Last fall Sherman Alexie launched the Indies First movement and encouraged authors to support their local indies by handselling books on Small Business Saturday. Now as part of the celebration of the 95th annual Children's Book Week (May 12–18), the Children's Book Council, Every Child a Reader (the organization that runs CBW), and the American Booksellers Association are launching an Indies First Storytime Day on Saturday, May 17.
Local and regional authors and illustrators…Continue
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Curator talks about slavery and freedom in WNC
from press release
Earl Ijames, N.C. Museum of History curator of African American history, presents a program on slavery and freedom in the mountains, 12 noon, March 8 at noon at Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort; and again at 4 p.m. in Asheville at the Western Regional Office of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Both free programs are open to the public. The noontime program at…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on February 27, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments
NCWN Spring Conference
from press release
The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Spring Conference will be held Saturday, April 12, in the MHRA Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This year, the Network will introduce a new programming feature: instead of a traditional keynote address, attendees can choose between two special sessions at the…Continue
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Added by Lee Ann Brown on February 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
My second novel, Tidal Pools, has been released by Holladay House Publishing. I look forward to seeing my friends in the WNC area this spring and summer as we launch our promotion of the new novel. Hope to see you all soon.
Added by Lawrence Thackston on January 28, 2014 at 9:39pm — No Comments
I've had a personal essay, "My Mama Is a Demon," published here. Appreciate it if y'all would check it out.
Added by Caralyn Davis on January 28, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Award-Winning Author Tommy Hays Leads Creative Prose Workshop February 22
from press release
Tommy Hays, author of What I Came to Tell You (EgmontUSA, 2013) and director of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), will lead a creative prose workshop, “If You’re Afraid to Write About it, Write About It,” from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. This non-credit workshop from the GSWP will take place in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum, on the campus.…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments
Limestone Gumption mystery novel launch, Mar. 7
From press release
Bryan Robinson is thrilled to announce the release of his debut novel, Limestone Gumption (published by Five Star Publications), and to invite you to the book launch at Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe, 55 Haywood Street on Friday, March 7th from 6:30–10pm.
Recording artist, Matthew Alexander, will provide music, and Stephanie Wilder will cater the…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments
Wiley Cash presents This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash's much anticipated second novel, after A Land More Kind Than Home, involves two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.
"When their mother dies unexpectedly," the book copy says, "twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are shuffled into the foster…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Emancipation exhibit travels to Mountain Gateway
In commemoration of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, a traveling exhibit of illustrated informational panels outlining the struggle for…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments
Writers at Home: Readings from Young Adult Fiction Writers
The Writers at Home spring series continues with readings by young adult fiction authors Alan Gratz and Monika Schröder. Both authors’ respective novels are historical fiction based on memoirs of World War II. This event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville.
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments
Firestorm Books & Cafe, 48 Commerce St, Asheville NC March 6th, 2014 at 8:00pm
Anarchist author Margaret Killjoy is touring with his latest book, "A Country of Ghosts," an anarchist utopia. Join us for a presentation on utopia, how they can potentially
help inspire, without seeking to direct, revolutionary struggle.
Margaret Killjoy is the editor of …Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 23, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Local Author Publishes Sequel to The Madman's Daughter
Megan Hansen Shepherd, originally from Brevard and now living in Asheville, announces the publication of her second Young Adult novel, Her Dark Curiosity. A party to celebrate the book’s publication will be held at Highland Books in Brevard on Tuesday, January 28, 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments as well as free bookmarks and other…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 15, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
A few stories of special interest
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 14, 2014 at 11:23pm — No Comments
Bucky Fuller play at BMCMAC, Feb. 1
The event: R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE by D. W. JACOBSContinue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Paper back issue of N.C. slave narratives
(from publisher press release)
John F. Blair, Publisher's Real Voices, Real History™ series is comprised of true personal accounts from former slaves. The series first started with the 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) slave narratives.
During the Depression,…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments
New volume of Vance papers out
The third volume in The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance series is now available. The last eighteen months of Vance’s governorship at the end of the Civil War (1864-1865) are chronicled in the more than 200 letters and other documents transcribed and annotated in this volume.
Topics discussed include conscription, desertion, disaffection among North…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 12, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments
Asheville Poetry Review poetry contest, Jan. 15 deadline
Final Judge for 2014: Billy Collins
First Place: $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review, and a featured reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in…
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize, Jan. 15, 2014 deadline …
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Writers' Workshop of Asheville poetry contest, Feb. 28 deadline
The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 25th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence.
Deadline: Postmarked by Feb. 28, 2014.…
Added by Rob Neufeld on January 11, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments