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TEACH-IN Event with NANCY MACLEAN discussing DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS:THE DEEP HISTORY OF THE RADICAL RIGHT'S STEALTH PLAN FOR AMERICA

08/16/2017 - 6:00PM

Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. Democracy in Chains names its true architect--the Nobel Prize-winning political...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

08/16/2017 - 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.

DAWN RENO LANGLEY presents THE MOURNING PARADE

08/17/2017 - 7:00PM

Single mom and veterinarian Natalie DeAngelo lost everything the day her two sons were killed in a school shooting. Following her psychiatrist's advice, she decides to sell her once-happy home to escape the immense pain and grief of living there alone. Desperate to find relief from her unspeakable loss, Natalie impetuously commits to honoring her boys' memory and volunteers to assist philanthropist Andrew Graham at his elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand. All she wants once she gets...

In-store signing with HARRY ROSENBLUM as he presents VINEGAR REVIVAL: Artisanal Recipes for Brightening Dishes and Drinks with Homemade Vinegars

08/17/2017 - 3:00PM

The next frontier in fermenting and home brewing is vinegar: the essential ingredient for enhancing your home cooking. Just about everyone has at least one bottle of vinegar in the pantry, but not many realize how much better the homemade kind tastes--the flavor is incomparable. And it's easy make; all you need is a bottle of your favorite alcoholic beverage, a starter (or mother of vinegar), and a few weeks of hands-off time.    Vinegar Revival shows you how to use...

HBC Book Club

08/18/2017 - 7:00PM

The History Book Club will be reading Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild.

YA Author Event with JEFF ZENTNER & KATHLEEN GLASGOW

08/18/2017 - 7:00PM

Goodbye Days (Jeff Zentner) looks at a teen's life after the death of his best friend and how he navigates through the guilt and pain by celebrating their lives--and ultimately learning to forgive himself:  Where are you guys? Text me back. That's the last message Carver Briggs will ever send his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. He never thought that it would lead to their death.Now Carver can't stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge...

CARRIE SCHLOSS, JILLIAN KELLY & KIM ALLEN present THE ASHEVILLE BEE CHARMER COOKBOOK

08/19/2017 - 7:00PM

It's said that Asheville is becoming even better known for "the two Bs" beer and bees. It's home to the Center for Honeybee Research; the headquarters of Bee City USA, a nonprofit dedicated to creating sustainable habitats for pollinators; and scores of beekeepers making small-batch honey. It's no wonder that Asheville Bee Charmer, opened in 2014 by beekeepers Jillian Kelly and Kim Allen, has become a destination for both local foodies and tourists. This honey purveyor offers a range of bee-...

FRANCES FIGART presents SEASONS OF LETTING GO

08/20/2017 - 3:00PM

A collection of autobiographical essays from the editor of The Laurel of Asheville, this book follows the author’s first year of grieving after her mother’s death, her subsequent move to Asheville, turning 50, meeting her husband and reinventing herself using lessons learned from being a caregiver. She welcomes willing participants to take an active part in her readings and conducts the book signing as a celebratory event of sharing about resilient grief.

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

08/23/2017 - 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.

KEN HAEDRICH presents THE HARVEST BAKER

08/23/2017 - 7:00PM

Let them eat cake -- and vegetables, too! Award-winning cookbook author Ken Haedrich serves up 150 delicious baked goods that are full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and go far beyond zucchini bread and carrot cake. From Bacon, Cheddar, and Fresh Corn Muffins to Fresh Fennel and Italian Sausage Pizza, Spaghetti Squash and Parmesan Quiche, and Brown Sugar Rhubarb Tart Squares, these scrumptious recipes add nutrition plus amazing flavor to every meal of the day. The breadth of this...

DEVYN BENSON presents ANTIRACISM IN CUBA: THE UNFINISHED REVOLUTION

08/24/2017 - 7:00PM

Analyzing the ideology and rhetoric around race in Cuba and south Florida during the early years of the Cuban revolution, Devyn Spence Benson argues that ideas, stereotypes, and discriminatory practices relating to racial difference persisted despite major efforts by the Cuban state to generate social equality. Drawing on Cuban and U.S. archival materials and face-to-face interviews, Benson examines 1960s government programs and campaigns against discrimination, showing how such programs...

