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11/12/2012 - Asheville area literary & book-related events
by Asheville Citizen Times

Today

PATRICK C. GREENE: Local author signs copies of his horror novel, "Progeny," at The Local Joint, 1185B Charlotte Hwy., Asheville, 11 a.m. Email ifeelfabulous@yahoo.com.

READER'S THEATER: The Autumn Players present a reading of "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekov in the Manheimer Room at UNC: Asheville's Reuter Center, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 251-6140.

KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER: Former NC poet laureate reads from her newest poetry collection, "Descent," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Monday

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

CHRISTAL PRESLEY: Author presents her memoir about wartime post-traumatic stress disorder, "Thirty Days with My Father," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: Hosted by Sallie Bissell, the group discusses "Veil of Lies" by Jeri Westerson at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday

TOM BELT: Visiting Cherokee language instructor at Western Carolina University presents a storytelling performance in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, 12:30 p.m. Call 232-2992.

MOUNTAIN WRITERS: Group meets at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 1 p.m. Call 456-6000.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Peach Keeper" by Sarah Addison Allen is the subject at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Sense of Paper" by Taylor Holden is the subject of Discussion Bound at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Parrot's Perch" by Michael Rio is the subject at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 5:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

 BOOK DISCUSSION: The Educator's Book Club for Rutherford County School employees meets at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

RON RASH: Award-winning Appalachian author celebrates the paperback release of "The Cove" alongside a book launch of "My Bookstore," an anthology of essays supporting bookshops edited by Ronald Rice, at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.

NANCY MARIE BROWN: Author presents "Song of the Vikings," her new book on the Icelandic chieftain who created Norse mythology, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

JUDITH TOY: Author and spiritual leader presents her book, "Murder As a Call to Love," at the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

CLIMBING POETREE: Spoken word artists Alixa and Naima present this event in the Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 251-6674.

POETRY SLAM ASHEVILLE: The Magnetic Field hosts this open mic storytelling event at 372 Depot St., Asheville, 8 p.m. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 257-4003.

Wednesday

COOKBOOK EVENT: Author John Batchelor discusses his new book, "Chefs of the Mountains," and chef Sean Ruddy of the High Hampton Inn and Country Club presents a cooking demonstration at Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and must be bought in advance. Call 697-1870.

MARC FITTEN: Author presents his newest novel, "Elza's Kitchen," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

STRIVERS ROW POETRY SHOW: Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University, 1 University Dr., Cullowhee, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 227-2479.

Thursday

COFFEE WITH THE POET: WNC poet Rose McLarney pre sents her poetry collection, "The Always Broken Plates of Mountains," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Barbarian Nurseries" by Hector Tobar is the subject at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

WILLIAM FERRIS: The Joel Williamson Eminent Professor of History at UNC Chapel Hill and co-editor of "The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture," speaks on "New Voyages to Carolina" as the keynote address for the conference The Cultural Roots of North Carolina at the Reuter Center, UNCA, 7 p.m. Call 251-6140.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova is the subject at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

MARK POWELL: Appalachian author presents his new novel, "The Dark Corner," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

MARILYN JODY: Retired WCU professor discusses "Letter to Emily," her memoir on accepting her identity as a lesbian, at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 7 p.m. Call 586-2016.

LIARS BENCH: Local performance group presents Gary Carden's play "Birdell" in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University, 1 University Dr., Cullowhee, 7 p.m. Call 227-7129.

'LOOK BACK THE MAYTIME DAYS': WCU's English department hosts a performance featuring the prose and poetry by Fred Chappell in the Coulter Building at Western Carolina University, 1 University Dr., Cullowhee, 7:30 p.m. Call 227-7264.

Friday

LUNCHTIME POETRY SERIES: The Brown Bag and Books Lunchtime Poetry Series features presentations by five area poets at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain, 12 p.m. Free, but donations are accepted. Call 669-0930.

DAVID LOY: Author discusses his books and radical Buddhism in America at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Saturday

JOE COBB CRAWFORD: Author presents "The Poetry Company," his memoir of working with poultry during the early 1960s, and his novel, "When the Chickens Come Home to Roost," about a woman solving the mystery of two deaths in 1960s Georgia, at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 1 p.m. Call 586-9499.

AMY WILLOUGHBY-BURLE: Author reads from her award-winning debut story collection, "Out Across Nowhere," at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.

TAWNEY SANKEY: Author presents her new fantasy book, "Raising Indigo," at Montford Books & More, 31 Montford Ave., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 285-8805.

COOKBOOK EVENT: Cookbook authors Fred Thompson, Debbie Moose and Kathleen Purvis present "Southern Sides," "Buttermilk" and "Pecans" at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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