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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

FIND WALDO!

- Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:00AM

All month long find Waldo at local businesses and enter to win prizes! We have the passports, just drop by the store and pick one up. Take it to the businesses listed and look for Waldo. When you find him, ask a store employee to stamp your passport. Get 10 stamps or more and we'll give you a button and a coupon toward the purchase of Waldo books. Get 20 or more and we'll enter you to win prizes at our Find Waldo Party on July 31st!

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...

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...

LITERARY KARAOKE

05/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for our monthly literary fun as we take turns reading from some of our favorite works of literature (reviving a lost art).  The pressure is off because the only rules are that it must NOT be your own work and it must be under 5 minutes long....come in and give it all you’ve got!

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, "...

Teach-In: Dreams with Chiron Publications

05/28/2017 - 3:00PM

Have you ever awakened from a dream that left you feeling stunned—a dream so vivid or impactful–so unexpected–that it literally changes your life from that point on.  Imagine you could ask a question of a dream character or the dream itself and watch as a profoundly surprising response appears before you.  Imagine you could take action in your dreams to eliminate a recurring nightmare, heal a relationship or even a physical ailment. In this teach-in, participants will examine how...

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.  

Lenoir-Rhyne M.A. Writing Program Graduate Reading

05/29/2017 - 6:00PM

Readers include Maddy Edwards, John Hickman, Kacy Burke, Francine Hendrickson, Megan deMatteo, and Taryn Hutchison. Genres include fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The program began in 2012 when Lenoir-Rhyne University launched its Center for Graduate Studies at 36 Montford Avenue in Asheville. Offering synchronous and asynchronous online and face-to-face educational opportunities, the writing program challenges students to master three genres, with additional opportunities for...

Lenior-Rhyne M.A. Writing Program Graduate Reading

05/29/2017 - 6:00PM

Readers include Maddy Edwards, John Hickman, Kacy Burke, Francine Hendrickson, Megan deMatteo, and Taryn Hutchison. Genres include fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The program began in 2012 when Lenoir-Rhyne University launched its Center for Graduate Studies at 36 Montford Avenue in Asheville. Offering synchronous and asynchronous online and face-to-face educational opportunities, the writing program challenges students to master three genres, with additional opportunities for...

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 GEORGE 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

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses THE END OF IMAGINATION

05/31/2017 - 7:00PM


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...

JOHN TRUMP presents STILL & BARREL: CRAFT SPIRITS IN THE OLD NORTH STATE

06/01/2017 - 7:00PM

 In Still & Barrel, Trump traces the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum in the state all the way to today's boom from the artisan movement. The book also serves as a guide so you can visit the almost 50 distilleries that are now in business. Although legal spirits in the Tar Heel state only go back about ten years, making liquor in North Carolina is not new. Wilkes County, which was once dubbed the "Moonshine Capital of the World," was the leading producer...

AIYANNA SEZAK presents A TANGLED TREE: MY FATHER'S PATH TO IMMORTALITY

06/03/2017 - 7:00PM

A Tangled Tree explores the story of three generations, written by a daughter eager to understand her family's history, while striving to accept her father's eccentricity, beauty, rage and nomadic existence. It charts the epic, beautiful and complex journey of a family's profound, tangled tree of life. This story begins in the summertime, as Aiyanna follows her father Moshe on their big adventures--living on a nude beach on Kauai, chasing the Grateful Dead in an old milk truck, offering...

POETRIO

06/04/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry series as we welcome three poets to read at 3pm. This month we will have Erdag Goknar, Newton Smith and Allison Titus.

35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & SALE!

06/04/2017 - 9:00AM

Join us for a day of revelry as we celebrate our 35th birthday and our annual 25% off sale! 

