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Writers at Home

02/17/2019 - 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.

Heather Edwards presents Important Parts, in conversation with Patti Digh

02/18/2019 - 6:00PM

This book is for anyone with a crotch. There are cock-n-balls and vajayjays all over it, so a good sense of humor will really help you enjoy your coloring time. If you have a complicated relationship with your crotch, this book is here to help with fun and approachable images. I empower you at the beginning to learn about the parts that you'll be coloring with suggestions for standard anatomical terms, and then terms that are less common but still legit - but gender neutral. Next, I invite you...

Kimberly Paul presents Bridging the Gap: Life Lessons from the Dying

02/19/2019 - 6:00PM

Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most. The author, Kimberly C. Paul, will urge you to discard what you thought you knew about death and embrace a new way of thinking when facing the end of life. Her stories emphasize that death and dying are not taboo subjects and encourage you...

Marla Hardee Milling presents Wicked Asheville

02/20/2019 - 6:00PM

Asheville is a wonderfully strange city, but it has a few shadows in its past. Teenager Helen Clevenger was brutally murdered at the luxurious Battery Park Hotel in 1936. William Dudley Pelley called himself "America's Hitler" and founded his Silver Legion in Asheville. He stirred up enough antiwar propaganda to go to prison. A desperado named Will Harris came into town on a cold night in November 1906 and left a trail of dead bodies and panic among Asheville citizens. Mayor Gallatin Roberts...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

02/20/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.  

Dayna and Jim Guido present The Parental Tool Box: For Parents and Clinicians

02/21/2019 - 6:00PM

The Parental Tool Box contains the largest array of practical strategies and skills assembled in one book for parents and clinicians. The latest research in attachment theory, neurobiology, and evidence-based therapeutic strategies and interventions are integrated into three major sections: The Power of Words, Relationships, & Change and Personal Development. The content of the chapters teaches ways to avoid power struggles by creating a family environment of mutual respect. The...

Notorious HBC (History Book Club)

02/21/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. In February the club is reading The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors by Dan Jones.

Mark Warren presents The Secrets of the Forest

02/24/2019 - 3:00PM

Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School in Dahlonega, GA has been teaching the survival skills of the Cherokee for more than 45 years and will be presenting his book series "The Secrets of the Forest." Mark believes today's society can — and should — learn some valuable lessons and skills from the Cherokee people who inhabited the southeastern part of the United States hundreds of years before European explorers ever landed on its shores. He will be discussing how some of the most...

Jerry Stubblefield presents The Paraclete

02/25/2019 - 6:00PM

Since his childhood, Leo's world has been dominated by one beautiful woman's obsession with him. Raised in a small Texas town, educated at a large university, and devastated after his first "normal" relationship fails, the young scholar is no match for his aunt's desire to use him for her own gratification. With little hope for normalcy, Leo resigns himself to a life of pretense and lies. His charade increasingly leads him to professional failures, withdrawal from normal relationships, and...

Susi Gott Séguret presents Child of the Woods: An Appalachian Odyssey

02/26/2019 - 6:00PM

Child of the Woods is a uniquely beautiful collection of short stories and observations from Susi Seguret's experiences growing up in the natural settings of rural Appalachia. Immerse yourself in the vibrant and exciting world of Appalachia! Child of the Woods is an exploration of the world through the eyes of a young child, whose life was defined and enriched by nature that surrounded her. This collection of short stories and insights highlights the wonders of growing up in...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime with J. Rutland, author of Chilly Da Vinci

02/27/2019 - 10:00AM

This week, we're thrilled to welcome a special storytime guest, author J. Rutland! Rutland will read Chilly da Vinci. While others do "penguin" things, Chilly da Vinci, a self-declared inventor penguin, builds machines that don't work...yet! Chilly ties into the popular "maker" movement with humor and imagination in this imaginative picture book.   

Michael Roberto presents The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920 -1940 in conversation with Alvis Dunn

02/28/2019 - 6:00PM

Most people in the United States have been trained to recognize fascism in movements such as Germany's Third Reich or Italy's National Fascist Party, where charismatic demagogues manipulate incensed, vengeful masses. We rarely think of fascism as linked to the essence of monopoly-finance capitalism, operating under the guise of American free-enterprise. But, as Michael Joseph Roberto argues, this is exactly where fascism's embryonic forms began gestating in the United States, during the so-...

