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10/8/2012 - Asheville-area literary & book-related events
by Asheville Citizen Times

Today

POETRIO: Poets Daniel Nathan Terry, Alex Grant, and Claudine R. Moreau read from "Waxwings," "Poems of Wing Lei," and "Dark Machines" at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Royal Book Club meets to discuss "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

JODY MCFERREN: Author presents his upcoming book, "Back in St. Olaf," about Rose Nylund, Betty White's character in the '80s sitcom "The Golden Girls," at O. Henry's, 237 Haywood St., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 254-1891.

ERIKA MARKS: Author presents her new novel, "The Mermaid Collector," followed by a wine reception at Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required and free with a purchase of the book from the bookstore. Call 697-1870.

Monday

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Book Club meets at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Call 245-5188.

WRITING WORKSHOP: Writing coach Victoria Rose leads a workshop at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Malaprop's Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday

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

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Back When We Were Grown-ups" by Anne Tyler is the subject at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road, Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Family Fang" by Kevin Wilson is the subject of the Discussion Bound group at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

'HUNGER GAMES' PARTY: The Canton Library hosts costume and trivia contests at 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 4 p.m. Call 648-2924.

 BOOK DISCUSSION: Rutherford County School employees' Educators' Book Club meet at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

 BOOK DISCUSSION: The Intersections Book Club meets to discuss "The Giver" by Lois Lowry at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 N. Pack Square, Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 257-4530.

SUSAN SNOWDEN: Author talks about her new novel, "Southern Fried Lies," with free dessert, wine, and coffee at the Highland Lake Inn, 86 Lilly Pad Lane, Flat Rock, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, purchased in advance at The Fountainhead Bookstore. Call 697-1870.

JOURNEYS OF COURAGE: The WCU student-created exhibit on African Americans in Jackson County, subtitled "Integrating Education in Jackson County," will be discussed by a panel of educators at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 7 p.m. Call 586-2016.

ROSELYNN KATZ: Actress and playwright performs "The Devil Touched My Tongue: The World and Wit of Dorothy Parker" at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road, Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6484.

POETRY SLAM ASHEVILLE: The Magnetic Field hosts at 372 Depot St., Asheville, 8 p.m. Sign-ups are at 7. Admission is $5. Call 257-4003.

Wednesday

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Night Train" by Clyde Edgerton is the subject at Accent on Books, 854 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 252-6255.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Cove" by Ron Rash is the subject at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 249 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, 5:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

SANDRA BRANNAN: Author presents "Widow's Might," the third book in her mystery series, at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 6:30 p.m. Call 456-6000.

'CHEFS OF THE MOUNTAINS': John Batchelor and local area chefs discuss this cookbook and present food samples at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 H aywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox" by Maggie O'Farrell is the subject at the Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library St., Mars Hill, 1 p.m. Call 689-5183.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs" by Wallace Stegner is the subject at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road, Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett is the subject at Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Road, Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

HALLOWEEN STORIES: Jane Shipman tells tales for children and adults at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 5:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.

MYSTERY WRITERS: The WNC Mysterians Critique Group meets at the Atlanta Bread Co., 633 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 712-5570.

ERIC LAURSEN: Independent journalist presents material from his new work on the Social Security program, "The People's Pension," at Firestorm Café and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 255-8115.

MISSISSIPPI MEMOIRISTS: Authors Molly Walling and Angela Fordice present their novels, "Death in the Delta" and "We End in Joy" at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Friday

NORMAN WIRZBA: Author of "Food & Faith" discusses the spirituality of eating, and is joined by author Fred Bahnson for a Q&A session and book signing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

ERNEST CLEMENT: Spiritual author presents his book, "The Book of Ernest," at Grateful Steps Bookshop, 159 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 277-0998.

Saturday

JULIA NUNNALLY DUNCAN: Author signs her books at the McDowell Arts Council Association booth during the Mountain Glory Festival at 50 S. Main St., Marion, 9:30 a.m. Call 652-2215 or 652-3551.

ANN B. ROSS: Author of "Miss Julia" series holds a book-signing event at The Market on Oak, 262 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine, 11 a.m. Call 765-0571.

AVA LINDSEY CHAMBERS: Author presents her novel, "No Reservations," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 2 p.m. Call 586-9499.

TRANSLATION DISCUSSION: Translator Nan Watkins reads and discusses the art and process of translating, using examples from of Yvan Goll's poetry collection, "Dreamweed," at Montford Books & More, 31 Montford Ave., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 285-8805.

'27 VIEWS OF ASHEVILLE': Contributors Rick Chess, Dale Neal, Daniel Pierce and others discuss their contributions to the essay, short story, and poem collection about Asheville in the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 251-6140.

AMY CORTESE: Award-winning journalist discusses her book on the local investing movement, "Locavesting," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 5 p.m. Call 586-9499.

WUNDERKAMMER! Storyteller Holiday Childress presents songs and stories at The Magnetic Field, 372 Depot St., Asheville, 10 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 257-4003.

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