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CHARLES WATERS presents CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship in conversation with ALLAN WOLF

04/26/2018 - 6:00PM

A fresh approach to exploring interracial communication. In an unusual, long-distance collaboration, poets Latham and Waters have crafted a collection of poems that explore the intersection between race and childhood friendships. Each poet reveals his or her individual perspective on shared experiences by imagining their childhood selves existing in the current day of complex racial realities. Their interactions, expressed through poetic verse, navigate the ambiguous and often challenging...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB

04/26/2018 - 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 shape them. This month’s book is Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield.  

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

04/28/2018 - 9:00AM

Independence for us means locally-owned, human-curated, non-book-devaluing-data-mining-algorithm-driven-giant-corporation, community-minded, warm, friendly, smart and sassy, and downright FUN in the most bookish ways! Special IBD books and items for sale and in-store frivolity all day long. Want a peek at those special items?  Click here and plan your shopping list.  Join us for a day of celebration. About Independent Bookstore Day Independent Bookstore Day began in California in...

CATHERINE REID presents THE LANDSCAPES OF ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

04/29/2018 - 3:00PM

  "This book will be treasured by Montgomery's legions of fans." --Carolyn Strom Collins, author of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling classic, and the inspiration behind the new Netflix hit Anne with an E. Fans of both will delight in the beautiful pages of The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables as they discover how L. M. Montgomery's deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island inspired her to write the beloved...

ELAINE NEIL ORR presents SWIMMING BETWEEN WORLDS with WAYNE CALDWELL

04/30/2018 - 6:00PM

From the critically acclaimed writer of A Different Sun, a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement... Tacker Hart left his home in North Carolina as a local high school football hero, but returns in disgrace after being fired from a prestigious architectural assignment in West Africa. Yet the culture and people he grew to admire have left their mark on him. Adrift, he manages his father's...

DENISE KIERNAN paperback launch of THE LAST CASTLE In conversation with WILEY CASH

05/01/2018 - 6:00PM

The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore--the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States. The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant...

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)

05/01/2018 - 7:00PM

Join co-hosts Linda-Marie Barrett and Maria Fire for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. This month’s title is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. 

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB

05/01/2018 - 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 topics. The selection for both May and June is Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win by Luke Harding.    

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB

05/02/2018 - 7:00PM

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

TOM PERROTTA presents MRS. FLETCHER

05/02/2018 - 6:00PM

New York Times bestseller!  From the bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children comes a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an...

MIKE HOPPING presents A FIELD GUIDE TO MUSHROOMS OF THE CAROLINAS

05/03/2018 - 6:00PM

The first modern field guide to mushrooms of the Carolinas, this book fills a mycological gap for regional information on southeastern fungi populations. Well-researched, user-friendly, and subtly humorous, this text will likely become the ultimate reference for the Carolinas as a field guide to mushrooms for years to come."--Cathy Cripps, Montana State University Invaluable and long overdue, this guide to Carolina mushrooms features stunning photographs and informative descriptions of...

STANLEY GINSBERG presents THE RYE BAKER at Beth Ha-Tephila Congregation

05/03/2018 - 7:30PM

True rye bread--the kind that stands at the center of northern and eastern European food culture--is something very special. With over 70 classic recipes, The Rye Bakerintroduces bakers to the rich world of rye bread from both the old world and the new. Award-winning author Stanley Ginsberg presents recipes spanning from the immigrant breads of America to rustic French pains de seigle, the earthy ryes of Alpine Austria and upper Italy, the crackly knackebrods of Scandinavia...

TARA JENSEN presents A BAKER'S YEAR: Twelve Months of Baking and Living the Simple Life at the Smoke Signals Bakery

05/04/2018 - 6:00PM

Jensen, who owns the Smoke Signals Bakery outside of Asheville, N.C., arranges this homey, down-to-earth book by month and intersperses her recipes with short essays that offer insight into her lifestyle and baking philosophy ("If bread making is a solitary, mindful self-expression, then pizza is a noisy journey into community and the mess of human relationships"). Recipe standouts include March's savory pancakes, brushed with a honey-balsamic glaze; June's individual party pizzas topped with...

ELIZABETH HUNT presents REX

05/05/2018 - 6:00PM

A heartwarming children's tale about a young boy who finds and rescues a little puppy. This illustrated children's book follows a little puppy named Rex and his journey to finding a home and becoming part of a family. Elizabeth is an Asheville author and a senior at UNCA.  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 program, you are also telling the publishers that...

POETRIO

05/06/2018 - 3:00PM

Join us for a monthly celebration of poetry featuring three poets. This month, we welcome Holly Iglesias, Ross White, and Alida Woods. 

DIANE LONG presents NOTES ON YOGA: The Legacy of Vanda Scaravelli

05/07/2018 - 6:00PM

Legendary yoga teacher Vanda Scaravelli, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, developed an approach to yoga that is radically different from most forms of yoga taught today. The nature of the practice she taught is subtle, and therefore difficult to grasp, and her own book, Awakening the Spine, inspires through its philosophy and images but does not go into detail when describing the practice of asanas. Notes on Yoga is the first book to explain Scaravelli's approach in full, and is bound to be...

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB

05/07/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz for a discussion of Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns by Andrea Gibson.

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB

05/08/2018 - 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. Bring your book and a brown-bag lunch to make the most of your midday break! This month’s pick is Devotion (Why I Write) by Patti Smith.  

RICHARD POWERS presents THE OVERSTORY

05/08/2018 - 6:00PM

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers--each summoned in...

ODYSSEY SCHOOL presents A STUDENT SCIENCE FICTION READING

05/09/2018 - 6:00PM

Join us for a night of fantasy and science fiction written by students at the Odyssey School in Montford. Our middle school authors will be reading excerpts from original short stories inspired by the fiction of Ursula K. LeGuin, Peter Dickinson, Isabel Allende, and Ray Bradbury, among others.  

JOSHUA DARTY presents ASHEVILLE'S RIVERSIDE CEMETERY and ANNA M. FARIELLO presents CHEROKEE

05/10/2018 - 6:00PM

Since December 1885, the wrought iron gates of Riverside Cemetery have welcomed both mourners and visitors alike. The garden-style cemetery overlooking the French Broad River is the final resting place of great American authors Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, Civil War heroes, colorful politicians, and acclaimed artists and craftsmen. Around every bend of Riverside's winding roads, a new story is waiting to be told, from a deadly shoot-out in Pack Square, the sad ending of 18 German sailors who were...

Lenoir-Rhyne Writing Program Graduation Reading

05/11/2018 - 6:00PM


ASHLEY ENGLISH presents SOUTHERN FROM SCRATCH: Pantry Essentials and Down Home Recipes

05/13/2018 - 3:00PM

A guide to Southern scratch cooking--150 recipes for pantry essentials and modern twists on traditional recipes. Build a from-scratch Southern pantry with 50 essential recipes, then discover the versatility and flexibility of cooking from your larder with 100 more recipes for fresh takes on Southern favorites. Learn how to make the most of local ingredients with recipes for pickles and relishes, jams and spreads, sauces and vinegars, and more that use whole, natural, and in-season produce....

RENEE HODGES presents SAVING BOBBY: Heroes and Heroin in One Small Community

05/14/2018 - 6:00PM

When Renee Hodges invited her nephew, Bobby, to come stay with her for a few weeks so he could visit a doctor about his back pain, she knew he was recovering from an addiction to prescription painkillers. She believed that if he could address his back problems, he would have a better chance of staying clean--but she had no idea what a roller coaster ride she was getting on. Unlike other books about addiction, Saving Bobby begins after rehab is over. Told in part through...

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

05/14/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little.   

DEBORAH HARKNESS presents THE WORLD OF ALL SOULS: The Complete Guide to a Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and the Book of Life ( All Souls Trilogy )

05/15/2018 - 6:00PM

Malaprop's is thrilled to welcome back one of the most beloved fantasy writers publishing today! Whether you are a devoted fan or are new to the worlds she builds, we think you will want to be here for this one. This event is free and open to all. Signing line preference will be given to customers who purchase their books at Malaprop's. We will give you a signing line ticket at the point of sale. Those without a ticket can join the line after ticket holders. We take pre-orders, too!...

