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Cynthia Newberry Martin presents Tidal Flats, in conversation with Heather Newton

01/27/2020 - 6:00PM

Mary Cassatt Miller falls for famous photojournalist Ethan Graham. But it's complicated. For months at a time, Ethan's work takes him to Afghanistan, and Cass, who's passionate about her job in Atlanta, wants a husband who comes home at night. Then, there's the issue of family--he wants one; she doesn't. What they do want is a life together, so Ethan agrees that after three years, he will stop traveling--whether Cass agrees to children or not. But for Cass, who grew up with a mother who didn't...

Nick Bruel presents Bad Kitty Joins the Team

01/28/2020 - 6:00PM

Join us to kick of the tour for Nick Bruel's newest book! See Kitty as you've never seen her before: EXERCISING (reluctantly) in the latest installment of the phenomenally successful New York Times–bestelling series. Kitty is terribly out of shape—she can barely torment Puppy without needing a break to huff and puff! When Kitty's owner catches her wheezing, Kitty is told it's time to EXERCISE. It takes some serious convincing, a high-stakes competition, and a little bit of trickery but...

Poetrio

02/02/2020 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In February we welcome Elizabeth Jacobson, author of Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, Dana Wildsmith, author of One Light, and Linda Parsons, author of Candescent.   Elizabeth Jacobson   Elizabeth Jacobson’s second book, Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, won the New Measure Poetry Prize, selected by Marianne Boruch, and was published in January 2019, by Free Verse Editions/Parlor...

Abby Artemisia presents The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders

02/03/2020 - 6:00PM

Let The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders be your helpful compendium of herbal information and recipes for building health and tending to minor ailments out on the homestead. When you're a homesteader, you face many challenges: from a simple cold, to an earache in your child, fleas on the dog, or worms in your goat. Medicines and treatments are never cheap, and are often vague. Wouldn't it be great to grow, forage, and create natural remedies yourself? Look no further than The Herbal Handbook...

Catana Chetwynd launches Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend

02/04/2020 - 6:00PM

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Phoebe Kilby and Betty Kilby-Baldwin discuss Slavery's Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation

02/05/2020 - 6:00PM

Race remains a potent and divisive force in our society. Whether it is the shooting of minority people by the police, the mass incarceration of people of color, or the recent KKK rallies that have been in the news, it is clear that the scars from the United States' histories of slavery and racial discrimination run too deep to simply be ignored. But what are the most productive ways to deal with the toxic and torturous legacies of American racism? Slavery's Descendants brings together...

Monette Chilson presents Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves

02/06/2020 - 6:00PM

There is, perhaps, no more powerful archetype of female resistance than Lilith. As women across the globe rise up against the patriarchy, Lilith stands beside them, misogyny's original challenger. This anthology—a chorus of voices hitting chords of defiance, liberation, anger and joy—reclaims the goodness of women bold enough to hold tight to their essence. Through poetry, prose, incantation, prayer and imagery, women from all walks of life invite you to join them in the revolutionary act of...

Aleah Wicks presents Fat Dog Farm: Tails of Farm Failures

02/10/2020 - 6:00PM

Fat Dog Farm: Tails of Farm Failures illustrates the many mishaps as Aleah and Andrew navigate city life to farm life. The book showcases the multi-species family and subsequent farm calamities. We all love a good failure, don't we? This is a humorous, inspirational tale of back-to-the-land dreams that encounter some challenging, but ultimately surmountable rough patches of reality. The tale begins in their urban home in Asheville, North Carolina when Andrew's brother suddenly drops off his...

David Zucchino presents Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

02/11/2020 - 6:00PM

By the 1890s, Wilmington was North Carolina's largest city and a shining example of a mixed-race community. It was a bustling port city with a burgeoning African American middle class and a Fusionist government of Republicans and Populists that included black aldermen, police officers and magistrates. There were successful black-owned businesses and an African American newspaper, The Record. But across the state--and the South--white supremacist Democrats were working to reverse the advances...

Wendi Gratz presents: How to Embroider Almost Everything: A Sourcebook of 500+ Modern Motifs & Easy Stitch Tutorials

02/12/2020 - 6:00PM

How to Embroider Almost Everything is an inspiring, fun, and sophisticated collection of 500+ stitch motifs from embroidery designer Wendi Gratz that offers a fresh new take on embroidery. Get a detailed checklist of everything you'll need to embark on your stitch journey: threads, needles, fabric, and more. Find step-by-step tutorials for essential stitches and other techniques for creating the motifs, plus answers to common questions and invaluable tips and tricks. Explore an amazing 500+...

Jenn Shapland presents My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir, in conversation with Erica Abrams Locklear

02/13/2020 - 6:00PM

While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie—letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters’ language—but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. And so, Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers’s life: she wades through the therapy transcripts; she...

