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ANDREW AYDIN presents MARCH (a graphic novel trilogy) *Free* TICKETED EVENT

03/26/2017 - 3:00PM

This is a not-to-miss event!!! Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis. March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting his life in the movement, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. This commemorative set contains all three volumes of March in a beautiful slipcase.   Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature....

ANDREW AYDIN present MARCH (a graphic novel trilogy)

03/26/2017 - 3:00PM

This is a not-to-miss event!!! Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis. March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting his life in the movement, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. This commemorative set contains all three volumes of March in a beautiful slipcase.   Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature....

ANDREW AYDIN present MARCH (a graphic novel trilogy) *Free* TICKETED EVENT

03/26/2017 - 3:00PM

This is a not-to-miss event!!! Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis. March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting his life in the movement, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. This commemorative set contains all three volumes of March in a beautiful slipcase.   Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature....

GREG ILES presents MISSISSIPPI BLOOD

03/27/2017 - 7:00PM

Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making--one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited. During forty...

Community Teach-In

03/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for our first in a series of community teach-in events focusing on different themes & as they apply to the current political situation and happenings. These events will be led by authors & professionals in the field. This month we will have Dr. Steven Buser and Dr. Leonard Cruz who co-authored A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump. They will be sharing knowledge and hosting a discussion surrounding the topics of mental health, narcissism, politics,...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/29/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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.

YA PANEL - Coming of Age and First Love: Roshani Chokshi/CROWN OF WISHES, Sarah Nicole Lemon/DONE DIRT CHEAP, Shaila Patel/SOULMATED

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for this exciting night of YA authors talking on the theme: Coming of Age and First Love.   Crown of Wishes (Roshani Chokshi): Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance...

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses BELONGING

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM


YA PANEL - Coming of Age and First Love: Roshani Chokshi/CROWN OF WISHES, Sarah Nicole Lemon/DONE DIRT CHEAP, Shaila Patel/SOULMATED

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for this exciting night of YA authors talking on the theme: Coming of Age and First Love.   Crown of Wishes (Roshani Chokshi): Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance...

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses BELONGING and WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM


WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses KALPA IMPERIAL

03/30/2017 - 7:00PM

This is the first of Argentinean writer Angelica Gorodischer's nineteen award-winning books to be translated into English. In eleven chapters, "Kalpa Imperial"'s multiple storytellers relate the story of a fabled nameless empire which has risen and fallen innumerable times. Fairy tales, oral histories and political commentaries are all woven tapestry-style into Kalpa Imperial: beggars become emperors, democracies become dictatorships, and history becomes legends and stories. But this is much...

BREN MCCLAIN presents ONE GOOD MAMA BONE

04/01/2017 - 7:00PM

Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer s quest to find her mama bone, after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls Sister. When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive....

POETRIO

04/02/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthy poetry reading - 3 poets at 3pm!!

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB reads NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS

04/03/2017 - 7:00PM


SOBHA RAO presents AN UNRESTORED WOMAN

04/03/2017 - 7:00PM

What an astonishing collection! Provoking, ferocious, moving, splendid, generous and essential. I seemed to finish the book in a different world than the one in which I began it.  Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen In her mesmerizing debut, Shobha Rao recounts the untold human costs of one of the largest migrations in history. 1947: the Indian subcontinent is partitioned into two separate countries, India and Pakistan. And with one decree,...

SHOBHA RAO presents AN UNRESTORED WOMAN

04/03/2017 - 7:00PM

What an astonishing collection! Provoking, ferocious, moving, splendid, generous and essential. I seemed to finish the book in a different world than the one in which I began it.  Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen In her mesmerizing debut, Shobha Rao recounts the untold human costs of one of the largest migrations in history. 1947: the Indian subcontinent is partitioned into two separate countries, India and Pakistan. And with one decree,...