CATHRYN HANKLA presents LOST PLACES: On Losing and Finding Home in conversation with Rick Chess

05/16/2018 - 6:00PM

Founded in fieldwork and reflection, LOST PLACES follows the author from small towns and rural landscapes, through a transitional city neighborhood, to the challenging construction of an urban renewal loft, as she struggles to renovate living spaces and transform relationships after an early divorce. Hankla charts a path through enigmatic encounters with snakes and contemplations of Thomas Jefferson's problematic biography homes, underground and ancient cities, Star Trek, the contradictory...

NOTORIOUS HBC* (*HISTORY BOOK CLUB)

05/17/2018 - 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.” This month’s pick is Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler, translated by Shaun Whiteside.    

MARGARET THORNTON presents A THEORY OF LOVE

05/17/2018 - 6:00PM

A follow-up to her successful debut Charleston and set in the world's most glamorous landscapes, this moving new love story from Margaret Bradham Thornton draws on a metaphor of entanglement theory to ask: when two people collide, are they forever attached no matter where they are? Helen Gibbs, a British journalist on assignment on the west coast of Mexico, meets Christopher Delavaux, an intriguing half-French, half-American lawyer-turned-financier who has come alone to surf. Living...

TAMMY BILLUPS presents SOUL HEALING WITH OUR ANIMAL COMPANIONS: The Hidden Keys to a Deeper Animal-Human Connection with BROTHER WOLF

05/19/2018 - 6:00PM

A guide to understanding the profound connection in animal/human relationships and its potential for mutual healing - Explains the unspoken connection between people and their animal companions and how they share the same energetic patterns and emotional wounds - Outlines specific behavioral traits and physical issues that animals may exhibit as they mirror their caregiver's emotional state of being - Explores holistic modalities humans can employ, such as energy therapy, to promote healing...

WRITERS AT HOME SERIES with TOMMY HAYS

05/20/2018 - 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.  

WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE

05/21/2018 - 6:30PM

The Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse is a monthly meeting where area writers come together to discuss the business of writing, gather shared knowledge, and network. Open to writers of all experience levels, whether you’re a New York Times-bestselling author or someone just thinking about picking up a pen and putting it to paper. Co-hosts include local authors Jake Bible, Beth Revis, Jamie Mason, and Brian Rathbone.

TOM McCONNELL presents THE WOODEN KING in conversation with ELIZABETH KOSTOVA

05/22/2018 - 6:00PM

It isn't obvious at first. The day-to-day realities of occupation take time to sink in. After losing his job as a history professor, Trn remains optimistic, preserving what little he can of his family's dwindling freedom. In his family's small apartment, the radio brings worsening news as Europe surrenders to Germany. Friends are arrested, men are hanged in the local school. Trn must protect his young son, but understands leaving their homeland could prove too dangerous. Only when the air...

AUTHORS FOR ACTION! TOMMY CALDWELL presents THE PUSH: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits

05/23/2018 - 6:00PM

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history--Yosemite's nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell's odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a...

JENNY MILCHMAN presents WICKED RIVER

05/24/2018 - 6:00PM

"Wicked River is partly a who-is-my-husband-really story, partly a horror-in-the-wilderness story, and partly a Manhattan-family drama, all rolled up in elegantly propulsive prose, and shot through with sinister suspense."--LEE CHILD, New York Times bestselling author Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated backcountry honeymoon seems ideal-a chance to start their lives together with an adventure....

TESSA FONTAINE presents THE ELECTRIC WOMAN

05/26/2018 - 6:00PM

Tessa Fontaine's astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery-- through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. Turns out, one lesson applies to living through illness, keeping the show on the road, letting go of the person you love most, and eating fire: The trick is there is no trick.  You eat fire by eating...