Greg Howard presents Middle School's A Drag

02/15/2020 - 11:00AM

In this heartfelt and hilarious new novel from Greg Howard, an enterprising boy starts his own junior talent agency and signs a thirteen-year-old aspiring drag queen as his first client. Twelve-year-old Mikey Pruitt--president, founder, and CEO of Anything, Inc.--has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Inspired by his grandfather Pap Pruitt, who successfully ran all sorts of businesses from a car wash to a roadside peanut stand, Mikey is still looking for his million-dollar idea....

Writers at Home

02/16/2020 - 3:00PM

Join host Tommy Hays for the monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

Local Authors Angela Evans, Barbara Willis Kimbrell, and Linda L. Harley

02/17/2020 - 6:00PM

Join us for an event with Angela Evans, author of Invisible, about the journey of a young man's battle with anorexia/bulimia, Barbara Kimbrell, author of Drunks, Monks and Mental Illness, which follows Rachel's path to overcoming addiction, and Linda Harley, author of Office in Back.  This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you purchase the books you want to be signed at our events from Malaprop’s. When you do this you are not only supporting...

Spanish-speaking Book Club

02/19/2020 - 7:00PM

Join host Susan Hills to read and discuss books in Spanish. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Click here to see a full schedule of what the club is reading. Club attendees get 10% off the book at Malaprop's!  

Nancy Hastings Sehested presents Marked for Life: A Prison Chaplain's Story

02/20/2020 - 6:00PM

A beautifully told narrative of a church pastor who became a state chaplain in high-security prisons for men. Having chronicled many stories of incarceration during her thirteen-year stint, she describes here how she bore witness to misery and miracles within an intractable system. This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you purchase the books you want to be signed at our events from Malaprop’s. When you do this you are not only supporting the work it takes to run an events...

William Sturkey presents Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White

02/23/2020 - 4:00PM

A rich, multigenerational saga of race and family in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, that tells the story of how Jim Crow was built, how it changed, and how the most powerful social movement in American history came together to tear it down. If you really want to understand Jim Crow--what it was and how African Americans rose up to defeat it--you should start by visiting Mobile Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the heart of the historic black downtown. There you can see remnants of the shops and...

CRAFT: Andre Frattino, author of Simon Says: Nazi Hunter Volume 1, in conversation with Denise Kiernan at Little Jumbo

02/23/2020 - 3:00PM

CRAFT  is an author conversation series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan at Asheville’s premier cocktail lounge Little Jumbo. The series, held the last Sunday of each month, is co-sponsored by Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Little Jumbo. Doors will open at 2:30 pm and the event begins at 3:00. A small number of reserved seats will be available to those who purchase the featured book from Malaprop’s prior to the event. Additional...

Lee Matalone presents Home Making: A Novel, in conversation with Erica Witsell

02/26/2020 - 6:00PM

From a talented, powerful new voice in fiction comes a stunning novel about the intersection of three lives coming to grips with identity, family legacy, and what it means to make a house a true home. Cybil is a war child--the result of a brief affair between a young Japanese woman and a French soldier--who at a young age is transplanted to Tucson, Arizona, and raised by an American officer and his rigid wife. After a rebellious adolescence, she grows up to become a successful ob-gyn. Chloe,...

Jacob Paul presents Last Tower to Heaven, in conversation with Jessica Jacobs

02/27/2020 - 6:00PM

 Days before his thirty-third birthday, Jacob Paul, an ordinary New Yorker, learns that his life is the dream of a man being slowly gassed in the back of a box truck headed from the Chelmno extermination camp to a mass grave in the Polish woods. Thus begins a 500-page, 18-years-long, Quixotic, often comic, picaresque. J's adventures lead him to Chase, his fellow traveler and love interest, and to Art, Chase's husband, the evangelical governor of Mexico, who enlists J to build a new kind of...

TICKETED: An Evening with Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and The Vile

02/28/2020 - 6:30PM

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Poetrio

03/01/2020 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In March we welcome Esteban Rodríguez, author of Dusk & Dust, Jeanne Larsen, author of What Penelope Chooses, and Catherine Carter, author of Larvae of the Nearest Stars. Esteban Rodríguez is the author of Dusk & Dust (Hub City Press 2019), Crash Course (Saddle Road Press 2019), (Dis)placement (Skull + Wind Press 2020), and the micro-chapbook Soledad (2019). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The...

Meredith Leigh presents The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

03/02/2020 - 7:00PM

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability - it seems like there's no end to the food factors we must consider. At the center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factory-farmed or pasture-raised? Did your chicken free-range, or was it raised in a battery cage? Have you, in short, met your meat? Most efforts to unravel the complexities of the production and consumption of animals tend to pit meat eaters and vegetarians against each other. In this 2nd...

Reading Group Choices

03/03/2020 - 6:00PM

Are you a book club host or participant looking for the most discussable books? Are you an avid reader looking for your next pick? Join us for an evening with Mary Morgan from Reading Group Choices, an organization committed to recommending great reads! RGC has been selecting discussible books for reading groups since 1994 and looks forward to recommending titles that will inspire lively discussions for many years to come! RGC partners with publishers, independent bookstores,...

