Nov. 16, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014
Sunday, Nov. 16
FRANCES MAYES: Metro Wines hosts a Skype conversation with Frances Mayes, author of “Under the Tuscan Sun,” at 169 Charlotte St., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 575-9525.
WRITERS AT HOME: Host Tommy Hays features works from the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNC Asheville at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
WAYFARING STRANGERS: Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr discuss their book, “Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia,” with performances by musicians Al Petteway and Amy White, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Ticketed; free with purchase of book. Call 254-6734.
Monday, Nov. 17
TOM MAXWELL: Tom Maxwell presents his new book, “Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
STORYTELLING CIRCLE: The Asheville Storytelling Circle meets to tell stories at Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 274-1123.
Tuesday, Nov. 18
BOOK DISCUSSION: “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.
NANOWRIMO: The Canton Branch Library hosts a NaNoWriMo group write-in at 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.
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 email@example.com to register. Call 697-4725.
NANOWRIMO: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café hosts a NaNoWriMo writing session at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 254-6734.
OLD FORT BOOK TALK: “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks is the subject of the Old Fort Book Talk at Java Junction, 107 Railroad St., Old Fort, 6 p.m. Call 668-7111.
COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal” by Marvel Comics at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Black Mountain Mystery Book Club discusses “Christine Falls” by Benjamin Black at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
MAUREEN CORRIGAN: Maureen Corrigan presents her new book, “So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Ticketed; free with purchase of book. Call 254-6734.
SYNERGY STORY SLAM: The Synergy Story Slam hosts an open mic on the theme “First Times” at The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 20
COFFEE WITH THE POET: Poet Jane Hicks presents her new poetry collection, “Driving with the Dead,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.
LGBT WORLDWIDE: Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service, and Essy, a Kenyan human rights activist, speak about the situation faced by LGBT people in the developing world, UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, 12:30 p.m.. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 232-5024.
BOOK DISCUSSION: The Canton Book Club discusses “The Dog Who Rescues Cats” by Philip Gonzalez and Leonore Fleischer at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 2:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “Destiny of the Republic” by Candace Millard is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Pack Memorial Library hosts a discussion of “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio with editor and teacher Joy Neaves at 67 Haywood St., Ashevlle, 5:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 250-4717.
DAVID LAMOTTE: David LaMotte presents his new book, “Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness,” at the Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain 6 p.m. Call 686-3922.
APPALACHIAN FORESTS: Stephanie Jeffries and Thomas Wentworth present their new hiking guide, “Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests,” in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, 7 p.m. Call 227-7129.
CHEROKEE TRADITIONS: Anna Fariello, craft project director at WCU’s Hunter Library, discusses Cherokee basketry, pottery, and carving at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 7 p.m. Call 524-3600.
DEBUT LAUNCH PARTY: Local writer Nina Hart celebrates the launch of her debut short story collection, “Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere,” 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 “How I Became a Nun” by Cesar Aira at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Friday, Nov. 21
FRED CHAPPEL & DANA WILDSMITH: Fred Chappell and Dana Wildsmith read from their new poetry collections, “Familiars” and “Christmas in Bethlehem,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
RICHARD HOFFMAN: Richard Hoffman presents his new memoir, “Love and Fury,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Saturday, Nov. 22
HENDERSON COUNTY HISTORY: Terry Ruscin, author of “Glimpses of Henderson County, North Carolina,” talks about Henderson County history at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 2 p.m. Call 697-4725.
BEESCH: Robbinsville author Ray Carpenter presents his book on honey bees, “Beesch,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.
CURING TIME: Tim Swink presents his debut novel, “Curing Time,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.
MARCI SPENCER: Marci Spencer presents her newest book, “Pisgah National Forest: A History,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
PETER TURCHI: Peter Turchi presents his new book, “A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
POETRY AND PROSE READINGS: West End Bakery hosts a poetry and prose reading series at 757 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 252-9378.
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