CHARLES VESS & EMOKE B'RACZ present WALKING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE OF FAERIE

04/04/2017 - 7:00PM

Artist and illustrator Charles Vess returns to Malaprop’s with his extraordinarily beautiful book, Walking Through the Landscapes of Faerie. The book is a lush compilation of fantasy illustrations and writing from Vess as well as poems by Neil Gaiman, Gregory Maguire, Ursula K. le Guin, and others, including our owner, Emoke!

W.I.L.D. BOOK CLUB reads JUST KIDS

04/04/2017 - 7:00PM

*MEETS AT THE BATTERY PARK BOOK EXCHANGE

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB reads KINGDOM OF THE UNJUST

04/04/2017 - 7:00PM


MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB reads CIRCLING THE SUN

04/05/2017 - 7:00PM


MICHEL STONE presents BORDER CHILD in conversation with TOMMY HAYS

04/05/2017 - 7:00PM

For Hector and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States now they must try to get her back. With great empathy and a keen awareness of current events, Michel Stone delivers a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart. Young lovers Hector and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Hector left Mexico first, to secure work and housing, but when...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/05/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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.

MARY ELLEN HANNIBAL presents CITIZEN SCIENTIST

04/06/2017 - 7:00PM

In the vein of H Is for Hawk and the work of Rebecca Solnit and Elizabeth Kolbert--a masterful consideration of the profound, urgent necessity to bear witness to life and loss  Here is a wide-ranging adventure in becoming a citizen scientist by an award-winning writer and environmental thought leader. As Mary Ellen Hannibal wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains to collect data on threatened species, she discovers the power of a heroic cast of volunteers--and...

ERIKA CARTER presents LUCKY YOU

04/07/2017 - 7:00PM

Three women, early twenties, find themselves aimlessly adrift in Erika Carter's fierce and darkly funny debut novel, Lucky You. Ellie, Chloe and Rachel are friends (sort of); waitresses at the same tired bar in the Arkansas college town they've stuck around in too long. Each is becoming unmoored in her own way: Ellie obliterates all feeling with alcohol and self-destructive acts of sexual promiscuity; Chloe pulls out patches of her hair and struggles to keep incipient mental illness at bay...

JEFF MANN present COUNTRY

04/08/2017 - 7:00PM

COUNTRY: Brice Brown sings about loyalty and broken hearts, the earnestness of being a proud Southerner, yet his popular country music lyrics are misdirection because Brice has kept hidden his attraction to men for all his life. But when a former lover--and band member--goes to the press with the truth, Brice finds himself sick of all the lies and returning to the sanctuary of his West Virginian hometown. The neighbors who used to be proud of the "local boy made good" turn on him. His record...

POETRY ON REQUEST

04/08/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poets engage you in conversation to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

GAY ROMANCE NIGHT with JEFF MANN, STEVE BERMAN, & N.S. BERANEK

04/08/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us and three authors as they read from works of their gay romance fiction.  Their works include:  COUNTRY (Jeff Mann): Brice Brown sings about loyalty and broken hearts, the earnestness of being a proud Southerner, yet his popular country music lyrics are misdirection because Brice has kept hidden his attraction to men for all his life. But when a former lover--and band member--goes to the press with the truth, Brice finds himself sick of all the lies and returning to the...

JEFF MANN & STEVE BERMAN present COUNTRY and VINTAGE

04/08/2017 - 7:00PM

COUNTRY: Brice Brown sings about loyalty and broken hearts, the earnestness of being a proud Southerner, yet his popular country music lyrics are misdirection because Brice has kept hidden his attraction to men for all his life. But when a former lover--and band member--goes to the press with the truth, Brice finds himself sick of all the lies and returning to the sanctuary of his West Virginian hometown. The neighbors who used to be proud of the "local boy made good" turn on him. His record...

MARTIN HYATT & JEFF MANN present their books BEAUTIFUL GRAVITY and COUNTRY

04/08/2017 - 7:00PM

COUNTRY: Brice Brown sings about loyalty and broken hearts, the earnestness of being a proud Southerner, yet his popular country music lyrics are misdirection because Brice has kept hidden his attraction to men for all his life. But when a former lover--and band member--goes to the press with the truth, Brice finds himself sick of all the lies and returning to the sanctuary of his West Virginian hometown. The neighbors who used to be proud of the "local boy made good" turn on him. His record...