Works in Translation Book Club

02/28/2019 - 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 Pearls on a Branch: Oral Tales by Najla Jraissaty Khoury, translated by Inea Bushnaq.  

Pan Harmonia: Making a Song Music and Poetry Fusion Project

03/01/2019 - 6:00PM

In celebration of its upcoming 20th season, Pan Harmonia has commissioned Dosia McKay to create an original, new work for voice, flute, bassoon and guitar, which will set to music works of three North Carolina women poets. Join Pan Harmonia artistic director and flutist Kate Steinbeck and composer Dosia McKay at Malaprops on Friday, March 1 at 6 PM, as they present the poets and the poems for this special project. This free hour-long event will also feature a conversation with Dosia...

Poetrio

03/03/2019 - 3:00PM

Join us for a monthly event featuring three poets. In March we welcome Susan Underwood, author of  The Book of Awe, John Blackard, author of Four Gates to the Mountain, and Nancy Dillingham, author of Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems. 

Bruce Spang presents Those Close Beside Me in conversation with Gavin Dillard

03/04/2019 - 6:00PM

The president is reviled by some, adored by others. Protesters and minorities march in the streets to demand their rights to be heard. The government increases its crackdown on the opposition. The nation wavers on the brink of disaster. But it's not 2018. It's 1968, and, for Jason, a young man with a secret, the nation's internal strife mirrors his own struggle to find himself. A Midwesterner, Jason leaves his suburban home to attend Vanderbilt Divinity School. There, in Nashville, Tennessee...

LGBTQ Book Club

03/04/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. This month the club is reading Lawnboy by Paul Lisicky.  

Women In Lively Discussion (WILD) Book Club

03/05/2019 - 6:30PM

Join former Malaprop’s General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. This month the club is reading We Never Asked for Wings: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.   

Odyssey High School Student Readings

03/05/2019 - 6:00PM


Current Events Book Club

03/05/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Bruce Roth for a lively discussion on topics of current interest including war and peace, the economy, the environment, and other hot political issues. This month’s pick is American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer.    

Stephanie Anderson presents One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl's Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture in conversation with Mary Saunders Bulan, Ph.D.

03/06/2019 - 6:00PM

"Thomas Jefferson thought of farmers as the nation's MVPs. He called them "the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous" of our citizens. But Jefferson didn't live in this time, when 95% of the food and commodities grown in the US come from high-tech growers who plant, tend, and harvest their massive fields without ever touching soil, and Jefferson never could have anticipated that the use of insecticides and fertilizers would deplete that soil to near infertility. Let's play...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

03/06/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

Malaprop's Book Club

03/06/2019 - 7:00PM

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of The Oresteia of Aeschylus: A New Translation by Ted Hughes.  

CDS LEARNS: Discussions on Education and Parenting featuring The Parents We Meant To Be by Richard Weissbourd

03/07/2019 - 6:00PM

Join Kim Broshar, Lower School Principal at Carolina Day School (CDS), Peter Sullivan, CDS Lower School Assistant Principal, and Barb King, CDS Lower School Counselor for a discussion of the book, The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development, by Richard Weissbourd.  Weissbourd argues incisively that parents--not peers or television--are the primary shapers of their children's moral lives....

“How Much The Heart Can Hold” - Zelda Fitzgerald Readings and Trivia

03/10/2019 - 3:00PM

"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold."-- Zelda Fitzgerald Join us for readings by locals Tom Downing, Jason Sanford and visiting historian, Carroll McMahan as they read works of Zelda Fitzgerald. Asheville’s own Jim MacKenzie will host a Zelda Trivia Contest with prizes!     

Mystery Book Club

03/11/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Bonfire: A Novel by Krysten Ritter.  

Omari Scott Simmons presents Potential on the Periphery: College Access from the Ground Up

03/12/2019 - 6:00PM

This book profiles the Simmons Memorial Foundation (SMF), a grassroots non-profit organization co-founded by Omari Scott Simmons, that promotes college access for vulnerable students. Simmons discusses how the organization has helped students secure admission and succeed in college, using this example to contextualize the broader realm of existing education practice, academic theory, and public policy. "Simmons provides families and educators with valuable information on effective practices...

