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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
Rob Neufeld's discussion was featured

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
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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
Mark de Castrique posted a video

A Specter of Justice Preview

A Preview of the new Sam Blackman mystery to be released November 3, 2015
Rob Neufeld's discussion was featured

"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
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

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
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Sep 22
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Sep 21
Ann Miller Woodford posted a photo

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
James D. Loy posted a blog post

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
Sep 20
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Sep 19
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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Sep 8
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
Sep 8

Authors of Western North Carolina--A Gateway

Authors of Western North Carolina
A Gateway to Their Pages on The Read; Reviews & Interviews; and Websites

in progress

Bahia Brenda Abrams

Mary Adams
Commandment: Review.

Sherry Austin

Byron Ballard

Peter J. Barr

Marie Bartlett

Michael Beadle

Jean Boone Benfield
Feature review

Danny Bernstein

Jeff Biggers

Charles Blackburn Jr.

Christopher Blake
UNCA collection

Charles Blount

Cecil Bothwell

Cathy Smith Bowers
Feature article

Bill Branyon

Kenneth Butcher

Kathryn Stripling Byer


Wayne Caldwell

Gary Carden

Catherine Carter

Jim Casada

Fred Chappell

Karen Chavez

Thomas Rain Crowe

Jennifer Elizabeth Daigle

Nancy Dillingham

Wendy Dingwall

Angela Dove

Barbara Duncan

Julia Nunnally Duncan

Pamela Duncan

Tony Earley
Video, "About Town Myth"
Video, about My Antonia
Review of The Blue Star

George Ellison

Marlon Ferguson

Charles C. Fletcher

Keith Flynn

Terrell Garren

Judith Geary

Gail Godwin

Judy Goldman

Alan Gratz
See his blog.

Christine Hale

Tim Hall

Michael Hardy

Tommy Hays
On inspiration
About Alzheimer's

Laura Hope-Gill
Her blog

Michael Hopping

Gloria Houston

Holly Iglesias
Web page
Reading poem

George Ivey
Book on Facebook

Dot Jackson

Bruce E. Johnson

Carroll Jones

Barbara Kingsolver

Brian Lee Knopp
Facebook for Mayhem in Mayberry

Elizabeth Kostova





Hal Littleton






Sebastian Matthews

Dawn McCall

Suzan Tanner McCoury

Mindi Meltz

MariJo Moore

Robert Morgan

Stephanie Morris

Rob Neufeld

Scott Owens

Sharon Oxendine

Ann Pancake

Joe Perrone Jr.

Bob Plott

Jack Joseph Prather

Charles F. Price

Jack R. Pyle

Ron Rash

Glenis Redmond

Randy Russell

Rick Russell

Pat Riviere-Seel

Leanna Sain

Lynn Salsi

Rose Senehi

Nancy Simpson

Ed Southern

Lin Stepp

Peggy Poe Stern

Jerry Stubblefield

Lawrence Thackston

Dave Turner

Dave Waldrop

Betty Cloer Wallace

John D. Waterman



Charles Dodd White

Hollis Williams

Lynn Wilson

Allan Wolf

Perry Deane Young

Diana S. Zimmerman


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