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Mountain Words, Mountain Music

Appalachian poet, musician, and raconteur Kirk Judd has a new book and CD package out, "My People Was Music." I thought I'd share part of a Goodreads review I did of the book - I think members of The Read would enjoy this.There is no gussying-up here. This is the plain hard rock undergirding Appalachia. This is the sound of water rushing, the clawhammer banjo sound, the crack of a wedge as it splits that cross-grained stump of oak. Kirk Judd has been making poems for a long time, but like a…See More
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Valerie Nieman at City Lights at City Lights Books

July 16, 2015 from 10:30am to 12pm
Coffee With the Poet - Valerie Nieman will read from and discuss her new poetry collection, "Hotel Worthy," poems of love, loss, and survival. See More
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New Story Published by Deep South Magazine: "Nothing But A House"

It's always an honor to have a new story selected and published, this time by Deep South Magazine -- which I recommend for its coverage of all things Southern and, in particular, its attention to Southern literary voices.Read the story here: "Nothing But A House" by Gary CarterComments are always welcome. Deep South Magazine actually has a unique comment section following each story.See More
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City Lights Bookstore posted events
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Monday's Lie by Jamie Mason

Asheville thriller writer Mason broods with the bestby Rob Neufeld             “Everything you need for measuring a person,” Dee Vess, the heroine and narrator of Jamie Mason’s novel, “Monday’s Lie,” reflects, “can be found in the nature of what he chooses to hide from everyone else.”            It’s a sign of how…See More
Mar 18
Lockie Hunter posted an event

West End Poetry and Prose Reading Series March Reading at West End Bakery

March 14, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
We are back for a new Spring session of our Poetry and Prose Reading Series! We hope you are able to join us again Saturday, March 14th, 7pm at the West End Bakery for a wonderful Free family-friendly evening of prose, poetry and storytelling from a group of fabulous local writers.This month we will be featuring: Tommy HaysCaroline Wilson Dalton Dayand Leah ShapiroHosted by Lockie Hunter and our friends at the West End Bakery Cathy Cleary and Krista Stearns.See More
Mar 11
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William Forstchen discussing his Pillar to the Sky at Bell Library at Montreat College

March 24, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Dr. William Forstchen will be the guest author at the Montreat Community Book Club on March 24, 2015 at Bell Library, Montreat College at 3:00.  He will be discussing his novel Pillar to Sky Public is invited.See More
Mar 10
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Asheville Poetry Review 20th Anniversary Anthology--and event

Asheville Poetry Review produces 20-year anthologyby Rob Neufeld             The two most remarkable things about the Asheville Poetry Review have been its diversity and quality.  Yes, Asheville, you’ve got a poetry journal of special note here.            Now, 20 years after its locally born…See More
Mar 8
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Carolina McMullen Reading & Signing at City Lights Bookstore

March 14, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Carolina McMullen will read from her new novel Vicenta de Paul on Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. As the first novel of her Not Here to Stay series, Vicenta de Paul tells of a baby who is abandoned by her young mother at an orphanage in Rota, Spain in 1914.  She is later adopted by a wealthy couple and raised in the peaceful coastal area of Rota, away from the busy city. Everything seems fine until her mother begins to suffer from depression.  Vicenta pulls through…See More
Mar 7
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Murders, Moonshine & Mountaineers Book Discussion & Signing at The Market on Oak

March 21, 2015 from 11am to 12pm
The Market on Oak in Spruce Pine will host Allen Cook, author of Murders, Moonshine & Mountaineers: The Wildest County in America on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11A.M.Moonshine, Murder & Mountaineers recounts a time around the turn of the 19th century when moonshiners and desperadoes faced off against the law in epic battles that made national headlines. The book focuses on events from an area in western North Carolina that held the reputation as the wildest county in America (book has…See More
Mar 5
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

March 29, 2015 - April 4, 2015  

Sunday, March 29

JAMIE KORNEGAY: Jamie Kornegay presents his new novel, “Soil,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 1 p.m. Call 586-9499.

INTO THE HEART OF THE FEMININE: Jungian analysts Bud and Massimila Harris present their new book, “Into the Heart of the Feminine,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Monday, March 30

GREAT BOOKS: The Great Books book club discusses selections from the “Short Story Omnibus,” edited by Daniel Born, at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

PAT SCHMATZ: YA author Pat Schmatz, author of “Bluefish,” discusses the artistic process behind writing her novel at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 6:15 p.m. Call 697-4725.

HEALTH BOOK CLUB: The PIH Engage Health book club meets to discuss “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: UNC Asheville hosts “Word to Your Mother,” a poetry slam and open mic in honor of Women’s History Month in Highsmith Union, 1 University Heights, 7 p.m. Call 251-6577.

Tuesday, March 31

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Hudson Library Book Club meets to discuss “We Are Not Ourselves” by Matthew Thomas at the Hudson Library, 554 Main St., Highlands, 10:30 a.m. Call 526-3031.

DANIEL S. PIERCE: Dr. Daniel S. Pierce presents his book, “Real NASCAR,” at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 5:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.

OLD FORT BOOK TALK: “Chasing Fire” by Nora Roberts is the subject of the Old Fort Book Talk at Java Junction, 107 S. Railroad St., Old Fort, 6 p.m. Call 668-7111.

SARA GRUEN: Sara Gruen presents her new novel, “At the Water’s Edge,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. $15. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, April 1

AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “Nothing Is Right” by Michael Scott Monje Jr. at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Prayer for the Dying” by Stewart O’Nan is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 3 p.m. Call 250-6482.

DARLENE O’DELL: Darlene O’Dell presents “The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven,” her book on the first eleven women priests in the Episcopal Church, with two of the eleven, Carter Heyward and Alison Cheek, as guests, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “Aimless Love” by Billy Collins at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

JOSEPH BATHANTI: Past NC poet laureate Joseph Bathanti reads from his poetry and prose at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 7:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.

Thursday, April 2

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Kindred” by Octavia Butler is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Road, Ashevlle, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.

BRIAN LAWRENCE: Brian Lawrence discusses his book, “History of Firefighting in Buncombe County,” at the Bee Tree Fire Department, 510 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, 6:30 p.m. Call 686-1932.

LEIGH ANN HENION: Leigh Ann Henion presents her memoir, “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday, April 3

SKIP HORACK: Skip Horack presents his new novel, “The Other Joseph,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday, April 4

ANDREW LAWLER: Andrew Lawler presents his new book, “Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?” at the Hendersonville Community Co-op, 715 S. Grove St., Hendersonville, 3 p.m. Call 697-1870.

CAROL BJORLIE: Carol Bjorlie reads from her book, “Sweet Harmony,” and poetry collection, “Impossible Brightening,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. Call 586-9499.

CHRIS GRABENSTEIN: Chris Grabenstein presents his new YA novel, “The Island of Dr. Libris,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MESSAGES TO THE HEART: Elise and Phil Okrend present their coffee table book, “Messages to the Heart: Reflections of Beauty and Truth in 2014,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.


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