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Jerald Pope posted an event

Black Mountain Authors Get Hungry at Monte Visa Hotel

October 16, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
The Third Thursday reading this month will feature stories and poems about food. As you might imagine, a whole hungry cadre of writers stepped up to the plate to read. The feast will take place at the Monte Vista Hotel this Thursday, which also just happens to be Fried Chicken day at the Hotel. Yum! Here’s what’s on the menu: Jeff Hutchins moved to Black Mountain in 2008. In his prior life, Jeff helped develop the technology of closed captioning, which is used to make television programming…See More
Wednesday
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

Cherokee pottery survey Oct 17

Cherokee Museum Presents Cherokee Pottery on International Archaeology Dayfrom press release            The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will present “Cherokee Pottery: Three Thousand Years of Cherokee Science and Art” on Friday October 17 at 2 pm.  This talk is part of International Archaeology Day, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.  It is open to the public free of charge, and is suitable for all ages.             “We are glad to be participating in International…See More
Tuesday
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Conversation with George Ella Lyon

Getting deep with east Kentucky author George Ella Lyonby Rob Neufeld             George Ella Lyon is a prolific writer of poetry, fiction, and plays for all ages; and has emerged from her east Kentucky upbringing with many things to tell the world about Appalachian virtues, including neighborliness, woodland spirit,…See More
Tuesday
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Tuesday
City Lights Bookstore posted an event
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A Look at Climate Change and Mass Extinction at City Lights Bookstore

October 17, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Charles Dayton and Sara Evans will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion on climate change and mass extinction. Evans will review The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, a book about the increase in mass extinctions and the impending ecological collapse caused by man’s disharmony with the natural world. Dayton will speak and present slides about the impact of climate change on the ocean’s ecology, which is also discussed in The Sixth…See More
Oct 11
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Book discussions in WNC, October 2014

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, OCTOBER 2014Wednesday, October 1AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “Mozart and the Whale” by Jerry and Mary Newport at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 254-6734.MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “Winesburg,…See More
Oct 8
Rob Neufeld posted discussions
Oct 6
James D. Loy posted a blog post

"Loy's Loonies," a new series of zany books

Hi folks:     I am pleased to announce the publication of the second book in my series "Loy's Loonies."  This one is entitled Uncle Moe and the Martha's Vineyard Frackers and here's the cover blurb.     Moe Thibault is a lovable octogenarian who sometimes thinks he’s Jacques Clouseau and who’s convinced he once had an identical twin. While living out his widower’s retirement in upstate New York, Moe is sent an obituary from Martha’s Vineyard with a photo of his apparent Doppelganger, a man…See More
Oct 2
Lockie Hunter posted an event
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Juniper Bends and Topside Press present: Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads at The Crow & Quill

October 8, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
This fall the best new transgender fiction is going on a road trip! Topside Press authors Casey Plett (author of A Safe Girl To Love) and Sybil Lamb (author of I’ve Got A Time Bomb) will be crisscrossing Canada and the United-States. Asheville is hosting these Topside authors with the help of Juniper Bends Reading Series, and The Crow & Quill. Join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 8 pm to hear the work of these two …See More
Sep 29
Randolph Wilson replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Place-names salute us in a revised gazetteer
"I was born on Bill's Creek...the son of Roland and Jeanette Frady Wilson. I spent my first 18 years on the old Frady farm on Bill's Creek. We lived with my Grandfather and Grandmother....Dewey Frady and Diza Hall Frady. I remember…"
Sep 29
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Sep 27
Sue Diehl posted an event

Rose Senehi with Montreat College Friends of the Library at Bell Library at Montreat College

November 2, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Rose Senehi, author of Dancing on Rocks, will discuss her most recent novel in the Blue Ridge Mountain series on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m in Montreat College Bell Library.  Public is invited. Refreshments will be served.See More
Sep 25
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

A contemporary tour of Asheville 1916

Walk through Asheville, spring 1916by Rob Neufeld                       You will be impressed by how clean the streets are.  It wasn’t that way twenty years earlier, when Patton Ave. got muddy in wet weather; horses had to be swept after; and women feared going downtown because their long skirts…See More
Sep 23
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )Turn of the century Vintage Stamps Traceable history make value enhancePrices get higher as the years go by Dream of finding one valued so highExtremely fine with the perfect gum Designer flaws bring high premiumFamous from error illustration Collection of art inspirationWe are crazy for detailed graphics Finding rare depends on the marketsUnused are the old collectibles Their worth can be unbelievableView history with a new focus My playlist is something to…See More
Sep 23
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Harnees Racing ( Poem )

Harness Racing ( Poem )Horses pull a two wheeled cart If it breaks you will departPlace a bet before it starts Good wager wins if played smartRiders ready at the gate Fans no longer have to waitAthlete sport with high speed Is a skill you surely needAt times a horse can fall down Sad to see that come aroundLast turn has crowd in a roar We wait to hear close end scoreIf your looking to explore My playlist has so much more…See More
Sep 21
LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

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: nmadle@unca.edu.

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 morris.grayson@gmail.com.

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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