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses FLAMING IGUANAS

06/05/2017 - 7:00PM

Tomato Rodriguez hops on her motorcycle and embarks on the ultimate sea-to-shining-sea all-girl adventure -- a story in that combines all the best parts of Alice in Wonderland and Easy Rider as Tomato crosses the country in search of the meaning of life, love, and the perfect post office.    Flaming Iguanas by Erika Lopez is a hilarious novel that combines text, line drawings, rubber stamp art, and a serious dose of attitude. The result is a wild and...

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses PREGNANT BUTCH

06/05/2017 - 7:00PM

 First pregnancy can be a fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging: Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a world bent on associating pregnancy with a cult of uber-femininity. Teek wonders, "Can butches even get pregnant?"  Of course, as she and her pragmatic femme girlfriend Vee discover, they can. But what happens when they do? Written and illustrated by A.K. Summers, and based on her own...

LIYANNE SILVER presents FEMININE GENIUS

06/05/2017 - 7:00PM

Women, here's a question for you: what would happen if we took all the energy we spend self-bashing, self-improving, and chasing impossible standards and instead channeled it into our true passions? Answer: our feminine radiance would light up the world. This is the promise of LiYana Silver's bold new book, Feminine Genius. "Your body is the key," writes Silver. "I'm going to show you that your body is wildly intelligent and that your deepest desires are your best guide. You'll learn to...

LIYANA SILVER presents FEMININE GENIUS

06/05/2017 - 7:00PM

Women, here's a question for you: what would happen if we took all the energy we spend self-bashing, self-improving, and chasing impossible standards and instead channeled it into our true passions? Answer: our feminine radiance would light up the world. This is the promise of LiYana Silver's bold new book, Feminine Genius. "Your body is the key," writes Silver. "I'm going to show you that your body is wildly intelligent and that your deepest desires are your best guide. You'll learn to...

MARK POWELL presents SMALL TREASONS

06/06/2017 - 7:00PM

In this thrilling new novel for fans of Adam Johnson's Fortune Smiles and Denise Johnson's The Laughing Monsters, four people's lives converge as they are consumed by the dangers of the world, both real and imagined.  Tess is a stay-at-home mother who has developed an odd obsession: watching terrorist ransom videos online. She's become fixated on one in particular--an American journalist being held by ISIS. Her husband, John, is more distant than ever, and in her isolation...

MARK POWELL presents ECHOLOCATION

06/06/2017 - 7:00PM

In this thrilling new novel for fans of Adam Johnson's Fortune Smiles and Denise Johnson's The Laughing Monsters, four people's lives converge as they are consumed by the dangers of the world, both real and imagined.  Tess is a stay-at-home mother who has developed an odd obsession: watching terrorist ransom videos online. She's become fixated on one in particular--an American journalist being held by ISIS. Her husband, John, is more distant than ever, and in her isolation...

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses DIFFICULT WOMEN

06/06/2017 - 7:00PM

*THIS BOOKCLUB MEETS AT THE BATTERY PARK BOOK EXCHANGE Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and, grown now, must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a...

SARAH DOOLEY presents YA novel ASHES TO ASHEVILLE

06/07/2017 - 7:00PM

For our younger readers (and fans of Asheville!) here is a tal of two sisters who take off on a wild road trip! For fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree, this one's for you! After Mama Lacy's death, Fella was forced to move in with her grandmother, Mrs. Madison. The move brought Fella all sorts of comforts she wasn't used to at home, but it also meant saying goodbye to her sister Zoey (a.k.a. Zany) and her other mother, Mama Shannon. Though Mama Shannon fought...

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE by HARUKI MURAKAMI

06/07/2017 - 7:00PM

A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year. An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

06/07/2017 - 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.

AJ HARTLEY presents YA novel FIREBRAND

06/08/2017 - 7:00PM

New York Times bestselling author A. J. Hartley returns to his intriguing, 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world in Firebrand, another adrenaline-pounding adventure. Once a steeplejack, Anglet Sutonga is used to scaling the heights of Bar-Selehm. Nowadays she assists politician Josiah Willinghouse behind the scenes of Parliament. The latest threat to the city-state: Government plans for a secret weapon are stolen and feared to be sold to the rival nation of Grappoli. The...

