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
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
A 2011 interview with the late activist, Isaac Coleman by Rob NeufeldCivil rights activist and local civic leader Isaac Coleman, born Nov. 6, 1943 in Lexington, Ky., lived his last 44 years in Asheville, and died on May 10, 2016,.We talked in 2011 about his career, starting with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. Q: Was the SNCC your first involvement in civil rights? A: I was a student at Knoxville College, an African-American College in Knoxville, Tennessee, and…See More
Sip a drink by the river and enjoy stories and songs on a warm spring day!All donations benefit Girls Rock Asheville!Stories read by:Lori Horvitz Melanie McGee Bianchi Kim Winter Mako Ky Delaney and Lockie Huntermusical guests Leo+VirgoSee More
Author Susan S. Kelly will the speaker at Montreat College Friends of the Library annual luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 4, 2016. She is the author of five novels and a major contributing author to Our State Magazine.Call 828-669-8012 Ext. 3502 for Reservations. $16.00See More
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The woman from who my husband and I bought our Oakley home, Melody, always talks about "Mr. Wilson" who entrusted her with…"
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
Join your fellow literature-craving citizens at the next upcoming Juniper Bends reading on Friday May 6th at 7PM. We will be luxuriating in sound, soaking up nutritious poetry & prose after the dark winter. Our series aims to bring together both established and emerging writers, and we are honored to bring together Gary Hawkins, Catherine Campbell, Stephanie Johnson and Michael Pittard's collective word-magic for this lovely spring evening. As usual, our generous host site is Downtown Books…See More
Tuesday, March 25 at 7 pmHARLAN COBEN VIRTUAL EVENTJoin us for a live streamed event with bestselling author Harlan Coben from his home in New Jersey! Coben is the award-winning author of many thrillers, including Tell No One, which was made into an award-winning French film. His new novel, Missing You, is a stand alone thriller that tells the story of NYPD Detective Kat Donovan. The Huffington Post says, “Any new novel from Coben is cause for a celebration” and The Houston Chronicle called…See More
Friday, January 17 at 7 pmOKEY NDIBE READING & SIGNINGNigerian writer Okey Ndibe’s new novel, Foreign Gods, Inc., follows a man from New York to Nigeria where he is bent on stealing a religious artifact. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, author of Wizard of the Crow, says, “Foreign Gods, Inc. reads like the narrative of a taxi-driving Faust in modern Nigeria and America. . . . it teems with characters and situations that make you laugh in order not to cry. ” Originally invited to the US by Chinua Achebe,…See More
Sunday, January 12 at 3 pmSELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS OPEN HOUSEPlease join us as eight of our local authors with recent self-published titles read and sign books. Each author will present their work for ten minutes and the presentations will be followed by Q&A. This is an excellent opportunity to mix and mingle with many local writers, hear their diverse works, and ask them about the process of writing and publishing.See More