University of California Press: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet by Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore

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MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

10/18/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us every Wednesday 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 through 9.  

JAMIE DEMENT presents THE FARMHOUSE CHEF: Recipes and Stories from My Carolina Farm

10/18/2017 - 6:00PM

Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the newest kind of North Carolina farming life. On fifty-five acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, North Carolina, DeMent and her family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom varieties of produce and livestock. Every day on Coon Rock Farm, DeMent cooks robust, flavorful, satisfying meals for family, crew, and farm interns--and now you are invited to share the bounty. The Farmhouse Chef offers 150 recipes for every...

STEPHANIE PETERSON JONES presents DRAWING FOR JOY: 15 Minute Daily Meditations

10/19/2017 - 6:00PM

This local art teacher and author will be here to tell us how to unwind with art. Stephanie Peterson Jones is a certified K-12 art teacher who loves teaching art to children and adults. She loves to work on community art projects that encourage kindness and compassion and started Art & Kindness, LLC with her husband following Hurricane Sandy. For her, making art is a meditation and an expression of joy. Stephanie is inspired by beauty in nature, kind people, and the little visual surprises...

NOTORIOUS HBC* (*HISTORY BOOK CLUB)

10/20/2017 - 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 The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England by Carol F. Karlsen.  

ALEXANDRA DUNCAN presents BLIGHT, with special guests S. JAE-JONES and JESSICA KHOURY

10/23/2017 - 6:00PM

We are excited to have yet another local YA author to celebrate, and she’s bringing some powerful friends to the party! S. Jae Jones is the author of Wintersong and Jessica Khoury is the author of The Forbidden Wish. Join us for a night of YA fantasy fun! In Blight, Seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres has lived on the AgraStar farm north of Atlanta, Georgia, since she was found outside its gates at the age of five. Now she's part of the security force guarding the fence and watching for...

AZRA and SEREN BERTRAND present WOMB AWAKENING: Initiatory Wisdom from the Creatrix of All Life

10/24/2017 - 6:00PM

The Ancients lived by a feminine cosmology of creation, where everything was birthed and dissolved through a sacred universal Womb. Within each of us, whether female or male, lies a holographic blueprint of this Womb of Creation, connecting us to the Web of Life. By awakening your spiritual Womb, the holy of holies within the temple of your body, you can reconnect to the transformative energy of Womb Consciousness and reclaim your sacred powers of creation and love. Drawing on mythical and...

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB

10/25/2017 - 7:00PM

Join host Madelyn Anderson for a book club for those interested in exploring perspectives of people with different life experiences or world views, particularly those marginalized in the U.S. We’ll read about the intersection of race, gender, political affiliation, and sexual identification/orientation, as well as discuss ways to take collective action. This month’s book is Citizen by Claudia Rankine.  

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

10/25/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us every Wednesday 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 through 9.  

Malaprop's presents an Evening with JAN KARON

10/25/2017 - 5:00PM

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CANCELLED: LOOK FOR THIS TO BE RESCHEDULED NC Arts Council Fellowship Reading

10/26/2017 - 6:00PM

Join us for readings by the NC Arts Council felowship recipients Rebecca Gummere, Elisabeth Lewis-Corley, Travis Mulhauser, and Trace Ramsey. This event is part of the NC Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary celebration, which launches in October and will continue through next spring.   Rebecca Gummere, Sugar Grove  Rebecca Gummere calls herself  a “professional wonderer” to describe her calling as a writer of creative nonfiction. “When I was 12, I discovered the short stories...

STEVE BENDER presents THE GRUMPY GARDENER

10/26/2017 - 6:00PM

Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender - known affectionately as "The Grumpy Gardener" - for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses sarcasm and sidesplitting humor for nearly 35 years. Finally, the collected wit and wisdom of the magazine's most irreverent and beloved columnist can be found in a single A - Z volume, providing gardeners from coast-to-coast with his valuable tips for planting,...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB

10/26/2017 - 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.

HAMILTON! TRIVIA NIGHT

10/27/2017 - 6:00PM

What time is it? (IT’S SHOWTIME!) Dust off your three cornered hat and bring your love for Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award winning masterpiece. Even if you don’t win, you can celebrate with the people who really, really get how great Hamilton! is.   

THEODORE RICHARDS presents THE GREAT RE-IMAGINING: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse

10/29/2017 - 3:00PM

Drawing from sources ranging from the ancient apocalyptic traditions to contemporary science, The Great Re-Imagining explores the deep narratives that have brought us the brink of apocalypse and invites us to re-imagine our place in the world. Theodore Richards is the director and founder of The Chicago Wisdom Project, a core faculty member of The Fox Institute, and the author of several books. He is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including two Independent Publisher Awards and the...

