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Matthew Vollmer presents Permanent Exhibit at Roots+Wings

08/18/2018 - 6:30PM

Please join Flatiron Writers Room, Roots + Wings School of Art and Design, and Malaprop's Bookstore as we celebrate the release of acclaimed author Matthew Vollmer's PERMANENT EXHIBIT, a collection of short prose originally composed as status updates on a popular social media platform, and now published by BOA Editions Ltd. Matthew Vollmer opens a browser window into his own mind with these collage-style essays. Exercising a rapacious intellectual curiosity, he seamlessly integrates...

Jerald Pope presents Owl Girl

08/18/2018 - 11:00AM

A long-form, wordless novel in color. In the world of fairy tales, a little girl wanders alone in a dark wood. Suddenly a huge owl swoops down, picks her up and takes her to its nest! There she joins the owl family and grows up as an owl - with magical fairy-tale results. One day she sees a woodsman and follows him back to his village. Will she be accepted for who she is? Will she have to chose between her owl family and humankind? We ask that you purchase the books you want to be signed at...

Paula Brown Stafford and Lisa T. Grimes present Remember Who YOU Are: Achieve Success. Create Balance. Experience Fulfillment.

08/19/2018 - 3:00PM

  It's the elusive trifecta every working woman desperately seeks. Do you find yourself trying to be everything to everyone? Do you run yourself ragged but still feel something is missing? The struggle is real and all too common. Paula Brown Stafford and Lisa T. Grimes are two award-winning, c-suite executives who together have accumulated 60 plus years of work experience at the highest levels, 60 years of marriage, and raised four successful children. Collectively, they have managed more...

Madeline Uraneck presents How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted

08/20/2018 - 6:00PM

An immigration story of crossing cultural bridges and finding family.  When Madeline Uraneck said hello to the Tibetan woman cleaning her office cubicle, she never imagined the moment would change her life. After learning that Tenzin Kalsang had left her husband and four children behind in a Tibetan refugee settlement in India to try to forge a better life for them, Madeline took on the task of helping her apply for US visas. When the family reunited in their new Midwestern home, Madeline...

Terry Roberts launches The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival Show

08/21/2018 - 6:00PM

Jedidiah Robbins is a man on a crusade. From town to town, his Gospel train rides the rails of 1920s Appalachia, spreading the Good News with his daughter and a loyal group of roustabouts in tow. But Jedidiah's traveling revival company has a secret: in addition to offering the gifts of the Holy Spirit, it also delivers spirits of another kind. Prohibition is in full swing, but The Sword of the Lord train keeps the speakeasies in the towns it visits in business by providing the best...

Debby Schriver presents Whispering in the Daylight: The Children of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and Their Journey to Freedom

08/22/2018 - 6:00PM

"This book is much more than a tome about the incredible amount of harm done to children isolated in destructive groups and movements; it is a testimony to the courage and resilience of individual souls, even when they are very young. . . . Whispering in the Daylight is compelling for anyone concerned with child welfare and individual freedom." --Steve K. D. Eichel, president, International Cultic Studies Association  "This is a fascinating depiction of a destructive cult. What...

Orison Prize Winners Carly Joy Miller and Gabriel Houck

08/23/2018 - 6:00PM

Carly Joy Miller presents Ceremonial.  In her debut poetry collection, Carly Joy Miller surprises and enraptures on every page. The visceral poems of Ceremonial figure the body at its most sublime and at its most feral, with equal attention. With an unflinching eye, Miller crafts psalms of petition and praise from the raw material of life. Gabriel Houck presents You or a Loved One: Stories An unhappy switchboard operator at SaveLine comforts distressed callers while her own life...

Gary Machlis presents The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water. A Special Founders Day Celebration of National Parks

08/25/2018 - 3:00PM

  This event is co-sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association This is a turbulent time for the conservation of America's natural and cultural heritage. From the current assaults on environmental protection to the threats of climate change, biodiversity loss, and disparity of environmental justice, the challenges facing the conservation movement are both immediate and long term. In this time of uncertainty, we need a clear and compelling guide for the future of conservation...

TEACH IN: Michael Gerhardt presents Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know

08/26/2018 - 3:00PM

Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) is the step back and deep reflection on the law of impeachment that everyone needs now. Written in an accessible and lively question-and-answer format, it offers a timely explanation of the impeachment process from its very meaning to its role in politics today. The book defines the scope of impeachable offenses, and how the Constitution provides alternative procedures and sanctions for addressing misconduct in office. It explains why the only...

