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Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson reveals how surreal emotions areby Rob Neufeld             Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” comes to Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 4 to present his new book of short stories, “Fortune Smiles.”            The stories are remarkable…See More
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Leanne Brown will Present Her Cookbook at City Lights Bookstore

September 4, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Leanne Brown will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her cookbook on Friday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. Her book, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is designed for those on the strictest of budgets, particularly those on the U.S. food stamp budget. This book is great, though, for anyone wanting to eat really well cheaply. Good and Cheap features tips on shopping and kitchen equipment, and more than a hundred easy, flexible recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To reserve a copy,…See More
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September Teen Book Club at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

September 18, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Our new monthly book club for teens meets the third Friday of each month, 6:00-7:00PM. A different book will be discussed at each meeting, and will cover a variety of genres. No purchase is required to attend, but if you do plan to buy the book, we’d appreciate your support of Spellbound as the hosting store! All book club selections are 20% off until the day of the meeting.September's title: SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by Marcus Sedgwick.See More
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Betty Smith at Hendersonville culture event September 17

Center Kicks Off New Series With A BangNew “Keeping the Fires Burning Series” Launches With Betty Smith and Songcatcher (from press release) (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 18, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, is pleased to announce the launch of its second season of its popular public program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING- Heroes of Mountain Culture.  The series features musicians, authors and heritage preservation leaders who are working to keep mountain culture alive.  The…See More
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Pam Durban, author of Soon, gripping, psychological, Southern stories

Pam Durban: Facing reality with a wide-open eyeby Rob Neufeld             John Updike honored Pam Durban’s story, “Soon,” by selecting it for his anthology, “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.”  Now, it’s one of 11 included in Durban’s new volume, also titled “Soon.”            “Soon,” the short story, is a marvel…See More
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Mary Joyce Returns with a New Book at City Lights Bookstore

September 12, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 12th at 3 p.m. to present her latest book.Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains compiles information gathered by Joyce over several years about secret military facilities in North Carolina. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high-security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. Joyce is also the author…See More
Aug 18
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North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference at Asheville Doubletree Hilton

August 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
When did you last attended a top quality and affordable writer's conference? The North Carolina Writer's Network is returning to western North Carolina. Membership in the Network is encouraged but not required to attend this event. For more info:http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-05-50/conferencesSee More
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R.T. Smith--Rachel-Rivers Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at App State

R.T. Smith, poet, story-writer, and founder of Cold Mountain Review, honored with App State roleSee notice of new book at Washington & Lee U.fROM PRESS RELEASEBOONE—Writer R.T. (Rod) Smith has been named the 2015-16 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at Appalachian State University. Smith will lead an eight-week colloquium during fall semester for students in Appalachian’s creative writing…See More
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Speaking about the American Revollution in the Carolinas

I have a busy September talking about the American Revolutionary War and signing books.8 Sep - Sons of the American Revolution - Kings Mountain, NC13- Sep - Broad River Genealogical Society - Shelby, NC17 Sep -Sons of the American Revolution - Bluffton, SC23-24 Oct - Francis Marion Symposium - Manning, SCSee More
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LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

Aug. 19 - Aug. 29, 2015  

Wednesday, Aug. 19

ORCHARD BOOK CLUB: The Orchard Book Club meets at the Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine, 10 a.m. Call 765-9531.

MESSAGES TO THE HEART SALON: Elise and Phil Okrend discuss themes from their book, “Messages to the Heart: Reflections of Beauty and Truth,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.

SYNERGY STORY SLAM: The Synergy Story Slam hosts an open mic on the theme “Idiot Abroad” at The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 8 p.m. Email morris.grayson@gmail.com.

Thursday, Aug. 20

COFFEE WITH THE POET: Poet Pasckie Pascua presents his poetry collection, “Red Is the Color of My Night,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Grass Is Singing” by Doris Lessing 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 meets to discuss “Blessings” by Anna Quindlen at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Confederacy of Dunces” by Peter Kennedy Toole is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

STORYTELLING: Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch presents “True Stories Told Live” with the theme “A Twist of Fate” at UNC: Asheville’s Reuter Center, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 7:15 p.m. $5. Call 251-6140.

Saturday, Aug 22

HANDWOVEN BOOKMARK CLASS: Susan Morgan Leveille hosts a handwoven bookmark making class at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-2016.

DIANE PICKETT: Diane Pickett presents her new novel, “Never Isn’t Long Enough,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m.  Call 456-6000.

Sunday, Aug. 23

ENGLISH ON THE IDES: WCU English professor Brian Gastle discusses “Chaucer the Poet and Chaucer the Veteran” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 1 p.m. Call 586-9499.

JOHN SHEFFIELD: John Sheffield presents his new mystery novel, “Roseland’s Secret,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Monday, Aug. 24

PAM DURBAN: Pam Durban presents her new short story collection, “Soon,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Hudson Library Book Club meets to discuss “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan at the Hudson Library, 554 Main St., Highlands, 10:00 a.m. Call 526-3031.

REVISIONING HISTORY: The ReVisioning History Book Group meets to discuss “The Half Has Never Been Told” by Edward E. Baptist at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 255-8115.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

COOKIN’ THE BOOKS: Cookin’ the Books, a book club focused on cookbooks, meets at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 12 p.m. Call 356-2507.

I AM ENOUGH SALON: Andrea Olson discusses “I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t)” by Brene Brown at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

OTHER WORLDS ARE POSSIBLE: The Other Worlds Are Possible Book Group meets to discuss “Octavia’s Brood” by Walidah Imarisha at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 255-8115.

OPEN MIC: Black Bear Coffee Co. hosts a storytelling open mic on the theme “travelogue” at 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 8 p.m. Call 692-6333.

Thursday, Aug. 27

ALLEN COOK: Allen Cook discusses his book, “Moonshine, Murder and Mountaineers,” at The Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine, 7 p.m. Call 765-9531.

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB: The Works in Translation Bookclub, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret” by Ondjaki at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

LIBERTY BOOK CLUB: The Liberty Book Club meets at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 255-8115.

LISTEN TO THIS: Comedian/storyteller Tom Chalmers hosts Listen to This with the theme “Impossible Vacation: Postcards From the Getaway that Sort of Got Away” on the 35below stage at the Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. $15. Call 254-1320.

Saturday, Aug. 29

JULIA NUNNALLY DUNCAN: Local author Julia Nunnally Duncan signs her works at The Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine, 12 p.m. Call 765-9531.

U.S. CONSTITUTION: James Plair, Sr. presents “A Study of the United States Constitution and the Federalist Papers” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m.  Call 456-6000.

YA THRILLER HOUR: YA authors Alan Gratz and Megan Miranda talk about their new novels, “Code of Honor” and “Soulprint,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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