WRITERS AT HOME READING SERIES

04/09/2017 - 3:00PM

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

THE BIG MYSTERY PANEL!!!

04/10/2017 - 7:00PM

Enjoy an evening author panel made up of exciting mystery authors as they talk about their books, their craft, and perhaps a few of their secrets..... This year's Mystery Panel includes:  David Burnsworth - Southern Heat Susan Crawford - The Pocket Wife  Elena Hartwell - One Dead, Two to Go Bryan Robinson - Limestone Gumption Jaden Terrell - Racing the Devil

ELIZABETH KOSTOVA launches THE SHADOW LAND**

04/11/2017 - 7:00PM

*THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNCA HUMANITIES LECTURE HALL AND IT WILL BE TICKETED! TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON.*  LOCAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR RON RASH WILL JOIN ELIZABETH IN CONVERSATION.  From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country.  A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life...

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB discusses THE ART OF THE CON

04/11/2017 - 12:00PM

MEETS IN MALAPROP'S AT NOON

ELIZABETH KOSTOVA launches THE SHADOW LAND at UNCA's Humanities Lecture Hall

04/11/2017 - 7:00PM

*THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNCA HUMANITIES LECTURE HALL.*  Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2884437 Elizabeth Kostova, best selling author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves, launches her latest novel The Shadow Land on April 11, 2017 and you are invited to her party!  LOCAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR RON RASH WILL JOIN ELIZABETH IN CONVERSATION.  Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestseller...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/12/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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.

STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS presents NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE US

04/13/2017 - 7:00PM

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Nylon and Elle JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though...

STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS presents NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE USin conversation with UNCA's DR. DEE JAMES

04/13/2017 - 7:00PM

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Nylon and Elle JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though...

POETRY ON REQUEST

04/14/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poets engage you in conversation to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

BONNIE MORRIS & PAT SPEARS present THE DISAPPEARING L: ERASURE OF LESBIAN SPACES & CULTURE and IT'S NOT LIKE I KNEW HER

04/14/2017 - 7:00PM

THE DISAPPEARING L: - LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry--but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Most are vanishing from the calendar--and from recent memory. The Disappearing L explores the rise and fall of the hugely popular women-only concerts, festivals, bookstores, and support spaces built by and for lesbians in the era of woman-identified activism. Through the stories unfolding in these...

JOHN KESSEL presents THE MOON AND THE OTHER

04/15/2017 - 7:00PM

John Kessel, one of the most visionary writers in the field, has created a rich matriarchal utopia, set in the near future on the moon, a society that is flawed by love and sex, and on the brink of a destructive civil war.  In the middle of the twenty-second century, over three million people live in underground cities below the moon's surface. One city-state, the Society of Cousins, is a matriarchy, where men are supported in any career choice, but no right to vote--and tensions are...

WRITER'S COFFEE HOUSE

04/17/2017 - 7:00PM

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 Nathan Ballingrud.

NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB discusses TRANSIT

04/18/2017 - 7:00PM


PAULA ROBBINS presents ON STRAWBERRY HILL

04/18/2017 - 7:00PM

While not a biography of legendary American forester and conservationist Gifford Pinchot, On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling explores a vital and transformative facet of his personal life that, until now, has remained relatively unknown.  At its core, Paula Ivaska Robbins's On Strawberry Hill is a human interest story that cuts a neat slice across nineteenth-century America by bringing into juxtaposition a wide array of...

Paula Robbins presents On Strawberry Hill:The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling

04/18/2017 - 7:00PM

While not a biography of legendary American forester and conservationist Gifford Pinchot, On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling explores a vital and transformative facet of his personal life that, until now, has remained relatively unknown.  At its core, Paula Ivaska Robbins's On Strawberry Hill is a human interest story that cuts a neat slice across nineteenth-century America by bringing into juxtaposition a wide array of...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/19/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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.

