Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014
Friday, Aug. 22
FRED CHAPPELL: Former NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell presents his new poetry collection, “Familiars,” at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. $5 tickets. Call 697-1870.
Saturday, Aug. 23
NATIVE PLANTS: Janet Lilley, Linda McFarland, and Dr. Dan Pittillo, co-authors of “Seasons in a Wildflower Refuge,” discuss native plants at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.
SUPREME LIAR: Wallace Shealy, the “Southeast Bold-Faced Liar Champion,” and President of the Asheville Storytelling Circle, tells stories on the front porch of the Smith McDowell House, 283 Victoria Lane, Asheville, 4 to 6 p.m., in connection with ongoing exhibit, “Hillbilly Land.” Call 253-9231.
CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS: Authors Krista Bremer, Wiley Cash, Kim Church, Denise Kiernan, Ariel Lawhon, E. Lockhart, and Anthony Marra speak and sign books at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 254-6734.
MARK POWELL: Mark Powell presents his new novel, “The Sheltering,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
Sunday, Aug. 24
READER’S THEATER: The Autumn Players present a reading of “The Lion in Winter” by James Goldman in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 2:30 p.m. $6 per ticket. Call 251-6140.
FRED CHAPPELL: Fred Chappell presents his new poetry collection, “Familiars,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Limited seating; tickets available with purchase of book. Call 456-6000.
WILEY CASH: Wiley Cash discusses his work, including “A Land More Kind Than Home,” at the Cathedral of All Souls, 3 Angle St., Asheville, 4 p.m. Donations benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. Call 274-2681.
QUEER GIRLS LITERARY READING SERIES: Queer writer girls read from their original works at The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. $3 admission. Email email@example.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 26
MARTHA WOODROOF: NPR contributor Martha Woodroof presents her debut novel, “Small Blessings,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
WRITING WORKSHOP: Historian Sam Uhl presents a memoir-writing workshop, “When Objects Speak: How Personal Objects Evoke Memory and Story,” at The Ugly Mug, 2425 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville, 9 a.m. Call 693-9999.
MARY JOYCE: Mary Joyce discusses her books, “Cherokee Little People Were Real” and “Tangible Evidence of Jesus” at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 11 a.m. Reservations required. Call 356-2507.
CATHERINE FAHERTY: Catherine Faherty discusses her book, “Autism… What Does It Mean To Me?” with guests Jade McWilliams and Ray Hemachandra at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
RUN WITH THE WOLVES SALON: Andrea Olson discusses the ninth chapter of “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Thursday, Aug. 28
WRITING GROUP: The Creative Writing Group 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.
TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB: The Works in Translation Bookclub, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “Severina” by Rodrigo Rey Rosa at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Friday, Aug. 29
JON SEALY: Jon Sealy presents his new novel, “The Whiskey Baron,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
Saturday, Aug. 30
DISCIPLE OF FLAMES: Local author Timm Muth presents his debut fantasy novel, “Disciple of Flames,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.
JEANIENE FROST: Jeaniene Frost presents the first novel in the Broken Destiny series, “The Beautiful Ashes,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
LASHUNDA SMITH: Lashunda Smith signs her new book, “I Double Dare You to Dream,” at Olive or Twist, 81 Broadway St., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 254-0555.
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