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SCOTT GOULD presents STRANGERS TO TEMPTATION in conversation with DAVID JOY

06/29/2017 - 7:00PM

STRANGERS 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 TWO poets to read at 3pm. This month we will welcome L. Ward Abel with Digby Roundabout as well as Sam Barbee withThat Rain We Needed. 

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...

CURRENT EVENTS book club discusses CITIZEN SCIENTIST

07/04/2017 - 7:00PM

**This book will be read over the course of both July and August!!! Citizen science might just be our last, best chance to fight extinction. But is there really hope for threatened species? Mary Ellen Hannibal needed to find out.  Hannibal, an award-winning writer and emerging emissary from scientists to the public, sets out to become a citizen scientist herself. In search of vanishing species, she wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains. The data she collects will...

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.

MACKENZI 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 TRACEY SCHMIDT

07/08/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets, Tracey 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...

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST

07/11/2017 - 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...

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.

GARRET K. WOODWARD presents IF YOU CAN'T PLAY GET OFF THE STAGE: BLUEGRASS IN WNC AND BEYOND

07/12/2017 - 7:00PM

Diving into the rich, vibrant and controversial history of bluegrass music, “If You Can’t Play, Get Off the Stage: Bluegrass in Western North Carolina and Beyond” is the debut work from Garret K. Woodward, arts/entertainment editor for The Smoky Mountain News. The book features interviews, profiles, quotes and conversations with the biggest names in bluegrass, mountain and string music, including: Balsam Range, Bobby Osborne, Claire Lynch, David Grisman, David Holt, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson,...

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

07/14/2017 - 4:00PM

Meet one of our talented local poets and leave with a thoughtful poem crafted 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...

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...

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.

NOTORIOUS H.B.C. book club discusses GULAG

07/20/2017 - 7:00PM

In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins in the Russian Revolution, through its expansion under Stalin, to its collapse in the era of glasnost. The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. Applebaum intimately re...

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

07/20/2017 - 6:00PM

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...

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses TELL ME HOW IT ENDS

07/26/2017 - 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.

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.

RON RASH paperback launch of THE RISEN

07/27/2017 - 7:00PM

We're excited to be celebrating the PAPERBACK LAUNCH of Ron Rash's latest book The Risen.  New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer, one bewitching young woman--and the secrets that could destroy their lives. While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother,...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION book club presents THE ADVERSARY

07/27/2017 - 7:00PM

Acclaimed master of psychological suspense Emmanuel Carrere, whose fiction John Updike described as "stunning" ("The New Yorker"), explores the double life of a respectable doctor, 18 years of lies, five murders, and the extremes to which ordinary people can go.

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...

BRONWEN DICKEY & DEIRDRE FRANKLIN present their books about PIT BULLS

08/01/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us as Bronwen Dickey presents PIT BULL: THE BATTLE OVER AN AMERICAN ICON and Deirdre Franklin presents PIT BULL LIFE: A DOG LOVER'S COMPANION. Below is a bit more about both books: PIT BULL: THE BATTLE OVER AN AMERICAN ICON The controversial story of one infamous breed of dog--a New York Times Bestseller ("Animals" list).  When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate pit bull. Which made her wonder: How...

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB discusses CITIZEN SCIENTIST

08/01/2017 - 7:00PM

**This book will be read over the course of both July and August!!! Citizen science might just be our last, best chance to fight extinction. But is there really hope for threatened species? Mary Ellen Hannibal needed to find out.  Hannibal, an award-winning writer and emerging emissary from scientists to the public, sets out to become a citizen scientist herself. In search of vanishing species, she wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains. The data she collects will...

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses THE ARGONAUTS

08/01/2017 - 7:00PM

**This book club meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to...

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses TELL THE WOLVES I'M HOME

08/02/2017 - 7:00PM

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them. There's only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that's her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather,...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

08/02/2017 - 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.

LYNN FRIERSON FAUST presents FIREFLIES, GLOW WORMS & LIGHTNING BUGS

08/02/2017 - 7:00PM

Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada is the first-ever comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central United States and Canada. As an independent researcher working...

MELISSA SCHOLES YOUNG presents FLOOD

08/03/2017 - 7:00PM

A sparkling debut set in Mark Twain's boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . . . and found. Laura Brooks fled her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, ten years ago after a historic flood and personal heartbreak. Now she's returned unannounced, and her family and friends don't know what to make of it. She says she's just home for a brief visit and her high-school reunion, but she's carrying too much luggage for that: literal and metaphorical. Soon Laura is embroiled...

Where's Waldo Party!

08/05/2017 - 2:00PM

Come celebrate the end of our month-long Where's Waldo Asheville Hunt with a party and prize giveaway.  You can participate in this event by picking up a Where's Waldo passport at our store anytime in July and visiting participating merchants while trying to find the hidden Waldo in each store. Turn in your passport to Malaprop's to be entered to win prizes!!  

Children's Author SUSAN PAUL presents C.D. AND THE DREAM PILLOW along with an ACTIVITY!!

08/05/2017 - 11:00AM

Join us this morning for a children's activity with author Susan Paul as she discusses and answers questions about her children's book. Below is a bit more about the book:  A novel tale based on a true life incident, this children's book excites, challenges and charms its' readers of all ages. It invites interactive participation, supports self-expression and encourages artistic freedom. It is one thing to read or be read to, looking at illustrations and envisioning a story through...

