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Bring Back the Game

BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

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Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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FDR and the Haywood farmer, 1937

New Deal boosted Haywood sharecropper’s familyby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dan Cochran poses with his family—his wife, Ila; Howard, Pansy, and Chester; and Peggy’s and Kaye’s mother, Mabel Jean—dressed in clothes provided by the photographer, c.1927.            Franklin Delano Roosevelt started going to Warm…See More
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William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree Fundraising Concert at City Lights Bookstore

July 16, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree will perform a fundraising acoustic concert at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Donations will be collected for a friend, Aaron Shapiro, to help raise money for a volunteer trip to Malawi to assist with the construction of a school. William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been playing traditional mountain music together in WNC for the past five years. Their self-titled CD is on sale in the bookstore and will be available during the…See More
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A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Metro Wines

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Connie Regan-Blake is a nationally celebrated storyteller and workshop leader. Join us in this intimate setting (with plenty of parking) for an evening of stories as her storytelling and coaching students "Take the Stage!" You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles with tellers Vixi Jil Glen, Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Martha Reed Johnson, Dottie Jean Kirk, Mikalena Zuckett, Lee Lyons and Hettie Barnes. Ticket price includes a glass of wine so 'come on down'! Tickets can be…See More
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Buncombe Chautauqua History Alive - Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson, Wernher von Braun at A-B Technical Community College, Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville

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Nationally acclaimed historical interpreters perform as four of American's Greatest Adventures.Laugh out loud with MARK TWAIN, the iconic world traveler and wily intellectual whose books inspired America’s spirit of adventure.Take to the skies with AMELIA EARHART, whose courage and plucky personality showed how women could soar beyond society's expectations.Race to the North Pole with MATTHEW HENSON, the intrepid African American explorer who co–discovered the North Pole.Blast into space with…See More
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LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

July 27 - August 6, 2016  

 

Wednesday, July 27

COOKIN’ THE BOOKS: Cookin’ the Books, a book club focused on cookbooks, meets at the Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 12 p.m. 828-356-2507.

CLARE HANRAHAN: Clare Hanrahan presents her new memoir, “The Half-Life of a Free Radical,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m. 828-255-8115.

ERICA WESTLY: Erica Westly presents her new book on the history of softball, “Fastpitch,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. 828-254-6734.

Thursday, July 28

TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB: The Works in Translation Book Club, hosted by Justin Souther, discusses “War, So Much War” by Merce Rodoreda at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. 828-254-6734.

LISTEN TO THIS: Comedian/storyteller Tom Chalmers hosts Listen to This Storytelling on the theme of dogs, performed on the 35below stage at the Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. $15. 828-254-1320.

Friday, July 29

OPEN MIC: The NC Writers’ Network hosts an open mic at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 7 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 6:45. 828-586-9499.

Saturday, July 30

STORYTELLING: Storyteller Kathi Littlejohn tells “Cherokee Stories” as part of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch at Pack Place’s Rhino Courtyard, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 10 a.m. 828-450-5462.

BOB MUSTIN: Bob Mustin presents his new short story collection, “Collateral Damage and Stories,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m. 828-586-9499.

WRITER’S GROUP: The Asperger’s Adults United writer’s circle meets at the Atlanta Bread Company, 633 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. 828-367-7794.

SHARED WORLDS READINGS: Authors from the Shared Worlds speculative fiction writing program read from their works at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. 828-254-6734.

LEDBETTER & MILLER: Storyteller David Joe Miller Presents WORD at Altamont Theater, 18 Church St., Asheville, 7 p.m., especially honoring Gwenda Ledbetter for her recent receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Storytelling Network.  Contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

RELEASE PARTY: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café celebrates the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 8 p.m. 828-254-6734.

RELEASE PARTY: Firestorm Café & Books celebrates the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling at 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 9 p.m. 828-255-8115.

Sunday, July 31

OUTLANDER: The Autumn Players perform “Outlander” by Gary Carden with music by Joe Penland in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 2 p.m. $6.  828-251-6140.

ROBERT BEATTY: Robert Beatty presents his newest Serafina novel, “Serafina and the Twisted Staff,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. $5.  828-254-6734.

OPEN MIC: Firestorm Café & Books hosts a queer poetry open mic fundraiser and a performance by the Poetry Slam Asheville team at 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m.  828-255-8115.

Monday, August 1

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.  828-884-3151, ext. 226.

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB: The LGBTQ Book Club meets to discuss “Transgender Warriors” by Leslie Feinberg at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Tuesday, August 2

NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café celebrates the National Coloring Book Day with free drawing materials and coloring pages at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m.  828-254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m.  828-250-4758.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 7 p.m.  828-250-6482.

CURRENT EVENTS: The Current Events Book Club meets to discuss “The Assassination Complex” by Jeremy Scahill at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

JULIE BARTON: Julie Barton presents her new book, “Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “Euphoria” by Lily King at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Wednesday, August 3

AUTISM BOOK CLUB: The Autism Book Club discusses “Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach about Life” by Catherine Faherty at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 1 p.m.  828-254-6734.

WRITERS’ SOCIAL: The NC Writer’s Network hosts a networking social at Cork & Keg, 86 Patton Ave., Asheville, 6 p.m. Email allimarshall@bellsouth.net.

AUTHOR READINGS: Barbara J. Taylor and J. Patrick Redmond present their newest novels, “All Waiting Is Long” and “Some Go Hungry,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 7 p.m.  828-250-6482.

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “The Fifth Woman” by Henning Mankell at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE: Essayist Andrew Glasglow, architecture blogger Troy Winterrowd, and craft artists Charlton Bradsher and Tamara Reid talk about “Mid-Century Modern: Design for  Democracy” at The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 69 Broadway, Asheville, 7:30 p.m.  Free for members and students; $8, non-members.  828-350-8484.

Thursday, August 4

ROBERT BEATTY: Robert Beatty presents his newest Serafina novel, “Serafina and the Twisted Staff,” at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 3 p.m. 828-884-3151.

LETTER WRITING: Firestorm Café & Books hosts a political prisoners’ letter writing night at 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. 828-255-8115.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Still Life With Bread Crumbs” by Ann Quindlen is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m.  828-250-4738.

Saturday, August 6

AMY AMMONS GARZA: Amy Ammons Garza presents her new memoir, “Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m.  828-586-9499.

KAYE LANNING MINCHEW: Local author Kaye Lanning Minchew presents her new book, “A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia,” at Blue Ridge Books, 152 Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. 828-456-6000.

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