LITERARY KARAOKE

08/25/2017 - 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!

MAGDALENA CLARK & LAURA J. MOODY present UNDERCITIES

08/26/2017 - 7:00PM

UNDERCITIES is a short story anthology that focuses on queer narratives in an urban fantasy setting, featuring queer and POC creators. These eleven stories take the glamour off of cities as you know them to reveal the magic beneath. From selkies and sweets in Saint Thomas to secret-spilling potions in Brasília to faeries and werewolves in Toronto, you’ll find that magic and the myriad kinds of people who create it are right where they always have been: everywhere around you. Explore the...

BIRDSONG: POEMS CELEBRATING BIRDS with LAURIE WILCOX-MEYER, BART WHITE, & LORRIE JAYNE

08/27/2017 - 3:00PM


MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

08/30/2017 - 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.

LEAH WEISS presents IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE

08/30/2017 - 7:00PM

Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That's long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby. Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline...if she can just figure out how to use it. This intimate insight into a...

JC SASSER presents GRADLE BIRD

08/31/2017 - 7:00PM

Sixteen-year-old Gradle Bird has lived her entire life with her Grandpa, Leonard, at a seedy motel and truck stop off Georgia's I-16. But when Leonard moves her to a crumbling old house rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Ms. Annalee Spivey, Gradle is plunged into a lush, magical world much stranger and more dangerous than from the one she came. Here she meets Sonny Joe Stitch, a Siamese Fighting Fish connoisseur overdosed on testosterone, a crippled, Bible-thumping hobo named Ceif "...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION discusses HIS EXCELLENCY

08/31/2017 - 7:00PM


POETRIO

09/03/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry reading with three poets at 3pm! This month we will have poets Cathryn Hankla, Allison Pininii Davis, & Al Maginnes.

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)

09/05/2017 - 7:00PM

*This club meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange  Join co-hosts Linda-Marie Barrett and Maria Fire for the WILD Book club. This month’s title is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett.  

DAREN WANG presents THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES in conversation with CHARLES FRAZIER

09/05/2017 - 6:00PM

Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden Light of Northern Fires tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart. Mary Willis has always been an outcast, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to take over the household duties and management of her family's farm, while her brother Leander...

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB

09/05/2017 - 7:00PM

Join host Bruce Roth for a lively discussion on topics of current interest including war and peace, the economy, the environment, and other hot political topics. This month the club begins its discussion of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal.  

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

09/06/2017 - 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 BOOK CLUB

09/06/2017 - 7:00PM

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by Edgar Wroblewski.

JAMES T. COSTA presents DARWIN'S BACKYARD: HOW SMALL EXPERIMENTS LED TO A BIG THEORY

09/06/2017 - 6:00PM

James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin's childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution began. We then follow Darwin to Down House, his bustling home of forty years, where he kept porcupine quills at his desk to dissect barnacles, maintained a flock of sixteen pigeon breeds in the dovecote, and cultivated climbing plants in the study, and to Bournemouth, where on one memorable family vacation he fed carnivorous plants in the soup dishes....

YA EVENT! FT LUKENS & CARRIE PACK in conversation with BETH REVIS

09/07/2017 - 6:00PM

We're excited to bring you two great Young Adult authors this month: FT Lukens & Carrie Pack. They will be in conversation with fellow YA author Beth Revis.  FT Lukens will be presenting her new bookRULES & REGULATIONS FOR MEDIATING MYTHS AND MAGIC while Carrie Pack will talk to us about GRRRLS ON THE SIDE.  F.T. Lukens is an author of Young Adult fiction who got her start by placing second out of ten thousand entries in a fan community writing contest. A sci-fi enthusiast, F...