David Joy presents The Line That Held Us

08/28/2018 - 6:00PM

From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again. When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only...

An Evening About Fostering and Adoption in Appalachia with Authors Deborah Gold and Wendy Welch

08/29/2018 - 6:00PM

Deborah Gold, author of Counting Down When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet resilient birth family. In Counting Down, Gold tells the story of forging a family within a confounding system. We meet social workers, a birth mother with the courage to give her children the childhood she never had herself, and a father...

Works In Translation Book Club

08/30/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host and Bookstore manager Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation, and the cultural, political and artistic influences that shape them. This month's pick is The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated by Alison L. Strayer.  

Tony Wolff presents Lightening Up: The Yoga of Self Acceptance

08/30/2018 - 6:00PM

Lightening Up, The Yoga of Self-Acceptance offers an antidote to the striving for performance and achievement so common in modern yoga. Yoga has become another sport, a way to perform, to always improve and as such leads to much self-criticism and doubt. With great respect for the teachings of TKV Desikachar, a nod to Buddhism, a healthy dose of mindfulness practices, a guide to how anatomy and neurophysiology can influence a more balanced practice, and more than a dash of humor and common...

Asheville Poetry Review's 2018 William Matthews Poetry Prize Reading with Rosa Lane and Mary B. Moore, hosted by Keith Flynn

08/31/2018 - 6:00PM

The editors at THE ASHEVILLE POETRY REVIEW are pleased to announce the WILLIAM MATTHEWS POETRY PRIZE RECIPIENTS for 2018. Rosa Lane, from El Cerrito, CA, was awarded first prize for her poem, "The Long Meadow," and will receive $1000, plus publication in The Asheville Poetry Review (Vol. 25, Issue 28, 2018), which will be released in December, 2018. Alfred Corn was the final judge. Second prize is awarded to Kathleen Spivack, from Watertown, MA, for her poem, "M....

Georgann Eubanks presents The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods through the Year

09/01/2018 - 4:00PM

Note special time for this event - 4 pm so you can work up an appetite and then go eat!  Telling the stories of twelve North Carolina heritage foods, each matched to the month of its peak readiness for eating, Georgann Eubanks takes readers on a flavorful journey across the state. She begins in January with the most ephemeral of southern ingredients—snow—to witness Tar Heels making ice cream. In March, she takes a midnight canoe ride on the Trent River in search of shad, a bony fish with...

Poetrio

09/02/2018 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly event featuring three poets. This month we welcome Michael Beadle, Anne Harding Woodworth, and Adrian Rice. Anne Harding Woodworth is the author of The Eyes Have It  Michael Beadle is the author of Beasts of Eden  Adrian Rice is the author of The Strange Estate: New & Selected Poems 1986-2017

LGBTQ Book Club

09/03/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. Meets the first Monday of every month. The September pick is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. 

Current Events Book Club

09/04/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Bruce Roth and people interested about what is happening in the world for a lively discussion on topics of current interest, including war and peace, the economy, the environment, plus other hot political topics. Meets at 7 pm the first Tuesday of every month. This month's pick is The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age by David E. Sanger.

Jacqui Castle launches The Seclusion

09/04/2018 - 6:00PM

While on a routine assignment scouting the viability of dwindling natural resources outside the massive urban centers most American citizens call home, Patricia 'Patch' and her co-worker Rexx discover a relic from the past containing dangerous contraband--unedited books from before The Seclusion. These texts will spark an unquenchable thirst for the truth that sees Patch's father arrested by the totalitarian Board. Evading her own arrest, Patch and Rexx set out across a ruined future United...

WILD Book club

09/04/2018 - 6:30PM

Join former Malaprop's General Manager and bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett and poet Maria Fire at the Battery Park Book Exchange for meetings of the WILD (Women in Lively Discussion) book club. This woman-only book club seeks to have fun by reading books (fiction & non) by women writers that intrigue us. They ordinarily meet at 6:30 P.M. on the first Tuesday of the month. The pick for September is Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot.

