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Salman Rushdie come to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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73 classic works about Appalachia going online

Key Appalachian studies publications now going onlinefrom press release, Jan. 27. 2016 Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.  Pamela Mitchem, the library’s coordinator of digital scholarship and…See More
Jan 30
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John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration             “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped usin’ cradles,” John Parris’ 97-year-old maternal grandfather had told him 60 years ago.            The oil lamp, the buggy, and the spinning wheel—they all were replaced by things…See More
Jan 27
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James Sturm expands scope of graphic novels

James Sturm blazes cartoon path to a new worldby Rob Neufeld             Why is it that when an author combines pictures with words, the medium is considered juvenile, like comics?  Words create literature; images, art.  Why, when you marry them, is it like pairing a milk cow with a mop?            Nothing against…See More
Jan 24
susannah eanes posted a blog post

The Writer as Pilgrim

Two articles leapt at my consciousness this week, both about writing. And suddenly, I know how to go forward from here. The first, The Price I Pay to Write, by Laura Bogart and published online in Dame Magazine, reflects on the difficulties of…See More
Jan 24
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Tired of thrillers with no soul?

Why read a 1940 man-on-the-run classicby Rob Neufeld             After reading a classic novel, you might think, “Oh, look at this superior ancestor of today’s fiction.”              For instance, “The Power and the Glory,” Graham Greene’s 1940 thriller about political oppression in Mexico, exemplifies the…See More
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Jan 9
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Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Dance critic applies grace to every moveby Rob Neufeld             It’s nice to find just the right word for something, especially when it sums up a main idea in your way of thinking.            That was the case with Sarah Kaufman when she’d first felt moved, nine years ago, to write her new book, “The Art of Grace” (W.W.…See More
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Fire and Ice Roses interview with author/gardening blogger Kathryn Hall

Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/See More
Jan 5
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History in the making, January 2, 2016

History in the making: items of note, January 2, 2016It was reported in today’s print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times that a new state law went into effect, requiring people who’ve filed for unemployment benefits to make at least 5 job contacts a week.  It had been 2.  How will that work?  Are there that many jobs for which a person is qualified?  Can you apply to the same job twice if it continues to be listed? Paul Bonesteel, noted Asheville filmmaker, revealed on Facebook that a…See More
Jan 2
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Local event of the day, Jan 1 2016

Tarantino, eminent domain, and emancipation Tarantino comes to townQuentin Tarantino’s New Year’s gore and gabfest, The Hateful Eight, is gutted by New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane, who says that Tarantino toys with rather than explores history, using it “for boyish fantasies of revenge, as if enormous crimes could be undone, after the event, by lone and wanton acts of humiliation.” …See More
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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 »

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 »

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