Discussion Bound Book Club

03/12/2019 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artworks and the art world. The pick for March is Zelda Fitzgerald's Save Me the Waltz.   

Jessica Wilkerson presents To Live Here, You Have to Fight, in conversation with Ronni Lundy and Erica Locklear

03/13/2019 - 7:00PM

Launched in 1964, the War on Poverty quickly took aim at the coalfields of southern Appalachia. There, the federal government found unexpected allies among working-class white women devoted to a local tradition of citizen caregiving and seasoned by decades of activism and community service. Jessica Wilkerson tells their stories within the larger drama of efforts to enact change in the 1960s and 1970s. She shows white Appalachian women acting as leaders and soldiers in a grassroots war on...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

03/13/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

Ohio University Press Omnibus Event

03/14/2019 - 7:00PM

Ohio University Press Sales Manager, Jeff Kallet, will moderate this event with Charles Dodd White, author of In the House of Wilderness: A Novel, Jim Minick author of Fire Is Your Water: A Novel, and Sharon Hatfield, author of Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons.  

Jessica Salfia and Emily Hilliard present 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers' Strike

03/15/2019 - 7:00PM

What compelled West Virginia's teachers to strike? How did they organize? What were teachers and allies doing during the strike? And how is the West Virginia labor movement celebrating its victory? 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers' Strike answers these questions and offers unique, on-the-ground insight into this historic strike. The book includes essays by teachers from around the state, organizing documents, images from the picket lines, and material on the history of the...

Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll present Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy

03/16/2019 - 7:00PM

Join Editors Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll and contributors Kelly Norman Ellis, Jeremy B. Jones, Robert Gipe, Jesse Graves, Robert Morgan, Roger May, Dana Wildsmith, and  Ricardo Nazario-Colon for this exciting event.  With hundreds of thousands of copies sold, a Ron Howard movie in the works, and the rise of its author as a media personality, J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis has defined Appalachia for much of the...

Allan Wolf presents The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again

03/16/2019 - 4:00PM

Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back -- propelled by funny, fanciful, factually sound poems and exuberant illustrations. The universe poured into me.  My brain was overloaded.  It smoked and glowed red-hot.  And then  it actually exploded. Ever wonder what the sun has to say about being the closest star to Earth? Or what Pluto has gotten up to since being demoted to a dwarf planet? Or where rocket ships go when they retire? Listen closely,...

Writers at Home

03/17/2019 - 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.  

A Poetry Reading and Discussion of the Animals in Jodie Hollander and Mildred Barya's Poetry

03/18/2019 - 6:00PM

Set against the charms and vicissitudes of growing up in a family of musicians, Jodie Hollander's beautifully-structured and compelling debut follows the story of a daughter's maturing relationship with her mother. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these powerful and immediate poems chart with huge passion, musicality and insight a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation. Jodie Hollander's ...

Author Salon with Jeff Jackson discussing Destroy All Monsters

03/19/2019 - 7:00PM

Join us for a book club-style event with Jeff Jackson, the author of Destroy ALL Monsters. We encourage you to read the book before the event in order to engage with Jeff and the other attendees. Destroy All Monsters is 10% off at Malaprop's through March 19th. An epidemic of violence is sweeping the country: musicians are being murdered onstage in the middle of their sets by members of their audience. Are these random copycat killings, or is something more sinister at work? Has music itself...

Frances Mayes presents See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

03/20/2019 - 6:00PM

Frances Mayes, beloved author and cultural emissary of Italy, has spent the past thirty years splitting her time between her native United States and adopted home in Tuscany. Yet, despite the decades she has spent there, she insists she still doesn’t know all of Italy because, as she puts it, “to know Italy takes ten lifetimes.” Not that she won’t explore as much as she can in this lifetime! In her enticing new book SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA: New Places to Discover in Italy (Crown; March 12, 2019...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

03/20/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

Notorious HBC* (*History Book Club)

03/21/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. The club is reading White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg.     

