Sept. 25, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014
Thursday, Sept. 25
BANNED BOOKS: Nancy Lewis, Professor Emeritus from North Shore Community College, MA, and instructor at the College for Seniors, UNCA, presents a talk on “Banned Books in America” at Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library Street, Mars Hill. Call 689-5183.
WRITING GROUP: The Writer’s Club meets to work on all kinds of creative writing at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 1 p.m. Call 743-0215.
SARAH CAMPBELL: Author and photographer Sarah Campbell signs her new book, “Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
BEARWALLOW: Jeremy Jones presents his new book, “Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland,” and plays the banjo at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 5:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Pack Memorial Library hosts a discussion of “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott with editor and teacher Joy Neaves at 67 Haywood St., Ashevlle, 5:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 250-4717.
WRITING GROUP: The Write Ones meet to work on and discuss writings at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6 p.m. Call 586-2016.
ROY OWENBY: Roy Owenby presents his new collection of Appalachian tales, “Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage,” at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 6:30 p.m. Call 524-3600.
WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB: The Works in Translation Bookclub, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Friday, Sept. 26
BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE: The sixth annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference, focusing on writers associated with the college and their influence, takes place September 26-28 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Conference fee, $70; admission free to UNC Asheville students, faculty, and staff, $40 for members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Visit www.blackmountaincollege.org.
TINA BARR: Poet Tina Barr presents butterfly poems as part of the Brown Bag Series at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain, 12 p.m. Call 669-0930.
SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOP: Poet Matthew Foley hosts a spoken word workshop and performs with the WCU Truthwriters in Hunter Library at Western Carolina University, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, 2:30 p.m. Call 227-3423.
ALAN GRATZ: Alan Gratz holds a launch party for his new YA novel, “The League of Seven,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Saturday, Sept. 27
FRANCINE BRYSON: Francine Bryson presents her new cookbook, “Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
YOUTH POETRY WORKSHOP: SoulSpeak Asheville hosts a poetry workshop for youth ages 12-21, “Mixing Comedy and Tragedy in Spoken Word,” at Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3 p.m.
KEYNOTER: Vincent Katz, editor of “Black Mountain College Experiment in Art,” delivers the keynote presentation, “The Difficulty of Pleasure: A Whole Life in a Single Work of Art” for the ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, 6:30 p.m. Admission is included with conference registration, or as a single event for $25. Call 251-6526; visit www.blackmountaincollege.org.
BOOKAPALOOZA: The Fountainhead Bookstore celebrates Bookapalooza with authors Erika Marks, Christy Edwards, and Kim Boykin at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. $11 tickets. Call 697-1870.
YOUTH POETRY SLAM: SoulSpeak Asheville hosts an open poetry slam for youth ages 12-21 at Rainbow Mountain Community School, 574 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. $12 tickets; $7 students and free for teachers. Call 258-9264.
Sunday, Sept. 28
SHAKESPEARE SALON: Dr. Susan Harlan of Wake Forest University leads a discussion on Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: The Jackson County Public Library hosts a discussion of “Acts of Faith” by Eboo Patel with Dr. Bucky Dann of Southwestern Community College at 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6 p.m. Call 586-2016.
OLD FORT BOOK TALK: “Serena” by Ron Rash is the subject of the Old Fort Book Talk at Java Junction, 107 Railroad St., Old Fort, 6 p.m. Call 668-7111.
HARRY POTTER TRIVIA: The Asheville Harry Potter Alliance hosts a Harry Potter Trivia Night at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “Mozart and the Whale” by Jerry and Mary Newport 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 “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Thursday, Oct. 2
ROY OWENBY: Roy Owenby presents “Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage,” his new collection of Appalachian tales, at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 6:30 p.m. Call 524-3600.
GEORGE ELLA LYON: A reception in Lyon’s honor will be held in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room, Appalachian State University, 6 - 7:15 p.m., followed by a reading in the Table Rock Room. Call 262-2000 or 262-2871.
W. SCOTT POOLE: W. Scott Poole presents his new documentary, “Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
REV. BRIAN COLE: Episcopalian priest, the Rev. Brian L. Cole presents the talk, ''Spiritual But Not Religious...Before Spiritual but Not Religious Was Cool: Reconsidering Hillbilly Faithfulness,” at First Baptist Church, Asheville, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Asheville History Center-Smith McDowell House in connection with its exhibit, “Hillbilly Land: Myth and Reality of Appalachian Cultiure.”: Call 253-9231.
Friday, Oct. 3
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.
Saturday, Oct. 4
CEMETERY TOUR: The Thomas Wolfe Memorial hosts a guided tour of the Riverside Cemetery and discusses the people buried within who became characters in Wolfe’s works at 52 N. Market St., Asheville, 10 a.m. $5. Call 253-8304.
ROMANCE AUTHOR READINGS: Romance authors Eden Glenn, Cheri Clifton, and Leanna Sain read from their novels at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.
CHARLES DAVIDSON: Charles Davidson presents his book, “Bone Dead, and Rising: Vincent van Gogh and the Self Before God,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.
CHEFS OF THE MOUNTAINS: Local author John Batchelor presents his new book, “Chefs of the Mountains,” at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 452-5169.
BECKY CANNON: Becky Cannon celebrates the launch of her new book, “Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. The Whole Baby Guide,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 254-6734.
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