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Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:00

Tales of alienation and horror

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For the past few years, internet literary critics of fantasy/supernatural novels have been raving about about a writer of “punk…
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 18:49

Piecing together a picture of home

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Although Americans are known for their wandering ways, traveling to California in Conestoga wagons, taking the train to find a…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:57

Crowe wins prestigious poetry award

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Tuckasegee poet Thomas Crowe won the George Scarborough Prize for Poetry during the recent Mountain Heritage Literary Festival at Lincoln…
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 00:00

Half-price sale at Friends of the Library bookstore in Sylva

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A half-price book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 and from noon to…
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:42

Author to discuss AT journey

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Writer Amy Allen will discuss her journey along the Appalachian Trail as she presents her book, Summoning the Mountains: Pilgrimage…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:15

Events for readers and writers

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Author’s works come to life The Touring Theater of North Carolina will present “Look Back the Maytime Days: From the…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:01

News in brief for readers and writers

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Library showcases author for book discussion  Kimberly Brock will do a presentation based on her novel, The River Witch, at…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:43

Adult writing group to meet

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A creative writing group for adults age 18 and over will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:42

Watkins to discuss Goll’s translation

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Jackson County writer (author of the heralded travel memoir East Toward Dawn) and translator Nan Watkins will be giving a…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:41

Author to speak about citizen empowerment

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Paul Loeb, a writer who has spent more than 30 years researching citizen responsibility and empowerment, will deliver a lecture…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:23

Writer talks about memoir

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Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host a book talk with Barbara Taylor Woodall on at 7 p.m. Oct.…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:00

Star Wars family nights in Sylva

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The Jackson County Public Library and City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will both host Star Wars Family Nights this week.…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:27

Marianna Black Library celebrates freedom to read

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In honor of National Banned Books Week and to celebrate the freedom to read, the Marianna Black Library in Bryson…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:26

Tweens and teens to meet at library

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The “tween” writing group “Write On!” for 8- to 12-year-olds will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Jackson…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:51

Coffee with poet Katherine Soniat

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Katherine Soniat will discuss her new collection, A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge, at City Lights Bookstore’s Coffee with the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:50

New book motivated by Washington, D.C.

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City Lights bookstore will host Macon County resident Jim Staggers reading from his book, Messages To My Descendents: Please Fix…
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…