Book Report: Book-related events

Accent on Books winds up the month with a Friday, May 30, gathering of writers from Jane’s Stories Press. The group’s mission is to “maintain a welcoming circle for writers and editors, and to offer new skills to pursue your goals.” Learn more at the 6:30 p.m. event.

• Author Rose Senehi reads and signs copies of her novel, In the Shadows of Chimney Rock at Malaprop’s on Saturday, May 31, at 1 p.m.

•  Outdoor columnist Karen Chávez, author of Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina offers a presentation on local dog-friendly hikes. The Saturday, May 31, event takes place at 3 p.m. at Osondu Booksellers (184 N. Main St., Waynesville )

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop hosts a Fairy Tale Ball on Saturday, May 31. Between 6 and 8 p.m., kids aged 4-12 are invited to come dressed as a favorite fairy tale creature or character. The free party includes food, music, dancing and a balloon fairy.

•  Also, in the realm of outdoors reads, Peter Barr, author of Hiking North Carolina’s Lookout Towers will sign copies of his book at the Asheville Barnes & Noble Booksellers (83 S. Tunnel Road) on Sunday, June 1, at 1 p.m.

• Monday, June 2, marks the bi-monthly meeting of WNC Wordmongers, a local writers’ group. Meetings are geared toward publication: critiquing, learning sessions and networking, and the group is open to fiction, narrative nonfiction and memoirs. The meeting runs from 6-9 p.m.; e-mail wncwordmongers@yahoo.com for details.

• Local author Sarah Addison Allen reads from her just-released novel The Sugar Queen at Accent on Books on Friday, June 13. Read a review of Allen’s book here.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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