Malaprop's Book Club

09/05/2018 - 7:00PM

The Malaprop's Book Club, hosted by Jay Jacoby, explores a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction books determined by member suggestion. They meet in the cafe the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The September pick is The Selected Poems of Donald Hall.  

Eric Gaddy launches Retire Early: What Are You Waiting For?

09/06/2018 - 6:00PM

From the author: We all have fallen into a trap. It’s the same trap that our parents fell into and maybe even our grandparents. So what is this trap? At age 18, we graduate from high school and do one of three things: Go to college, go to the military or go to work. Along the way, we meet that special someone, get married and have a few children. Around age 45, we look up and say “Retirement is ONLY 20 years away, I can do this. We retire at age 65 and now we can finally travel and do...

Randy Bell presents Conversations with America: Confronting the Divisive Challenges of Our Time

09/07/2018 - 6:00PM

In this series of essays, author Randy Bell raises questions about what it means to be an American in the early 21st century. Covering a range of issues such as government and its responsibility to its people, international relations, the economy and business, religion, discrimination, and human rights, Bell makes a case for informed discussion and the rejection of knee-jerk responses to complex challenges. These essays are intended to provoke critically needed conversations between family,...

Thomas Rain Crowe presents Starting From San Francisco: Beats, Baby Beats & The 1970s San Francisco Renaissance

09/08/2018 - 6:00PM

Starting from San Francisco: Beats, Baby Beats & The 1970s San Francisco Renaissance is a long-form interview book detailing the forgotten story of the Second San Francisco Renaissance as told by Crowe, in conversation with Arthur Nusbaum & Third Mind Books. A member of the 1970s literary scene in San Francisco, Crowe sheds light on his contributions, the figures who influenced him, and the community they built together.  Thomas Rain Crowe is a poet,...

Teach in: Carol Anderson presents One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

09/09/2018 - 3:00PM

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin. In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to...

Anne Bogel presents I’d Rather Be Reading

09/10/2018 - 6:00PM

For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them.   I'd Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember...

Mystery Book Club

09/10/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, for Malaprop's Mystery Book Club! This month's pick is Garden of Lamentations: A Novel by Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. 

Discussion Bound Book Club

09/11/2018 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world and to learn from and about each other. Meets the second Tuesday of every month at noon. This month's pick is Autumn: A Novel by Ali Smith.  

Phil Hudgins presents Travels with Foxfire: Stories of People, Passions, and Practices from Southern Appalachia

09/13/2018 - 6:00PM

Beginning in the 1970s, the Foxfire book and television series introduced Appalachian culture to an enthusiastic public; this latest installment continues the tradition with a group of comfortable, conversational vignettes from rural Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Hudgins and Phillips effectively serve Foxfire's goal of preserving the Southern mountainous region's traditions and folklore, with stories ranging from a lighthearted look at Carl "Feel Bad"...

Writers at Home

09/16/2018 - 3:00PM

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

Grace Lin presents A Big Mooncake for Little Star

09/17/2018 - 6:00PM

A gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honoree and bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon. Pat, pat, pat... Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake. Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble? Praise for A Big Mooncake for Little Star  * "Luminous....Lin's storytelling is both clever and radiant. A...

Apricot Irving presents The Gospel of Trees

09/18/2018 - 6:00PM

In this compelling, beautiful memoir, award-winning writer Apricot Irving recounts her childhood as a missionary's daughter in Haiti during a time of upheaval--both in the country and in her home. Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary's daughter in Haiti--a country easy to sensationalize but difficult to understand. Her father was an agronomist, a man who hiked alone into the hills with a macouti of seeds to preach the gospel of trees in a deforested but resilient country. Her...

Carol Adams presents Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time

09/19/2018 - 6:00PM

Protest Kitchen is an empowering guide to the food and lifestyle choices anyone can make for positive change in the face of the profound challenges of our time. Our food choices have much more of an impact than most people imagine. They not only affect our personal health and the environment, but are also tied to issues of justice, misogyny, national security, and human rights. Protest Kitchen is the first book to explore the ways in which a more plant-based diet challenges...

Notorious HBC* (*History Book Club)

09/20/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. We’re creating a book club that tackles the challenging subjects, hence “NOTORIOUS.” We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 pm. This month's pick is The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty by Alexander Lee. 

