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LITERARY CALENDAR
Your guide to author and literary events in Western North Carolina

Sept. 11 - Sept. 17, 2016  

 

Wednesday, Sept. 14

WRITING WORKSHOP: Morgan Leichter-Saxby hosts a writing workshop on “Our Unfolding Selves: Creative Writing as Connection and Imagination” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m.  828-255-8115.

FRANCE GUIDEBOOK: Caroline Duckworth and Bryan Lane, co-authors of “Your Great Trip to France,” discuss their book and travel tips at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Thursday, Sept. 15

COFFEE WITH THE POET: Poet Richard VanderVeen presents his new poetry collection, “The Act of Going,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m.  828-586-9499.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Nora Webster” by Colm Tobin is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland/South Buncombe Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m.  828-250-6488.

NANCY LOVE: Nancy Love presents her new book, “Trendy Facism: White Power Music and the Future of Democracy,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Friday, Sept. 16

OPEN MIC: The North Carolina Writer’s Network hosts an open mic at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 7 p.m.  828-586-9499.

WILMA DYKEMAN MEMOIR: Wilma Dykeman’s son, Jim Stokely, presents her memoir, “Family of Earth,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

STORYTELLING: Trade & Lore Coffee House hosts the “Word!” storytelling and spoken word event with storytellers Steve Shell, Becky Stone, and Jay Ward at 37 Wall St., Asheville, 8 p.m. $15; $12 advance.  828-424-7291.

Saturday, Sept. 17

TOMMY HAYS: Author Tommy Hays discusses his novels at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 2 p.m.  828-743-0215.

DORI KLEBER: Dori Kleber presents her new children’s book, “More-igami,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m.  828-254-6734.

FRANCE GUIDEBOOK: Caroline Duckworth and Bryan Lane, co-authors of “Your Great Trip to France,” discuss their book and travel tips at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m.   828-456-6000.

POETRY READINGS: Poets Linda Parsons and Sue Weaver Dunlap read from “This Shaky Earth” and “Knead,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m.  828-586-9499.

STEPHEN CRIMI: Stephen Crimi presents his book, “Katabatic Wind: Good Craic Fueled by Fumes from the Abyss,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 3 p.m.  828-255-8115.

Sunday, Sept. 18

WRITERS AT HOME: Tommy Hays hosts readings of works from UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Monday, Sept. 19

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.

OPEN MIC: The NC Writer’s Network hosts an open mic at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 6 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 5:15.  828-697-4725.

STORYTELLING: The Asheville Storytelling Circle meets at Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-274-1123.

WRITER’S COFFEEHOUSE: The Writer’s Coffeehouse, hosted by Jake Bible, discusses the business of writing at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

DONALD DAVIS: Author and storyteller Donald Davis performs at the Waynesville First United Methodist Church, 566 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, 6 p.m.  828-452-5169.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Guests on Earth” by Lee Smith is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m.  828-250-6484.

ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM: Elizabeth Cunningham presents her newest mystery novel, “Murder at the Rummage Sale,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Black Mountain Mystery Book Club meets to discuss “Castlemain Murders” by Kerry Greenwood at the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m.  828-250-4756.

POETRY SLAM: Jongo Java hosts a poetry slam at 117 S. Main St., Hendersonville, 7 p.m.  828-696-9052.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

ORCHARD BOOK CLUB: The Orchard Book Club meets to discuss “Thirteen Moons” by Charles Frazier at the Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine, 11 a.m.  828-765-9531.

BOOK CLUB: The Library/Senior Resource Center Book Club meets at the Haywood Senior Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, 2 p.m.  828-356-2507.

PETER BARR: Appalachian Trail author Peter Barr talks about his hike along the Appalachian Trail at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, 5:30 p.m.  828-697-4725.

RON RASH: Ron Rash presents his newest novel, “The Risen,” in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.  Ticketed event.   Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café at 828-254-6734.

Thursday, Sept. 22

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Light Between the Oceans” by M.L. Steadman is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston Ave., Swannanoa, 6 p.m.  828-250-6486.

J.R. MCDOWELL SERIES: Author Douglas Brinkley speaks in the Porter Center for the Performing Arts at Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Dr., Brevard, 6:30 p.m.  $10 tickets.   828-884-3151.

BEN FOUNTAIN: Novelists Wiley Cash and Ben Fountain host a reading and discussion of Fountain’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-251-6411.

TIKVA WOLF: Tikva Wolf presents her new graphic novel compilation, “Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

Friday, Sept. 23

ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Asheville Animal Rights Reading Group meets at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m.  828-255-8115.

NANCY MCINTYRE: Local author Nancy McIntyre presents her new novel, “Rush of River Over Rock,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m.  828-586-9499.

Saturday, Sept. 24

AUTHOR READINGS: Dr. Ken Chamlee and Karen Luke Jackson read their poetry and stories at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 2 p.m.  828-743-0215.

WRITER’S GROUP: The Asperger’s Adults United writer’s circle meets at the Autism Society, 306 Summit St., Asheville, 2 p.m.  828-236-1547.

KATHERINE SONIAT: Katherine Soniat presents her newest poetry collection, “Bright Stranger,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 3 p.m.  828-586-9499.

WRITING WORKSHOP: Writer and counselor Annie Fahy hosts a writing workshop and color drawing journals at Our Voice, 35 Woodfin St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Registration required. Email arts@ourvoicenc.org.

AUTHOR READINGS: K.G. MacGregor and Karin Kallmaker read from their newest novels, “Trial by Fury” and “Captain of Industry,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-254-6734.

DARA HOFFMAN-FOX: Dara Hoffman-Fox holds a Q&A session based on her book, “You and Your Gender Identity,” at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 7 p.m.  828-255-8115.

 

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