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Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
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William Roy Pipes posted a discussion

Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…See More
Jun 8
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West End Prose and Poetry reading series: June at West End Bakery

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The West End Bakery & Café will host the final event for the 2015 Spring Poetry and Prose Reading Series on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. The June event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including David Novak, Katherine (Bonnie) Soniat, Luke Hankins and our very own hostess and curator Lockie Hunter.Past readings included a special holiday performance by Allan Wolf as well as local writers such as Susan Reinhardt, Tommy Hays, Tom Chalmers, Matthew Olzmann, Alli Marshall,…See More
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West End Prose and Poetry reading series: June at West End Bakery

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The West End Bakery & Café will host the final event for the 2015 Spring Poetry and Prose Reading Series on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. The June event will feature an excellent cast of local writers including David Novak, Katherine (Bonnie) Soniat, Luke Hankins and our very own hostess and curator Lockie Hunter.Past readings included a special holiday performance by Allan Wolf as well as local writers such as Susan Reinhardt, Tommy Hays, Tom Chalmers, Matthew Olzmann, Alli Marshall,…See More
Jun 4
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri--and book discussions

How Lahiri’s “The Lowland” excites discussionby Rob Neufeld             When an American woman in Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, “The Lowland,” realizes how she has, in her mind, objectified a certain childhood horror, she flashes to her Calcutta grandma, who “used to spend her days overlooking a lowland, a pair of…See More
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Sharing Information

Iris Press just released a new book of my poems, Kaleidoscope!  These are poems written over the last 10 years, set in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina---!See More
Jun 2
Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR

I just posted a new blog entry describing the real places frequented by my characters--human and animal--in my novel. Most of the action in JHATOR takes place in these beautiful natural spaces that are protected throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Whether you have read my book or not, I hope you will visit them if you are traveling through the area.You can read "Hiking the Landscape of JHATOR" as well as excerpts from my novel, at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.comSee More
Jun 1
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Kathryn Byer & Richard Krawiec Joint Poetry Reading at City Lights Bookstore

June 14, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Kathryn Byer and Richard Krawiec will be reading from their new collections of poetry on Sunday, June 14th at 1 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Kathryn’s new chapbook from Jacar Press, The Vishnu Bird, is both a memorial and memoir in lyric poetry. This clean-spoken, deeply-felt chapbook remembers the poet’s dear friend by tracing his vocation of anthropology, and honoring his spiritual depth through vignettes from the speaker’s own past. Richard Krawiec will…See More
May 30
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Steven Harvey at Writers Circle at Writers Circlle around the Table

June 27, 2015 from 10am to 1pm
Writing workshop with Steve Harvey, retired professor at YHC and on faculty for Ashland University MFA.See More
May 30
Ron Cooper replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash
"Terrific review and interview, Rob. Glad to see that Ron had full control over this collection. All of his work deserves to be read and re-read."
May 28
LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

May 28, 2015 - June 6, 2015  

Thursday, May 28

MARY ALICE MONROE: The Friends of the Madison County Library hosts Mary Alice Monroe as the keynote speaker for the Annual Author Luncheon in Mars Hill University’s Pittman Dining Hall, 100 Athletic St., Mars Hill, 11 a.m. $35. Call 649-3741.

MARY ALICE MONROE: Mary Alice Monroe presents her “Lowcountry Summer Trilogy” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 6:30 p.m.  Call 456-6000.

NICKOLE BROWN AND JESSICA JACOBS: Poets Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs present “Pelvis with Distance” and “Fanny Says” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB: The Works in Translation Bookclub, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “Visitation” by Jenny Erpenbeck at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday, May 29

SNEAK PEEK PARTY: Readers ages 13-18 enjoy an opportunity to read books before their on-sale dates, write book reviews, and enjoy refreshments at Spellbound Books, 50 N. Merrimon Ave. Suite 107, Asheville, 6 p.m. $10; must pre-register. Call 708-7570.

TIMOTHY SPIRA: Timothy Spira presents his new field guide, “Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.

Saturday, May 30

SUMMER LIBRARY FEST: The South Asheville Library hosts the Summer Library Fest to celebrate the beginning of summer reading programs at 749 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 10 a.m. Call 250-4754.

ROBERT SORRELL: Robert Sorrell presents his new book, “Blue Ridge Fire Towers,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café hosts a Harry Potter Trivia Night at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Sunday, May 31

STEVE INSKEEP: Steve Inskeep speaks about his new book, “Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab,” at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 589 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee, 2 p.m.  Call 828 497-3481 x306.

KAREN WHITE: Karen White presents her new novel, “The Sound of Glass,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Monday, June 1

WAYNESVILLE BOOK CLUB: The Waynesville Library Book Club meets at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 5:30 p.m. Call 356-2507.

KAREN WHITE: Karen White presents her new novel, “The Sound of Glass,” at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. $5. Call 697-1870.

STEVE INNSKEEP: Steve Innskeep of NPR’s Morning Edition presents his new book, “Jacksonland,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. $15. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, June 2

RON RASH: Ron Rash reads from his newest short story collection, “Something Rich and Strange,” at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 1 p.m. Call 743-0215.

SHERRI LYNN WOOD: Sherri Lynn Wood signs her new book, “The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 254-6734.

CURRENT EVENTS: The Current Events Book Club meets to discuss “Chasing the Scream” by Johann Hari at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

CINDY MCMAHON: Asheville resident Cindy Henry McMahon presents her memoir, “Fresh Water from Old Wells,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, June 3

AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “The Asperkid’s Secret Book of Social Rules” by Jennifer Cook O’Toole at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “The House of Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, June 4

NORMANDI ELLIS: Normandi Ellis presents her book on the Egyptian tradition, “Imagining the World into Existence,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday, June 5

BOOK CLUB: The “Best? Books” book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

ROBERT MORGAN: Robert Morgan presents his new poetry collection, “Dark Energy,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday, June 6

TINA FIREWOLF: Tina FireWolf presents her new book, “Beneath the Chatter,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

ANNALISE BERNADETTE: Annalise Bernadette presents her novel, “Dreams of Sand,” about a young husband leaving for Desert Storm, at Grateful Steps Bookshop, 159 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 277-0998.

YA PANEL: YA authors Becky Albertalli, Jasmine Warga, and Aisha Saeed discuss their novels, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” “My Heart and Other Black Holes,” and “Written in the Stars” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Please send calendar items two weeks in advance to RNeufeld@charter.net

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