TAYLOR BROWN & ROBERT MORGAN present THE RIVER OF KINGS and CHASING THE NORTH STAR

04/19/2017 - 7:00PM

TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications including The Baltimore Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, and storySouth. He is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize . His short story collection In the Season of...

CYNTHIA D'APRIX SWEENEY presents THE NEST

04/20/2017 - 2:15PM

Instant New York Times Bestseller; named a Best Book of 2016 by People, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery29, NPR and LibraryReads. Hilarious and big-hearted, The Nest is a stellar debut. People Her writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting. Entertainment Weekly Humor and delightful irony abound in this lively first...

NOTORIOUS H.B.C. BOOK CLUB discusses THE HEMINGSES OF MONTICELLO

04/20/2017 - 7:00PM


SCOTT MAHAN presents ARE YOU AFRAID OF SNAKES?: A DOCTOR'S EXPLORATION OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

04/21/2017 - 7:00PM

Are You Afraid of Snakes? describes the author's 5-year medical journey from Africa to Appalachia, as he encounters many alternative approaches to medicine (voodoo, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hot yoga, barefoot running, performance enhancing drinks, titanium necklaces, magnets, hypnosis, detoxification diets, and ayurvedic medicine). Dr. Mahan relates his personal and often humorous experiences in the dual worlds of alternative and Western medicine. He offers an...

CAROLINE MCALISTER presents JOHN RONALD'S DRAGONS

04/22/2017 - 11:00AM

A captivating picture book biography of a boy who imagined a world full of dragons and grew up to be beloved author J. R. R. Tolkien. John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And when he fought in a Great War, he felt as if terrible, destructive dragons were...

HANNAH PALMER presents FLIGHT PATH

04/22/2017 - 7:00PM

In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising career in publishing in her adopted Brooklyn), Palmer embarks on a quest to determine the fate of her lost homesand of a community that has been erased by unchecked Southern progress. Lyrically chronicling the overlooked devastation and beauty...

CAROLINE MCALLISTER presents JOHN RONALD'S DRAGON

04/22/2017 - 11:00AM

A captivating picture book biography of a boy who imagined a world full of dragons and grew up to be beloved author J. R. R. Tolkien. John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And when he fought in a Great War, he felt as if terrible, destructive dragons were...

MAJORIE AGOSTIN & EMOKE B'RACZ present HOME: AN IMAGINED LANDSCAPE

04/23/2017 - 3:00PM

"Our century has become marked by the distinct, bitter tinge of nomadism and emigration." The sixteen essays in this book are by writers from diverse parts of the world recalling their experiences and emotions of what is meant by the concept of Home. Each essay is written with evocative and often lyrical tones of great beauty as well as lucidity. Many of the essays describe homes that exist no longer, and homes that have changed or disappeared through time. Yet the power of place is real: each...

MARJORIE AGOSIN & EMOKE B'RACZ present HOME: AN IMAGINED LANDSCAPE

04/23/2017 - 3:00PM

"Our century has become marked by the distinct, bitter tinge of nomadism and emigration." The sixteen essays in this book are by writers from diverse parts of the world recalling their experiences and emotions of what is meant by the concept of Home. Each essay is written with evocative and often lyrical tones of great beauty as well as lucidity. Many of the essays describe homes that exist no longer, and homes that have changed or disappeared through time. Yet the power of place is real: each...

MAJORIE AGOSIN & EMOKE B'RACZ present HOME: AN IMAGINED LANDSCAPE

04/23/2017 - 3:00PM

"Our century has become marked by the distinct, bitter tinge of nomadism and emigration." The sixteen essays in this book are by writers from diverse parts of the world recalling their experiences and emotions of what is meant by the concept of Home. Each essay is written with evocative and often lyrical tones of great beauty as well as lucidity. Many of the essays describe homes that exist no longer, and homes that have changed or disappeared through time. Yet the power of place is real: each...

