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Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe July Events

Sunday, June 25 at 3 pm

Book release and celebration of JIMMIE MARGARET GILLIAM and TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT

We will celebrate the life and work of Jimmie Margaret Gilliam and the posthumously published TORN FROM THE EAR OF NIGHT, a book 20 years in the making, edited by Paula Paradise and published by White Pine Press. Jimmie was the first poet to read at Malaprop’s. This event includes a reading of the book by Jimmie’s friends and family, including Malaprop’s owner Emöke B’Racz.

 

Monday, June 26 at 7 pm

MARLA MILLING presents LEGENDS, SECRETS AND MYSTERIES OF ASHEVILLE

Native author Marla Milling recounts odd but true stories that hide behind Asheville’s picturesque beauty.

Wednesday, June 28 at 7 pm

PHAKYAB RINPOCHE presents MEDITATION SAVED MY LIFE

In 2003, Tibetan lama Phakyab Rinpoche was admitted to the emergency clinic of the Program for Survivors of Torture at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital. After a dramatic escape from imprisonment in China at the hands of authorities bent on uprooting Tibet’s traditional religion and culture, his ordeal had left him with life-threatening injuries. This book is his account of the powerful healing he experienced through meditation.

Thursday, June 29 at 7 pm

SCOTT GOULD presents STRANGERS TO TEMPTATION in conversation with David Joy

Scott’s collection of 13 stories is set in the South Carolina low country along the Black River during the 1970s. These stories offer religion and race as the backdrop for the perils of Southern lives on the brink of adulthood.

Sunday, Jul 2 at 3 pm

Poetrio

Join us for a monthly celebration of poetry featuring three poets. This month, experience work by L. Ward Abel, Sam Barbee, and a third poet to be announced.

 

Wednesday, July 5 at 7 pm

David Madden presents MARBLE GODDESSES AND MORTAL FLESH

The thirteenth work of fiction by Knoxville native and Black Mountain resident David Madden consists of four novellas that weave together the life of the inimitable Lucius Hutchfield as he moves from youth to middle age and between vocations and adventures. Robert Morgan calls David Madden “a master Appalachian storyteller.” Whether you count yourself among Madden’s longtime fans or simply appreciate well-drawn characters in well-told tales, you won’t want to miss this event.

 

Thursday, July 6 at 7 pm

MACKENZI LEE and ROSHANI CHOKSHI present THE GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE and A CROWN OF WISHES

Young adult fiction fans rejoice! Join us for an evening of adventure, intrigue, and fun with two YA authors. Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a swashbuckling stand-alone historical novel revolving around Henry “Monty” Montague,  a young bisexual British lord who embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush.  In A Crown of Wishes, Roshani Chokshi, the author of Star Touched Queen, conjures a lush fantasy in which Gauri, the princess of Bharata, must join her own formidable force with that of an enemy to secure her future.

 

Saturday, July 8 from 4 pm to 5 pm

Poetry on Request with Tracey Schmidt

Sit down to talk with local poet Tracey Schmidt and leave with a personal poem. What a nice gift on a Saturday afternoon!

 

Tuesday, July 11 at 7 pm

J. Robert Lennon and Adam O’Fallon Price present BROKEN RIVER and THE GRAND TOUR

If you enjoy being masterfully unsettled, this is the event for you. J. Robert Lennon opens Broken River with a plunge into terror and proceeds to unwind a cinematic, darkly comic, and sui generis psychological thriller in which characters are endangered by multiple forces including self-deceit. In The Grand Tour, Adam O’Fallon Price offers up compelling discomfort and surprising warmth from pairing a misanthropic author of advancing years with a despondent young fan. Lennon was Price’s graduate professor at Cornell, where the two played in a band together.  Their conversation is sure to be a treat, and they will also play some music!

 

Wednesday, July 12 at 7 pm

Garrett Woodward presents IF YOU CAN’T PLAY, GET OFF THE STAGE: BLUEGRASS IN WNC AND BEYOND

Join us for a fascinating dive into the world of bluegrass with music journalist and arts & entertainment editor for The Smoky Mountain News, Garrett Woodward. His book features interviews, profiles, quotes and conversations with the biggest names in bluegrass, mountain, and string music including Balsam Range, Bobby Osborne, Claire Lynch, David Grisman, and many more!

 

Thursday, July 13 at 7 pm

Kyle James presents NOT AFRAID OF THE FALL: 114 DAYS THROUGH 38 CITIES IN 15 COUNTRIES

Feed your spirit of adventure as Asheville local, Kyle James, shares a story of truly seizing the day. He and his girlfriend, Ashley, quit their day jobs and visited 15 countries in 114 days. The resulting book inspires and empowers anyone who has ever uttered the words “maybe next year.” Bhramari Brewery will co-sponsor the event and James’s own The Bun Intended Food Truck will be out front to help celebrate!

