Oct. 9, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014
Thursday, Oct. 9
TED X: UNC Asheville Live Streams TEDGlobal 2014, followed by discussion and performances by spoken word poets, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in UNC Asheville Highsmith University Union, Grotto. Free and open to the public. Info: email@example.com.
FLETCHER BOOK CLUB: The Fletcher Book Club meets at the Fletcher Library, 120 Library Rd., Fletcher, 10:30 a.m. Call 687-1218.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Hungry Tide” by Amitay Ghosh is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.
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.
WRITING GROUP: The Writer’s Guild meets to work on and discuss writings at the Fletcher Library, 120 Library Rd., Fletcher, 1:30 p.m. Call 687-1218.
TERRY RUSCIN: Local author Terry Ruscin presents his new book, “Glimpses of Henderson County, North Carolina,” at the Etowah Branch Library, 101 Brickyard Rd., Etowah, 2 p.m. Call 697-4725.
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Pack Memorial Library hosts a discussion of “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett with editor and teacher Joy Neaves at 67 Haywood St., Ashevlle, 5:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 250-4717.
MARK SCHIMMOELLER: Mark Schimmoeller presents his memoir, “Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s Guide to America,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
SYNERGY STORY SLAM: The Odditorium hosts the Synergy Story Slam at 1045 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 10
LGBT READING & DISCUSSION: Lesbian authors J. Robin Whitley and Paula Offutt read from and discuss “In a Southern Closet,” “More Than Knowing,” “Butch Girls Can Fix Anything,” and “To Sleep” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
RANDY RUSSELL: Randy Russell presents his new book, “The Ghost Will See You Now: Haunted Hospitals of the South,” at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 5 p.m. $5 tickets. Call 697-1870.
Saturday, Oct. 11
JULIA NUNNALLY DUNCAN: Julia Nunnally Duncan signs her books at the McDowell Arts Council Association Booth at the Mountain Glory Festival, 50 S. Main St., Marion, 9:30 a.m. Call 652-8610.
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.
LITERARY WORKSHOP: The Thomas Wolfe Memorial hosts “A Guide to Reading Thomas Wolfe” at N. Market St., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 253-8304.
OPEN MIC: Metro Wines hosts an open mic for poets and writers at 169 Charlotte St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 575-9525.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd is the subject of a book discussion at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 250-4750.
Sunday, Oct. 12
TOMMY HAYS: Tommy Hays discusses his YA novel, “What I Came to Tell You,” with librarian and first amendment rights advocate Pat Scales at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
DAVID LAMOTTE: David LaMotte discusses his book, “Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness,” at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, 7:30 p.m. $10. Call 669-0816.
Monday, Oct. 13
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop’s Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses “Deadliest of Sins” by Sallie Bissell at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Tuesday, Oct. 14
BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Tea House on Mulberry Street” by Sharon Owens is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.
DISCUSSION BOUND: “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,” edited by Sharon Louden, is the subject of a book discussion at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.
MEMOIR-WRITING WORKSHOP: Dr. Polly Davis leads a memoir-writing workshop at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 4 p.m. Registration required. Call 648-2924.
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: The Jackson County Public Library hosts a discussion of “A Quiet Revolution” by Leila Ahmed with Dr. Bucky Dann of Southwestern Community College at 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6 p.m. Call 586-2016.
TERRY RUSCIN: Local author Terry Ruscin presents his new book, “Glimpses of Henderson County, North Carolina,” at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 6:30 p.m. Call 697-4725.
Wednesday, Oct. 15
MIKE SUDGE: Mike Sudge presents his Bryson City-based debut novel, “Plastic Angels,” at the Marianna Black Library, 33 Fryemont St., Bryson City, 4 p.m. Call 488-3030.
TIFFANY REISZ & ANDREW SHAFFER: Erotica author Tiffany Reisz discusses her “Original Sinners” series, and humor author Andrew Shaffer discusses “How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
FRED BAHNSON: Fred Bahnson discusses his book, “Salt and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith,” in Karpen Hall 139 at UNC: Asheville, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 251-6576.
Thursday, Oct. 16
COFFEE WITH THE POET: Poet Wesley Satterwhite presents her and others’ works at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.
BOOK DISCUSSION: The Canton Book Club discusses “Saints At the River” by Ron Rash at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.
MARGARET BRADHAM THORNTON: Margaret Bradham Thornton presents her debut novel, “Charleston,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Friday, Oct. 17
ART RAMSAY: Art Ramsay discusses his book, “Illumination of the Stones,” at Grateful Steps, 159 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 5:30 p.m. Call 277-0998.
GHOSTLY GALA: The Lake Lure Inn hosts a dinner, raffle, ghost tour, and a presentation on Southern ghost experiences by folklorist Randy Russell to benefit Mountains Branch Library at 2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, 6 p.m. $30; reservations required. Call 287-6392.
CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION: Charles Deyton and Sara Evans discuss climate change, extinction, and “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
RASHA: Rasha signs and discusses “A Journey to Oneness: A Chronicle of Spiritual Emergence” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Saturday, Oct. 18
TEDD ARNOLD: Tedd Arnold, author of the “Fly Guy” children’s series, reads from his works at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 10 a.m. $5. Call 697-1870.
WRITING WORKSHOP: Dr. Lucy Daniels hosts a “Writing as Therapy” workshop at The Writer’s Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville, 1 p.m. $35; $30 members. Call 254-8111.
JULIA WATTS: Knoxville author Julia Watts presents her works, including “Finding H.F.,” “Secret City,” and “Gifted and Talented,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.
FROZEN MEMORIES: Bruce Leiske presents his memoir, “Frozen Memories: An Old Man Recaptures His Youthful Adventure in Antartica,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.
JEFF HIGH: Jeff High presents his new book, “Each Shining Hour,” at the Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. $5. Call 697-1870.
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