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8/21/2012 - Asheville area literary & book-related events
by Asheville Citizen Times

Today

GWENDOLYN OXENHAM: Author presents her book, "Finding the Game: Three Years, Twenty-Five Countries, and the Search for Pickup Soccer," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday

DEANNA KLINGEL: Author presents her youth adult bio "Bread Upon the Water," the story of a South Vietnamese boat boy who follows God's call, at Hudson Public Library, 554 Main St., Highlands, 3 p.m. Call 526-5278.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Blacksad" by Juan Diaz Canales is the subject of the Comix Club at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Very Valentine" by Adriana Trigiani is the subject of the All Romance All the Time Bookclub at Battery Park Book Exchange in the Grove Arcade, Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 252-0020.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg is the subject of the Mystery Book Club at Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Thursday

MICHAEL HARDY: Author and historian leads a discussion about Macon County and the Civil War at Hudson Public Library, 554 Main St., Highlands, 4:30 p.m. Call 526-5278.

HAROLD LITTLETON: Author present his historical novel, "Jesus: A Would Be King," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

VICTORIA CASEY MCDONALD: Author presents her book, "Just Over the Hill," stories of African-Americans in Jackson County, at Jackson Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 7 p.m. Call 586-2016.

Friday

JILL CONNER BROWNE: Bestselling "Sweet Potato Queen" author keynotes the Literacy Council of Buncombe County's annual fundraiser, the Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 6:30 p.m. Call 254-3442.

MARGARET DUNBAR CUTBRIGHT: Author presents her book, "A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation," co-authored with Tal McThenia, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

OPEN MIC: Robert Hess showcases musical and spoken word artists at Firestorm Café and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. Call 255-8115.

DOROTHY KIRK: Connie Regan-Blake's "Academy for Performance Storytelling" presents Kirk's solo show, "Hold Still: I Can't See Myself" at The Altamont Theater, 18 Church St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. For teenagers and adults. $10. Visit www.myaltamont.com or call 274-8070.

Saturday

MARGARET DUNBAR CUTRIGHT: Author presents her book, "A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation," co-authored with Tal McThenia, at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.

COURTNEY MILLER SANTO: Novelist reads from and signs her book "The Roots of the Olive Tree," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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