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Military Writers Society of America

Joe Epley recently was elected to Board of Directors of the Military Writers Society of America.  The MWSA has around 700 members around the country. Details on the website: http://www.mwsadispatches.com.  ; The organization's purpose is to help military service members, veterans, their families, supporters of the military,and historians record history and the complexities of military life--and encourage writing as therapy. The…See More
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susannah eanes commented on Rob Neufeld's blog post The Invention of Nature, an inspiring book--author Andrea Wulf at Malaprop's May 1
"So chuffed about this! Sadly, I won't be there except in spirit. Andrea Wulf is a force of nature, herself. Her amazing work The Brother Gardeners should be made into a feature-length film - the characters live and breathe again between the…"
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The Invention of Nature, an inspiring book--author Andrea Wulf at Malaprop's May 1

Author of key book of our times comes to AshevilleAndrea Wulf makes Malaprop's Bookstore one her stops, Sun., May 1, 5 p.m., in talking about her thrilling work of non-fiction, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von…See More
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Salman Rushdie to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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8th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest Apr 22-23

The 8th Annual Blue Ridge Bookfest brings authors to Flat Rock There are a few oases where writers congregate to share wares and wisdom, and Apr. 22-23, the place is Blue Ridge Community College, featuring 19 readings and workshops, and many more opportunities for conversations with authors at exhibition tables.  See full schedule at…See More
Apr 20
Toby Hill posted a blog post

Asheville- The Way I Remember It- Hester

I have posted a new blog about a man I knew growing up in Asheville. It is entitled " Hester." Anna says guys will like it better than women. It's pretty long, but enjoy it.HESTERGrowing up in Asheville in N.C. in the 50’s and 60’s seemed, at the time, to be filled with a rhythm of adventure and strange encounters sprinkled with an assortment of particularly interesting and somewhat odd characters. One of those persons who fascinated me as a child was my father’s friend “Hester. “ My dad was…See More
Apr 19
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Frank Thompson at Yancey History Association

April 19, 2016 at 6pm to April 19, 2017 at 7pm
There is a permanent exhibit at the Yancy History Association in Burnsville devoted to the film "Then I'll Come Back to You" (1916) which was produced in nearby Pensacola. It's a small exhibit but well curated and filled with great photographs and other memorabilia of this century-old film.See More
Apr 19
Sharon Freeman Pace replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Jerry Steinberg--Asheville history, contrarian views, new book
"In the 60's, early 70's, one of my uncles on my mothers side worked as a groundskeeper for Mr. Sternberg. I remember our driving up to the "castle" and my sister asking my aunt where the moat was.I also remember touching the…"
Apr 19
nancy dillingham replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Interview with Ron Rash on occasion of 2016 Selected & New Poems
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Interview with Ron Rash on occasion of 2016 Selected & New Poems

Something unseen stirs the words in Ron Rash poemsby Rob Neufeld             Ron Rash, award-winning novelist and short story writer, is also an acclaimed and accomplished poet.  His new book, “Poems: New and Selected” (HarperCollins) draws from six volumes and adds eight new poems.  He comes to Malaprop’s…See More
Apr 15
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Fred Chappell to Present His New Fantasy Novel at City Lights Bookstore

May 13, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Poet and novelist, Fred Chappell will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m. to read from and sign his new fantasy novel. In A Shadow All of Light, a young man sets off on a journey to become the apprentice of a master shadow thief. His mysterious master challenges him with difficult mental and physical tests, setting in motion adventures with con men, monsters, ingenious detection, cats, and pirates.Fred Chappell is a former professor of English at the University of…See More
Apr 12
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A Shadow of All Light by Fred Chappell

Literary master evokes classic fantasy taleby Rob Neufeld             Let’s say you’re going to a book fair, and a guy with a long grey beard and glittering eye stops you at the entrance.  He points to worn and rebound books he’s laid out on a table: Gulliver’s Travels; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Three…See More
Apr 10
LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

Apr. 17 - April 30, 2016  

 

Sunday, April 17

KATHY ACKERMAN: Poet Kathy Ackerman discusses “Tiny Volumes: The Resurgence of the Chapbook,” at Lanier Library, 72 Chestnut St., Tryon, 2 p.m. $35. Call 859-9535.

ROBERT BARSKY: Author Robert Barsky discusses “Open Borders, Undocumented Immigrants, and Desperate Refugees: A Chomsky-Inspired Approach to Migration” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 255-8115.

WRITERS AT HOME: Host Tommy Hays features works from UNC:A’s Great Smokies Writing Program at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

REVOLUTIONARY MOTHERING: Alexis Pauline Gumbs presents her new book, “Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 255-8115.

ROBERT MORGAN & RON RASH: Robert Morgan presents his new novel, “Chasing the North Star,” and Ron Rash presents his new poetry collection, “Poems: New and Selected,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.

POETRY READINGS: Rachel Bell reads from her new collection, “Welcome to Your New Life with You Being Happy,” along with poets Grey Lajoie and Mary Moore Dalton, at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 255-8115.

Monday, April 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. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

OPEN MIC: The NC Writer’s Network hosts an open mic at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 5:30 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 5:15 p.m. Call 697-4725.

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

WRITERS’ COFFEEHOUSE: The WNC Writers’ Coffeehouse, hosted by Jake Bible, gathers to discuss the business of writing at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, April 19

WHY POETRY: Lanier Library hosts a panel discussion on “Why Poetry?” at 72 Chestnut St., Tryon, 12 p.m. Call 859-9535.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Istanbul Passage” by Joseph Kanon is the subject of a book discussion at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 250-4752.