JOHN COX presents TO KILL A PEOPLE: GENOCIDE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

04/24/2017 - 7:00PM

There have been numerous books on genocide in the last twenty years, butTo Kill a People offers a different approach. It is one of the few books on genocide expressly written for use in the college classroom. The book includes four case studies--the Armenian, Nazi, Cambodian, and Rwandan genocides--and substantive introductory and concluding chapters that contribute to two key debates within genocide studies: how to define "genocide" and place it in relation to other mass atrocities, and...

KIM DINAN presents THE YELLOW ENVELOPE

04/25/2017 - 7:00PM

After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away. Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns...

LOREN OLSEN, MD discusses FINALLY OUT

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr....

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM


MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/26/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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.

Loren Olsen, MD discusses Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr....

BRIDGING THE GAP BOOK CLUB reads WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM


LOREN OLSON, MD discusses FINALLY OUT

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr....

ALLAN WOLF & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN present WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? and BETWEEN TWO SKIES

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM

WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN?: BASED ON A TRUE CRIME:  Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.  Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he's also the kind of guy who's always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand...

MEGAN MIRANDA presents THE PERFECT STRANGER

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM

In the masterful follow-up to the runaway hit All the Missing Girls--a "fiendishly plotted thriller" ( Publishers Weekly)--a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.  Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE FUTUROLOGICAL CONGRESS

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM


Seth Hawkins present Vertical Aid: Essential Wilderness Medicine for Climbers, Trekkers, and Mountaineers

04/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Tonight we will have Seth Hawkins, MD, a mountaineer and emergency physician board-certified in both emergency medicine and EMS, and Chief of the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team. He is co-owner of Vertical Medicine Resources, an innovative consulting company specializing in medical crisis training in isolated, vertical environments. He lives at the base of Linville Gorge in North Carolina. Together with a team of experts, he has crated this climbing and wilderness first aid...

SETH HAWKINS presents VERTICAL AID

04/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Tonight we will have Seth Hawkins, MD, a mountaineer and emergency physician board-certified in both emergency medicine and EMS, and Chief of the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team. He is co-owner of Vertical Medicine Resources, an innovative consulting company specializing in medical crisis training in isolated, vertical environments. He lives at the base of Linville Gorge in North Carolina. Together with a team of experts, he has crated this climbing and wilderness first aid...

RHAPSODIST LITERARY JOURNAL Student Reading (AB Tech)

04/28/2017 - 3:00PM

The Rhapsodist Literature & Arts Journal is the work of A-B Tech students and staff.  They will be reading from selected works. 

ALLAN WOLF & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN present WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? and BETWEEN TWO SKIES

04/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, and Zane's Trace. Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.  Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a...

JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN presents LONG BLACK VEIL

04/30/2017 - 3:00PM

For fans of The Secret History and The Poison Tree, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She's Not There  On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it's not long...

SERAFINA BOOK 3 Sneak Preview Reading with ROBERT BEATTY!

04/30/2017 - 2:00PM

Join Robert Beatty, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling SERAFINA SERIES, for his special sneak-preview reading of the opening chapters of SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART, the highly anticipated third book in this acclaimed Disney-Hyperion mystery-thriller series set at Biltmore Estate. Be the first to hear the story before the books publication in July. This exclusive, intimate event is the first public reading of the new book in Asheville, and the venue  the historic Asheville...

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses TALES OF THE CITY by Armistad Maupin

05/01/2017 - 7:00PM

For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture--from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.  

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses BROKEN FOR YOU by Stephanie Kallos

05/02/2017 - 7:00PM

Funny, heartbreaking and alive with a potpourri of eccentric and irresistible characters, this fresh debut novel by Stephane Kallos is about two women in self-imposed exile whose lives intersect, transforming both their worlds.  **This book club meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange

THE MALAPROP'S BOOKCLUB discusses CEREMONY by Leslie Marmon Silko

05/03/2017 - 7:00PM

"Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/03/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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 2-7

ROSE SENEHI presents CAROLINA BELLE

05/03/2017 - 7:00PM

Here is a bit more about the book! Belle McKenzie is obsessed with finding the best apple anyone ever bit into, and determined to rekindle the love this obsession has nearly destroyed. Scarred by betrayal, this story spans Belle McKenzie's transition from bitterly unforgiving, to a woman willing to swallow her pride to win back the man she never stopped loving. Cut from the same tenacious cloth as her grandfather, Pap, who owns the biggest apple orchard in North Carolina, she risks her life...