MICAH SPRINGER presents KEEPERS OF THE STORY

10/30/2017 - 6:00PM

In 1993 two young women, Micah and Kas, set out alone to backpack through Africa for nearly a year. They leap headlong into cultural misunderstanding, crocodiles, and corruption, imperiling their lives and testing their lucky stars. The Motherland unveils her deepest mysteries when Micah falls in love with a nomadic warrior, and his rich tradition. Sex, alienation, danger, longing, unwritten languages, and moonlight dances become Micah's pathway to inner wisdom and the divine. This tribute to...

All Hallow’s Read

10/31/2017 - 4:00PM

Join us for a day of special All Hallows Eve themed events!   4:00pm -5:00pm : Bring your kids to a scary story reading. Special prizes to those who come in costumes. The cafe will be serving candy corn hot chocolate and cupcakes.   7:00pm -8:00pm: All Hallow’s Read Literary karaoke. Adults and young adults are invited to come share their favorite spooky, haunted, creepy, or scary passage. Costumes are strongly encouraged and candy corn mocha lattes will be on the menu for...

NanoWriMo Kick-off event

11/01/2017 - 6:00PM

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo is an annual creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Join us to kick off this event and get inspiration for the month ahead. 

MICHAEL CARLEBACH presents SOME OF US

11/03/2017 - 6:00PM

Local photographer Micheal Carlebach will present the new book Some Of Us. Details to come.     

ANNE BOGEL presents READING PEOPLE: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

11/04/2017 - 6:00PM

Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next? Her popular book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. Bogel lives in Louisville, Kentucky.  If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which...

POETRIO

11/05/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for a monthly celebration of poetry featuring three poets. This month, we welcome Michael Beadle, Rita Sims Quillen and Kimberly J. Simms.

SARAH DOMET presents THE GUINEVERES

11/07/2017 - 6:00PM

To four girls who have nothing, their friendship is everything: they are each other's confidants, teachers, and family. The girls are all named Guinevere--Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win--and it is the surprise of finding another Guinevere in their midst that first brings them together. They come to The Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent by different paths, delivered by their families, each with her own complicated, heartbreaking story that she safeguards. Gwen is all Hollywood glamour and...

LADY PASSION and *DIUVEI double launch of RITUALS AND SABBATS: Sacred Rites and Seasonal Celebrations and CANDLE MAGIC: Working with Wax, Wick, and Flame

11/08/2017 - 6:00PM

Rituals and Sabbats: Sacred Rites and Seasonal Celebrations is an authoritative guide to the most important days of the witch year.  A witches' ritual creates a spiritual atmosphere where magic can happen, and this guide to the most sacred days of the witch year reveals just how that magic comes about. Written by the high priest and priestess of Coven Oldenwilde, this guide outlines the dates, meaning, and ideas behind the eight annual Pagan Sabbats and monthly Esbats when covens...

POETRY ON REQUEST with a local poet

11/10/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets and leave with a thoughtful poem crafted just for you!  

POETRY ON REQUEST with a local poet

11/11/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets and leave with a thoughtful poem crafted just for you!  

SEBASTIAN MATTHEWS and KEVIN MCILVOY

11/12/2017 - 3:00PM

Sebastian Matthews is the author of the poetry collection We Generous (Red Hen Press) and a memoir, In My Father's Footsteps (W. W. Norton). He co-edited, with Stanley Plumly, Search Party: Collected Poems of William Matthews (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and New Hope for the Dead: Uncollected William Matthews. Matthews teaches at Warren Wilson College and serves on the faculty of the Queens College Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program, as well as on the editorial board of Q Ave...

WRITER’S COFFEEHOUSE

11/13/2017 - 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 Nathan Ballingrud.

Orison Books Event: MISS PORTLAND, a novel by DAVID EBENBACH, and GHOST CHILD OF THE ATALANTA BLOOM, poems by REBECCA ARONSON

11/14/2017 - 6:00PM

Unlike other people, Zoe Tussler knows that life is perfectible, and she knows this because of Maine. Thus begins David Ebenbach's Miss Portland, winner of the 2016 Orison Fiction Prize, a moving paean to becoming the place where you belong. Zoe's life has been a quest for meaning, driven by the manic highs and throttling lows of bipolar disorder. She's followed her inner compass to some far-flung places before, but, unlike in those prior incidents, she's sure her precipitous departure...

MEGAN DEVINE presents IT'S OK THAT YOU'RE NOT OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

11/16/2017 - 6:00PM

When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. "Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form," says Megan Devine. "It is a natural and sane response to loss."  So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?  In It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we...

WRITERS AT HOME SERIES with TOMMY HAYS

11/19/2017 - 3:00PM

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

Writer's At Home Reading Series with Tommy Hays

11/19/2017 - 3:00PM

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

An Evening with Dar Williams

12/12/2017 - 6:00PM

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