April 19, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Sunday, April 19
WRITERS AT HOME: Tina Barr celebrates the launch of her new poetry collection, “Kaleidoscope,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
ABIGAIL THOMAS: Abigail Thomas presents her new memoir, “What Comes Next and How to Like It,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.
SHAKESPEARE SALON: Dr. Susan Harlan of Wake Forest University leads a discussion on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Monday, April 20
CREATIVE AD-WRITER: The Western North Carolina chapter of the American Advertising Federation honors Jay Fields, long-time creative director, writer and author, as recipient of the federation’s 2015 Silver Medal Award at Strada Italiano, 27 Broadway, Asheville, 11:30 a.m. Email www.aafasheville.org to register for luncheon; $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
JIM ARNOSKY: Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Jim Arnosky presents on his writing, art, and inspiration at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 4 p.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 3.
WRITERS OPEN MIC: The NC Writer’s Network hosts an open mic night at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 6 p.m. Meet and greet at 5:30. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Call 697-4725.
ASHEVILLE STORYTELLING CIRCLE: The Asheville Storytelling Circle meets to tell stories at Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 274-1123.
OPEN MIC: Black Bear Coffee Co. hosts “Story Slam: New Beginningsn” a storytelling open mic, at 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. Call 692-6333.
Tuesday, April 21
BOOK DISCUSSION: “Living with a Wild God” by Barbara Ehrenreich is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.
CHRIS HOKE & BRYAN BLISS: Chris Hoke presents “Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders,” his memoir of being a jail chaplain, and Bryan Bliss presents his YA novel, “No Parking at the End Times,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Berlin: City of Stones” by Jason Lutes at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Black Mountain Mystery Book Club discusses “Dance for the Dead” by Thomas Perry at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.
Wednesday, April 22
MEETING THE SHADOW SALON: Andrea Olson discusses part 7 of “Meeting the Shadow” by Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Thursday, April 23
POETRY READINGS: UNC:A’s Trans Student Union hosts a poetry showcase in UNC Asheville’s Hyannis House, 1 University Heights, 6 p.m. Call 251-6577.
POETRY READINGS: Gibert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for WNC, Brent Martin, reads poetry with student Alison Howe at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-2016.
AMY GREENE: Amy Greene presents her novel, “Long Man,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
RUMBLING BALD ROCK CLIMBS: Mike Reardon and Sean Cobourn present their book, “Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs,” at Black Dome Mountain Sports, 140 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Call 669-9566.
Friday, April 24
RHAPSODIST READING: Students from A-B Tech read from their works published in the college’s literary journal, “The Rhapsodist,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3:30 p.m. Call 254-6734.
GALLLOWAY AT BOOKFEST: Joe Galloway, author of “We Were Soldiers Once...And Young,” is honored at a reception at 5:30 (ticketed event), and speaks at a public event, 7 p.m., in the Bo Thomas Auditorium, Technology Education & Development Center, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, as part of the Blue Ridge Bookfest (see feature article).
WORDSLAM: The YWCA of Asheville hosts “Wordslam,” a youth spoken word poetry competition in conjunction with Stand Against Racism 2015 at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 259-5483.
POETRY READINGS: Poets William Wright, Hannah Bonner, Keith Flynn, Luke Hankins, Katherine Soniat, and Matthew Wimberley read from their works published in “The Southern Poetry Anthology” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Saturday, April 25
AUTHORS AT OLD FORT FEST: Tim Barnwell, Marcia Spencer, Kim Clark, Stephen Little, Haskell Davis, and other authors poresent their books at the 31st Annual Pioneer Day Festival at Mountain Gateway Museum, Old Fort, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 668-9259.
BLUE RIDGE BOOKFEST: See feature article for day of author events at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock.
WRITERS READING WORKSHOP: Flatiron Writers presents “From Page To Podium: Reading Your Work Aloud,” a workshop for writers, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, 10 a.m. t0 3 p.m.. Register, $65 per person, at www.flatironwriters.com.
GREENING UP THE MOUNTAINS: City Lights Bookstore hosts a reception and reading for the winners of the Greening Up the Mountains poetry contest at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 1 p.m. Call 586-9499.
WILLIAM EVERETT: William Everett presents his new book, “Sawdust and Soul: A Conversation on Woodworking and Spirituality,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.
TIM SPIRA: Tim Spira presents his book, “Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: Thirty Great Hikes,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
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