AMY CHERRIX presents EYE OF THE STORM: NASA, DRONES & THE RACE TO CRACK THE HURRICANE CODE

05/06/2017 - 11:00AM

Young scientists....LISTEN UP!  This might be the book for you! EYE OF THE STORM: NASA, DRONES, AND THE RACE TO CRACK THE HURRICANE CODE (A Scientists in the Field book ): Ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones, but how do we know if or when to evacuate? We must predict both when a storm will strike and how strong it will be. A daring NASA earth science mission may have finally found a way to crack this hurricane code. Dr. Scott Braun is the...

POETRIO

05/07/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthy poetry reading - 3 poets at 3pm!!

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS by Vicki Lane

05/08/2017 - 7:00PM

In the misty folds of Appalachia, the girl they call Least grows up cursed by her mother's cruelty and blessed by her neglect. Deemed unfit to join the outside world, Least turns to the wisdom of the land, to voices she alone can hear, to legends left by native Indians, and to the arts of divination and healing. But the time comes when Least has to choose between a doting suitor and her childhood magic, between his church and her spirits. Now, as her life enters its final chapter, her world has...

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB discusses UN/MASKED by Donna Kaz

05/09/2017 - 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. An unknown actress on movie star's arm was how she began. An anonymous activist in a rubber gorilla mask is where she wound up.  UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour follows the surprising twenty-five-year journey of a young artist...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/10/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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 2-7

LAUREN GRODSTEIN presents OUR SHORT HISTORY

05/10/2017 - 7:00PM

Karen Neulander, a successful New York political consultant and single mother, has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. She's had to be: when Jacob's father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn't in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their child alone.  But now Jake is asking to meet his dad, and with good reason: Karen is dying. When she finally calls her ex, she's...

ASHLEY ENGLISH presents A YEAR OF PICNICS: RECIPES FOR DINING WELL IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

05/12/2017 - 7:00PM

Everyone loves picnicking dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the foods served, and you've got A Year of Picnics!  Savor good food and good company while lounging beneath the shady canopy of trees or under the sparkle of a starry sky. With just a picnic blanket and a little inspiration, you can transform mealtimes into an opportunity to relax, connect, and...

POETRY ON REQUEST

05/12/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poet Tracy Schmidt and other local poets will talk with you one-on-one to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

POETRY ON REQUEST

05/13/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poet Katherine Soniat and other local poets will talk with you one-on-one to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

MATT FRAZIER, STEPFANIE ROMINE & HEATHER CROSBY present NO MEAT ATHLETE and YUMUNIVERSE PANTRY TO PLATE

05/16/2017 - 7:00PM

We're excited to have two amazing cookbooks that shine the light on easy, energy-filled vegetarian meals.  Below is a bit more about the books and their authors:  No Meat Athlete - For the tens of thousands who are propelling the No Meat Athlete movement--125 extremely practical, thoroughly proven, completely plant-based recipes packed with the nutrition active people are looking for to perform better, recover faster (and who don't want to spend all day in the kitchen)...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/17/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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 2-7

NOTORIOUS H.B.C. BOOK CLUB discusses BLACK FLAGS by Jody Warrick

05/18/2017 - 7:00PM

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION  "A Best Book of 2015"--The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews  In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. Drawing on unique...

LESBIAN PROSE NIGHT with PAULA MARTINAC, FAY JACOBS, LYNN AMES, & ANN MCMAN

05/19/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for an evening of terrific literary reading from four well known esbian authors: Paula Martinac, Fay Jacobs, Lynn Ames & Ann McMan. Below is a bit more about their books: The Ada Decades (Paula Martinac) - A girl from a Carolina mill family isn't supposed to strive for a career, but Ada Shook graduates from college on a scholarship and lands a plum job as a school librarian. The South rocks with turbulence in the 1950s, and Ada finds herself caught in the ugly fight to...

