"Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 60th winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. This year the winners of the Award are Doug Orr and Fiona Ritchie, bestowed for their book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. A conversation with Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr Authors of Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical … Continue reading "Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

"Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 60th winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. This year the winners of the Award are Doug Orr and Fiona Ritchie, bestowed for their book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. A conversation with Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr Authors of Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical … Continue reading "Wayfaring Strangers" Where Bluegrass Was Born. An interview With Authors Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

It's National Novel Writing Month, Final Celebration at Battery Park Book Exchange Dec. 6

Each November since 1999, writers across the country participate in what is know as National Novel Writing Month (fondly shortened to NaNoWriMo), where they have a thirty days to write a 50,000 word novel. Participants should expect to average 1,667 words per day to reach the 50k mark, but many fly past that or fall painfully short. Regardless of word count, all participants receive regular … Continue reading It's National Novel Writing Month, Final Celebration at Battery Park Book Exchange Dec. 6

Ghosts, Zombies and Killers: Asheville's Haunted Grounds in Indie Literature

Fall: the days are warm, but the nights are bone-chillingly cold. It’s no wonder fall and scary stories go hand in hand. If you’re looking for some supernatural reads, look no further than these Asheville indies. By Melisa Lizarraga  First up, join local author Jake Bible on his six book series Z-Burbia, a zombie-laden adventure that begins in a suburban subdivision on the edge of … Continue reading Ghosts, Zombies and Killers: Asheville's Haunted Grounds in Indie Literature

Upcoming Asheville Book Readings and Signings

“Memoir of a Minnie Riperton Fan” Book Signing When: August 15th, 2015 at 6:00pm Where: Firestorm Cafe & Books, 610 Haywood Road Asheville native Sheila Simmons, who obtained her bachelor’s degree from U.N.C.-Chapel Hill, returns to her hometown Sat., Aug. 15, to discuss her newly released book, Memoir of a Minnie Riperton Fan. Asheville is just one of the settings in this book, which also … Continue reading Upcoming Asheville Book Readings and Signings

"Only in Asheville – An Eclectic History" Tells the Story of the City's Ascent

A unique blend of visionaries, risk takers and creative souls lends energy to Asheville’s historic streets. Today, bohemian street performers, funky shops, exquisite art galleries, restaurants and craft breweries blend in among some of the most revered vintage architecture in the country. Discover quirky figures like a “nun” named Sister Bad Habit, who entertains passengers on the LaZoom bus; the “Man in White” living statue; … Continue reading "Only in Asheville – An Eclectic History" Tells the Story of the City's Ascent

"Only in Asheville – An Eclectic History" Tells the Story of the City's Ascent

A unique blend of visionaries, risk takers and creative souls lends energy to Asheville’s historic streets. Today, bohemian street performers, funky shops, exquisite art galleries, restaurants and craft breweries blend in among some of the most revered vintage architecture in the country. Discover quirky figures like a “nun” named Sister Bad Habit, who entertains passengers on the LaZoom bus; the “Man in White” living statue; … Continue reading "Only in Asheville – An Eclectic History" Tells the Story of the City's Ascent

NPR's Steve Inskeep at Malaprop's to Present "Jacksonland"

“Jacksonland”  — A New Book on President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross and a Great American Land Grab Event Info: Where: Malaprop’s Books, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville When: Monday, June 1, 2015 – 7:00pm Cost: Tickets are $15 and come with a coupon for $10 off Jacksonland from Malaprop’s. http://www.npr.org/player/embed/407664385/407868165 Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep is the thrilling narrative history of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John … Continue reading NPR's Steve Inskeep at Malaprop's to Present "Jacksonland"