7/30/2012 - Asheville area literary and book-related events for the coming week
by Asheville Citizen Times
ERICA ABRAMS LOCKLEAR: Appalachia scholar Erica Abrams Locklear discusses "Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment: Appalachian Women's Literacies" at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, 136 Campus Drive, Asheville, 3 p.m. Tickets are required. Call 251-6140.
BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox" by Maggie O'Farrell is the subject at the Marshall Library, 1335 N. Main St., Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Call 649-3741.
KAY HOOPER: Best-selling author presents her new book, "Haven," at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 5 p.m. Call 245-5188.
DENNIS MURPHY: Franklin resident and author discusses his novel, "Brain Waves," and answers questions about the book development process at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 7 p.m. Call 586-2016.
BOOK DISCUSSION: "Breakfast with Buddha" by Roland Merullo is the subject at Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 3 p.m. Call 250-6482.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Jay Jacoby leads a discussion on "The Death of Artemio Cruz" by Carlos Fuentes at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 254-6734.
STEPHANIE PERKINS: Teen lit author talks about her books at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4700.
MASTER ZHONGXIAN WU: Master Wu, co-founder of Blue Willow World Healing Center, demonstrates the healing force of Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong and discusses his book on the subject at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
KAY HOOPER: Best-selling author comes to Malaprop's Bookstore/Café to sign her new book, "Haven," at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 254-6734.
MYSTERY WRITERS: The WNC Mysterians meet at the Atlanta Bread Co., 633 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 765-0571.
BOOK DISCUSSION: "Clara and Mr. Tiffany" by Susan Vreeland is the subject at East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Road, Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.
STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS: Author reads from her new collection of short stories, "We Are Taking Only What We Need," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
MATTHEW SANFORD: Yoga instructor discusses his memoir on trauma and healing, "Waking," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Best Books at College Walk group meets in the Activity Room at College Walk Retirement Center at 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151.
LUNCHTIME POETRY AND MUSIC: Jazz piano musician Michael Jefry Stevens and poet Tina Barr perform together at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain, noon. Free, but donations are accepted. Call 669-0930.
DONNIE WELCH POETRY AND MUSIC: Performance poet presents her works alongside acoustic duo Fountain Penn at Firestorm Café, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 5 p.m. Call 255-8115.
LITERARY JOURNAL READING: Contributors to the Appalachia-focused Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Literary Journal read their featured works at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
JOE COBB CRAWFORD: Author discusses and signs copies of his murder mystery set in North Georgia, "When the Chickens Come Home to Roost," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, noon. Call 254-6734.
KAY HOOPER: Best-selling author Kay Hooper presents her new book, "Haven," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 4 p.m. Call 586-9499.
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION EXTRAVAGANZA: Guest writers from the Shared Worlds Science Fiction and Fantasy Camp in South Carolina visit Malaprop's Bookstore/Café to share readings, anecdotes and information on the camp at 55 Haywood St. , Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.
JACK PRATHER: Local author launches his new book, "Twelve Notables of Western North Carolina," at Grateful Steps Publishing House & Bookshop, 159 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 277-0998.