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Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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Gail Godwin full interview for Grief Cottage event

Gail Godwin talks about Grief Cottage            Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m.             “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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First Woman NC Poet Laureate's Biography

A Biography of Late NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byerin Hendersonville Author's Six Notable Women of North CarolinaA biography of the late Kathryn Stripling "Kay" Byer of Cullowhee, the first woman and longest-serving (2005-2009) Poet Laureate in the state, is featured in Six Notable Women of North Carolina by Jack J. Prather of Hendersonville, founder of the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College. The 43-page biography includes poems selected by the poet who passed away on…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Community Building

June 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell County 2017 Local Author Festival at the Marion Community Building in downtown Marion on Saturday, June 17 from 10-3. The event is sponsored by the McDowell County Public Library and is free and open to the public.See More
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Mom's has-been groove in ghost-boy novel

Marcus, in Gail Godwin’s new novel, Grief Cottage, recalls his friendship with Wheezer, whom he’d once beaten up at school because Wheezer had exposed Marcus’ shameful secret about his mom.  Now Marcus, age 10, is an orphan.  His dad has always been unknown to him; and his mom has just died in a car accident. Relocated to his aunt’s beach house, Marcus, despite the safety of the place, finds himself in trouble. He’s communicating with a ghost.  He’s having dreams about a non-existent older…See More
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Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness at City Lights Bookstore

July 28, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Linda Star Wolf will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, July 28th at 6:30 p.m. She will present her new book, Soul Whispering: The Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness.  Master Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner, Nita Gage co-wrote the book with Linda Star Wolf. The authors explore how the art of Soul Whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This is a powerful new…See More
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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
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Dada Maheshvarananda Launches Cooperative Games book at Malaprops Bookstore

May 27, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
With a Foreword by noted author and activist, Bill Ayers, Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World by Dada Maheshvarananda, shows up how to work together to create unity, trust, and cooperation in making the small and big changes needed to create the world we want to see.Listen to this recent radio interview with Dada:https://drive.google.com/openDiane Donovan of Midwest Books says of…See More
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Rosalind Bunn Storytime at City Lights Bookstore

June 24, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Rosalind Bunn will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. for a special storytime. Rosalind teaches at East Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. She has three grown children and a new grandson. Rosalind has co-authored three children's books with a dear friend, Kathleen Howard. Her newest book, Thunder & a Lightning Bug Named Lou, is illustrated by Angela C. Hawkins and was released in December 2016. Her other titles are Whose Shadow Do I See?, The Monsters…See More
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I Have a Coin

I Have a Coin I have a coin I deem a treasure.One side bears the sign of extinction,And the other, an instance of nature.But it’s not a coin; it’s a seal,And the meaning of this distinctionIs the unbearable sadness I feelWith experience, or with closure. It seems like a double exposure,But the knowledge of impermanenceBleeds into the ideal likenessOf mortality in its eminence—To yield a vibrant pictureOf a creature’s essential brightnessAs it burns for life without censure. --Rob NeufeldSee More
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The German experience settling WNC

The German migration to Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld   PICTURE CAPTION: An immigrant family comes down the Philadelphia Wagon Road…

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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable history by Rob Neufeld An earlier time   PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil…

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Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profit by Rob Neufeld Written in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rur…

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Dellinger Mill--sacred place east of Bakersville

A Mitchell County gristmill sifts through 150 years by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Book cover, “Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek” by Jac…

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Stories of Asheville's homeless

History of Asheville’s homeless: humanity on trial by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Jim Parton and Kirk Faulkner, two homeless men at A-Hope,…

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African-American musicians in Asheville

African-American musicians flourished in Asheville neighborhoods by Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: The Outcasts, the state’s Battle of the Ban…

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Hunters and Plott hounds

HISTORIC PHOTO   Hunters and Plott hounds, 1942   During bear-hunting season in 1942, the Asheville Citizen-Times celebrated the Plott ho…

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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville   PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at…

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The German experience settling WNC

The German migration to Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld   PICTURE CAPTION: An immigrant family comes down the Philadelphia Wagon Road…

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A look into Asheville tourism past and future

Tourism’s booming and looming presence over time by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Bus tours were a focus of tourism funding in Asheville.  F…

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Housing at a historic point in tourist Asheville

Then and now: people looking for decent homes This week’s article about Pisgah Legal Services (www.pisgahlegal.org, 828-253-0406), and las…

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Asheville Ice House graffiti

HISTORIC PHOTO   Ice house graffiti   The old ice house at 91 Riverside Dr., a big factory in the early 1900s, had, in its derelict years…

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Charles Prince, snake handler

HISTORIC PHOTO   Snake handler, 1985   Citizen-Times writer Henry Robinson wrote about Charles Prince, Canton bait-shop owner and snake-han…

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