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10/15/2012 - Asheville area literary & book-related events
by Asheville Citizen Times

Monday

DEATH PENALTY EVENT: Author Joe Ingle, exonerated former death row prisoner Darryl Hunt and Tarrah Callahan, director of the N.C. Moratorium Project, lead a discussion, followed by a book signing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

POETRY AT THE ALTAMONT: The Altamont presents readings by a featured poet and an open mic at 18 Church St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 274-8070.

Tuesday

KATHERINE SCOTT CRAWFORD: Author discusses "The Slanted Truth: When Fiction Meets History" at a bag lunch event at the Transylvania County Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, 12 p.m. Bringing a bagged lunch is recommended. Call 884-3151.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let's Talk About It series takes on "Ferris Beach" by Jill McCorkle at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

COMIX CLUB: Lauren Napoli leads discussion on "Hellraiser: Masterpieces" by Clive Barker at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The All Romance All the Time Book Club meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Wood Beyond" by Reginald Hill is the subject at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

BARBARA WOODALL: Author presents her memoir on mountain life and mountain changes, "It's Not My Mountain Anymore," at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 7 p.m. Call 586-2016.

OPEN MIC: Roberto Hess hosts an open mic 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.

Wednesday

ROSA DEL ALBA CETINA QUINONES: Author presents her bilingual book, "Añoranzas: Remembrances," as part of an introduction of the delegation from Asheville's Sister City, Valladolid, Mexico, at Battery Park Book Exchange, Grove Arcade, Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 252-0020.

JUDY GOLDMAN: Charlotte author discusses her new memoir, "Losing My Sister," at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday

COFFEE WITH THE POET: Nan Watkins presents her new translation of Yvan Goll's poetry collection, "Dreamweed," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.

CIVIL WAR TALK: Gordon McKinney presents "Wilma Dykeman's 'The Tall Woman,' Lincoln, and the Civil War," linked to the exhibit, "Lincoln, The Constitution and the Civil War," in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library, Special Collections Room, 12:30 p.m.. For info, visit libguides.unca.edu/lincoln.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton is the subject at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS: Byron Ballard, author of "Staubs and Ditchwater," explores the meanings and traditions of Hallowe'en at Accent on Books, 854 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 252-6255.

GRAFTON & BEBEE: Netwest members Lucy Cole Gratton and Jo Carolyn Bebee read from their works at Keith House, J.C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, 7 p.m. Call 837-2775.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaajte is the subject at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road, Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

MEG HIRSHBERG: Author discusses "For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families" her book on surviving the entrepreneurial life, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

EMILY COOPER: Author discusses her historical novel, "Queen of the Lost," at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva, 7 p.m. Call 586-2016.

LIAR'S BENCH: Author and folklorist Gary Carden presents "Appalachian Journeys" in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University, 1 University Drive, Cullowh ee, 7 p.m. Call 227-7129.

Friday

MEG HIRSHBERG: Author of "For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families" speaks at the next meeting of UNC Asheville's Family Business Forum at the Sherrill Center, 8 a.m. Admission is $25; free for Forum members and UNCA students. Call 251-6526.

POETRY & MUSIC: Retired Berea College professors Barbara Wade and Atossa Kramer present "Hunting for Morels: An Interweaving of Poetry and Music" 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.

VIRGINIA WHITTON: Author reads from her mystery novel, "Pretty Murders," at Accent on Books, 854 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 6 p.m. Call 252-6255.

MAYAN CALENDAR: Acclaimed Maya expert and author Dr. George Stuart discusses erroneous interpretations of the culture's calendar at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-6486.

JANET CONNER: Author discusses deep soul writing and "The Lotus and the Lily" at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

ANNELINDE METZNER: Local poet reads from her new collection, "The Most Huge Yes," at Montford Books & More, 31 Montford Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 285-8805.

Saturday

ASHEVILLE BOOKFEST: Authors, publishers, sponsors and vendors gather in the courtyard of Pack Place, 2 N. Pack Square, Asheville, 10 a.m. Call 777-3194.

ACCOUNTING BASICS FOR WRITERS: Pack Memorial Library hosts a free 30-minute class and 30-minute Q&A session on writing and business at 67 Haywood St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Email taralynne@taralynnegroth.com.

JUDY GOLDMAN: Charlotte author discusses her new memoir, "Losing My Sister," at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 1 p.m. Call 586-9499.

NAN WATKINS: Presents her new translation of Yvan Goll's poetry collection, "Dreamweed," at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville, 3 p.m. Call 456-6000.

FRANNIE OATES: Storyteller presents stories and songs to benefit Muddy Sneakers at Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville, 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 and must be purchased in advance. Call 697-1870.

RICH COHEN: Bestselling author presents "The Fish That Ate the Whale," his new work on Samuel Zemurray, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Call 254-6734.

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