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10/22/2012 - Asheville Area Literary & Book related events
by Asheville Citizen Times

Tuesday

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Fantasy Book Club meets at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Our Favorite Books club meets at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

H. BYRON BALLARD: Asheville author presents her book on Appalachian folk magic, "Staubs and Ditchwater," at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Road, Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.

WRITING GROUP: The Adult Writing Group meets to work on all kinds of creative writing at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 7 p.m. Call 586-2016.

Wednesday

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Friends of the Library Book Club meets at the Polk County Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 2 p.m. Call 894-8721.

LEE KNIGHT: Folklorist and storyteller presents music and stories from the Southern Appalachians and the Adirondacks at the Hudson Library, 554 Main St., Highlands, 3 p.m. Call 526-3031.

FAITH HUNTER: Author of the Rogue Mage and Jane Yellowrock series presents her new novel, "Death's Rival," at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 6 p.m. Call 456-6000.

MARY STEWART ATWELL: Author presents her debut young adult novel, "Wild Girls," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday

MYSTERY WRITERS: The WNC Mysterians meet at the Atlanta Bread Company, 633 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 765-0571.

FRED CHAPPELL: Appalachian author talks about his works at Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 697-1870.

WRITING DISCUSSION: Lenoir-Rhyne writing program director Laura Hope-Gill presents a talk on writing, "When the Beautiful Tree Blocks the View of the Beautiful Lake," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

SAMARITAN STORIES: "Listen to This: Stories in Performance" features tales about surprising saviors and unexpected Samaritans at the Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 254-1320.

Friday

RON ELLER: University of Kentucky professor and author of "Miners, Mill­hands and Mountaineers" and "Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945" presents the talk "The Gilded Age and Appalachia" as a keynote to the WNC Historical Association's "History Symposium," in the Reuter Center on the UNCA campus, 7 p.m. Call 253-9231; visit www.wnchistory.org.

PAM DURBAN: Award-winning author reads from her historical novel, "The Tree of Forgetfulness," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday

WNC EXPERTS: Four major Appalachia scholars -- Richard Starnes, Kathryn Newfont, Steve Nash and Bruce Stewart -- give talks about the history of the exploitation of WNC, 1877-1900, in the WNC Historical Association's "History Symposium," in the Reuter Center on the UNCA campus, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost is $90 (including lunch); $75 for OLLI and WNCHA members. Call 253-9231 or visit www.wnchistory.org.

AMERICAN GIRLS CLUB: The club meets to celebrate the American Girls book series at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, noon. Call 586-9499.

READING GROUP: The Animal Rights Reading Group meets to discuss written theories on animal rights at Firestorm Café and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 255-8115.

KATHERINE SCOTT CRAWFORD: Author presents her debut historical novel, "Keowee Valley," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 2 p.m. Call 586-9499.

PETS FOR PRESIDENT: Asheville author Suzanne Kline and her Norfolk terrier, Cosmo, present "Cosmo for President," and author Nick Bruel presents his book, "Bad Kitty for President," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 254-6734.

JOHNNIE SUE MEYERS: Author and cook presents her Cherokee and Southern Appalachian traditional cookbook, "The Gathering Place," at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.

ALEX SANCHEZ: Author presents his young adult novel, "Boyfriends with Girlfriends," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

ASHEVILLE YOUTH SLAM: Youth poets, emcees, writers, and performers between the ages of 13 and 19 perform at the N.C. Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane, Asheville, 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 239-0263.

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