POETRY ON REQUEST with TRACY SCHMIDT

06/09/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Tracy Schmidt and sit down with her.  As you engage in conversation she will craft a thoughtful poem just for you!!

POETRY ON REQUEST with KATHERINE SONIAT

06/10/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Katherine Soniat , and sit down with her.  As you engage in conversation she will craft a thoughtful poem just for you!!

POETRY ON REQUEST with TRACY SCHMIDT

06/10/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Tracy Schmidt , and sit down with her.  As you engage in conversation she will craft a thoughtful poem just for you!!

BULLET JOURNALING WORKSHOP with bookseller CLARA!

06/11/2017 - 3:00PM

Back by popular demand....BULLET JOURNALING!!! Do You Bujo? (Or Should You?) Bullet Journaling is building momentum as a smart one-place-for-everything system of journaling, planning, tracking, and note-taking. If your calendar, to-dos, and all else you need to track are are on bits of paper stuck in books, post-it notes, and notebooks that you never have with you when you need them, Bullet Journaling may be for you. Join us for an introduction to this practical, clever, and customizable system...

OFFSITE book event with BELLA POLLEN presenting MEET ME IN THE IN-BETWEEN

06/11/2017 - 3:00PM

A provocative and lively memoir in stories by the bestselling, author of The Summer of the Bear.  Growing up the middle child of transatlantic parents, her down- to-earth mother and romantic father Bella Pollen never quite figured out how to belong. Restlessly crossing back and forth between the boundaries of family and freedom, England and America, home and away, she has sought but generally failed to contain an adventurous spirit within the confines of conventional living....

BEN ANDERSON presents SMOKIES CHRONICLE (Pack Memorial Library)

06/12/2017 - 6:00PM

We're excited to be partnering with Ben Anderson and our local library to bring you this exciting book about hiking and exploring in the Smokies. See below for more information: In June, John F. Blair, Publisher is releasing SMOKIES CHRONICLE: A YEAR OF HIKING IN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK by Ben Anderson. Ben was the media relations director at Warren Wilson College from 1997 until his retirement in 2015. Drawing on his knowledge of the national park gleaned from his more than twenty...

ELLEN TADD presents THE INFINITE VIEW

06/12/2017 - 7:00PM

Written by internationally revered clairvoyant counselor and educator Ellen Tadd, The Infinite View is a spiritual classic in the making.    People often lean towards either trusting their gut or relying on their analytical mind, but Tadd urges readers to consider a new approach that allows both emotions and the intellect to be guided by wisdom. Through describing how the Spirit, soul, and personality are integrated, she guides readers in deepening and expanding their...

BEN ANDERSON presents SMOKIES CHRONICLES (Pack Memorial Library)

06/12/2017 - 6:00PM

We're excited to be partnering with Ben Anderson and our local library to bring you this exciting book about hiking and exploring in the Smokies. See below for more information: In June, John F. Blair, Publisher is releasing SMOKIES CHRONICLE: A YEAR OF HIKING IN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK by Ben Anderson. Ben was the media relations director at Warren Wilson College from 1997 until his retirement in 2015. Drawing on his knowledge of the national park gleaned from his more than twenty...

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses SWAG

06/12/2017 - 7:00PM

This "brilliant caper" (New York Times) from bestselling author Elmore Leonard is a rollicking tale of modern urban crime featuring a cast of small-time criminals with big-time dreams. Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick--all of them involving guns--and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth....

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB discusses ART AS THERAPY

06/13/2017 - 12:00PM


JODI LYNN ANDERSON presents YA novel MIDNIGHT AT THE ELECTRIC

06/13/2017 - 7:00PM

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson's epic tale--told through three unforgettable points of view--is a masterful exploration of how love, determination, and hope can change a person's fate. Kansas, 2065: Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house more than a hundred years ago and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. Oklahoma, 1934: Amid the fear and...