POETRY ON REQUEST with a LOCAL POET

09/08/2017 - 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

09/09/2017 - 4:00PM

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

JASON WHITLEY presents SEA URCHINS, a Graphic Novel Trilogy

09/10/2017 - 3:00PM

Come celebrate local author Jason Whitley’s graphic novel trilogy, SEA URCHINS. Here's a bit more about the story: Olie Unrun always wanted to live a life at sea. Instead, he worked at his dad's fish-oil factory and began the life of a family man. One day something in Olie snapped and he built a ship on his land... then he relocated his house to the deck of the ship and christened the whole shebang "The Banana Moon." All Olie had to do was wait for the right storm to lift his house to...

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB

09/11/2017 - 7:00PM

Join hosts and Malaprop's bookseller Caroline Christopoulos to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and nonfiction focused on the LGBTQ community. This month’s selection is Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock. (Note: date change this month due to Labor Day)

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

09/11/2017 - 7:00PM

Join host Tena Frank to discuss In the Woods by Tana French.

Indian Endurance Athlete ANU VAIDYANATHAN presents ANYWHERE BUT HOME: ADVENTURES IN ENDURANCE in Conversation with Will Harlan

09/11/2017 - 6:00PM

Anu Vaidyanathan is the first Asian woman to complete the Ultraman Canada: a punishing 10-km swim, a 420-km bike ride, and an 84.4-km run. She placed sixth. Which is breathtaking. But what is your typical good Indian girl and super-nerd doing at the Ultraman? Anywhere but Home is the funny, heartbreaking, unexpected story of a woman who would not give up. As she followed her passion on the roads of Bangalore and across several Indian cities, coaches advised her to get married. She was stuck in...

HEATHER BELL ADAMS presents MARANATHA ROAD in conversation with JEREMY JONES

09/12/2017 - 6:00PM

We are excited to have two local authors in conversation this evening! Here is a bit more about them and their work! MARANATHA ROAD (Heather Bell Adams) - After Sadie's son, Mark, is gone, she doesn't have much use for other people, including her husband. The last person she wants to see is Tinley Greene, who shows up claiming she's pregnant with Mark's baby. Sadie knows Tinley must be lying because Mark was engaged and never would have betrayed his fiancee. So she refuses to help, and she...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

09/13/2017 - 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.

BROCK ADAMS & HOLLY GODDARD JONES

09/13/2017 - 6:00PM

Ember (Brock Adams) Three years ago, the sun began to die. In a desperate attempt to reignite the failing star, the United States had joined the rest of the planet in unloading its nuclear arsenal at the flickering ember. The missiles burst from silos in Wyoming and Bangladesh, cocooning the earth in tendrils of smoke as they began their two-and-a-half year journey into space. When they finally reach their target, it's thirty degrees in July and getting colder. Lisa and her husband, Guy,...

SHARYN MCCRUMB presents THE UNQUIET GRAVE

09/14/2017 - 6:00PM

From New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb comes a finely wrought novel set in nineteenth-century West Virginia, based on the true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history--the case of the Greenbrier Ghost. Lakin, West Virginia, 1930  Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the...

MARIE LU presents WARCROSS

09/15/2017 - 6:00PM

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu--when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game--it's a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down...

NOTORIOUS HBC* (*HISTORY BOOK CLUB)

09/15/2017 - 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 Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

WRITER'S AT HOME READING SERIES

09/17/2017 - 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 COFFEE HOUSE

09/18/2017 - 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.

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB

09/19/2017 - 12:00PM

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artwork and the art world. Bring your book and a brown-bag lunch to make the most of your midday break!  

BRENDAN JONES presents THE ALASKAN LAUNDRY

09/19/2017 - 6:00PM

In waters as far and icy as the Bering Sea, a fierce, lost young woman finds herself through the hard work of fishing and the stubborn love of real friendship.  Tara Marconi has made her way from Philly to "the Rock," a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons. Her mother's death left her unmoored, with a seemingly impassable rift between her and her father. But in this majestic, rugged frontier she works her way up the commercial fishing ladder--from hatchery assistant all the way...

