Not only is Ann Patchett an acclaimed novelist, essayist, and nonfiction writer, she’s also an international spokesperson for the independent, locally-owned bookstore. At a reading hosted by Malaprop’s and staged at the Lipinski Auditorium at UNCA on Tuesday, Nov. 5, an impressive crowd gathered to hear Patchett present her latest literary offering. “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” is a collection of thoughtful, beautifully written essays about life, love, writing and books. Photo by Kevin Mann.
Author T. Cooper appears at Malaprop’s on Saturday, Jan. 19, to present his book “Real Man Adventures” about his female to male transition.
Carolyn J. Brown signs copies of her new Eudora Welty biography, Pisgah Press and Grateful Steps team up for an author event, Shiffer Books releases “Appalachia Mountain Folklore,” and Pack Library holds books sales on Fridays in December.
The final installment of this series on an author event at Malaprop’s in which unpublished authors pitched their book ideas. In a surprise ending, Pitchapalooza turned up two winners.
In preparation for Friday’s event with The Book Doctors at Malaprop’s, I’ve been honing the elevator pitch for a memoir I hope to someday publish. What do you think?