POETRIO

08/06/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthly poetry series as we welcome three poets to read at 3pm. This month we will have Julia Nunnally Duncan, Tony Reevy & a surprise soon to be named!!!

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses FUNNY BOY

08/07/2017 - 7:00PM

An evocative coming-of-age novel about growing up gay in Sri Lanka during the Tamil-Sinhalese conflict--one of the country's most turbulent and deadly periods. The second son of a privileged family in Sri Lanka, he prefers staging make-believe wedding pageants with his female cousins to battling balls with the other boys. When his parents discover his innocent pastime, Arjie is forced to abandon his idyllic childhood games and adopt the rigid rules of an adult world. Bewildered by his...

GAVIN DILLARD presents GREYBEARD ABBEY with MICHAEL COYLE

08/07/2017 - 7:00PM

"Graybeard Abbey" is the thirteenth book from Gavin Geoffrey Dillard -- poet, playwright, songwriter, librettist, and comedy writer to the stars. Though the book is in poetic form, including free verse, koans, haiku, and traditional waka form, "Graybeard Abbey" also is a journal of a year on the poet's wee tea farm in Southern Appalachia, capturing the seasons and their foibles, the dramas of the woods and field and their critters, and life with eight obstreperous kitties. Once a gay icon and...

GRANT KING presents LOVE SONGS FOR A COUNTRY LANE

08/08/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us as we welcome songwriter Grant King to Malaprop's! Grant is a country music songwriter and friend of many well-known country music artists. This book gives us his selected songs and poems from a lifetime of writing. These are classics from a true master of the artform.

JOE BERKOWITZ presents AWAY WITH WORDS

08/09/2017 - 7:00PM

Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz investigates the bizarre and hilarious world of pun competitions from the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn to the World competition in Austin. When Joe Berkowitz witnessed his first Punderdome competition, it felt wrong in the best way. Something impossible seemed to be happening. The kinds of jokes we learn to repress through social conditioning were not only being aired out in public--they were being applauded. As it turned out, this monthly show was part...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

08/09/2017 - 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.

CHRISTOPHER SWANN presents SHADOW OF THE LIONS

08/10/2017 - 7:00PM

In the middle of his senior year at the Blackburne School in Virginia, Matthias Glass's roommate and best friend Fritz Davenport runs off into the woods after the two boys have an argument--and vanishes without a trace. Ever since, Matthias has felt responsible, thinking that their fight, about a betrayal of the school's honor code, led to Fritz's disappearance.  A decade later, after an early triumph with his first novel, followed by too much partying and too little work, Matthias...

POETRY ON REQUEST

08/11/2017 - 4:00PM

Engage in conversation with one of our talented local poets and have a thoughtful poem crafted just for you!

LINDA STAR WOLF & NITA GAGE present SOUL WHISPERING: THE ART OF AWAKING SHAMANIC SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS

08/11/2017 - 7:00PM

Addressing humanity's paradigm shift from linear consciousness to shamanic consciousness, Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage explore how the art of soul whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This powerful new synthesis of shamanic healing and psychotherapy can help you restore your relationship with your soul, transform dysfunctional ways of being, learn to hear the intuitive...

POETRY ON REQUEST

08/12/2017 - 4:00PM

A second opportunity to have a thoughtful poem written for you by a talented local poet!

POETRY ON REQUEST with TRACY SCHMIDT

08/12/2017 - 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!!

CATHY NICHOLS presents STORYTELLING ART STUDIO

08/13/2017 - 3:00PM

Storytelling Art Studio is the guide that will show you how to create mixed media art that tells impactful stories. It's a creative guide for mining your own life to manifest imaginary worlds, emotional narratives and clever characters. Each chapter presents a new subject--you may paint a tree, collage a landscape or use sgraffito to create a scene. You will begin with inspirational warm-up exercises, then learn how to do it with a step-by-step demonstration and even get to see alternate...

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses NEON RAIN

08/14/2017 - 7:00PM

From New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke comes his definitive, must-read first title in his famous Dectective David Robicheaux series. New Orleans Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with police brass, with killers and hustlers, and the bottle. Lost without his wife's love, Robicheaux haunts the intense and heady French Quarter--the place he calls home, and the place that nearly destroys him when he beomes involved in the case of a young...

CHRISTOPHER BLAKE presents RIVER OF CLIFFS: A LINVILLE GORGE HISTORY

08/14/2017 - 7:00PM

Linville Gorge was the first Wilderness Area on the East Coast, approved by Congress in 1964. "The Grand Canyon of the East" was named for William Linville, a member of a party of long hunters in 1766 who fell victim to a Shawnee attack. The difficult terrain made early settlements nearly impossible and logging unprofitable, and it remains one of the few examples of old-growth forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unique rock formations, from Table Rock to the Chimneys, and miles of trails...

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.

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...

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...

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...

YA Author Extravaganza 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...

KERRY SCHLOSS, JILLIAN KELLY & KIM ALLEN present 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

08/20/2017 - 3:00PM


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 HAEDRICK 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...

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

08/27/2017 - 3:00PM


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...

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.

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 "...

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