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The history of Oakley

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Citizen science author in Asheville April 6

Eco author in Asheville April 6 Citizen science can foster earth-saving policies Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in conversation with Mallory McDuff, Warren Wilson…See More
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Appalachian Authors Book Signing and Reading at Historic Carson House

April 8, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author and reader at the Appalachian Authors  Book Signing and Reading to be held at the Historic Carson House on Saturday, April 8 from 10-3. She will debut her new poetry collection A Part of Me. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.See More
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2012 Award Winner for Literature -- Gary Neil Carden

A literature and drama teacher turned storyteller, Gary Neil Carden is an award winning playwright whose tales are informed by mountain life in North Carolin...
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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trialby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope, where Jim is getting help finding housing and Kirk is making job connections.  Photo, 2017, by Rob Neufeld.“I admire my daddy more than any other human on…See More
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Writers at Home at Malaprops at Malaprops

March 19, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.See More
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Reading by Poet Bianca Spriggs at Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union, App State University

March 30, 2017 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
A reading by poet, multi-genre artist, and core member of the Affrilachian Poets Bianca Spriggs in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State. Spriggs will also present a craft talk from 12:30-1:45 in the Price Lake Room of the Plemmons Student Union. Free admission.For more info, see the press release info is at…See More
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HESTER      Growing up in Asheville,  N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “       My dad was about as straight an arrow as anyone could find. He seemed to a preadolescent, somewhat indolent son, frankly boring. Looking back from a perspective of 70 years, I…See More
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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoodsby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Bands winner in 1979, included: (kneeling l to r) Edward Stout, saxophonist; Darriel Jones, drummer; (seated) Patricia McAfee, vocalist; (standing l to r) Marvin Seabrooks, trombonist; Mike…See More
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Blind Man's Bluff

According to the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, the game Blind Man's Bluff is as old as the 16th Century. It was a game I never liked playing as a kid. I was always afraid someone would get hurt-namely me! Its one of those games that makes grown-ups yell things like "Somebodys going to…See More
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"Thanks for sharing this Rob--and the book plug too. I have never seen this photo before. I have several others from the 1942 article, but this was a new one. The man on the truck looking down is WWII hero Little George Plott--who I profiled in my…"
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The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy Tyson

Tyson’s Emmett Till book probes darkness by Rob Neufeld EVENT: Timothy Tyson discusses his book, “The Blood of Emmett Till,” at Malaprop’s…

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Atheist believes in genies, novel reveals by Rob Neufeld               Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eig…

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"Flora" by Gail Godwin; author at Malaprop's May 19

Gail Godwin comes to Asheville with new masterwork, “Flora” by Rob Neufeld               In her 14th novel, “Flora,” Gail Godwin reveals th…

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Eveningland by Michael Knight

Knight looks at the end or serenity by Rob Neufeld               Michael Knight’s new book, “Eveningland” (Atlantic Monthly Press), is lik…

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Fave writer dishes tastiest gumbo in new tales by Rob Neufeld               Tim Gautreaux’s stories are brilliantly inventive and as dank a…

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The Silent Appalachian

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Last Bigfoot in Dixie by Wally Avett

Good ol’ boys grin and cry in “Last Bigfoot” by Rob Neufeld               “She tried to run, but he grabbed her.”             Both Wally Av…

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Ethics in the Real World

Ethics book presents 82 tough situations by Rob Neufeld               I wanted to see the book, “Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays…

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Literary Excursions in the Southern Highlands

A walk through nature with the Ellisons by Rob Neufeld AUTHOR EVENTS George Ellison talks about his new book, “Literary Excursions in the…

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The Risen by Ron Rash

Ron Rash's haunting dream-of-guilt novel A review and an interview by Rob Neufeld (This article appeared in slightly shorter form, with a d…

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett fosters a fierce little tribe by Rob Neufeld               After hobnobbing with hostage-takers in “Bel Canto” and chewing the…

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