Mark de Castrique presents Secret Undertaking

09/20/2018 - 6:00PM

Towns like Gainesboro, North Carolina, may be small but go big on local traditions. When funeral director and part-time deputy sheriff Barry Clayton and his childhood nemesis, Archie Donovan, Jr., unite to create a fundraising float in Gainesboro's annual Apple Festival Parade, what could go wrong? With Archie involved - anything! First, the Grand Marshal, NC Secretary of Agriculture Graham James, is attacked by a gunman and Barry's Uncle Wayne is critically wounded in the melee. The assailant...

Quincy Troupe presents Miles and Me

09/22/2018 - 6:00PM

An intimate story of Miles Davis, the man, the musician, and his friendship with the young journalist and poet Quincy Troupe--soon to be a major motion picture. Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intimate detail the sometimes harrowing processes of Davis's spectacular creativity...

Bobbie Ann Mason presents Patchwork: A Bobbie Ann Mason Reader

09/24/2018 - 6:00PM

Please note that the date of this event was originally Thursday, September 27th and has been rescheduled to Monday, September 24th.    Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that Raymond Carver called a "literary phenomenon." Anne Tyler hailed Mason as "a full-fledged master of the short story." Mason's work, charged with a spirit of exploration, garnered both popular and critical acclaim. This reader collects outstanding...

Michele Young-Stone presents Lost in the Beehive

09/25/2018 - 6:00PM

Named one of O Magazine's "Best New Books of Spring" From the author of Above Us Only Sky and The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, a touching new novel set in the 1960s about the power of friendship, love, and accepting your past in order to find a future. For nearly her entire life, Gloria Ricci has been followed by bees. They're there when her mother loses twin children; when she first meets a neighborhood girl named Isabel, who brings out feelings in her that...

Payson Kennedy presents NOC Stories: Changing Lives at the Nantahala Outdoor Center Since 1972

09/26/2018 - 6:00PM

All fans of whitewater sports have been impacted by the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) in one way or another. In 1972, the NOC was the outgrowth of an idea that friends working together to pursue their outdoor passions could change lives for the better. Today, the center is a seminal Southeastern paddling hub. Compiled by Payson Kennedy and edited by Greg Hlavaty, NOC Stories is a collection of 62 entertaining stories by NOC staff veterans--memories that describe the center's first...

Works In Translation Book Club

09/27/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop's bookseller Justin Souther to discuss writers -- and their literature -- in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. Meets the last Thursday of every month. The September pick is Outlaws by Javier Cercas. 

RESCHEDULED to 9/24 : Bobbie Ann Mason presents Patchwork

09/27/2018 - 6:00PM

Please note that this event was originally scheduled for Thursday, September 27 and will now be held on Monday, September 24th at 6pm.   Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that Raymond Carver called a "literary phenomenon." Anne Tyler hailed Mason as "a full-fledged master of the short story." Mason's work, charged with a spirit of exploration, garnered both popular and critical acclaim. This reader collects outstanding examples...

Beth Revis presents Give the Dark My Love in conversation with F.T. Lukens

09/28/2018 - 6:00PM

A young alchemist turns to dark magic when a deadly plague sweeps through her homeland in this epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis. Beth will be joined in conversation by F.T. Lukens, author of The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic.  Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of...

Abbey Mei Otis presents Alien Virus Love Disasters: Stories in conversation with Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters

09/30/2018 - 3:00PM

Abbey Mei Otis's short stories are contemporary fiction at its strongest: taking apart the supposed equality that is clearly just not there, putting humans under an alien microscope, putting humans under government control, putting kids from the moon into a small beach town and then the putting the rest of the town under the microscope as they react in ways we ope they would, and then, of course, in ways we'd hope they don't. Otis has long been fascinated in using strange situations to explore...

Pam Kelley presents Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South

10/01/2018 - 6:00PM

Meet Money Rock. He's young. He's charismatic. He's generous, often to a fault. He's one of Charlotte's most successful cocaine dealers, and that's what first prompted veteran reporter Pam Kelley to craft this riveting social history--by turns action-packed, uplifting, and tragic--of a striving African American family, swept up and transformed by the 1980s cocaine epidemic. The saga begins in 1963 when a budding civil rights activist named Carrie gives birth to Belton Lamont Platt, eventually...

LGBTQ Book Club

10/01/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. Meets the first Monday of every month. This month's pick is Intro to Alien Invasion, written by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier, and illustrated by Nancy Ahn. 