Jacob Tobia presents Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

03/10/2020 - 6:00PM

As a young child in North Carolina, Jacob Tobia wasn't the wrong gender, they just had too much of the stuff. Barbies? Yes. Playing with bugs? Absolutely. Getting muddy? Please. Princess dresses? You betcha. Jacob wanted it all, but because they were "a boy," they were told they could only have the masculine half. Acting feminine labelled them "a sissy" and brought social isolation. It took Jacob years to discover that being "a sissy" isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a source of pride....

Storytime with Susanna Shetley, author of The Jolt Felt Around the World

03/11/2020 - 10:00AM

Join us for a special Miss Malaprop's Storytime featuring guest author Sussanna Shetley, author and creator of the parenting blog Zealous Mom. She will read from The Joy Felt Around the World. In The Joy Felt Around the World, mother Earth becomes so heavy with trash that one day, with a great jolt, she starts falling from the sky. Leaders around the world frantically begin developing plans for Earthlings to evacuate and flee to other planets, only to find their requests...

Writers at Home

03/15/2020 - 3:00PM

Join host Tommy Hays for our monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.  

Jeff Sharlet presents This Brilliant Darkness

03/16/2020 - 6:00PM

Known for immersion journalism that is more immersed than most people are willing to go, and for a prose style that is somehow both fierce and soulful, Jeff Sharlet dives deep into the darkness around us and awaiting us. This work began when his father had a heart attack; two years later, Jeff, still in his forties, had a heart attack of his own. In the grip of writerly self-doubt, Jeff turned to images, taking snapshots and posting them on Instagram, writing short, true stories that bloomed...

Mary Cecilia Jackson launches Sparrow

03/17/2020 - 6:00PM

In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, Mary Cecilia Jackson's devastating but hopeful YA debut is about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future. Though Savannah Rose—“Sparrow” to her friends and family—is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed—“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”—will make her just like...

Addie Tsai presents Dear Twin

03/19/2020 - 6:00PM

In this LGBTQIA young adult novel, Poppy wants to go to college like everyone else, but her father has other ideas. Ever since her mirror twin sister, Lola, mysteriously vanished, Poppy's father has been depressed and forces her to stick around. She hopes she can convince Lola to come home, and perhaps also procure her freedom, by sending her twin a series of eighteen letters, one for each year of their lives. Addie Tsai teaches courses in literature, creative writing, dance, and...

Rick Jackson presents North Carolina Murder & Mayhem

03/22/2020 - 4:00PM

The smiling faces and southern hospitality of North Carolina promise a paradise for visitors and residents alike, but darkness still lurks in small towns as well as big cities. The state’s dangerous past of violence and murder is never seen in tourist pamphlets. From the capture of Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph in the mountains to the seaside murder of the Hermit of Fort Fisher, dark deeds have touched every part of the state. Author Rick Jackson tells the stories behind some of the most famous,...

UNC Press presents Jim Grode, editor of Great Day Hikes on North Carolina's Mountains-To-Sea Trail, in conversation with Marcia Bromberg

03/23/2020 - 6:00PM

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is an 1,175-mile destination trail that crosses North Carolina from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Jockey's Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks. It traverses 37 counties, 7 national parks and forests, and nearly a dozen state parks and historic sites. This is the first-ever guide to day hikes along the crown jewel of North Carolina foot trails. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or new to the outdoors, this official guide from Friends of the...

TICKETED: N.K. Jemisin presents The City We Became at UNCA

03/26/2020 - 6:30PM

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CRAFT: Therese Anne Fowler, author of A Good Neighborhood, in conversation with Denise Kiernan

03/29/2020 - 3:00PM

CRAFT is a conversation series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan at Asheville’s premier cocktail lounge Little Jumbo. The series, held the last Sunday of each month, is co-sponsored by Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Little Jumbo. The featured author in March is New York Times bestselling author Therese Anne Fowler, discussing her new book, A Good Neighborhood. Doors will open at 2:30 pm and the event begins at 3:00. A small number of reserved...

Nora Shalaway Carpenter launches The Edge of Everything

03/31/2020 - 6:00PM

Join us at Malaprop's to celebrate the release of Nora Shalaway Carpenter's debut YA novel! A vibrant #ownvoices debut YA novel about grief, mental health, and the transformative power of friendship. Len is a loner teen photographer haunted by a past that's stagnated her work and left her terrified she's losing her mind. Sage is a high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Both girls need college scholarships. After a chance encounter, the...

Nora Carpenter launches The Edge of Anything

03/31/2020 - 6:00PM

Len is a loner teen photographer haunted by a past that's stagnated her work and left her terrified she's losing her mind. Sage is a high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Both girls need college scholarships. After a chance encounter, the two develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons. But both Len and Sage are keeping secrets that, left hidden, could cost them everything, maybe even their lives....

TICKETED: Sue Monk Kidd presents The Book of Longings in conversation with Elaine Neil Orr

04/24/2020 - 6:30PM

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