POETRY READINGS: Gilbert-Chappel Distinguished Poet Brent Martin and student poet Sydney Giaquinto read from their works at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 5:30 p.m. Call 524-3600.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6484.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Black Mountain Mystery Book Club meets to discuss “At Risk” by Stella Rimington at the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Wednesday, April 20

BOOK CLUB: The Library/Senior Resource Center Book Club meets at the Haywood County Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, 2 p.m. Call 356-2507.

POETRY READINGS: Gilbert-Chappel Distinguished Poet Brent Martin and poet Allen Thomas read from their works at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-2016.

ERNEST CLINE: Ernest Cline celebrates the paperback release of his newest novel, “Armada,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

OPEN MIC: David Joe Miller and Chuck Fink host a spoken word open mic at Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 6:30. Call 575-2844.

Thursday, April 21

COFFEE WITH THE POET: Poet Jonathan K. Rice reads from his newest poetry collection, “Killing Time,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.

POWER OF POETRY: Poet Martha O. Adams reads from her works and hosts an open group poetry reading at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 1:30 p.m. Call 697-4725.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland / South Buncombe Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

CONSTANCE LOMBARDO: Constance Lombardo, author of “Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat to the Stars,” holds a discussion and drawing tutorial for children at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3:15 p.m. Call 250-4750.

BOOK CLUB: The Canton Book Club meets at the Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.

CADENZA READINGS: Mars Hill University students celebrate the publication of their literature and arts journal, “The Cadenza,” with readings in Mars Hill University’s Ellen Ampitheater, 100 Athletic St., Mars Hill, 7 p.m. Call 689-1439.

LITERARY OPEN STAGE: Lanier Library hosts a public sharing of favorite poems at 72 Chestnut St., Tryon, 7 p.m. Call 859-9535.

ROBERT D. NEWMAN: Robert D. Newman, President and Director of the National Humanities Center, discusses “Humanities Moments and the Heroic” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday, April 22

DANNY BERNSTEIN: Danny Bernstein discusses her book, “Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey Through the National Parks of the South,” at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 10 a.m. Call 524-3600.

RHAPSODIST READINGS: A-B Tech students celebrate the publication of their literature and arts journal, “The Rhapsodist,” with readings at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

OUR VOICE READING: UNCA’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program and OurVOICE host a reading of their zine on rape and abuse, “Our Voice: Survivors Speak,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday, April 23

ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Asheville Animal Rights Reading Group meets at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 255-8115.

EDIE BURNETT: Edie Burnett reads from “Mountain Echoes,” her new book on Haywood County, at Blue Ridge Books 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m.  Call 456-6000.

JOSH FRANKS: Paranormal investigator Josh Franks presents his book, “True Events of the Paranormal,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

ASPERGER’S WRITING CIRCLE: The WNC Asperger’s Adults United Writers’ Circle meets to share and critique writings at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 255-8115.

POETRY AWARD CEREMONY: Lanier Library hosts an award ceremony for the winners of the Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition at 72 Chestnut St., Tryon, 4 p.m. Call 859-9535.

KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON: Kim Michele Richardson presents her new novel, “GodPretty in the Tobacco Field,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6 p.m. Call 586-9499.

JULIA FRANKS & MARK BEAVER: Julia Franks presents her debut novel, “Over the Plain Houses,” and Mark Beaver presents his memoir, “Suburban Gospel,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734. 

Sunday, April 24

BRIDGETTE LACY: Bridgette Lacy presents her new Southern cookbook, “Sunday Dinner,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MARSHALL JAMES KAVANAUGH: Marshall James Kavanaugh presents his new poetry collection, “Travel by Haiku,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Call 255-8115.

Monday, April 25

KEN ILGUNAS: Ken Ilgunas presents his new book, “Trespassing Across America,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, April 26

THIRTEENTH JUROR: Nelda Holder presents “The Thirteenth Juror,” her new book on the Michael Brown case, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, April 27

COOKIN’ BOOKCLUB: The Cookin’ the Books Bookclub meets to discuss cookbooks at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 12 p.m. Call 356-2507.

Thursday, April 28

LUIS RODRIGUEZ: Poet and author Luis Rodriguez presents a talk for middle school youth in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University, 287 Rivers St., Boone, 3:30 p.m. Call 262-2871.

BEN MONTGOMERY: Ben Montgomery discusses his book, “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,” at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 6:30 p.m. Call 884-3151.

KATHERINE SONIAT: Poet Katherine Soniat presents her newest poetry collection, “Bright Stranger,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB: The Works in Translation Bookclub, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “Man Tiger” by Eka Kurniawan at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

LUIS RODRIGUEZ: Poet and author Luis Rodriguez reads from his works in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University, 287 Rivers St., Boone, 7:30 p.m. Call 262-2871.

STORYTELLING: Tom Chalmers hosts the “Listen to This Storytelling Series” on the 35below stage at 35 E. Walnut St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Call 254-1320.

Friday, April 29

TRACEY RIZZO: Tracey Rizzo, chair of UNCA’s history department, presents her new book, “Intimate Empires,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday, April 30

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY: Authors Christy English, Evan Williams, Laurie McKay, Jeremy B. Jones, and Jason Miller talk about their works at Novels & Novelties Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 10 a.m. Call 697-1870.

BRYAN ROBINSON: Bryan Robinson presents his new mystery novel, “Limestone Gumption,” at Blue Ridge Books 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m.  Call 456-6000.

AUTHOR READINGS: Pioneers Press authors Adam Gnade, Trace Ramsey, and Emma Anti-Climax read from their works at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 255-8115.

M.J. PULLEN: M.J. Pullen presents her new novel, “Regrets Only,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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