Books and Brown Bag reading and discussion at Black Mountain Center for the Arts, June 27

From a press release:

Books and Brown Bag reading and discussion at Black Mountain Center for the Arts, June 27

On Friday, June 27th acclaimed author and recent Black Mountain resident Shelly Frome will be a reading from his novel Twilight of the Drifter at a 12 p.m. Brown Bag and Books presentation at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. The noon presentation is free. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.

Frome, who has been writing profiles of local residents for the Black Mountain News as a way to connect to his new community, is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor, a writer of mysteries, books on theater and film, and articles on the performing arts. In Frome’s latest mystery, a homeless man uncovers secrets that may lead to fatal consequences. Kirkus Review says Frome, in Twilight of the Drifter, “churns out a laudable crime thriller with a Southern setting. Josh is a bluesy detective armed with a harmonica instead of a gun, and he plays tunes in lieu of smoking cigarettes. The novel maintains an abundance of mystery to keep readers invested…(Twilight of the Drifter is) a novel with impeccable Southern flair, as soothing and cool as the notes from the protagonist’s blues harp.”

The afternoon presentation begins with talented harmonica player Paco Shipp setting the mood with his blues harp.

Frome will be reading from the first chapter of his book, followed by some insights into the creative process, a Q&A, followed by a book signing. Those who cannot make the event can reserve a signed copy to pick up at their convenience.

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is located at 225 W. State Street. For more information visit or call 828-669-0930.

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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