July 13 - July 23, 2016
Wednesday, July 13
SYNERGY STORY SLAM: The Synergy Story Slam hosts an open mic on the theme “Letters from Camp” at The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 14
FLETCHER BOOK CLUB: The Fletcher Library hosts a book discussion at 120 Library Rd., Fletcher, 10:30 a.m. Call 687-1218.
LITERARY LUNCH: Local nature writer and photographer Kevin Adams discusses his works at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 12 p.m. Call 697-4725.
WRITERS’ GUILD: The Fletcher Library hosts a writers’ guild at 120 Library Rd., Fletcher, 1:30 p.m. Call 687-1218.
UP FOR DISCUSSION: Dr. Merritt Moseley, Chair of the Literature Department at UNC Asheville, discusses Mark Twain as a moralist at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 4 p.m. Call 452-5169.
QUEER WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB: The Queer Women’s Book Club meets at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 255-8115.
STORYTELLING: David Joe Miller presents “Salvation in Steel,” the stories of Abby the Spoon Lady, featuring her band, The Fly By Night Rounders, at Trade and Lore Coffeehouse, 37 Wall St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. $15; $12 advance. Call 424-7291.
Friday, July 15
KEVIN ADAMS: Local nature writer and photographer Kevin Adams talks about his works at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 3 p.m. Call 743-0215.
CARRIE HIGHLEY: Carrie Highley presents her memoir, “Blue Apple Switchback,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
DAVID LEVITHAN & STEPHANIE PERKINS: David Levithan and Stephanie Perkins present their newest books, “You Know Me Well” and “Summer Days and Summer Nights,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Saturday, July 16
BANNED BOOK CLUB: Blue Ridge Books hosts the Banned Book Club at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 10 a.m. Call 456-6000.
STORYTELLING: Storytellers Kathy Gordon, Bobbie Pell, and Shay Thames present “Cinderella Meets Jack” as part of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch at Pack Place’s Rhino Courtyard, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 10 a.m. Call 450-5462.
WRITERS AT WOLFE: Christine Hale discusses her memoir, “A Piece of Sky, a Grain of Rice,” at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 N. Market St., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 253-8304.
ASHLEY TERRELL: Ashley Terrell presents her new book, “The Black Sheep Shadow,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.
Sunday, July 17
SHANA SMITH: Shana Smith leads family meditation and discusses her new book, “Meditation for Moms and Dads,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3:30 p.m. 828-255-8115.
BLACK BOX STORYTELLING: Storyteller David Joe Miller presents “The Storycrafters” at Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. $12; $10 advance. 828-575-2844.
Monday, July 18
GREAT BOOKS: The Great Books book club discusses selections from “Even Deadlier,” edited by Daniel Born and Donald Whitfield, at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 10:30 a.m. 828-884-3151, ext. 226.
WAYNESVILLE BOOK CLUB: The Waynesville Library Book Club meets at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 5:30 p.m. 828-356-2507.
OPEN MIC: The NC Writer’s Network hosts an open mic at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 6 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 5:15. 828-697-4725.
RAILROADER: Warren Harding presents a talk on “The Railroads of the Toe River Valley” at Spruce Pine Library, 142 Walnut Ave, 7 p.m. 828-765-4673.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop’s Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses “Tears of the Giraffe” by Alexander Mc828-Smith at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. 828-254-6734.
STORYTELLING: The Asheville Storytelling Circle meets at Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. 828-274-1123.
Tuesday, July 19
BOOK DISCUSSION: “H Is for Hawk” by Helen MacDonald is the subject of a book discussion at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 2 p.m. 828-250-4752.
BETH REVIS: Beth Revis discusses her new novel, “A World Without You,” with Alexa Duncan at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. 828-254-6734.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Black Mountain Mystery Book Club discusses “Open and Shut” by David Rosenfelt at the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. 828-250-4756.
Wednesday, July 20
ORCHARD BOOK CLUB: The Orchard Book Club meets to discuss “Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen at the Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine, 11 a.m. 828-765-9531.
BOOK CLUB: The Library/Senior Resource Center Book Club meets to discuss "Tales from a Free-Range Childhood" by Donald Davis at the Haywood Senior Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, 2 p.m. 828-356-2507.
PATRICK FRANK: Local poet and musician Patrick Frank reads his poetry and performs at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 5 p.m. 828-255-8115.
OPEN MIC: Buffalo Nickel hosts a spoken word open mic at 747 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30. 828-575-2844.
Thursday, July 21
COFFEE WITH THE POET: Poet Newton Smith reads his recent works of poetry at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. 828-586-9499.
BOOK CLUB: The Canton Book Club meets at the Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. 828-648-2924.
JAMES KAUTZ: Local author James Kautz presents his new novel, “Digger,” at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 7 p.m. 828-524-3600.
Friday, July 22
ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Asheville Animal Rights Reading Group meets at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. 828-255-8115.
J.R. THORTON: J.R. Thorton presents his debut novel, “Beautiful Country,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. 828-586-9499.
Saturday, July 23
STORYTELLING: Storyteller Tom Chalmers hosts “Listen to This” as part of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch at Pack Place’s Rhino Courtyard, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 10 a.m. 828-450-5462.
TYLER COOK: Tyler Cook presents his new fantasy novel, “Aluria,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. 828-586-9499.
WILL FREY: Will Frey presents his new book on stress reduction, “Ease Into Freedom,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. 828-254-6734.
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