JON PINEDA presents LET'S NO ONE GET HURT

05/27/2018 - 3:00PM

With the cinematic and terrifying beauty of the American South humming behind each line, Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set equally between real-world issues of race and socioeconomics, and a magical, Huck Finn-esque universe of community and exploration. Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, and two other grown men, deep in the swamps of the American South. All four live on the...

GRAHAM HOPPE presents GONE DOLLYWOOD: Dolly Parton's Mountain Dream (Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia)

05/29/2018 - 6:00PM

Dolly Parton isn't just a country music superstar. She has built an empire. At the heart of that empire is Dollywood, a 150-acre fantasy land that hosts three million people a year. Parton's prodigious talent and incredible celebrity have allowed her to turn her hometown into one of the most popular tourist destinations in America. The crux of Dollywood's allure is its precisely calibrated Appalachian image, itself drawn from Parton's very real hardscrabble childhood in the mountains of east...

YA Event: KAITLYN SAGE PATTERSON presents THE DIMINISHED and ASHLEY POSTON presents GEEKERELLA

05/30/2018 - 6:00PM

Ashley Poston presents Geekerella. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB

05/31/2018 - 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 shape them. This month’s book is Translation as Transhumance by Mireille Gansel, translated by Ros Schwartz. 

MIKE GUNTHER presents TALES OF AN ECOTOURIST at the Collider

05/31/2018 - 6:00PM

Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an issue few truly understand, in large part due to its dizzying array of scientific, economic, cultural, social, and political variables. Using both keen humor and memorable anecdotes, while weaving respected...

KEVIN PATTERSON presents LOVE’S NOT COLOR BLIND: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities

05/31/2018 - 6:00PM

The issues that make monogamous dating daunting for people of color--shaming and exclusion by white partners, being fetishized, having realities of everyday racism ignored--occur in polyamorous relationships too, and trying "not to see race" only makes it worse. To make polyamorous communities inclusive, we must all acknowledge our part in perpetuating racism and listen to people of color. Love's Not Color Blind puts forward the framework--through research, anecdotal testimony, and...

LARRY BURK presents DREAMS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases

06/01/2018 - 6:00PM

An exploration of dreams as a spiritual source of healing and inner guidance for your health and well-being - Shares stories--confirmed by pathology reports--from subjects in medical research projects whose dreams diagnosed illness and helped heal their lives - Explores medical studies and ongoing research on the diagnostic power of precognitive dreams, including Dr. Burk's own medical research - Includes an introduction to dream journaling and interpretation techniques Your dreams can...

NORA CARPENTER presents YOGA FROG

06/02/2018 - 11:00AM

Join author Nora Carpenter as she presents a story time filled with froggy fun and lots of kids’ yoga!   Frog loves to practice yoga. And he will inspire kids to enjoy doing yoga, too. Follow Frog's yoga flow, from warming up to cooling down. Start with the mountain and chair poses, then work into giraffe, cat-cow, downward-facing dog, butterfly, and bridge. End with the quieting happy baby and savasana poses to help your muscles relax before going to bed or starting your day. For...

POETRIO

06/03/2018 - 3:00PM

Join us for a monthly celebration of poetry featuring three poets. This month, we welcome Maura Way, V.P. Loggins, and Lynn Stanton.

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB

06/04/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. The pick for June is Ash by Malinda Lo. 

STEVE MITCHELL presents CLOUD DIARY

06/04/2018 - 6:00PM

In the world lovers create for themselves, it’s the simple images and quiet gestures that linger in memory. A silent moment together on a bench, a hand loose upon a table, a voice carried across a crowded room. Doug is quiet and aimless when he meets Sophie, an extravagant, excitable artist. They live together on box wine, ramen and peanut butter until their world is fractured by violence. Eight years later, they rediscover each other as Sophie approaches a startling decision. Cloud Diary...

ANDREW LAWLER launches THE SECRET TOKEN: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

06/05/2018 - 6:00PM

Part detective novel, part historical reckoning, Lawler's engrossing book traces the story of--and the obsessive search for--the lost colony of Roanoke, the first English settlement in the New World, which disappeared without a trace in 1590, save for a "secret token" carved into a tree: "Croatoan." Lawler (Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?), a contributing editor for Archaeology magazine, provides detailed historical context about early North American colonization and brings to...