George Singleton presents Staff Picks: Stories

03/21/2019 - 6:00PM

It's Father's Day 1972 and a young boy's dad takes him to visit a string of unimpressive ex-girlfriends that could have been his mother; the unconventional detective work of a koan-speaking, Kung Fu-loving uncle solves a case of arson during a pancake breakfast; and a former geology professor, recovering from addiction, finds himself sharing a taxicab with specters from a Jim Crow-era lynching. Set in and around the fictional town of Steepleburg, South Carolina, the loosely tied stories in...

Wilton Barnhardt presents Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

03/24/2019 - 3:00PM

Some of North Carolina’s finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the volume featuring writers who identify as gay, trans, bisexual, and straight—are stories and essays that view the full spectrum of contemporary life through an LGBTQ lens. These writers, all native or connected to North Carolina, show the multifaceted challenges and joys of LGBTQ life, including...

Megan Griswold presents The Book of Help

03/26/2019 - 6:00PM

Megan Griswold is passionate about helping others find their own path, having learned from her own. She has logged over 15,000 hours journeying through remedies from the simple to the wild— from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.  In The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies Megan reports from the fringe, the alternative, from the backcountry to the front, in stories that trace her lifelong attempt...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

03/27/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

Sarah Enni presents Tell Me Everything, in conversation with Stephanie Perkins

03/27/2019 - 6:00PM

With her best friend Harold off to the National Merit Scholar summer program at Stanford, Ivy discovers a new photo-sharing site called VEIL where people can anonymously post secrets and art, and which only shows posts within a five mile radius of the user's location; with such a narrow focus, Ivy realizes that she can identify many of the posters as kids in her Sudden Cove High School--so she starts leaving small, anonymous gifts for them, but the surprise she prepares for Harold goes...

Works In Translation Book Club

03/28/2019 - 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 False Calm: A Journey Through the Ghost Towns of Patagonia by Maria Sonia Cristoff, translated by Katherine Silver.

Sarah Pinsker presents Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea in conversation with Alexa Duncan

03/29/2019 - 6:00PM

In this debut collection, you will meet runaways, fiddle-playing astronauts, a touring band, under-employed Americans, retired time travelers, and doppelgängers. Explore music memory, technology, love, and mystery in settings that range from generation ships to cruise ships to road trips, from murder houses to treehouses, in stories that are weird, wired, haunting and hopeful. Pinsker’s stories are often described as hauntingly beautiful, but Pinsker also knows that the heart wants what the...

LGBT Book Club

04/01/2019 - 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. In April the club is reading Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley.   

Current Events Book Club

04/02/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Bruce Roth for a lively discussion on topics of current interest including war and peace, the economy, the environment, and other hot political issues. This month’s pick is How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.  

Women in Lively Discussion Book Club (WILD)

04/02/2019 - 6:30PM

Join former Malaprop's General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett 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. This month the club is reading Neon in Daylight by Hermione Hoby.  

Jessica Keener presents Strangers in Budapest in conversation with Tommy Hays

04/03/2019 - 6:00PM

Budapest: gorgeous city of secrets, with ties to a shadowy, bloody past. It is to this enigmatic European capital that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move from Boston with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. For Annie, it is an effort to escape the ghosts that haunt her past, and Will wants simply to seize the chance to build a new future for his family.  Eight months after their move, their efforts to assimilate are thrown into turmoil when they...

Malaprop's Book Club

04/03/2019 - 7:00PM

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and Vinegar Girl: William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel by Anne Tyler. 

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

04/03/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

Poetrio

04/07/2019 - 9:45AM

Join us for the April poetry event featuring poets Joan Barasovska, Libby Bernardin, and tribute to the late Susan Laughter Meyers.  Joan Barasovska is the author of Birthing Age, Libby Bernardin is the author of Stones Ripe for Sowing, and Susan Laughter Meyers is the author of the posthumously published book, Self-Portrait in the River of Deja-Vu.  

Mary Laura Philpott presents I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

04/08/2019 - 6:00PM

Mary Laura Philpott thought she'd cracked the code. Always make the right choices and you'll always be happy. But what happens if taking every correct turn somehow leads you down the wrong road and, worse, to a destination you barely recognize? I Miss You When I Blink is a brave and candid debut memoir-in-essays, brimming with self-effacing wit and suffused with hard-earned wisdom. By turns humorous and heart-rending, Philpott writes about meticulously ticking all the boxes on her life’s...