EILEEN MYLES presents AFTERGLOW (A DOG MEMOIR)

09/20/2017 - 6:00PM

Prolific and widely renowned poet, novelist, and essayist Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match” (New York Review of Books). AFTERGLOW (a dog memoir), Myles’ first foray into memoir, paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie. In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly became central to the writer's...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

09/20/2017 - 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.

SARAH PRAGER presents QUEER, THERE, & EVERYWHERE: 23 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

09/21/2017 - 6:00PM

This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG.  World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals--and you've never heard of many of them. Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham...

MARYN MCKENNA presents BIG CHICKEN: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats, and BRYANT SIMON presents THE HAMLET FIRE: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, And Cheap Lives

09/22/2017 - 6:00PM

Award-winning journalist and TED presenter Maryn McKenna chronicles how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—and uncovers the ways we can, and are, making America’s favorite meat safe once more. Bryant Simon researched the 1991 fire in a chicken processing plant in Hamlet, NC that claimed the lives of the 25 employees who were unable to escape through exits, padlocked from the outside. He reveals how cheap labor, cheap government...

LITERARY KARAOKE! BANNED BOOKS EDITION with the ACLU

09/23/2017 - 6:00PM

We are excited to kick off Banned Books Week with a reading of poetry and prose banned for various reasons across the country in this month’s Literary Karaoke, co-hosted by the defenders of the first amendment, the American Civil LIberties Union. You pick your favorite scandalous literature and read for three to five minutes.  

YA author ALAN GRATZ lauches his books BAN THIS BOOK and REFUGEE

09/24/2017 - 2:00PM

Prolific local writer Alan Gratz once again joins us for another double book launch complete with cupcakes and lemonade! Alan is a superstar--you won’t want to miss his talk. Both books are for middle grade readers on up and especially timely. BAN THIS BOOK - An inspiring tale of a fourth-grader who fights back when her favorite book is banned from the school library--by starting her own illegal locker library!  It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorite...

YA author ALAN GRATZ launches his books BAN THIS BOOK and REFUGEE

09/24/2017 - 2:00PM

Prolific local writer Alan Gratz once again joins us for another double book launch complete with cupcakes and lemonade! Alan is a superstar--you won’t want to miss his talk. Both books are for middle grade readers on up and especially timely. BAN THIS BOOK - An inspiring tale of a fourth-grader who fights back when her favorite book is banned from the school library--by starting her own illegal locker library!  It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorite...

YA EVENT!: STEPHANIE PERKINS presents THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE and KRISTIN CASHORE presents JANE, UNLIMITED

09/25/2017 - 6:00PM

Can you believe this line-up? Stephanie Perkins is going to make you keep the light on all night with her new horror novel, and Kristin Cashore is going to bring your mind into new worlds. Come celebrate these rock stars of YA! Arrive early for a seat!

Stephanie Perkins and Kristin Cashore Double Launch Party!

09/25/2017 - 6:00PM

YA fans, get your seat early for the event of the year! Beloved superstar Stephanie Perkins moves into darker territory in her new YA horror novel, There Is Someone Inside Your House. Even the title has us scared! Joining her is Kristin Cashore, who will be celebrating the release of her latest, Jane, Unlimited. This will be a night to remember, so make your travel plans and pre-order your copies of the books now! 

DENISE KIERNAN launches THE LAST CASTLE, in Conversation with Karen Abbott

09/26/2017 - 6:00PM

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BRIDGE THE GAP

09/27/2017 - 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.

CELESTE NG presents LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE in Conversation with Tommy Hays

09/27/2017 - 6:00PM

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

09/27/2017 - 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.

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB

09/28/2017 - 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. This month’s book is Target in the Night by Ricardo Piglia, translated by Sergio Waisman.