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB

06/05/2018 - 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 topics. The selection for both May and June is  Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win by Luke Harding. 

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB

06/06/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Jay Jacoby for a discussion of Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.   

PRIDE MONTH EVENT: Susan Green, Robin Phillips, and Lynn Ames

06/06/2018 - 6:00PM

Join us for a celebration of Pride month! Susan Green and Robin Phillips present The Marriage Battle: a Family Tradition and Lynn Ames presents Great Bones.      The Marriage Battle: a Family Tradition tells the stories of four people who just wanted to be married. This memoir is a journey from the late 1950s to today, nearly 60 years on. Many things have changed. Mixed race and same-sex marriages are no longer banned in the United States. But we all know how volatile...

CALEB JOHNSON presents TREEBORNE in Conversation with Denise Kiernan

06/07/2018 - 6:00PM

Janie Treeborne lives on an orchard at the edge of Elberta, Alabama, and in time, she has become its keeper. A place where conquistadors once walked, and where the peaches they left behind now grow, Elberta has seen fierce battles, violent storms, and frantic change--and when the town is once again threatened from without, Janie realizes it won't withstand much more. So she tells the story of its people: of Hugh, her granddaddy, determined to preserve Elberta's legacy at any cost; of his wife,...

CALEB JOHNSON presents TREEBORNE

06/07/2018 - 6:00PM

Janie Treeborne lives on an orchard at the edge of Elberta, Alabama, and in time, she has become its keeper. A place where conquistadors once walked, and where the peaches they left behind now grow, Elberta has seen fierce battles, violent storms, and frantic change--and when the town is once again threatened from without, Janie realizes it won't withstand much more. So she tells the story of its people: of Hugh, her granddaddy, determined to preserve Elberta's legacy at any cost; of his wife,...

READ FOR CHANGE EVENT with Joanne O'Sullivan, Jodi Lynn Anderson, and Marie Marquardt

06/08/2018 - 6:00PM

Details TBA. 

PRIDE MONTH EVENT: Krystal Smith presents Two Moons: Stories

06/10/2018 - 3:00PM

A splendid debut collection of speculative fiction that traverses the connections between earth and the heavens, the living and the spectral, human and animal. In "Cosmic," a former drug addict has a chance to redeem herself and restore honor to her family's name. In "Harvest," a woman tasked with providing for her community ponders her inability to bear live children. In the title story, "Two Moons," a young woman falls in love with the moon, and is astonished by the moon's response. In "What...

TEACH-IN: Rebecca Todd Peters presents TRUST WOMEN: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice

06/11/2018 - 6:00PM

In an age in which women's reproductive rights are increasingly under attack, a minister and ethicist offers a stirring argument that abortion can be a moral good. Here's a fact that we often ignore: unplanned pregnancy and abortion are a normal part of women's reproductive lives. Roughly one-third of US women will have an abortion by age forty-five, and fifty to sixty percent of the women who have abortions were using birth control during the month they got pregnant. Yet women who have...

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

06/11/2018 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight. 

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB

06/12/2018 - 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 Studio Glass in America: A 50-Year Journey by Ferdinand Hampson.

KIM BROPHEY presents MEET YOUR DOG The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

06/13/2018 - 6:00PM

Every dog owner knows that along with the joy can come the stress and frustration of behavioral problems, which are expensive to diagnose and treat. Enter Kim Brophey, award-winning canine behavior consultant. Using cutting-edge research, Brophey has developed a groundbreaking system that allows owners to identify what their dog is struggling with, why, and how they can fix it. Brophey's approach is unlike anything that has been published before and will give dog owners a new understanding of...

