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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:50

Author comes to Lake Junaluska

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Author Bob Plott will be the speaker for the Lake Junaluska Live and Learn Committee at 2 p.m. Sept. 20…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:49

Celebrate Bilbo Baggins’ birthday

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City Lights Bookstore will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit and character Bilbo’s birthday on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:54

New book addresses Washington, D.C. gridlock

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Author Jim Staggers will read from and discuss his book Messages To My Descendents — Please Fix Our Government from…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:53

A meet, greet and eat with Johnnie Sue Myers

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Johnnie Sue Myers, author of The Gathering Place, will visit City Lights Bookstore at 1 p.m. Sept. 16. The Gathering…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:44

Author to share insight on touching environmental crusade

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Jay Erskine Leutze will discuss his book, Stand Up That Mountain at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at City Lights Bookstore…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:40

John York returns with new poetry collections

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Poet John York, whose latest work, Cold Spring Rising, was reviewed in The Smoky Mountain New two months ago, will…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:40

Maggie Valley innkeeper publishes cookbook

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Ginger Shinn, owner of Smokey Shadows Lodge in Maggie Valley, released a new cookbook A Taste of Smokey Shadows Lodge.…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:01

Discussion on Appalachian folk magic at Sylva bookstore

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Byron Ballard will discuss her book, Staubs and Ditchwater, at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 31, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:01

Notable authors to read from novels in progress

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Two award-winning authors, Dawn Gilchrist-Young and Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, who are also English teachers at Swain County High School, will…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:00

Descendent tells haunting story of Bobby Dunbar

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Blue Ridge Books will host Margaret Dunbar Cutright, the co-author of A Case for Soloman: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:31

Reading Room news briefs

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Real-life mystery talks focus Margaret Dunbar Cutright, author of A Case for Soloman, will be at Blue Ridge Books in…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:43

Book event includes Asian food tasting

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An author reading, book signing, and Vietnamese food tasting with Deanna Klingel, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:42

Novelist to discuss local struggles

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Author Wayne Caldwell will discuss his novel Cataloochee at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 in the Haywood County Public Library…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:59

Author to present her debut short story collection

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Stephanie Powell Watts will read from her new collection of short stories, We Are Taking Only What We Need, at 6:30…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:59

Appalachian authors to read from compilation book

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Contributors of the Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Literary Journal will visit City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. on Friday,…
Rutherford County resident and New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper will visit regional bookstores this week to read from…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:58

Book sale goes into second week

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The Haywood Friends of the Library‘s Annual Book Sale will go into the second week on Aug. 3-4. On Friday,…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:50

Special children’s story time

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Curtis Sikes and Sheena Kohlmeyer will present their new children’s book, The Heart of a King, at 11 a.m. on…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:50

Medical thriller writer comes to library in Sylva

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The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host author Dennis Murphy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, for…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:28

Big Haywood Friends book sale begins July 28

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The Friends of the Haywood Library annual book sale begins at 9 a.m. on July 26 and runs through Saturday,…
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:28

Mystery writer to appear at Shakespeare & Co.

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Frank Foster will sign copies of his recently published thriller, Catch a Falling Knife, at Shakespeare & Co. Books from…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:08

Poet to read from new collection

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Local poet and artist Terry Michelsen will visit City Lights Bookstore in Sylva to read from her collection of poetry…
The Highlands Biological Station has released Highlands Botanical Garden: A Naturalist’s Guide, a guide to the garden, with maps, historical…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:07

Book launch for Carden’s play

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City Lights Bookstore and the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will celebrate of the release of the book edition…
The Friends of the Haywood County Library is hosting a discussion the last book in the Jane Austen “Let’s Talk…
Ron Rash and his latest novel The Cove will be featured in the season premiere of “North Carolina Bookwatch” on…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 12:00

Civil War literature series continues in Waynesville

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Friends of the Haywood County Library’s “Let’s Talk About It” series will continue with The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 11:59

Retired Miami police detective to speak in Sylva

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Author Marshall Frank will give a talk at the public library in Sylva at 7 p.m. on July 12 based…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:52

Ann Hite to speak in Sylva

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Novelist Ann Hite, author of the acclaimed debut novel Ghost on Black Mountain will speak at 7 p.m. June 28…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:51

Coffee with the Poet

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John Quinnett will be featured at City Lights Bookstore’s Coffee with the Poet series at 10:30 a.m. June 21. John…
Four of the contributing writers to the book 27 Views of Asheville will read their selections at 3 p.m. June…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:44

Andrea Ford discusses the benefits of the Enneagram

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Holistic healer Andrea Ford will discuss the wisdom of the Enneagram at 2 p.m. June 16 at the City Lights…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:43

Poetry reading in Highlands

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Poets Shannon Tharp and Whit Griffin will be reading their recently published works at 7 p.m. June 15 at the…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:30

Rash, Frazier featured at author lecture series

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Ron Rash, Charles Frazier and Wayne Caldwell will be among a group of southern writers to speak at the Summer…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:29

Great Smokies Writing Program comes to Waynesville

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UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program is offering “A Feast of Memories,” a course in Waynesville that will help local…
City Lights Bookstore will host discussions and book signings for two novelists — Bob Plott and Harold Littleton — during the…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:10

UNC Asheville to host writing program in Waynesville

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Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program summer workshops in…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:09

Friends of the Library to host annual meeting

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Friends of the Haywood Public Library will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on May 24 at First United…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:09

Youmans returns to City Lights

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Former Cullowhee resident Marly Youmans will return to City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. on May 16 to read from…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:09

WCU professor’s book focuses on German cavalry

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David R. Dorondo, associate professor in Western Carolina University’s Department of History, is author of the newly published book Riders…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:08

WCU’s Leah Hampton wins 2012 Betts Fiction Prize

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Leah Hampton, an English instructor and associate director of the Writing and Learning Commons at Western Carolina University, is the…
Blue Ridge Books will host a full day of activities to celebrate National Children’s Book Week starting at 10 a.m.,…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:42

Jenny Bennett to read

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Jenny Bennett will read from Murder at the Jumpoff on at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at City Lights Bookstore…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:41

A Memoir of a Journey in Healing

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Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Deborah Lloyd will visit City Lights Bookstore at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, to…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:15

Joan Byrd to discuss the art of Harvey K. Littleton

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City Lights Bookstore will celebrate the launch of Harvey K. Littleton’s A Life in Glass with Western Carolina University’s ceramics…
Merritt Moseley, a professor at University of Carolina-Asheville, will lead a series of discussions surrounding the works of beloved author…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:13

Thomas Thibeault to read from novel ‘Balto’s Nose’

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Thomas Thibeault will be at City Lights Bookstore to read from his historical thriller, Balto’s Nose, at 7 p.m. on…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:13

Library looks for teen feedback

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The Teen Advisory Group will meet at 3:30 p.m. on April 30 at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. Teens…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:52

Ron Rash to read from ‘The Cove’

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Ron Rash will read from his new novel, The Cove, at 2 p.m., April 15 in the community room of the…