Current Events Book Club

10/02/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Bruce Roth and people interested about what is happening in the world for a lively discussion on topics of current interest, including war and peace, the economy, the environment, plus other hot political topics. Meets at 7 pm the first Tuesday of every month.The selection for September and October is The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age by David E. Sanger. 

Megan Shepherd launches Grim Lovelies

10/02/2018 - 6:00PM

From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies is an epic and glittering YA fantasy. Prepare to be spellbound by the world of Grim Lovelies, where secrets have been long buried, friends can become enemies, and everything--especially humanity--comes at a price. Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those...

WILD Book Club

10/02/2018 - 6:30PM

Join former Malaprop's General Manager and bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett and poet Maria Fire at the Battery Park Book Exchange for meetings of the WILD (Women in Lively Discussion) book club. This woman-only book club seeks to have fun by reading books (fiction & non) by women writers that intrigue us. They ordinarily meet at 6:30 P.M. on the first Tuesday of the month. The October selection is Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado. 

Abigail DeWitt presents News of Our Loved Ones

10/03/2018 - 6:00PM

Set in France and America, News of Our Loved Ones is a haunting and intimate examination of love and loss, beauty and the cost of survival, witnessed through two generations of one French family, whose lives are all touched by the tragic events surrounding the D-Day bombings in Normandy. What if your family's fate could be traced back to one indelible summer? Over four long years, the Delasalle family has struggled to live in their Nazi occupied village in Normandy. Maman, Oncle...

Malaprop's Book Club

10/03/2018 - 7:00PM

The Malaprop's Book Club, hosted by Jay Jacoby, explores a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction books determined by member suggestion. They meet in the cafe the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The pick for October is Pulitzer Prize winning The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen. 

Kathryn Schwille presents What Luck this Life

10/04/2018 - 6:00PM

The Columbia space shuttle and its contents rain down on the people of Kiser, Texas, in Kathryn Schwille's imaginative debut novel set six weeks before the invasion of Iraq. What Luck, This Life begins in the aftermath of the space shuttle's break-up, as the people of Piney Woods watch their pastures swarm with searchers and reporters bluster at their doors. A shop owner defends herself against a sexual predator who is pushed to new boldness after he is disinvited to his family reunion. A...

Amy Reed, Amber Smith, Jaye Robin Brown, Alexa Duncan, and Tracy Walker read from Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real about Injustice, Empowerment, and growing up female in America

10/06/2018 - 6:00PM

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America. This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors--including award-winning and bestselling writers--touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today's America, and the intersection with race, religion, and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope...

Poetrio

10/07/2018 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly event featuring three poets. This month we welcome Marilyn Annucci, Shelby Stephenson, and Mark Cox.   Marilyn Annucci presents The Arrows That Choose Us.  Shelby Stephenson presents Our World.  Mark Cox presents Readiness.   

Mystery Book Club

10/08/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, for Malaprop's Mystery Book Club! The October selection is House of Spies: A Novel by Daniel Silva.   

Kate Moore presents The Radium Girls in conversation with Denise Kiernan

10/08/2018 - 6:00PM

The true story of the women who worked in radium-dial factories during the First World War. When the gruesome side effects of their exposure were covered up, the women stood up to corruption, and became heroes of the worker’s rights movement. Kate Moore will be joined by Denise Kiernan, author of The Girls of Atomic City, the story behind the women who built the atomic bomb in WWll.   In The Radium Girls, the Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the...

Connie Tuttle presents A Gracious Heresy: The Queer Calling of an Unlikely Prophet

10/09/2018 - 6:00PM

Take one wildly naive, deeply flawed, completely unconventional woman and stir in God. Add to the mix that she is a lesbian, feminist, army brat, and single mom, and what you get is an earnestly radical Christian on a mission. Her response to an insistent call to prophetic ministry is acutely human and terminally messy. Prone to veer off course, she wrestles angels who repeatedly return her to her trajectory. The prophetic ministry to which she is called ends up taking place in hundreds of...

Discussion Bound Book Club

10/09/2018 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Meets the second Tuesday of every month at noon. This month's selection is I Remember Better When I Paint: Art and Alzheimer's: Opening Doors, Making Connections, written by Berna G. Huebner, designed by Deborah Lange, and illustrated by Hilgos. 

