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Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smokies literature unfolds in guideby Rob Neufeld             Immersing yourself in the deep recesses of our region’s literature has just become easier.            The University of Tennessee Press has engaged experts to scour archives for publications about the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544 to 1934; and they’ve…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
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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
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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
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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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Four Novels Are Now Available

I now have four Novels in print. A fifth Novel, True Love, is finished, but to date not yet published. The four available on-line are: Darby, my bestselling Appalachian novel; Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, is a sequel to Darby, Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire, an Appalachian novel beginning in 1940; and a novelette, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a murder mystery full of intrigue, danger, and espionage. All four novels are available on Amazon.com and wherever books are…See More
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Brain Injury Recovery

Brain injury recovery is difficult and anything but certain. When I met Angela Leigh Tucker in late 2008, she was only four months into her battle. A sudden truck-on-car crash had killed her young husband and left her hanging on to life by a thread.For the next three years I researched the topic of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Angela and I travelled together to meeting of brain injury survivors and conferences on the subject. I interviewed countless doctors, therapists, co-workers, family…See More
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Asheville Wordfest May 2, 3, 4: Fiction, Poetry, Storytelling, more! at Asheville Lenoir-Rhyne University

May 2, 2014 at 5pm to May 4, 2014 at 5pm
Asheville Wordfest reaches its seventh year (lucky lucky!) with an expansion to include fiction, poetry, storytelling, songwriting, community conversation, poetry animation, and creative nonfiction. Coming of age with the help of North Carolina Arts Council, Katuah Market, Fine Arts Theater, Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe, and more than thirty writers, poets, musicians, and songwriters, Wordfest continues its commitment the Asheville and WNC communities, representing as many of our communities as 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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