GAIL GOODWIN presents GRIEF COTTAGE in conversation with ROB NEUFELD

06/14/2017 - 7:00PM

The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach. After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

06/14/2017 - 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.

GAIL GODWIN presents GRIEF COTTAGE in conversation with ROB NEUFELD

06/14/2017 - 7:00PM

The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach. After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South...

NOTORIOUS HBC (History Book Club) discusses ORSON WELLES'S LAST MOVIE

06/15/2017 - 7:00PM

 In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks...

JOHN GRISHAM presents CAMINO ISLAND (SOLD OUT!!!!)

06/15/2017 - 5:00PM

Unfortunately, this event is currently SOLD OUT. If you are interested in having your name added to the waiting list, please follow this link.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2fvi_eXCd9xcy8pRLMXH55ANK9lUj... CAMINO ISLAND is John Grisham’s 30th novel. A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns a popular...

DAN PIERCE presents HAZEL CREEK: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN ICONIC MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY

06/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Today Hazel Creek is located within the boundaries of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but the area and former community has had an extraordinary history. It has been the home of famous writer Horace Kephart, a mining boom town, a lumber boom town, and finally a bust town and focus of a 60 year dispute over the building of the North Shore Road.

(SIGNING ONLY!) SUMMER RAYNE OAKES signs SUGARDETOXME

06/17/2017 - 2:00PM

Meet author, Summer Rayne Oakes as she signs her book SugarDetoxMe.....as you look forward to breaking the sugar habit with this inspiring, easy-to-follow cookbook!  Overcome your sugar cravings, lose weight, and get your health back on track! With more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, menus, and gorgeous color photographs, SugarDetoxMe is on a mission to help readers shake their addiction to the sweet stuff. It not only arms you with scientific knowledge about the harmful...

HANS KING presents GUIDED: RECLAIMING THE INTUITIVE VOICE OF YOUR SOUL

06/18/2017 - 3:00PM

Award-winning psychic Hans King provides a clear and thorough path for connecting to the invisible side of life in Guided. Based on the author's sixty years of direct voice medium work, it includes step-by-step practices for quieting the mind and creating a clear channel for spiritual communication, allowing you to discover, activate, trust, and follow your own eternal voice while uncovering your soul's greatest purpose and passion. Filled with fascinating stories and real-life...

WRITER'S COFFEE HOUSE

06/19/2017 - 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.

JENNY ALLEN presents WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE STOP: REFLECTIONS ON LIFE & OTHER BAD IDEAS

06/20/2017 - 7:00PM

One of the funniest writers in America.- That's what The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen--and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable. With her eagle eye for the absurd and hilarious, Allen reports from the potholes midway through life's journey. One moment she's flirting shamelessly--and unsuccessfully--with a younger man at a wedding; the next she's stumbling upon X-rated...

STEVE KATZ presents BLOOD, SWEAT, & MY ROCK'N'ROLL YEARS: IS STEVE KATZ A ROCK STAR?

06/21/2017 - 7:00PM

On paper Steve Katz's career rivals anyone s except the 1960s and 70s biggest stars: the Monterey Pop Festival with the legendary Blues Project, Woodstock with Blood, Sweat & Tears, and even producing rock s most celebrated speed addict, Lou Reed. There were world tours, and his resume screams Hall of Fame it won t be long before BS&T are on that ballot. He has three Grammies (ten nominations), three Downbeat Reader s Poll Awards, three gold records, one platinum record, and one...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

06/21/2017 - 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.

LITERARY KARAOKE w/special guest reader MAGGIE SMITH with THE WELL SPEAKS OF IT'S OWN POISON

06/23/2017 - 7:00PM

We are excited to have our monthly LITERARY KARAOKE event with poet Maggie Smith this month.  During this event everyone is welcomed to read from a piece of writing that is not their own. This can be poetry, prose, or any piece of literature that you would like to share....the only catch, it cannot be your own!!  Maggie Smith is well known for her poem Good Bones which hit the social-media scene in the summer of 2016 and seemed to so encapsulate the tumultuous year. Below is a...