Erin Gibson presents Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death

10/10/2018 - 6:00PM

Erin Gibson of Throwing Shade will present her debut book of essays featuring absurd political satire, social commentary, and vagina jokes. This collection of funny and moving essays boldly and hilariously explores the unspoken challenges of life as a woman. "Whether it's shaming women for having their periods, allowing them into STEM fields but never treating them like they truly belong, or dictating strict rules for how they should dress in every situation, Erin feels that...

Signe Pike presents The Lost Queen

10/11/2018 - 6:00PM

The Mists of Avalon meets the world of Philippa Gregory in the thrilling first novel of a debut trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth--a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland--twin sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin. In a land of mountains and mist, tradition and superstition, Languoreth and her brother Lailoken are raised in the Old Way of their ancestors. But in Scotland, a new religion is rising, one that brings disruption, bloodshed, and riot. And...

Lou Berney presents November Road in conversation with Jamie Mason author of Three Graves Full

10/15/2018 - 6:00PM

Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America--a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone. Frank Guidry's luck has finally run out. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is expendable. But now it's his turn--he knows too...

Scott Poole presents Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror

10/16/2018 - 6:00PM

The roots of modern horror are found in the First World War. It was the most devastating event to occur in the early 1900s, with 38 million dead and 17 million wounded in the most grotesque of ways, owing to the new machines brought to war. If Downton Abbey showed the ripple effect of this catastrophe above stairs, Wasteland reveals how bloody battlefields, screaming asylums, and desolated cities and villages made their ways into the darker corners of our psyche. Historian W...

Notorious H.B.C. (History Book Club)

10/18/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. We’re creating a book club that tackles the challenging subjects, hence “NOTORIOUS.” We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 pm. Our pick for October is The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez. 

Writer's at Home featuring Tina Barr celebrating the launch of Green Target

10/21/2018 - 3:00PM

Join us for Writers at Home, hosted by Tommy Hays. The featured author is Tina Barr and will include a celebration of the launch of her newest book, The Green Target. Tina Barr’s 6 volumes of poetry include the just released Green Target (winner of the Barrow Street Press Book Prize, judged by Patricia Spears Jones), Kaleidoscope (Iris Press), The Gathering Eye, (Tupelo Press Editor’s Award) and 3 chapbooks, all winners of national chapbook competitions. Her poems have been published in...

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu and Luke Hankins present A Cry in the Snow and Other Poems

10/22/2018 - 6:00PM

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu's poetry dwells in spaces of paradox, seeking out the words, metaphors, and images that capture both the peaceful stillness of snow and the desperate cry of human experience. A Cry in the Snow often draws on these two fertile tropes: the beauty of nature and the power and limitations of language. A trilingual poet who has published in French, English, and her native Romanian, Radulescu seeks to harness the elemental aspects of human experience, working...

Works In Translation Book Club

10/25/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop's Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers -- and their literature -- in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. Meets the last Thursday of every month. The pick for October is Epitaph of a Small Winner: A Novel by Machado de Assis, translated by William L. Grossman.

Anastasia Higginbotham presents Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness

10/27/2018 - 2:00PM

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a a picture book that invites white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it's real, and cultivate justice. "Quite frankly, the first book I've seen that provides an honest explanation for kids about the state of race in America today." --Elizabeth Bird, librarian "A much-needed title that provides a strong foundation for critical discussions of white people and racism, particularly for young audiences. Recommended...

Amy Cherrix presents Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife

10/28/2018 - 3:00PM

Join us for a fun and informative event with our own Malaprop's Bookseller and Children's Buyer, Amy Cherrix! North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. But what happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there's a boom in the population? Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with...

Gavin Edwards presents The World According to Tom Hanks: The Life, the Obsessions, the Good Deeds of America's Most Decent Guy

10/29/2018 - 6:00PM

  In The World According to Tom Hanks, through deep research and interviews, Gavin Edwards will explore and celebrate how Tom Hanks lives his life, mirroring the way that he embodies optimism and integrity in his movie roles. This book, paired with original illustrations from acclaimed illustrator R. Sikoryak, will give insight into the actor by collecting the best stories about how he behaves in the world, providing a loving retrospective of his film career, and putting it all...

Dacre Stoker presents Dracul

10/30/2018 - 6:00PM

The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's--and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate...

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