JEN SINCERO presents YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY (*ticketed event!*)

09/29/2017 - 6:00PM

**This event is ticketed. Go to Malaprops.com for details.** “In this follow-up to You Are a Badass, life coach and speaker Jen Sincero takes on money and wealth. Contrary to popular belief, money is not good or bad. Rich people are not evil. It's OK to love money. It's even possible to attract it, and there's more than enough to go around. In summation: you can make money...if you could only just get over yourself. Sincero shares numerous, quotable anecdotes in her signature witty, yet self-...

An Evening with Author Jen Sincero *Ticketed In Store Event

09/29/2017 - 6:00PM

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Jillian Weise presents the 10th anniversary edition of THE AMPUTEE'S GUIDE TO SEX with special guest Patricia Lockwood

10/02/2017 - 6:00PM

When Jillian Weise wrote The Amputee's Guide to Sex, it was with the intention of changing the conversation around disability; essentially, she was tired of seeing "cripples" portrayed as asexual characters. The collection that resulted is a powerful lesson in desire, the body, pain, and possession. These poems interrogate medical language and history, imagine Mona Lisa in a wheelchair, rewrite Elizabeth Bishop's poem "In the Waiting Room," address a lover's arsonist ex-girlfriend, and...

Wiley Cash presents THE LAST BALLAD launch at UNCA

10/03/2017 - 7:00PM

Wiley Cash in Conversation with Charles Frazier, with Music by Shannon Whitworth Join Wiley Cash, New York Times best-selling author and UNC- Asheville's writer-in-residence, as he celebrates the release of his new novel, The Last Ballad. Set in Gastonia, N.C. in 1929 and inspired by true events, the novel chronicles a woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a mill in the midst of violent textile strike. Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain and Nightwoods, will join Wiley in...

EMILY NUNN presents THE COMFORT FOOD DIARIES: MY QUEST FOR THE PERFECT FOOD TO MEND A BROKEN HEART

10/04/2017 - 6:00PM

In the tradition of Elizabeth Gilbert and Ruth Reichl, former New Yorker editor Emily Nunn chronicles her journey to heal old wounds and find comfort in the face of loss through travel, home-cooked food, and the company of friends and family.One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiance and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security....

Triumfeminate-Three Women Memoirists: Kimberly Childs, Pauline Kaldas, and Sharon Harrigan

10/05/2017 - 6:00PM

Kimberly Childs presents Remember Me as Loving You. In her search for love and home, Kimberly Childs must find her way through her glamorous, alcoholic mother's world of London and Broadway glitz and her grandparents' Kentucky farm with an outhouse before landing in 1960s San Francisco, where she discovers the serenity of meditation - and her life's path. Pauline Kaldas presents Looking Both Ways, a collection of interlinked essays that explores family, language, politics, identity, and...

Amy Reed presents THE NOWHERE GIRLS

10/10/2017 - 6:00PM

Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story. Who are the Nowhere Girls? They're everygirl. But they start with just three: Grace Salter is the new girl in town, whose family was run out of their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal after falling off a horse...

Ruthie Rosauer presents THESE TREES

10/11/2017 - 6:00PM

These Trees is a collection of 140 photographs detailing trees as you may never have seen them before: whole trees, groups of trees, close-ups of bark, leaves, roots, and interesting shapes formed by tree branches, within the bark, or from twisted trunks. Nuts, flowers and fruits form the “Crowning Glories” section. Ruthie's passion for trees has been translated into this veritable 'valentine' to the arboreal world. The book is organized into six chapters: Bark, Leaves, Shapes, Roots, Crowning...

RIMA VESELY-FLAD presents RACIAL PURITY AND DANGEROUS BODIES: MORAL POLLUTION, BLACK LIVES, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE

10/12/2017 - 6:00PM

At the center of contemporary struggles over aggressive policing practices is an assumed association in U.S. culture of blackness with criminality. Rima L. Vesely-Flad examines the religious and philosophical constructs of the black body in U.S. society, examining racialized ideas about purity and pollution as they have developed historically and as they are institutionalized today in racially disproportionate policing and mass incarceration. These systems keep threatening populations in a...

Malaprop's presents an Evening with JAN KARON

10/25/2017 - 5:00PM

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