Oxford American editor Eliza Borné and others (such as Western North Carolina writer and OA contributor Jeremy B. Jones) will appear at an Asheville-based launched for that summer issue at Downtown Books & News.
“When you write about mental health, you want to start conversations [that are] helpful in the community,” Matthew Quick says. “But where does your responsibility as a writer end?” The author returns to Malaprop’s on Saturday, June 4.
Reed is a highly successful author of young adult novels. On Wednesday, May 11, she’ll celebrate the release of Unforgivable — her seventh novel in as many years — with an event at Malaprop’s.
About a dozen authors will respond to a single writing prompt that’s loosely connected to House Bill 2 to raise money to undo the legislation. This first iteration of Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe’s new Authors for Action series takes place at Asheville Community Theatre on Wednesday, May 18.
“There are over 150 people interred in the cemetery who are known to have become characters in Wolfe’s works,” says site manager Tom Muir.
As part of Children’s Book Week at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, Fischer will read her entire new work, which is filled with friendly and vibrant illustrations by Laura Wood, on Thursday, May 5.
During an upcoming fundraiser, Wild South will celebrate its own conservation work in addition to awarding the efforts of activists across eight states. Headlining the evening is DeLene Beeland, a local author who will speak about her experiences with endangered red wolves. The Millroom hosts the event on Saturday, May 7.
The Asheville Zine Fest hopes to represent the full range of independent publications. Supported by DIY, book- and craft-minded donors Big Crafty, Horse and Hero and Downtown Books and News, the event will also include readings and vendors at The Grey Eagle
If you’ve you ever wanted to check out a comic-book convention, but the ticket price or the distance has kept you away – now is your chance. The Haywood County Public Library in Waynesville is holding its first-ever, free Library-Con on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Library-Con is a family-friendly […]
The Magnetic Theatre’s productions of Death of a Salesman mark the start of the theatrical group’s new series to honor classics. Showings run Thursdays-Saturdays, April 28-May 28.
The event, now in its eighth year, is held at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23. Readers, writers and fans of local literature will be able to attend workshops and presentations by authors, and wander an exhibit hall where dozens of local writers will sign books and discuss their work with readers one-on-one.
Fred Chappell will read from his new fantasy book at Malaprop’s on Friday, April 15. A tour in support of Record Store of the Mind, with accompaniment by local musicians at each stop, brings Rosenthal to Downtown Books and News on Thursday, April 14.
Mountain Xpress is pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize is our very own Arts & Entertainment editor and writer, Alli Marshall. Her story, “Catching Out,” was selected by author and prize judge, Ron Rash. With over 200 stories submitted, this year’s contest also marks the highest number of […]
Becky Crabtree describes her debut novel as a mix of romance and mystery with life in a small farming town as a backdrop for the theme of good versus evil. Drunk on Peace and Quiet takes place in West Virginia, but the author says it’s relatable to anyone with knowledge of life in the Appalachian Mountains, “Their truck tags may be different colors, but the church bazaars, the yard sales, the church politics and the power of mountain women are pretty much identical.”
Zentner presents his debut young adult novel, The Serpent King, at Malaprop’s on Saturday, April 9. Local YA author (and Zentner’s longtime friend) Stephanie Perkins will lead a Q&A at the event.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a 40-in-one, credit card-sized tool, a filmmaker’s Asheville-set psychological thriller and a bamboo bicycle maker’s equipment upgrades.
The international bestselling suspense writer pays his first visit to Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café to celebrate new release GOODBYE TO THE DEAD on Saturday, March 19.
The local author and former Los Angeles Police Department member presents his new book Convict Lake: Behind the Badge at MetroWines on Friday, March 18.
The author and Hip Mama magazine founder holds a writing course at Firestorm Café & Books, Friday-Sunday, March 11-13, and gives a free reading from her new memoir Saturday, March 12.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a youth education group’s advancement into a multi-state robotics competition; local author Jason Chestnut’s dream to publish his debut novel; and A.C. Reynolds High School marching band’s quest to buy 25 additional uniforms.
After a full career in law, Surrisi found that she had completed her middle grade mystery at precisely the right moment.