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Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:07

Rash commemorates paperback release

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Local author Ron Rash will hold a reading at City Lights in Sylva to celebrate the paperback release of his…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:15

WCU professor co-authors book about rising sea levels

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A book co-authored by Western Carolina University professor Rob Young about the global threat to coastal communities posed by rising…
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:14

Cancer survivor to talk at Jackson Library

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In May 2008, Jane SpottedBird was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. Her doctor gave her 6 to 12 months to…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:00

WCU professor co-authors book about rising sea levels

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A book co-authored by Western Carolina University professor Rob Young about the global threat to coastal communities posed by rising…
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:59

Haywood author to read from new novel ‘Sweetie’

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Kathryn Magendie, an author from Haywood County, will be at City Lights book store in Sylva to read from her…
Victoria Casey McDonald, a local writer and historian, will present a program about African-Americans in Jackson County at the Jackson…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:36

Group to discuss ‘Time and Again’ at public library

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The next Book Ends book discussion group will be held at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, Jan.13. The…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:09

Elderly Brothers ring in New Year’s at Legion

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The Elderly Brothers will perform on New Year’s Eve at American Legion Post 47 in Waynesville. The Elderly Brothers have…
Storyteller and author Gary Carden will present a program titled “Old Christmas Traditions” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4 at…
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:05

Pride of the Mountains is California-bound

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Nearly 400 members of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will travel to Pasadena, Calif., to march…
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:10

Swain library to hold meeting for teenagers

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The teen friends of the library meeting will be held at the Marianna Black Library at 3:30 on Thursday, Dec.…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:29

Bookstore program to help children in need

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City Lights Bookstore has started the 12th year of its annual Holiday Giving Tree, a program designed to put books…
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 21:29

Donation to Jackson County library makes a perfect gift

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Library lovers and history buffs from all over have a singular opportunity this year to combine giving Christmas presents to…
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 20:05

Macon County natives release book

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Two Macon County natives, Gail Shepherd Diederich and Gail Kelly Lester, recently released a new book, Tales of Two Gails.…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:32

Poetry, storytelling and music at City Light

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City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will host Karen Holmes for the bookstore’s monthly Coffee with the Poet gathering at 10:30…
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:02

Magendie releases third novel

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Kathryn Magendie will celebrate the release of her new novel, Sweetie, at Blue Ridge Books at 4 p.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 21:02

Readings at City Lights

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City Lights will host several authors this weekend for a diverse selection of book readings. At 7 p.m. on Friday,…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:48

Photos, oral histories of Madison

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Award-winning photographer and writer Rob Amberg’s multimedia presentation “The New Road and Today’s Mountaineers” — set for 7 p.m. on…
Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:48

Charles White to read from new historical fiction

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Charles White, formerly of Cullowhee, will be at City Lights at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, to read from…
Author Jane SpottedBird will discuss her new book, Still Here: Dancing to the Beat of My Own Drum on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:45

Secret Life of Bees to be discussed

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Sally Salyards will lead a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:44

City Lights book group meet and greet

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Are you in a book group? Do you want to be in one? Is your book group looking for good…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:12

‘Waynesville’ authors to make store appearance

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Authors Michael Beadle and Peter Yurko will discuss and sign copies of their new pictorial history book, Waynesville, from noon…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:11

Local author to hold book signing

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Author Barbara Dumas Ballew will be signing copies of her novel, George’s Creek to Georgia, on Oct. 23 at PumpkinFest…
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:11

Library’s “Puppy Tales” offers remedy for shy readers

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If you’ve got a young reader who has difficulty reading to parents or teachers, the Haywood County Public Library may…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:35

Young writers win recognition

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Western North Carolina students captured most of the prizes in the Student Laureate Awards sponsored by the North Carolina English…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 20:34

Upcoming events at City Lights in Sylva

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David Watkins of Cullowhee will offer a free personal budgeting workshop at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 1 p.m.…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:24

Art and authors at Blue Ridge Books

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Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville is offering a full lineup of special events this month. For more information on any…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:19

REACH gets help from local book author

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Mary J. Messer, author of Moonshiner’s Daughter, the recently published Haywood County based Appalachian memoir, presented a check to REACH…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:33

Fiction author to appear at Sylva

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Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, will read from her new novel, The Improper…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:32

Twenty regional authors at Blue Ridge Book Fest

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Blue Ridge Book Fest: A Regional Author Festival will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:31

“Therapy Dog” sales to support animal shelters

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Dianna K. Klingel will be signing her book, Just for the Moment: The Remarkable Gift of the Therapy Dog, from…
The twenty-ninth Banned Books Week Sept. 25 through Oct. 2 celebrates not only the freedom to choose what to read…
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:22

First-ever Southeast Indian Writers Gathering lined up

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Native American writers from the Southeast are invited to participate in the first-ever Southeast Indian Writers Gathering, to be held…
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:21

First annual “Celebration of Books” in Highlands

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Twenty-eight Carolina authors will be selling and signing their books at the Celebration of Books from 9 a.m. to 3…
Lin Stepp will sign copies of Tell Me About Orchard Hollow from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18,…
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 20:14

WCU Authors Hal Herzog and Anna Fariello at City Lights

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Western Carolina University psychology professor Hal Herzog will celebrate his new book, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We…
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:41

New “Blue Ridge” Anthology features local authors

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A reading and book signing for the new anthology Echoes Across the Blue Ridge will take place from 1 to…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:26

Coffee with poet Bill Everett

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Poet Bill Everett, author of Red Clay Blood River, will appear at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, as this month’s…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:25

Authors release photographic history of Waynesville

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Michael Beadle and Peter Yurko have published a new photographic history of Waynesville in honor of the town’s bicentennial this…
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:25

Authors of two new mountain memoirs speak

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Jean Boone Benfield, of Asheville, will read from her new book, Mountain Born: A Recollection of Life and Language in…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:36

‘Moonshiner’s Daughter’ author at Blue Ridge Books

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Mary J. Messer, author of the newly published Appalachian memoir Moonshiner’s Daughter, will be at Blue Ridge Books at 3…
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 20:13

Free writers workshops in Waynesville

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Upcoming free workshops at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville will offer writers behind-the-scenes tips on getting published and provide guidance…
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 20:48

Storytime with puppets

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Jackson County resident Josie Williams will be guest storyteller at a special children’s storytime at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July…
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 20:47

An official Star Wars party

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Join the fun at a Star Wars party at 2 p.m on Saturday, July 31, at Blue Ridge Books. The…
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 20:47

All about the Carltons

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Dr. Barbara Carlton will autograph copies of her book, This Nearly Was Mine: A Journey Through Carlton Country at 2…
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 20:41

Shakespeare still valuable in space

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Muse of Fire by Dan Simmons. Subterranean Press, 2008. 105 page In recent years, it has become fashionable for writers…
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 15:27

O’Connor’s life and characters

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Two weeks ago, a friend and I traveled down into Central Georgia looking for Flannery O’Connor. My friend, whom I…