Literary Event Calendar

Thursday September 25 Book Signing with Mark Strand + Barnes and Noble | 7pm | AshevillePulitzer prize winner reads from his book , “Man and Camel.”¬†

Friday September 26 A Look At North Carolina Politics + City Lights | 7pm | Sylva Reading and Discussion by Christopher Cooper

Steve Almond – Get Ready to Laugh + Malaprops Bookstore | 7pm | Asheville Author reads from his book “(Not That You Asked).” Hilarious, witty, entertaining postmodern humor!

Saturday September 27 Blue Ridge Story Fest + Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center | 11am | Waynesville¬† An annual event, activities will include a “story swap”, Donald Davis will be reading his stories of Southern Appalachia and Mitch Capel aka “Gran’daddy Junebug” master story teller will round out the day.

Haunted Plantations – Supernatural Folklore of the South + Malaprops Bookstore | 7pm | Asheville Geordie Buxton reads from her book “Haunted Plantations: Ghosts of Slavery and Legends of the Cotton Kingdom.

Thursday October 1 Appalachian Lunchtime Series – “Appalachian Politics” + Mountain Heritage Center Auditorium | 12:20 | WCU Campus Speakers Gibbs Knotts and Christopher Cooper of the political science department chat about politics. Packed lunches welcome!

Thursday October 2 Cheri Britton + Malaprops | 7pm | Asheville Britton is a professional speaker, coach and trainer committed to reinvigorating business owners, executives, managers, employees, and entrepreneurs.

Friday October 3 Thomas Rain Crowe and Richard Lewis release their latest books + City Lights | 7pm | Sylva Crowe has released a collection of his nature writing titled, “The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist” and Lewis has a new collection of poetry called “Shaking the Grass for Dew.”

Diane Wilson + Malaprops Bookstore | 7pm | Asheville Co-founder of Code Pink for Peace, shrimp-boat captain and activist, author Wilson will discuss her newest book, “Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; Or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus.”¬†Sunday October 5 Poetry Readings by three poets + Malaprops Bookstore | 3pm | Asheville Featured poets are Holly Iglesias, author of “Souvenirs of a Shrunken World”, Carol Peters, author of “Muddy Prints”, Water Shine and Al Maginnes, author of “Ghost Alphabet.”

Monday-Friday-Every month, FREE book exchange – 191 Lyman Street, Riverview Station – Asheville.