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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Award-winning novelist captures fleeting youthby Rob NeufeldAnother Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad: HarperCollins, Aug. 9, 2016)            The amazing, unusual thing about Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, “Another Brooklyn,” I realize as it sinks in, is that the initial mystery—that is, why the narrator can’t…See More
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A rare interview, a story about an acid plant

A worker’s view of tannery work in Rosmanby Rob Neufeld             Haskell Luker was 11 when the Flood of 1916 caused his dad, Americus Alfred Luker, to leave the farm where he worked and take a job with an acid (tannin) plant in Pisgah Forest.             “Daddy was going down there to make big…See More
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Interview with Chitra Divakaruni about Before We Visit the Goddess

A talk with Chitra about her benediction of a novelby Rob Neufeld             Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, one of our country’s most engaging and inventive novelists, first came to this region six years ago for Western Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival.  That’s when I got to know her and began…See More
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Gary Carden's Outlander--about Kephart--at UNCA July 31--with author

Is Carden's Kephart play controversial?Gary Carden's play, "Outlander," receives a "staged reading" in the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville, 2 p.m., Sun., July 31.  Carden will be on hand to discuss the play with the audience.  It is a controversial play in that it has been criticized by the descendants of Horace Kephart who felt that the play "demeaned" Kephart.  "Ironically," Carden says, "my original purpose in writing the play was to 'redeem' Kephart. who has often been denounced by the…See More
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Bring Back the Game

BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 6, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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Living Thing Go

Species found for LivingThingGo (This page links back to a Facebook page on which people post photos of living things they find--to share images; for the joy of alertness; to chart their di… View »

December and January book discussions in WNC

Book discussions in WNC, Dec. 2015 - Jan. 2016 The Pleasure Was Mine by Tommy Hays Wed., Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Malaprop's Bookstore, 55 Haywood St., Asheville (254-6734) Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolv… View »

Sale of John Bridges recordings, books, and art, Dec 4

John Bridges Collection and sale John Bridges, a long-time contributor to this region's music and culture, has donated his lifetime collection of books, music (LPs, 78s, CDs, etc.), and art (posters,… View »

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 »

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