 

Friday, July 14 from 4 pm to 5 pm

Poetry on Request with Tracey Schmidt

This month, you have two opportunities to have a poem written just for you by local poet Tracey Schmidt. Share a bit of yourself with Tracey and leave with a delightful bit of verse.

 

Tuesday, July 18 at 7 pm

Joshilyn Jackson presents THE ALMOST SISTERS

The Almost Sisters is the latest from perennial Southern favorite Joshilyn Jackson. This time, the author of Gods in Alabama brings us the story of graphic novelist Leia Birch Briggs. Leia is going through some stuff–a surprise baby on the way, a family coping with the illness of a matriarch, and secrets that threaten to upend her very sense of self. You don’t want to miss the chance to spend some time with Joshilyn and her wonderfully engaging characters.

 

Wednesday, July 19 at 7 pm

Matthew Quick presents THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE

Join us in welcoming Matthew Quick, author of Silver Linings Playbook, back to Asheville with a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet. A car accident and brain tumor diagnosis set the complex and patriotic Vietnam vet, David Granger, on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war. This ultimately hopeful story holds a challenge for us all to re-evaluate our assumptions.

 

Thursday, July 20 at 6 pm

TEACH-IN with Daniel Foor presenting Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing

Daniel Foor, PhD shares a practical guide to understanding and navigating relationships with the spirits of those who have passed and details how to relate safely and effectively with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing.

 

Tuesday, July 25 at 7 pm

Drew Magary presents THE HIKE

The Hike is the second novel from Deadspin columnist, GQ correspondent, and subject of cult fandom, Drew Magary. Prepare to have your mind bent and emotions stirred by a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family.

 

Thursday, July 27 at 7 pm

Ron Rash paperback launch of THE RISEN

We’re excited to celebrate the paperback launch of Ron Rash’s latest book The Risen. Rash’s mastery is on full display in  this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer, one bewitching young woman–and the secrets that could destroy their lives.

 

Monday, July 31 at 7 pm

Swan Huntley presents THE GODDESSES

The author of We Could Be Beautiful offers a new exploration of psychological tension with The Goddesses. When Nancy’s family attempts to heal its wounds with a fresh start in Hawaii, Nancy finds a fulfilling new friendship with Ana. What follows is a mesmerizing story of both friendship and manipulation, set against the idyllic tropical world of the Big Island.

Every Wednesday at 10 am

MISS MALAPROP’S STORYTIME

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesday at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books. Recommended for ages 3 through 9.

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Monday, July 3 at 7 pm

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB

Join hosts and Malaprop’s booksellers Hannah Richardson and Caroline Christopoulos for the LGBTQ Book club! This month’s selection is Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

 

Tuesday, July 4 at 7 pm

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB

Join host Bruce Roth for a lively discussion on topics of current interest including war and peace, the economy, the environment, and other hot political topics. This month’s book is Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal.

 

Wednesday, July 5 at 7 pm

MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Good Scent From a Strange Mountain: Stories by Robert Olen Butler.

Monday, July 10 at 7 pm

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

Join host Tena Frank to discuss Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman.

Tuesday, July 11 at 12 pm

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB

Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artwork and the art world. Bring your book and a brown-bag lunch to make the most of your midday break! This month’s topic of discussion is Linda Nochlin’s essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”

 

Tuesday, July 11 at 7 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)

Join co-hosts Linda-Marie Barrett and Maria Fire at Battery Park Book Exchange for the WILD Book club. This month’s title is A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit.

 

Tuesday, July 18 at 7 pm

NEW AND NOTABLE BOOK CLUB

Join host Becky Upham for a discussion of White Tears by Hari Kunzru.

Thursday, July 20 at 7 pm

NOTORIOUS HBC* (*HISTORY BOOK CLUB)

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Patricia Furnish to discuss a range of books across different periods of history. We’re creating a book club that tackles the challenging subjects, hence “NOTORIOUS.” This month’s pick is Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum.

 

Wednesday, July 26 at 7 pm

BRIDGE THE GAP

Join host Madelyn Anderson for a book club for those interested in exploring perspectives of people with different life experiences or world views, particularly those marginalized in the U.S. We’ll read about the intersection of race, gender, political affiliation, and sexual identification/orientation, as well as discuss ways to take collective action. This month’s book is Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli.

 

Thursday, July 27 at 7 pm

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation, and the cultural, political and artistic influences that shape them. This month’s book is The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception by Emmanuel Carrère, translated by Linda Coverdale.

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Every Wednesday at 10 am

MISS MALAPROP’S STORYTIME!

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

 

 

Melanie McNair

Director of Marketing and Author Events, Assistant Manager 
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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