Celebration of the poetry of JIMMIE MARGARET GILLIAM with TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT

06/25/2017 - 3:00PM


BOOK RELEASE & CELEBRATION for work of JIMMIE MARGARET GILLIAM

06/25/2017 - 3:00PM

We will be celebrating the life and work of Jimmie Margaret Gilliam and the posthumously published, TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT, a book 20 years in the making, edited by Paula Paradise and published by White Pine Press. Jimmie was the first poet to read at Malaprops. This event includes a reading of the book by Jimmie's friends and family (including our owner Emoke). Jimmie was an open, gentle, wise soul to everyone she encountered. She was an encourager who was passionate about...

MARLA MILLING presents LEGENDS, SECRETS, & MYSTERIES OF ASHEVILLE

06/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Beyond the beaten path of local landmarks, residents and tourists can find curious secrets, lost mysteries and fascinating legends. The famed Hope Diamond once found itself, and its mysterious curse, buried in an Asheville girl's sandbox. Elvis once handed a cherished guitar to a local man at an Asheville concert, and he held on to it for forty years. At a flea market, an Asheville attorney paid a few bucks for an old tintype likely of Billy the Kid, and it may be worth millions. Native author...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

06/28/2017 - 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.

TEACH IN with PHAKYAB RINPOCHE presenting MEDITATION SAVED MY LIFE

06/28/2017 - 6:00PM

 This month our TEACH IN series will welcome Tibetan lama Phakyab Rinpoche. In 2003 Phakyab Rinpoche was admitted to the emergency clinic of the Program for Survivors of Torture at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. After a dramatic escape from imprisonment in China, at the hands of authorities bent on uprooting Tibet's traditional religion and culture, his ordeal had left him with life-threatening injuries, including gangrene of the right ankle. American doctors gave Rinpoche a shocking...

PHAKYAB RINPOCHE presents MEDITATION SAVED MY LIFE

06/28/2017 - 7:00PM

In 2003, Tibetan lama Phakyab Rinpoche was admitted to the emergency clinic of the Program for Survivors of Torture at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. After a dramatic escape from imprisonment in China, at the hands of authorities bent on uprooting Tibet's traditional religion and culture, his ordeal had left him with life-threatening injuries, including gangrene of the right ankle. American doctors gave Rinpoche a shocking choice: accept leg amputation or risk a slow, painful death. An inner...

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses TELL ME HOW IT ENDS

06/28/2017 - 7:00PM

Structured around the forty questions Valeria Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home.

SCOTT GOULD presents STRANGERS TO TEMPTATION in conversation with DAVID JOY

06/29/2017 - 7:00PM

STRANGER TO TEMPTATION - The debut collection from award-winning short story writer Scott Gould, Strangers to Temptation, takes us to the white sand banks of the Black River in lowcountry South Carolina during the early 1970s, a place in time where religion and race provide the backdrop for an often uneasy coming-of-age. Linked by a common voice, these thirteen stories introduce us to a cast of uniquely Southern characters: a Vietnam vet father with half a stomach who plays a skinny Jesus in...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses OTHER RUSSIAS

06/29/2017 - 7:00PM


POETRIO

07/02/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry series as we welcome three poets to read at 3pm. This month  we will welcome Ward Abel as well as two other poets....stay tuned!!!

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses MIDDLESEX

07/03/2017 - 7:00PM

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal." So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village...

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST

07/04/2017 - 7:00PM

*This club meets at the Battery Park book Exchange Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, and the places we traverse, from wilderness to cities, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. While deeply personal, her own...

