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Prose to Picture: A Film Adaptation Workshop for Writers at Sandburg Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church

September 26, 2015 from 10am to 3pm
On Saturday Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Asheville's own Flatiron Writers will host "Prose to Picture," a four-hour workshop led by screenwriter Maryedith Burrell that will lay the foundation for turning prose--from novels to short stories to comics--into a working script.Maryedith has just finished a SOLD-OUT run of her one-woman show, #OUCH!, in The 2015 New York Fringe Festival, and she has written for every major studio in the United States and England. Don't miss out on this…See More
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New excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy in WNC Woman!

The September issue of Western North Carolina Woman is out, and they have kindly included a chapter from Plant Whatever Brings  You Joy! This is the story of my introduction to chipmunks the two years I lived in Asheville--and what they taught me! If you like this what you read, you might consider dropping by Malaprop's and get your copy of my book, and read all 52 stories! Thank you! Kathryn…See More
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Carolina Mtns Lit Fest & Ann Patchett interview

Patchett, Kingsolver, and a thrill of writers buzz Burnsvilleby Rob Neufeld             If you take any pleasure or have any interest in literature, you’ll want to be in Burnsville this Friday and Saturday for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival.            The variety of programs—talks, readings, workshops, performances—are great, as is the variety of subjects; and the 34 presenters are well-chosen.            The Saturday night program, with novelists Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett,…See More
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Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash, and talk with author

Rash’s suspense novel gives time to poetryby Rob Neufeld             Ron Rash’s new novel, “Above the Waterfall,” weds a contemporary thriller with a portrayal of people tapping an ancient way of being.             A fish kill precipitates the story involving fishing rights, a crystal meth epidemic, and two reeling…See More
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Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson reveals how surreal emotions areby Rob Neufeld             Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” comes to Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 4 to present his new book of short stories, “Fortune Smiles.”            The stories are remarkable…See More
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Leanne Brown will Present Her Cookbook at City Lights Bookstore

September 4, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Leanne Brown will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her cookbook on Friday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. Her book, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is designed for those on the strictest of budgets, particularly those on the U.S. food stamp budget. This book is great, though, for anyone wanting to eat really well cheaply. Good and Cheap features tips on shopping and kitchen equipment, and more than a hundred easy, flexible recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To reserve a copy,…See More
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September Teen Book Club at Spellbound Children's Bookshop

September 18, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Our new monthly book club for teens meets the third Friday of each month, 6:00-7:00PM. A different book will be discussed at each meeting, and will cover a variety of genres. No purchase is required to attend, but if you do plan to buy the book, we’d appreciate your support of Spellbound as the hosting store! All book club selections are 20% off until the day of the meeting.September's title: SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE by Marcus Sedgwick.See More
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Betty Smith at Hendersonville culture event September 17

Center Kicks Off New Series With A BangNew “Keeping the Fires Burning Series” Launches With Betty Smith and Songcatcher (from press release) (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 18, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, is pleased to announce the launch of its second season of its popular public program series KEEPING THE FIRES BURNING- Heroes of Mountain Culture.  The series features musicians, authors and heritage preservation leaders who are working to keep mountain culture alive.  The…See More
Aug 21
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Pam Durban, author of Soon, gripping, psychological, Southern stories

Pam Durban: Facing reality with a wide-open eyeby Rob Neufeld             John Updike honored Pam Durban’s story, “Soon,” by selecting it for his anthology, “The Best American Short Stories of the Century.”  Now, it’s one of 11 included in Durban’s new volume, also titled “Soon.”            “Soon,” the short story, is a marvel…See More
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Mary Joyce Returns with a New Book at City Lights Bookstore

September 12, 2015 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 12th at 3 p.m. to present her latest book.Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains compiles information gathered by Joyce over several years about secret military facilities in North Carolina. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high-security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. Joyce is also the author…See More
Aug 18
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North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference at Asheville Doubletree Hilton

August 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
When did you last attended a top quality and affordable writer's conference? The North Carolina Writer's Network is returning to western North Carolina. Membership in the Network is encouraged but not required to attend this event. For more info:http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-05-50/conferencesSee More
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Literary Calendar--Monthly Preview

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, OCTOBER 2012

Monday, October 1

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “The Kids from Nowhere” by George Guthridge at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, October 2

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Polk County Library holds a book discussion at 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 10 a.m. Call 894-8721.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “A Visitation of Spirits” by Randall Kenan at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 7 p.m. Call 250-6482.

Wednesday, October 3

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne 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 “Salvage the Bones” by Jesmyn Ward at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, October 4

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.

Friday, October 5

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.

Saturday, October 6

SOCIETY FOR THE DISCUSSION OF POETRY: The Society for the Discussion of Poetry meets to discuss works by Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Zukofsky, Ezra Pound, Jonathon Williams, and more at the West Asheville Vineyard, 717 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. RSVPs are preferred. Email sn.manuel7@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 7

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

Monday, October 8

BOOK CLUB: The Fireside Book Club meets to discuss a novel at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Call 245-5188.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop’s Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, October 9

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Back When We Were Grownups” by Anne Tyler is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

DISCUSSION BOUND: “Family Fang” by Kevin Wilson is the subject of a book discussion at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

EDUCATOR’S BOOK CLUB: Rutherford County School employees meet to discuss a book at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

INTERSECTIONS BOOK CLUB: The Intersections Book Club meets to discuss “The Giver” by Lois Lowry at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 N. Pack Square, Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 257-4530.

Wednesday, October 10

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Night Train” by Clyde Edgerton is the subject of a book discussion at Accent on Books, 854 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 252-6255.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Cove” by Ron Rash is the subject of a book discussion at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 5:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

Thursday, October 11

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox” by Maggie O’Farrell is the subject of a book discussion at the Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library St., Mars Hill, 1 p.m. Call 689-5183.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs" by Wallace Stegner is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

 

Friday, October 12

 

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Monday, October 15

 

Tuesday, October 16

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “Ferris Beach” by Jill McCorkle at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Hellraiser: Masterpieces” by Clive Barker at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

ALL ROMANCE ALL THE TIME: The All Romance All the Time Book Club discusses a romance novel at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Wood Beyond” by Reginald Hill is the subject of a book discussion at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Wednesday, October 17

 

Thursday, October 18

COFFEE WITH THE POET: Nan Watkins presents her new translation of Yvan Goll’s poems, “Dreamweed,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Canton Book Club meets to discuss a novel at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaajte is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, October 19

 

Saturday, October 20

 

Sunday, October 21

 

Monday, October 22

 

Tuesday, October 23

BOOK CLUB: The Fireside Fantasy Book Club meets to discuss a fantasy novel at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

OUR FAVORITE BOOKS: The Our Favorite Books book club meets to discuss their favorite books at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Wednesday, October 24

BOOK CLUB: The Friends of the Library Book Club holds a book discussion at the Polk County Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 2 p.m. Call 894-8721.

Thursday, October 25

 

Friday, October 26

 

Saturday, October 27

READING GROUP: The Animal Rights Reading Group meets to discuss written theories on animal rights at Firestorm Café and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 255-8115.

Sunday, October 28

 

Monday, October 29

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley is the subject of a book discussion at the Marshall Public Library, 1335 N. Main St., Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Call 649-3741.

Tuesday, October 30

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “I Am One of You Forever” by Fred Chappell at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

Wednesday, October 31

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