KALEN VAUGHN JOHNSON presents ROBBING THE PILLARS

05/20/2017 - 7:00PM

Gold Rush California s notorious Legislature of a Thousand Drinks launches a secret consortium of frontier barons, triggering the collapse of independent mines throughout Sierra Nevada. James MacLaren, a fugitive from Scotland, embarks on a new life in California, escaping his secrets but not his hatred for the upper class. He is a man always on his guard, leery of the entitled and wary of his own temper. While raising a beautiful, headstrong daughter, and denying his love for a woman he cannot...

DAVIS BUNN presents MIRAMAR BAY

05/22/2017 - 7:00PM

When Connor Larkin boards a late night bus in downtown LA, he's not sure where he's going or what he's looking for. Putting his acting career, and his fiancee on hold, he's searching for something he can't define, a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Once he dreamed of being a singer in the classic style of Sinatra and Bennett. But his lean good looks soon landed him in movies as the sexy, bad guy, and in the arms of a famous young heiress. Now, with his wedding day approaching,...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/24/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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 2-7

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE MINISTRY OF PAIN by Dubravka Ugresic

05/25/2017 - 7:00PM

Having fled the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, Tanja Lucic is now a professor of literature at the University of Amsterdam, where she teaches a class filled with other young Yugoslav exiles, most of whom earn meager wages assembling leather and rubber S&M clothing at a sweatshop they call the "Ministry." Abandoning literature, Tanja encourages her students to indulge their "Yugonostalgia" in essays about their personal experiences during their homeland's cultural and physical disintegration...

ZACH POWERS presents GRAVITY CHANGES (in conversation with THOMAS CALDER)

05/25/2017 - 7:00PM

Gravity Changes is a collection of fantastical, off-beat stories that view the quotidian world through the lens of the absurd. Set in a surreal, fictional world that is populated by strange, fascinating characters--children who defy gravity, a man who marries a light bulb, the Devil and his ex-wife--these stories take wide steps outside of reality, finding new ways to illuminate truth. Zach Powers lives and writes in Savannah, Georgia. The co-founder of the literary arts nonprofit...

DADA MAHESHVARANANDA presents COOPERATIVE GAMES FOR A COOPERATIVE WORLD

05/27/2017 - 7:00PM

In Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World: Facilitating Trust, Communication and Spiritual Connection, Dada Maheshvarandanda focuses on the importance of cooperative and teambuilding games and activities as we work to find harmony with ourselves and our world.  Dada Maheshvarananda, born in the US, is an activist, writer, and monk. Since 1978 he has taught meditation and yoga and supervised social service projects, in Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. He has written, "...

CHIRON PUBLISHERS celebrate local authors JOYCE ROCKWOOD HUDSON & ROBERT HOSS

05/28/2017 - 3:00PM

Join local publishing company Chiron as they present two of their local authors: Joyce Rockwood Hudson and Robert Hoss  In this revised edition of Natural Spirituality: A Handbook for Jungian Inner Work in Spiritual Community, Joyce Rockwood Hudson moves Jungian dream work from the professional world of the analyst's office into the everyday world of spiritual seekers in local community, both inside and outside the institutions of traditional religion.  

ROSIE MOLINARY presents BEAUTIFUL YOU: A DAILY GUIDE TO RADICAL SELF-ACCEPTANCE

05/30/2017 - 7:00PM

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequateinflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing. In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinaryin no uncertain termsencourages women, whatever their size, shape, and color, to work toward feeling wonderful about themselves despite today s media-saturated culture.  Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, Beautiful...

DAVID HASKELL presents THE SONGS OF TREES: STORIES FROM NATURE'S GREAT CONNECTORS

05/31/2017 - 7:00PM

David Haskell's award-winning The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, Haskell brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans.    Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring the trees' connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants. An Amazonian ceibo tree reveals the rich...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

05/31/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! 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 2-7

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