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Contemplative Photography Companion for the Journey Home at City Lights Bookstore

June 6, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Asheville author Tina FireWolf will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 6th at 3 p.m. to present her book, Beneath the Chatter.  Tina FireWolf will ignite your fire! Join her to hear how a 3 ft. tall corn plant was the sign to go on an adventure to write her book! She will share her personal story and tales from her book that illuminate  life lessons and help ignite us into Everyday Enlightenment. You will leave with a light heart and wider eyes to the world around you. Beneath the…See More
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"The 4-5 prisoners taken at the tanyard were colored union soldiers under Gen. Davis Tillson.  They were drum-court-martialed for assaulting an old man and woman and raping a young white woman who was the niece of the couple down near Flat…"
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 13, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
"When Real People Become Real Characters" presented by Novelist Mark de Castrique at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on June 13, 2015.Book signing follows the presentation.  Public is invited.  Reservations are required.See More
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2015 Author Luncheon at Mars Hill University

May 28, 2015 from 11am to 2pm
Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author, will be the keynote speaker at the Friends of Madison County Library’s 10th Annual Author Luncheon where she will share her newest release, The Summer’s End. The luncheon will be held at Pittman Dining Hall on the campus of Mars Hill University on Thursday, May 28 beginning at 11 am. Tickets are $35 each, and proceeds will benefit programs and services for both children and adults at Madison County Public libraries. The cost of a ticket…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Book Signing at The Orchard at Altapass

May 23, 2015 from 12pm to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will sign her books at The Orchard at Altapass Bookstore on Saturday, May 23 from noon until 3 p.m.See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College Gaither Fellowship hall

June 20, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
"When Real People Become Real Characters" presented by Novelist Mark de Castrique at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on June 13, 2015.Book signing follows the presentation.  Public is invited.  Reservations are required.See More
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BookFest in Sparta at Sparta, NC

June 27, 2015 from 11am to 2pm
Twice a year, we invite local and regional authors to downtown Sparta, NC, for our BookFest event.At BookFest, fans have an opportunity to meet the authors and authors are able to market their books, in person. Host sites benefit from the additional foot traffic the event generates. The lineup will be posted soon - if you'd like to be a part, contact us.See More
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A Book to Help All Touched by Cancer at City Lights Bookstore

May 16, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
On Saturday, May 16th at 3 p.m. Diana Kenney will present her book, How Cancer Transformed Our Lives.   Founder of Good Grief Ministry, Diana runs workshops on grief work, leads support groups, teaches online classes and does pastoral counseling. She has a Doctorate of Ministry in Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies from Venus Rising University in Whittier, NC and is certified in Death and Grief Studies from The Center for Loss and Life Transition in Ft. Collins, CO. She is also certified as a…See More
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June 1926, Asheville

One week in 1926 reveals remarkable highs and lowsby Rob Neufeld             Bootleg whiskey and golf are undermining religion, B. Frank White, a traveling preacher, told a Charlotte audience on June 2, 1926.  The sermon was reported in the Asheville Citizen the next day.            “The trouble with your…See More
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LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

April 19, 2015 - April 25, 2015  

Sunday, April 19

WRITERS AT HOME: Tina Barr celebrates the launch of her new poetry collection, “Kaleidoscope,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

ABIGAIL THOMAS: Abigail Thomas presents her new memoir, “What Comes Next and How to Like It,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.

SHAKESPEARE SALON: Dr. Susan Harlan of Wake Forest University leads a discussion on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Monday, April 20

CREATIVE AD-WRITER: The Western North Carolina chapter of the American Advertising Federation honors Jay Fields, long-time creative director, writer and author, as recipient of the federation’s 2015 Silver Medal Award at Strada Italiano, 27 Broadway, Asheville, 11:30 a.m.  Email www.aafasheville.org to register for luncheon; $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

JIM ARNOSKY: Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Jim Arnosky presents on his writing, art, and inspiration at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 4 p.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 3.

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.

ASHEVILLE STORYTELLING CIRCLE: The Asheville Storytelling Circle meets to tell stories at Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 274-1123.

OPEN MIC: Black Bear Coffee Co. hosts “Story Slam: New Beginningsn” a storytelling open mic, at 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. Call 692-6333.

Tuesday, April 21

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Living with a Wild God” by Barbara Ehrenreich is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

CHRIS HOKE & BRYAN BLISS: Chris Hoke presents “Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders,” his memoir of being a jail chaplain, and Bryan Bliss presents his YA novel, “No Parking at the End Times,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Berlin: City of Stones” by Jason Lutes at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Black Mountain Mystery Book Club discusses “Dance for the Dead” by Thomas Perry at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Wednesday, April 22

MEETING THE SHADOW SALON: Andrea Olson discusses part 7 of “Meeting the Shadow” by Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, April 23

POETRY READINGS: UNC:A’s Trans Student Union hosts a poetry showcase in UNC Asheville’s Hyannis House, 1 University Heights, 6 p.m. Call 251-6577.

POETRY READINGS: Gibert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for WNC, Brent Martin, reads poetry with student Alison Howe at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-2016.

AMY GREENE: Amy Greene presents her novel, “Long Man,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

RUMBLING BALD ROCK CLIMBS: Mike Reardon and Sean Cobourn present their book, “Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs,” at Black Dome Mountain Sports, 140 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Call 669-9566.

Friday, April 24

RHAPSODIST READING: Students from A-B Tech read from their works published in the college’s literary journal, “The Rhapsodist,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3:30 p.m. Call 254-6734.

GALLLOWAY AT BOOKFEST: Joe Galloway, author of “We Were Soldiers Once...And Young,” is honored at a reception at 5:30 (ticketed event), and speaks at a public event, 7 p.m., in the Bo Thomas Auditorium, Technology Education & Development Center, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, as part of the Blue Ridge Bookfest (see feature article).

WORDSLAM: The YWCA of Asheville hosts “Wordslam,” a youth spoken word poetry competition in conjunction with Stand Against Racism 2015 at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 259-5483.

POETRY READINGS: Poets William Wright, Hannah Bonner, Keith Flynn, Luke Hankins, Katherine Soniat, and Matthew Wimberley read from their works published in “The Southern Poetry Anthology” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday, April 25

AUTHORS AT OLD FORT FEST: Tim Barnwell, Marcia Spencer, Kim Clark, Stephen Little, Haskell Davis, and other authors poresent their books at the 31st Annual Pioneer Day Festival at Mountain Gateway Museum, Old Fort, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Call 668-9259.

BLUE RIDGE BOOKFEST: See feature article for day of author events at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock.

WRITERS READING WORKSHOP: Flatiron Writers presents “From Page To Podium: Reading Your Work Aloud,” a workshop for writers, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, 10 a.m. t0 3 p.m..  Register, $65 per person, at www.flatironwriters.com.

GREENING UP THE MOUNTAINS: City Lights Bookstore hosts a reception and reading for the winners of the Greening Up the Mountains poetry contest at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 1 p.m. Call 586-9499.

WILLIAM EVERETT: William Everett presents his new book, “Sawdust and Soul: A Conversation on Woodworking and Spirituality,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

TIM SPIRA: Tim Spira presents his book, “Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: Thirty Great Hikes,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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