Mystery Book Club

04/08/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Cold Florida: A Hard-Boiled Mystery Set in Florida by Phillip DePoy.  

Nathan Ballingrud presents Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell

04/09/2019 - 6:00PM

In his first collection, North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud carved out a distinctly singular place in American fiction with his "piercing and merciless" ( Toronto Globe and Mail) portrayals of the monsters that haunt our lives--both real and imagined: "What Nathan Ballingrud does in North American Lake Monsters is to reinvigorate the horror tradition" ( Los Angeles Review of Books). Now, in Wounds, Ballingrud follows up with an even more...

Discussion Bound Book Club

04/09/2019 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artworks and the art world. The pick for April is TBA.

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

04/10/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

Writers at Home

04/14/2019 - 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.

Barbara Brown Taylor presents Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

04/15/2019 - 6:00PM

Barbara Brown Taylor, beloved spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author, specializes in helping us find the sacred in unexpected places. In Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, she continues her spiritual journey, contemplating the many ways she encountered God while teaching a college course on the world’s religions to students in rural Georgia. Christians are taught that God is everywhere—a tenet that is central to Barbara Brown Taylor’s life and faith. In her ...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

04/17/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

Andrew Reynolds presents The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World in conversation with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

04/18/2019 - 6:00PM

Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Featuring LGBTQ icons from America to Ireland, Britain to New Zealand; Reynolds documents their successes and failures, heartwarming stories of acceptance and heartbreaking stories of ostracism, demonstrating the ways in which an...

Notorious HBC* (*History Book Club)

04/18/2019 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s Bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. The pick for April is Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison.

Readings from The Rhapsodist

04/19/2019 - 3:00PM

Come celebrate the 2019 issue of The Rhapsodist — A-B Tech's literature and arts journal! Students, alumni, and faculty published in this year’s journal will read their creative writing and discuss their artwork. Stay after to mingle with artists, writers, and editors to discuss all things artistic. This reading, one of the highlights of our year, allows us to showcase talented individuals in the community.

Jeff Mann & Julia Watts present LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia

04/22/2019 - 6:00PM

  This collection, the first of its kind, gathers fiction and poetry from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer authors from Appalachia. Like much Appalachian literature, these works are pervaded with an attachment to family and the mountain landscape, yet balancing queer and Appalachian identities is an undertaking fraught with conflict. This collection confronts the problematic and complex intersections of place, family, sexuality, gender, and religion with which LGBTQ...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

04/24/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

Works In Translation Book Club

04/25/2019 - 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 Emissary by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani.   

Claudia Lucero presents One-Hour Dairy Free Cheese

04/26/2019 - 6:00PM

Claudia Lucero can show you how to make quick and easy dairy-free cheese using farm whole food ingredients that fit any kind of diet, regardless of restrictions and sensitivities. And these recipes are free from the top 8 allergens, so will appeal to anyone following a vegan, plant-based, Whole 30, Paleo, clean eating, anti-inflammatory or Fast Metabolism lifestyle. Let her show you how to make fresh mozzarella using macadamia nuts and golden swiss made out of cauliflower. As an...

NCLR Celebrates Poetry Month with Amber Flora Thomas and Catherine Carter

04/27/2019 - 6:00PM

NCLR writers celebrate indie bookstores, poetry month, and the release of the 2018 online issue with readings by Amber Flora Thomas, Catherine Carter, and Sally Thomas.   Amber Flora Thomas was the judge of the 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Competition, and she selected Catherine Carter’s "Womb-room" as the winning piece.   Amber Flora Thomas is the author of three collections of poetry: Red Channel in the Rupture (2018), The Rabbits Could Sing (2012...

Ann B. Ross presents Miss Julia Takes the Wheel

04/28/2019 - 3:00PM

As always, hijinks ensue as Ann B. Ross delivers this delightful and entertaining installment, Miss Julia Takes the Wheel, in her bestselling Miss Julia series. When Miss Julia's regular doctor goes on vacation with his wife, leaving a replacement in his stead, Miss Julia is immediately concerned. Never one to miss an opportunity to entertain--or size up--a newcomer, she invites the charming Dr. Don Crawford, and his painfully shy wife, Lauren, to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note...

Miss Malaprop's Storytime

05/01/2019 - 10:00AM

Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

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