DAVID MADDEN presents MARBLE GODDESSES AND MORTAL FLESH

07/05/2017 - 7:00PM

This collection of novellas that tell the tale of Lucius. This begins as he is 19 years old and his ordeal as a merchant seaman headed to Chile. As he gets older, he becomes a teacher, a con-man, a novelist, and the purchaser of a theater.  Clearly we are leaving a lot out here as we don't want to spoil the story, but can only say it's worth the ride!    DAVID MADDEN is a native of Knoxville, TN and much of his life parallels that of Lucious...to an extent. He was an usher...

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses A GOOD SCENT FROM A STRANGE MOUNTAIN

07/05/2017 - 7:00PM

 Butler's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its impact on the Vietnamese is reissued. Includes two subsequently published stories that complete the collection's narrative journey, returning to the jungles of Vietnam.  

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

07/05/2017 - 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 2-7.

MACKENZIE LEE & ROSHANI CHOKSHI present THE GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE & A CROWN OF WISHES

07/06/2017 - 7:00PM

THE GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE -  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s in this hilarious and swashbuckling stand-alone teen historical fiction novel. A young bisexual British lord who embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee. Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't care that his roguish passions are far from...

POETRY ON REQUEST with poet KATHERINE SONIAT

07/08/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Katherine Soniat, and sit down with her.  As you engage in conversation she will craft a thoughtful poem just for you!!

POETRY ON REQUEST with poet TRACY SCHMIDT

07/08/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Tracy Schmidt, and sit down with her.  As you engage in conversation she will craft a thoughtful poem just for you!!

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses MURDER 101

07/10/2017 - 7:00PM

New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman's beloved Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York--and find themselves entangled in deception, intrigue, and murder in picturesque elite college town. As a detective lieutenant with the LAPD, Peter Decker witnessed enough ugliness and chaos for a lifetime. Now, he and his devoted wife Rina Lazarus are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children and their foster son...

J. ROBERT LENNON & ADAM O'FALLON PRICE present BROKEN RIVER & THE GRAND TOUR

07/11/2017 - 7:00PM

BROKEN RIVER - A modest house in upstate New York. One in the morning. Three people--a couple and their child--hurry out the door, but it's too late for them. As the virtuosic and terrifying opening scene of Broken River unfolds, a spectral presence seems to be watching with cold and mysterious interest. Soon the house lies abandoned, and years later a new family moves in. Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of Karl's infidelity to start...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

07/12/2017 - 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 2-7.

KYLE JAMES presents NOT AFRAID OF THE FALL

07/13/2017 - 7:00PM

After purchasing one-way flights from New York City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and their daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could. In 114 days, they trekked across 15 countries and 38 cities with nothing but their backpacks, their smartphones, and each other. Not Afraid of the Fall is the unvarnished story of their off-the-cuff journey: From cliff-jumping on Croatia's untouched coasts to bathing with rescued...

POETRY ON REQUEST with poet TRACY SCHMIDT

07/14/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Tracy Schmidt and sit down with her.  As you engage in conversation she will craft a thoughtful poem just for you!!

JOSHILYN JACKSON presents THE ALMOST SISTERS

07/18/2017 - 7:00PM

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are. Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

07/19/2017 - 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 2-7.

MATTHEW QUICK presents THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE

07/19/2017 - 7:00PM

The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook offers a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war. After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard--that of a...

TEACH IN: DANIEL FOOR presents ANCESTRAL MEDICINE: RITUALS FOR PERSONAL AND FAMILY HEALING

07/20/2017 - 7:00PM

We're excited for the Teach-In this month!  Here's a bit more about it! Offering a practical guide to understanding and navigating relationships with the spirits of those who have passed, Daniel Foor, PhD, details how to relate safely and effectively with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. He provides exercises and rituals, grounded in ancient wisdom traditions, to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find supportive ancestral guides, cultivate...

DREW MAGARY presents THE HIKE

07/25/2017 - 7:00PM

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.  On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

07/26/2017 - 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 2-7.

SWAN HUNTLEY presents THE GODDESSES

07/31/2017 - 7:00PM

When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. Ana has short, black hair, a warm smile, and...

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