The memoir took shape while the author was pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, but McGaha has been penning and publishing shorter pieces about her grandparents — who lived in Canton — for years.
The author presents his new book on the craft of writing resiliency in conversation with Sara Gruen at Malaprop’s on Jan. 12.
Brevard High School screens a documentary of sharecropper oral histories, the Screen Artists Co-op holds an open house and more.
Here’s a selection of costumed capers, ghoulish gatherings and pumpkin-spiced parties. From autumnal festivities to puppet shows, there’s a celebration for nearly every reveler.
The Virginia author will discuss her latest novel at Malaprop’s on Thursday, Sept. 14, and discuss the life and legacy of Zebulon B. Vance at UNCA on Friday, Sept. 15.
The Hendersonville native will discuss her debut novel in conversation with Jeremy Jones at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
The former public radio producer will discuss his debut novel in conversation with Charles Frazier at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
The North Carolina native will discuss her debut novel at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
The former Asheville resident will discuss his new thriller at Malaprop’s on Thursday, Aug. 10.
Kyle James wrote on boats, planes and trains, and on the back seats of the hitchhiked rides (obtained through a mobile app) that they used to keep within their $150-a-day budget. Writing became a means of letting go.
Garret K. Woodward will read from his new book on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Malaprop’s.
In 2016, local writer Ben Anderson decided to examine the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a fresh perspective. To mark the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, he completed 40 day hikes, which he documented in his first book,
Smokies Chronicle: A Year of Hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gail Godwin returns to Malaprop’s to discuss ‘Grief Cottage,’ in conversation with journalist and historian Rob Neufeld, on Wednesday, June 14.
Revis says she doesn’t know how Lucasfilm selected her to write Star Wars: Rebel Rising, a novel depicting the early life of Rogue One protagonist Jyn Erso. But for many familiar with YA science fiction, the local author seems a natural fit.
The panel takes place at Malaprop’s on Monday, April 10.
Peelle’s husband, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, will provide musical accompaniment for the reading, which takes place on Sunday, Feb. 12.
The ode to Asheville takes place at Malaprops on Sunday, Jan. 22.
John Hartness and Jake Bible will read at Malaprops on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Parris, who was born in Sylva in 1914, worked for a number of publications on three different continents, before returning to Western North Carolina in 1947. By 1955, he began writing a weekly column, “Roaming the Mountains,” for The Asheville Citizen-Times.
For 21 years, the Asheville Storytelling Circle has hosted the local event, bringing together the region’s finest tellers.
November will read from his new collection at Malaprop’s on Sunday, Nov. 13.