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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
Apr 8
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"luv ya Renea ... Kephart bio finally done after 40 years ... free at last ... free at last... great god almighty ... free a last!"
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Connie Regan-Blake Storytelling at Hendersonville Public Library at Henderson County Public Library - Main Branch

June 13, 2019 from 6pm to 7pm
Join Connie Regan-Blake for a family oriented evening of stories at the Hendersonville Library.See More
Apr 1
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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” Here are the tellers for our April 6th “Slice of Life” performance.  Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Kyra Freeman, Steve Tate, Alberta Hipps and more! The event is hosted by the …See More
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Connie Regan-Blake's Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop at StoryWindow Productions

April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019
The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive,…See More
Apr 1
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Stealth Hazy - 'Gun Clap'

Stealth Hazy - Gun ClapI got 80 rounds with a beam on it riding dirty I'm smoking chronic top off hear that system pound 808 thats subsonicI double down quadruple upstraight droppin with no cutwilt chamberlain on the reboundand you a fan just starstruckI…See More
Mar 26
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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Celebrate National Library Week at Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College, Montreat, NC

April 9, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Patti Callahan, author of the recent novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and Don W. King author of Out of My Bone: the Letters of Joy Davidman, A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis, and Yet One More Spring: a Critical Study of Joy Davidman, will co-present on their works about Joy and her husband C.S. Lewis.  The event is free and open to the public on April 9, 2019 in Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College.Reception and Book signing to followSee More
Feb 8
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TWO NEW APPALACHIAN NOVELS

I have, just released two Appalachian Novels.OUT OF THE SHADOWS, begins deep in the Appalachian Mountains of in WNC. It is partly a true story about a young man who ran away from home at the age of fifteen. He meets another runaway, and they fall in love.A journey where he faced adversaries, but also success as he walked, hitchhiked, and made his way across the country.GONE LIKE A CANDLE IN THE WIND, is a story of three young people growing up in a farming community in the Appalachian…See More
Jan 28
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The Main Show

The Main Show: a story-poem stage presentation(part of  Living Poem)See video of Act 1, Scene 1: The SettingProgram Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Reader: Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a…See More
Jan 26
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Hollywood Pictures Inc in Fairview

In the 1920's it seemed the whole country was caught up in excitement about films and Hollywood.    Asheville and Western North Carolina were well aware of the hoopla of Hollywood.   In fact, Hollywood (or at least filmmaking) was already beginning to come to Western NC.I recently stumble across an article from the Jun 6 1926 issue of The Asheville Citizen Times which mentions that Hollywood Pictures Inc, was planning to film just south of Asheville, near Fairview.  But....was this really…See More
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Intermission

IntermissionHear audio by clicking mp3 attachment!(Part of poem, "Coalescence") I thought I might take a break at this point to look around,Now that I’m in the business of making things resound.It’s so nice to have the luxury of being carefree. If you stop and sit back and try to take in everything,It stuns you and you can’t focus on anythingUntil something crops up, and what…See More
Jan 16

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, 1955 - present

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award through the years

 

The award, presented annually by the Western North Carolina Historical Association and Dr. and Mrs. E. Frank Edwinn, is given for outstanding literary achievement to individuals from Western North Carolina or who have written on regional topics. 

 

1955: Wilma Dykeman for “The French Broad”

1956: Glenn Tucker for “Tecumseh: Vision of Glory”

1957: Floyd C. Watkins for “Thomas Wolfe’s Characters”

1958: John Parris for “My Mountains, My People”

1959: Olive Tilford Dargan for “The Spotted Hawk”

1960: Luther Robinson for “We Made Peace with Polio”

1961: David English for “Human Gold from Southern Hills”

1962: Ina W. Van Noppen for “Stoneman’s Last Raid”

1963: no award given                                            

1964: Bruce R. McElderry, Jr. for “Thomas Wolfe”

1965: no award given

1966: Glenn Tucker for “Zeb Vance: Champion of  Personal  Freedom”

1967: Michael Frome for “Strangers in High Places”

1968: Neal Austin “A Biography of Thomas Wolfe”

1969: Harley E. Jolley for “The Blue Ridge Parkway”

1970: Dell B. Wilson for “The Grandfather and the Globe”

1971: Rodney Leftwich for “The Arts and Crafts of the Cherokee”

1972: Moffitt Sinclair Henderson for “A Long, Long Day for November”

1973: Ina and John Van Noppen for “Western North Carolina Since the Civil War

1974: Ruby J. Lanier for “Blanford Barnard Doughterty: Mountain Educator”

1975: The Appalachian Consortium for various efforts

1976: Francis Hulme for “Mountain Measure: A Southern Appalachian Verse Notebook”

1977: Frank L. FitzSimons for “From the Banks of the Oklawaha, Vol. I”

1978: Charlotte Young for “Day of Miracles”

1979: Theda Perdue for “Slavery and the Evolution of Cherokee Society, 1540-1866”

1980: Jim Wayne Miller for “The Mountains Have Come Closer”

1981: Douglas Swaim for “Cabins and Castles: The History & Architecture of Buncombe County, North Carolina

1982: Ronald D. Eller for “Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers”

1983: Lucy S. Herring            for “Strangers No More”

1984: John Ehle for “Last One Home”

1985: Loyal Jones for “Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford”

1986: Patricia Duane Beaver for “Rural Community in the Appalachian South”

1987: Gail Godwin for “A Southern Family”

1988: Durwood Dunn for “Cades Cove: The Life & Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937”

1989: John C. Inscoe for “Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Secional Crisis in Western North Carolina

1991: no award given                                

1992: Kathryn Striping Byer for “Wildwood Flower: Poems”

1993: Howard Dorgan for “The Airwaves of Zion: Radio and Religion in Appalachia”

1994: Reuben A. Holden and Mark T. Banker for “Warren Wilson College: A Centennial  History”         

1995: Jerry W. Williamson for “Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains & What the Mountains Did to the Movies” 

1996: Robert Isbell for “The Last Chivaree: The Hicks Family of Beech Mountain”

1997: Charles Frazier for “Cold Mountain” 

1998: Barbara S. Duncan for “Living Stories of the Cherokee”

1999: Tommy Hays for “In the Family Way: A Novel” 

2000: Judy Jordan for “Carolina Ghost Woods: Poems”

2001: Robert Brunk, editor, for “May We All Remember Well, Volume II”

2002: Rob Amberg for “Sodom Laurel Album”

2003: Leon Fink for “The Maya of Morganton” 

2004: no award given

2005: Richard A. Straw & H. Tyler Blethen, editors, for “High Mountains Rising: Appalachia In Time And Place

2006: Michael McFee for “Shinemaster: Poems” 

2007: Lee Smith for “On Agate Hill”

2008: Ron Rash for “Chemistry & Other Stories”

2009: Bruce Johnson for “Grove Park Inn”

2010: Wayne Caldwell for “Requiem by Fire”

2011: Heather Newton for “Under the Mercy Trees”

2012: Kathryn Newfont for Blueridge Commons:  Environmental Activism and Forest History in Western North Carolina

--compiled and updated by The Read on WNC

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