PRIDE event: SILAS HOUSE presents SOUTHERNMOST

06/14/2018 - 6:00PM

When a flood washes away much of a small community along the Cumberland River in Tennessee, Asher Sharp, an evangelical preacher there, starts to see his life anew. He has already lost a brother due to his inability to embrace his brother's coming out of the closet. Now, in the aftermath of the flood, he tries to offer shelter to two gay men, but he's met with resistance by his wife. Furious about her prejudice, Asher delivers a sermon where he passionately defends the right of gay people to...

Father's Day Event: DEBBIE MOOSE presents CAROLINA CATCH: Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast

06/17/2018 - 3:00PM

Not sure what to do with Dad for Father's Day? Why not go fishing in the morning (or to the fish market) then come by to find out how to cook your catch! Early in life, North Carolinian Debbie Moose encountered fish primarily in stick form, but once she experienced her first raw oyster and first fried soft-shell crab, their pure flavors switched her on to shellfish and fish forever. Moose has now written the cookbook that unlocks for everyone the fresh tastes of North Carolina grilled...

CHRIS STAMEY presents A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOUD: New York Songs and Stories

06/18/2018 - 6:00PM

Popular music was in a creative upheaval in the late 1970s. As the singer-songwriter and producer Chris Stamey remembers, "the old guard had become bloated, cartoonish, and widely co-opted by a search for maximum corporate profits, and we wanted none of it." In A Spy in the House of Loud, he takes us back to the auteur explosion happening in New York clubs such as the Bowery's CBGB as Television, Talking Heads, R.E.M., and other innovative bands were rewriting the rules. Just twenty-two...

YA Author MIRIAM McNAMARA launches THE UNBINDING OF MARY READE

06/19/2018 - 3:00PM

A clever, romantic novel based on the true story of a girl who disguised herself as a boy to sail with the infamous pirates Anne Bonny and Calico Jack--and fell in love with Anne Bonny. There's no place for a girl in Mary's world. Not in the home of her mum, desperately drunk and poor. Not in the household of her wealthy granny, where no girl can be named an heir. And certainly not in the arms of Nat, her childhood love who never knew her for who she was. As a sailor aboard a Caribbean...

TEACH-IN: ETHAN KYTLE AND BLAIN ROBERTS present DENMARK VESEY'S GARDEN: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy

06/20/2018 - 6:00PM

In the tradition of James Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me, a deeply researched book that uncovers competing histories of how slavery is remembered in Charleston, South Carolina--the heart of Dixie A book that strikes at the heart of the recent flare-ups over Confederate symbols in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere, Denmark Vesey's Garden reveals the deep roots of these controversies and traces them to the heart of slavery in the United States: Charleston, South...

JEN CK Jacobs presents ROAD TRIPS: A Guide to Travel, Adventure, and Choosing Your Own Path

06/21/2018 - 6:00PM

A book event AND Instagram photo workshop!  Be inspired to take your next adventure--practical tips, fresh ideas, and stories to spark wanderlust. There is no one way to road trip. From introspective solo journeys to romantic weekend getaways, friend-filled excursions, and more, Road Trips presents eight stories that highlight different ways to explore the world. Packed with photos and personal experiences, this inspiring and practical book also has key tips for enhancing...

PRIDE Event: JOHN COPENHAVER presents DODGING AND BURNING: A Mystery

06/25/2018 - 6:00PM

In the summer of 1945, Ceola Bliss is a lonely twelve-year-old tomboy, mourning the loss of her brother, Robbie, who was declared missing in the Pacific. She tries to piece together his life by rereading his favorite pulp detective story "A Date with Death" and spending time with his best friend, Jay Greenwood, in Royal Oak, VA. One unforgettable August day, Jay leads Ceola and Bunny to a stretch of woods where he found a dead woman, but when they arrive, the body is gone. They soon discover a...

JOE CRESPINO presents ATTICUS FINCH: The Biography

06/28/2018 - 6:00PM

The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon of decency, he was reduced to a small-town racist. How are we to understand this transformation?  In Atticus Finch, historian Joseph Crespino draws on exclusive sources to reveal how Harper Lee's father provided the central inspiration for each of her books. A lawyer and newspaperman, A. C. Lee was a principled opponent of mob rule, yet he was also a racial...

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