Sept. 18, 2014 - Sept. 27, 2014
Thursday, Sept. 18
COFFEE WITH THE POET: Poet Teresa Robbins presents her poetry collection, “God Speaks,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “Hotel Du Lac” by Anita Brookner 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 at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.
J.R. MCDOWELL SERIES: Robert Reich, political analyst and author, discusses “Inequality for All: Bi-Partisan Solutions for America’s Economic Future” in the Porter Center for the Performing Arts at Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. $20 tickets, Call 884-3151.
KATY SIMPSON SMITH: Katy Simpson Smith presents her debut novel, “The Story of Land and Sea,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Friday, Sept. 19
WAR IS BEAUTIFUL: Jim Neugass discusses “War Is Beautiful,” his father’s book about fighting in the Spanish Civil War, and shows a screening of a documentary film based on the book at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 596-9499.
GOODLY SPELLBOOK: Local witches *Diuvei and Lady Passion discuss the revised and expanded second edition of “The Goodly Spellbook” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Saturday, Sept. 20
EMILY HOOVER: Local author Emily Hoover signs her book, “Hold On To Your Panties and Have Fun,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 12 p.m. Call 586-9499.
JOURNAL-MAKING WORKSHOP: Kent Stewart leads a workshop for making a sewn journal at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. $3 material fee. Limited to 10 participants; registration required. Call 456-6000.
DAVID MADDEN: Local author David Madden presents his newest short story collection, “The Last Bizarre Tale,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Sunday, Sept. 21
LIBRARY CELEBRATION: The Henderson County Public Library celebrates 100 years of service with activities and an original play, “Realms of Gold,” at 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 1 p.m. Call 697-4725.
WRITERS AT HOME: Host Tommy Hays features works from the Great Smokies Writing Program, UNC Asheville, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
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.
CAROL BRADLEY: Journalist Carol Bradley presents her new book, “Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
JOSEPH BATHANTI: NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti reads from his works at the Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Ave. SW, Lenoir, 7 p.m. Call 754-2486.
Wednesday, Sept. 24
RUN WITH THE WOLVES SALON: Andrea Olson discusses the tenth chapter of “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Thursday, Sept. 25
BANNED BOOKS: Nancy Lewis, Professor Emeritus from North Shore Community College, MA, and instructor at the College for Seniors, UNCA, presents a talk on “Banned Books in America” at Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library Street, Mars Hill. Call 689-5183.
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.
SARAH CAMPBELL: Author and photographer Sarah Campbell signs her new book, “Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
BEARWALLOW: Jeremy Jones presents his new book, “Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland,” and plays the banjo at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 5:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Pack Memorial Library hosts a discussion of “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott with editor and teacher Joy Neaves at 67 Haywood St., Ashevlle, 5:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 250-4717.
WRITING GROUP: The Write Ones meet to work on and discuss writings at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 6 p.m. Call 586-2016.
ROY OWENBY: Roy Owenby presents his new collection of Appalachian tales, “Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage,” at the Macon County Public Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd., Franklin, 6:30 p.m. Call 524-3600.
WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOKCLUB: The Works in Translation Bookclub, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “The Possibility of an Island” by Michel Houellebecq at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Friday, Sept. 26
BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE: The sixth annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference, focusing on writers associated with the college and their influence, takes place September 26-28 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Conference fee, $70; admission free to UNC Asheville students, faculty, and staff, $40 for members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Visit www.blackmountaincollege.org.
TINA BARR: Poet Tina Barr presents butterfly poems as part of the Brown Bag Series at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain, 12 p.m. Call 669-0930.
SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOP: Poet Matthew Foley hosts a spoken word workshop and performs with the WCU Truthwriters in Hunter Library at Western Carolina University, 1 University Way, Cullowhee, 2:30 p.m. Call 227-3423.
ALAN GRATZ: Alan Gratz holds a launch party for his new YA novel, “The League of Seven,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Saturday, Sept. 27
FRANCINE BRYSON: Francine Bryson presents her new cookbook, “Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
YOUTH POETRY WORKSHOP: SoulSpeak Asheville hosts a poetry workshop for youth ages 12-21, “Mixing Comedy and Tragedy in Spoken Word,” at Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3 p.m.
KEYNOTER: Vincent Katz, editor of “Black Mountain College Experiment in Art,” delivers the keynote presentation, “The Difficulty of Pleasure: A Whole Life in a Single Work of Art” for the ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, 6:30 p.m. Admission is included with conference registration, or as a single event for $25. Call 251-6526; visit www.blackmountaincollege.org.
BOOKAPALOOZA: The Fountainhead Bookstore celebrates Bookapalooza with authors Erika Marks, Christy Edwards, and Kim Boykin at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m. $11 tickets. Call 697-1870.
YOUTH POETRY SLAM: SoulSpeak Asheville hosts an open poetry slam for youth ages 12-21 at Rainbow Mountain Community School, 574 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. $12 tickets; $7 students and free for teachers. Call 258-9264.
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