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**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – March & April Events

Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee roasted locally. We offer free wireless service and eight plug-in stations. Our baristas embrace the role of community catalyst. Join us whenever you can!  (Listen to Audiobooks and Support Malaprop’s Bookstore)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 1 at 6 pm

Beth Jusino presents Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago

In April 2015, Beth Jusino walked the Way of Saint James, a long-distance hiking trail called the Camino de Santiago. Justino hopes to inspire others to plan similar pilgrimages as a way to escape the daily grind, celebrate milestones or take full advantage of their retirement.

Wednesday, April 3 at 10 am

Climate-themed Storytime

Join us for a special climate-themed Storytime event, as part of The Collider’s 10-day Climate City Expo (CCx). This event will feature kid-appropriate books related to climate change and environmental issues. For more information, visit https://thecollider.org.

Wednesday, April 3 at 6 pm

Jessica Keener presents Strangers in Budapest, in conversation with Tommy Hays

A young American couple with a newborn seeks a new beginning in post-communist Budapest and confront the city’s violent past.


Thursday, April 4 at 6 pm

Christine Lynn Herman presents The Devouring Gray, in conversation with Meagan Spooner

Four teenagers must dig up buried family secrets, band together, and fight to save the town of Four Paths from a brutal monster.

Sunday, April 7 at 3 pm

Poetrio

Join us for the April poetry event featuring poets Joan Barasovska and Libby Bernardin, and a tribute to the late Susan Laughter Meyers.  Joan Barasovska is the author of Birthing Age and Libby Bernardin is the author of Stones Ripe for Sowing. Susan Laughter Meyers was the author of the posthumously published book, Self-Portrait in the River of Deja-Vu.  


Monday, April 8 at 6 pm

Mary Laura Philpott presents I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

Mary Laura Philpott’s memoir-in-essays is about what happened after she checked off all the boxes on her successful life’s to-do list and realized she might need to reinvent the list–and herself. It takes on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood with wit and heart, showing us that sometimes doing things wrong is the way to do life right.

Tuesday, April 9 at 6 pm

Nathan Ballingrud launches Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell

Asheville local and author of North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud, returns with a collection of six stories and a novella. From the eerie dread descending upon a New Orleans dive bartender to the search for the map of hell, Ballingrud’s beautifully crafted stories are riveting in their quietly terrifying depictions of the murky line between the known and the unknown.

Wednesday, April 10 at 6 pm

Evan Williams launches Ripples

Small town boy Ben Bramley puzzles his way through a minefield of societal expectations and  Southern Baptist status quo.

Thursday, April 11 at 6 pm

Lisa Joy Mitchell presents Sacred & Delicious: A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook

A food memoir, primer on India’s traditional dietary approach to wellness, and a glorious cookbook with 108 enticing gluten-free and vegetarian recipes.


Sunday, April 14 at 3 pm

Writers at Home

Join host Tommy Hays for our monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

Monday, April 15 at 6 pm

Barbara Brown Taylor presents Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, in  conversation with The Very Reverend Todd Donatelli at The Cathedral of All Souls

The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.


Wednesday, April 17th at 10 am

Miss Malaprop’s Storytime with Kerry Madden-Lunsford

Guest Storytime author Kerry Madden-Lunsford will share her recent book, Ernestine’s Milky Way, set in 1940’s Maggie Valley, NC.


Wednesday, April 17 at 6 pm

Frank Harmon presents Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See

Native Places is a collection of 64 watercolor sketches paired with mini-essays about architecture, landscape, everyday objects, and nature. Rather than repeat what is visible in the sketch, the essays offer a fresh interpretation of ordinary things.

Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm

Andrew Reynolds presents The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World, in conversation with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Andrew will be in conversation with Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality.


Friday, April 19 at 3 pm

Readings from The Rhapsodist

Come celebrate the 2019 issue of The Rhapsodist — A-B Tech’s literature and arts journal! Students, alumni, and faculty published in this year’s journal will read their creative writing and
discuss their artwork. One of the highlights of our year, this evening allows us to showcase talented individuals in our community.

Monday, April 22 at 6 pm

Jeff Mann & Julia Watts present LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia

This collection of fiction and poetry from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer authors from Appalachia confronts the problematic and complex intersections of place, family, sexuality, gender, and religion with which LGBTQ Appalachians often grapple. Watts and Mann will be joined by contributors to the anthology including poet Maggie Anderson.


