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9/4/2012 - Asheville area literary & book-related events
by Asheville Citizen Times

Today

 ELIZABETH HUNTER: Local historical author signs her new book on Mitchell County, "Voices of the Valley," at the Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Road, Altapass, 1:30 p.m. Call 765-9531.

 POETRIO: Poets Deborah Bernhardt, Wendy Kochenthal and Erin Elizabeth Smith read from "Echolalia," "Between Sleep and Awake," and "The Naming of Strays" at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 254-6734. 

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: "Paper Covers Rock" by Jenny Hubbard is the subject at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

POETRY AND DANCE: Local and international poets perform alongside cabaret duo Vendetta Creme and butoh dancer Julie Bectom Gillum at Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville, 8 p.m. $8 admission. Call 270-7747.

Monday

BOOK CLUB: The Bridging Differences club discusses "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Polk County Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 10 a.m. Call 894-8721 for title.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Raney" by Clyde Edgerton is the subject at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

LANI LEARY: Author presents book on preparing for a meaningful death, "No One Has to Die Alone," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Nightwoods" by Charles Frazier is the subject at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Road, Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758,

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Girl Who Fell From the Sky" by Heidi Durrow is the subject at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 7 p.m. Call 250-6482.

OPEN MIC: Roberto Hess hosts event for musical and spoken word artists at Firestorm Café and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Sign ups start at 7. Call 255-8115.

SYNERGY STORY SLAM: Magnetic Field hosts an open mic, community-based storytelling event at 372 Depot St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Sign ups start at 7 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation. Call 257-4003.

Wednesday

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Blink" by Malcom McDowell is the subject at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 3 p.m. Call 250-6482.

YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR PANEL: Y.A. authors Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas, Meg Spooner, Gwenda Bond and Beth Revis discuss unlikely heroines at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop's Bookclub meets to discuss "Prime Green" by Robert Stone at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway is the subject at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Issacson is the subject at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 250-4738.

CAROLINA MOUNTAINS LITERARY FESTIVAL: A documentary film by Paul Bonesteel, "The Mystery of George Masa," opens up the festival at the Yancey County Public Library, 321 School Circle, Burnsville, 7 p.m. Call 682-4476 or 682-7209.

Friday

CAROLINA MOUNTAINS LITERARY FESTIVAL: Several local authors discuss their works and hold workshops across different venues in the town of Burnsville, with keynote speaker Catheryne M. Valente at 9 a.m. at 6 S. Main St. Workshops are $25 and require pre-registration. Call 682-4476 or 682-7209.

BOOK CLUB: The Best? Books book club meets at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

JAY ERSKINE LEUTZE: Conservationist discusses his book, "Stand Up That Mountain," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., S ylva, 6:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.

JANISSE RAY: Author presents her book on seed-saving, "The Seed Underground," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

AMY GOODMAN: Talks about her book with Denis Moynihan, "The Silenced Majority," in Ferguson Auditorium, A-B Tech, 7 p.m., as a benefit for MAIN-FM. Visit main.nc.us.

Saturday

CAROLINA MOUNTAINS LITERARY FESTIVAL: Several local authors discuss their works and other aspects of writing and hold workshops across different venues in the town of Burnsville, with Robert Morgan at 9 a.m. at 6 S. Main St. Workshops are $25 and require pre-registration. Tickets for the closing banquet with Robert Morgan are $30. Call 682-4476 or 682-7209.

WRITING WORKSHOP: Author Susan Snowden shares tips on both fiction and creative non-fiction at the Fletcher Library, 120 Library Rd., Fletcher, 10 a.m. Sign ups are required. Call 687-1218.

CIVIL WAR LECTURE: Dr. Gordon McKinney discusses Governor Zeb Vance, and his role during and after the Civil War, at the Reuter Center at UNC: Asheville, 1 University Heights, Asheville, 2 p.m. Reservations and a donation of $5 for non-members is suggested. Call 253-9231.

OPEN MIC: Firestorm Café and Books hosts an event in support of the Asheville Homeless Network at 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 255-8115.

JAMES NAVE: Poet reads from his collection, "Looking at Light," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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