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Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Tribute to Ashley

One of my closest friends, Rachelle, lost her daughter to a canoeing accident on a frigid November night in 2005.  I wrote a poem as a tribute to Ashley, which was later published in Deep Waters, the Tall Grass Writers' Guild 2012 anthology.  As we approach the 9th anniversary of the loss of this lovely young woman, I have posted the poem in my blog at Christine-lajewski.squarespace.com I think any "likes" would be appreciated by Rachelle.  Thank you for reading it.See More
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West End Poetry and Prose reading series: November edition at West End Bakery

November 22, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for the 3rd in the West End reading series. This month we have 5 wonderful local authors. This is a marvelous Free family-friendly evening of prose, poetry, and storytelling featuring some of your favorite local Asheville writers. November's lineup includes:Allan Wolf Katey Schultz Matthew Olzmann Melissa Crowe Alli Marshallhosted by Lockie HunterSee More
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Ellison's new look at Kephart in Our Southern Highlanders, 3d edition

Ellison retells Kephart and broadens a legacyby Rob Neufeld             One of the most influential people in our region’s history—Horace Kephart, the controversial and fascinating genius of the Great Smokies—has warranted a new consideration by George Ellison, a long-time scholar of Kephart’s life and…See More
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December ROYAL Book Club: Sabriel at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

December 7, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
ROYAL is Spellbound’s monthly book club for adult Readers of Young Adult Literature. We meet the first Sunday of each month at 4:00PM. Anyone over 18 is welcome, no RSVP necessary. Book club selections are always 20% off until the day of the meeting.See More
Nov 15
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Tangible Evidence of Jesus at City Lights Bookstore

December 7, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will present her book Tangible Evidence of Jesus on Sunday, December 7th at 2 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Tangible Evidence of Jesus was written after the Joyce plodded through much archaeological evidence and academic research. It is intended to be a bridge between scholarly researchers and most of the rest of us. It also was written for those who would like proof of Jesus beyond what is written in Christian Bibles. The writing style deliberately is condensed and to…See More
Nov 15
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The Charm of a Simple Country Farm at City Lights Bookstore

November 15, 2014 from 3pm to 4:30pm
On Saturday, November 15th at 3 p.m. Renea Winchester will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her new book, Farming Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches. Decades before the Farm-to-Table and Sustainable Living movement, Billy Albertson started tending a little strip of land just off Hardscrabble Road in what was then rural Roswell, Georgia. The second book in the Farmer Billy series, Farming transports readers to a simpler time, when roadside vegetable stands were common, friends gathered…See More
Nov 13
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Author Reading/Book Signing at Great Expectations at Great Expectations Books

November 14, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Award-winning author, Renea Winchester will read from her latest book titled: Farming, Friends & Friend Bologna Sandwiches (Mercer University Press, October, 2014). The author will also give away seeds courtesy of Botanical Interests Seed CompanySee More
Nov 13
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David LaMotte reads from his new book at Monte Vista Hotel

November 20, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
The Black Mountain Authors Guild presents David LaMotte, a true Black Mountain treasure, signing and reading from his new book, Worldchanging 101, at six o’clock this Thursday, at The Monte Vista Hotel. LaMotte has been a fixture on the local music scene since the early nineties, performing over 2500 concerts nationally and internationally. He has released eleven albums, won international songwriting awards, and earned accolades from the Boston Globe, Washington Times, Soundcheck Magazine…See More
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7th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest at Blue Ridge Community College

April 24, 2015 at 1pm to April 25, 2015 at 3pm
Authors interested in being considered for the April 24, 25 2015 event at BRCC should visit www.blueridgebookfest.org soon. Click on the author tab on the home page. Complete the application and submit it by e-mail shown there. While there please sign up for our emailed newsletter.This year we will offer free workshops on Friday afternoon for authors and writer panels ( first time) on Saturday. See More
Oct 30
LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

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 opmiclit1@gmail.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 morris.grayson@gmail.com.

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.

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

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