Times

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes The 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will be presented on Friday, April 19, 2013. The 2012 Book Prizes Innovator’s Award Winner, Robert Kirsch Award Winner, and catego… View »

News and Stories about Nina Simone

Nina Simone, legendary musician, singer, and activist from Tryon Read Carolina Public Press article about revived birthplace preservation effort. Read about Nina Simone's childhood; and about… View »

Young Writers Contest

'Changing My World' Young Writers Essay Contest Sponsored by The Writers Workshop (for ages 18 and under) First Prize:  $75 Second Prize:  $50 Third Prize:  $25 Ten Honorable Mentions… View »

Book reviewers of interest for WNC writers

Reviewers of Interest for Southern Mountain Writers   Appalachian Heritage, http://community.berea.edu/appalachianheritage Ber College, CPO 2166, Berea, KY 40404 Submitted reviews   Ashevil… View »

New From Canterbury House Publishing: Door Builder Extraordinaire

Door Builder Extraordinaire by Chris Pepple Dr. Lin Stepptells writers, “Don’t wait for a door to open—build your own door.” That’s exactly what she has done in her own career. As a young girl she lo… View »

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