Tuesday, April 23 at 6 pm

Bonnie Kistler, author of House on Fire in conversation with Mark de Castrique

A suspenseful novel about a blended family in crisis after a drunk driving accident leaves the daughter of one parent dead—and the son of the other parent charged with manslaughter. Kistler will be joined by Mark de Castrique, author of the Buryin’ Barry mystery series.


Friday, April 26 at 6 pm

Claudia Lucero presents One-Hour Dairy Free Cheese

Like dairy cheese, dairy-free cheese can take days to make. Whether you are hankering for gouda, parmesan, or swiss, Claudia Lucero will outline how to make rich, creamy and flavorful plant-based cheese using seeds, nuts, and vegetables.

Saturday, April 27 at 6 pm

NCLR Celebrates Poetry Month with Amber Flora Thomas and Catherine Carter

NCLR writers celebrate indie bookstores, poetry month, and the release of the 2018 online issue with readings by Amber Flora Thomas, Catherine Carter, and Sally Thomas.  

Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm

Ann B. Ross presents Miss Julia Takes the Wheel

In the latest installment in the bestselling Miss Julia series. Southern heroine Miss Julia’s doctor is out of town on vacation, so she decides to invite his replacement to dinner, but there’s something a little off about him.


Tuesday, April 30 at 6 pm

Merina Ty-Kisera launches Accupressure with Essential Oils: A Self-Care Guide to Enhance Your Health and Lift your Spirit

Local author Merina Ty-Kisera explores the synergy between essential oils and acupoints and her book includes healing techniques for 24 common ailments such as cold/flu symptoms, earaches, and stress.

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Every Wednesday at 10 am
MISS MALAPROP’S STORYTIME!
Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop! 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.

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Join a Book Club!


Monday, April 1 at 7 pm
LGBTQ BOOK CLUB
Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. In April the club is reading Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley.


Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)
Join former Malaprop’s General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. This month the club is reading Neon in Daylight by Hermione Hoby.


Tuesday, April 2 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 issues. This month’s pick is How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.


Wednesday, April 3 at 7 pm
MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB
Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Vinegar Girl: William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel by Anne Tyler.


Monday, April 8 at 7 pm
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Cold Florida: A Hard-Boiled Mystery Set in Florida by Phillip DePoy.

Tuesday, April 9 at 12 Noon

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB
Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artworks and the art world. The pick for April is The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint by  Jamie Camplin and Maria Ranauro.


Thursday, April 18 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. The pick for April is Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison.


Tuesday, April 23 at 7 pm

Just Mercy Discussion Group

Join bookseller Patricia Furnish for a discussion of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. This special book club event is part of community gear-up for Stevenson’s free public lecture at UNCA April 25th. Details at www.unca.edu/events-and-news/event/bryan-stevenson-public-lecture/


Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm
WORKS IN TRANSLATION

Join host and Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation, and the cultural, political and artistic influences that shape them. This month’s pick is The Emissary by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani.
 
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Wednesday, May 1 at 10 am


Wednesday, May 1 at 6 pm

Jessica Handler presents The Magnetic Girl, in conversation with Charles Frazier

A historical novel about Lulu, the vaudeville performer who captivated crowds with her “electrical charge” at a time when the newly discovered electricity was viewed as other-worldly Spiritualism.


Thursday, May 2 at 6 pm

Stephen Nachmanovitch presents The Art of Is

A creative exploration of mindful improvisation and the value of living in the present and embracing imperfections. Co-sponsored by Windhorse Zen Community


Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm

Poetrio

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In May we welcome Nickole Brown, author of To Those Who Were Our First Gods, Jessica Jacobs, author of Take Me With You, Wherever You’re Going, and Robert Lee Kendrick, author of What Once Burst With Brilliance.


Monday, May 6 at 6 pm

Dr. Anna Garrett presents Perimenopause: The Savvy Sister’s Guide to Hormone Harmony  

This entertaining, informative, and empowering guide features tips on diet, stress reduction, and supplements to you the tools to navigate this transition with grace and ease so you can rock your mojo through midlife and beyond!


Tuesday, May 7 at 6 pm

Justin Gardiner presents Beneath the Shadow: Legacy and Longing in the Antarctic

His 2010 ocean voyage to Antarctica and the nineteenth-century journals of famous Antarctic explorers serve as the narrative backdrop for this travel biography of former Warren Wilson College professor Justin Gardiner.


Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm

Delia Owens presents Where the Crawdads Sing

When a murder occurs in a small coastal town, the locals blame “the marsh girl,” Kya Clark. This event is free, open to the public, and will be live streamed on Facebook. We expect to reach capacity. Doors open at 5:30. Following the event, Owens will sign copies of Where the Crawdads Sing purchased from Malaprop’s. Can’t make it to the event? Order the book in advance, and we’ll get it signed for you!


Thursday, May 9 at 6 pm

Brian Panowich presents Like Lions

Yet after years of juggling his life as a small-town Georgia sheriff and the heir of Bull Mountain’s most notorious criminal family, Clayton wants to choose family. When a rival gang threatens the way of life in Bull Mountain, Clayton will need to find a way to bury the past once and for all.

Monday, May 13 at 6 pm

Sarah Stacke presents Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum

Co-sponsored by the Asheville Art Museum, this event will explore the life and work of the early 20th century American photographer.


Tuesday, May 15 at 6 pm

Edward Espe Brown presents The Most Important Point, in conversation with Danny S. Parker

This collection of 60 essays connects traditional Japanese Zen teachings to daily life. Brown is the author of The Tassajara Bread Book and How to Cook Your Life and was one of the first Westerners to be ordained a Zen priest.   


Thursday, May 16 at 6 pm

Peter Guzzardi presents Emeralds of Oz: Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow

After a lifetime in book publishing, Peter had edited a remarkable group of diverse authors: Stephen Hawking, Deepak Chopra, Carol Burnett, Douglas Adams, and more. Everything he’d learned from working with them felt oddly familiar. One day it suddenly became clear: all that wisdom had its roots in a film he’d watched as a child, “The Wizard of Oz.”


Sunday, May 19 at 3 pm

Thomas Rain Crowe presents The Inner Trees: Selected Poems of Yvan Goll

Yvan Goll is one of the most important but neglected European writers of the 20th century Because he wrote in several languages and was not claimed by any country. This book includes translations which have been out of print for decades.


Monday, May 20 at 6 pm

Cindy Ross presents The World Is Our Classroom: How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary Education

Cindy Ross supplemented her children’s education with rich life experiences. While traveling as a family through 12 countries, her kids learned lessons of compassion, resilience, self-reliance, and gratitude absent from traditional school curricula.  


Wednesday, May 22 at 6 pm

Paula Martinac presents Clio Rising, in conversation with Lorena Russell, Ph.D.

In 1983, Livvie Bliss leaves western North Carolina to live openly as a lesbian and pursue a career in publishing in New York City. Paula Martinac has published three nonfiction books on lesbian and gay culture and politics as well as numerous articles, essays, and short stories. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Thursday, May 23 at 6 pm

Juliet Escoria presents Juliet the Maniac, in conversation with Scott McClanahan

A bold, semi-autobiographical account of a teenage girl struggling with mental illness, Juliet the Maniac is a “late-nineties Bell Jar” (Katherine Faw, author of Ultraluminous.)  Escoria will be in conversation with Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah Book.


Thursday, May 30 at 6 pm

Erica Witsell launches Give

Asheville local Erica Witsell will present her debut novel, Give. Luminous and poignant, Give is the story of one family’s troubled quest to redeem the mistakes of the past and a stirring testament to the bonds of sisterhood. 

 
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Every Wednesday at 10 am
MISS MALAPROP’S STORYTIME!
Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop! 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.

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Join a Book Club!


Wednesday, May 1 at 7 pm
MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB
Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum.


Monday, May 6 at 7 pm
LGBTQ BOOK CLUB
Join host Alex Ruiz to discuss a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction focused on the LGBTQ community. May’s pick is Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan.


Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)
Join former Malaprop’s General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. This month the club is reading Swimming Between Worlds by Elaine Neil Orr.


Tuesday, May 7 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 issues. This month’s pick is TBA.


Monday,  May 13 at 7 pm
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.


Tuesday, May 14 at 12 Noon

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB
Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, this monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas that relate to artworks and the art world. The pick for May is Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum by Sarah Stacke.


Thursday, May 16 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. The club is reading Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann in May.


Thursday, May 30 at 7 pm
WORKS IN TRANSLATION
Join host and Bookstore Manager Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation, and the cultural, political and artistic influences that shape them. This month’s pick is Beyond Sleep by Willem Frederik Hermans.

 
 
Stephanie Jones-Byrne
Director of Marketing and Author Events
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street | Asheville, NC 28801
828.254.6734
 





 


 

 
 
 
 

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