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Asheville area literary and book-related events for the coming week

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2/13/2012 - Asheville area literary and book-related events for the coming week
by Staff - Asheville Citizen Times

TODAY

 JOSHILYN JACKSON: Joshilyn Jackson reads from her novel, "Grown Up Kind of Pretty," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MONDAY

 WRITER'S GROUP: Nantahala Regional Library hosts a writer's group at the Murphy Public Library, 11 Blumenthal Street, Murphy, 2 p.m. Call 837-2417.

DRAMATIC READING: North Carolina Stage Company performs a dramatic reading of "Circle Mirror Transformation" by Annie Baker at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5:30 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK CLUB: The Fireside Book Club meets at Fireside Bookstore, 2270 US Hwy, Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Call 245-5188.

TUESDAY

BOOK CLUB: Leicester Book Club discusses "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake at Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road, Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

WRITERS GROUP: Mountain Writers Group meets at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S Main Street, Waynesville, 1 p.m. Call 456-6000.

BOOK DISCUSSION: Asheville Art Museum hosts a book discussion of "Off the Wall: A Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg" by Calvin Tomkins at, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, 3:00 p.m. Call 253-3227 ext. 120.

BOOKCLUB: The Joy of Books Book Club discusses "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom at The Joy of Books, 242 Main Street, Hendersonville, 6 p.m. Call 828-551-7321.

WEDNESDAY

DANIEL FURST: Daniel Furst discusses his book, "Surfing Aquarius: How to Ace the Wave of Change," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

THURSDAY

PAT RIVERE-SEEL: City Lights Books features Pat Riviere-Seel, author of "The Serial Killer's Daughter," at "Coffee with the Poet" at 3 East Jackson Street, Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.

BOOK CLUB: Skyland Book Club discusses "When I was Gone" by Sue Miller at South Buncombe/Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Road, Skyland 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

POETRY CLUB: Women on Words poetry club meets at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.

LIARS BENCH SHOW: The Liars Bench presents storytelling, music and Gary Carden's dramatic monologue, "Coy" at the Mountain Heritage Center, at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, 7 p.m. Call 586-9499.

DANNY KOFKE: Danny Kofke discusses his book, "A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK CLUB: Fairview Evening Book Club discusses "The Tall Woman" by Wilma Dykeman at Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road, Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6484.

POETRY EVENT: UNC Asheville's Office of Multicultural Student Programs sponsors "Soul Café," featuring poetry and music from Immovable Force, at Highsmith University Union Grotto, 8 p.m. Call 251-6585.

FRIDAY

HUMANITIES LECTURE: Sarah Judson presents the lecture, "Women and Inequality," at UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall, 11:25 a.m. Call 251-6808.

MAJORY WENTWORTH: Majory Wentworth discusses her book, ""Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m., as an event for Amnesty International. Call 254-6734.

VALERIE NIEMAN: Valerie Nieman reads from her novel, "Blood Clay," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 East Jackson Street, Sylva, 7 p.m. Call 586-9499.

SATURDAY

WRITER'S OPEN MIKE: WordKeepers hosts a open-mike reading featuring Julie Townsend, Scot Pope, and Chris Arvidson at Ashe County Arts Council, 303 School Avenue, West Jefferson, 4:00 p.m. Warm up music at 3:00. Contact chris@chrisarvidson.com.

DAVID HALPERIN: David Halperin presents his book, "Journal of a UFO Investigator," at Malaprop's Books tore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

AUTHOR AND POET: Daniel Ladinsky, author of "A Year with Hafiz," and Tracey Schmidt, author of "I Have Fallen in Love with the World," present special readings of their work at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 254-6734.

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