Dec. 1, 2013 - Dec. 7, 2013
Sunday, Dec. 1
POETRIO: Poets Hilda Downer, Tony Reevy, and Jillian Wiese read from “Sky Under the Roof,” “Old North,” and “The Book of Goodbyes” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.
ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak at Spellbound Books, 50 N. Merrimon Ave. Suite 107, Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 708-7570.
Monday, Dec. 2
WAYNESVILLE BOOK CLUB: The Waynesville Library Book Club discusses a novel at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 5:30 p.m. Call 356-2507.
BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “Far From the Tree” by Andrew Solomon at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
CASSANDRA KING: Cassandra King presents her new novel, “Moonrise,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
BOOK DISCUSSION: The Polk County Library holds a book discussion at 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 10 a.m. Call 894-8721.
SCIENCE FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: Leon Lewis hosts a discussion of “The Space Merchants” by Frederick Pohl and C.M. Kornbuth at the Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 250-4700.
WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Cline at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “Sweet Tooth” by Ian McEwan is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Assorted short stories are the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 7 p.m. Call 250-6482.
DANNY ELLIS: Musician Danny Ellis presents his memoir, “The Boy at the Gate,” at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.
VANDERBILT LECTURE: Teacher, author, and performer, Dr. Elliot Engel, presents “The Vanderbilts: ALL of Them” at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 7 p.m. Call 884-3151.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 3 p.m. Call 250-6482.
MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
Thursday, Dec. 5
WRITING GROUP: The Creative Writing Group meets to work on any and all kinds of creative writing at the Hudson Library, 554 Main St., Highlands, 2 p.m. Call 526-3031.
HISTORIC INNS OF ASHEVILLE: Amy Ridenour presents her new book, “Historic Inns of Asheville,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 254-6734.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.
Friday, Dec. 6
BOOK CLUB: “The Best? Books” book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.
DANA WILDSMITH: Dana Wildsmith presents her new chapbook, “Christmas in Bethlehem,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
MINDI MELTZ: Local author Mindi Meltz presents her new book, “Lonely in the Heart of the World,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 255-8115.
Saturday, Dec. 7
ANNA BROWNING: Anna Browning presents her debut children’s book, “Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 11 a.m. Call 456-6000.
RON MACLEAN: Ron MacLean presents his new book, “Headlong,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 255-8115.
POETRY SLAM: Soulspeak Asheville hosts a youth poetry slam to benefit MANNA Food Bank at New York Studio, 2002 Riverside Dr., Asheville, 2:15 p.m. $15; $7 students and teachers. Discounts awarded with canned food donations. Call 301-0529.
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