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**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – November & December 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)

Thursday, November 1 at 6 pm

Talking Cats, Spunky Bugs, Treacherous Math, and Friendship with Four Middle Grade Authors

Join us for a fun evening with four of North and South Carolina’s most popular children’s book authors: Constance Lombardo (Mr. Puffball trilogy), Rebecca Petruck (Boy Bites Bug, Steering Toward Normal), Stacy McAnulty (The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl), and Jo Hackl (Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe). The authors will share insights to inspire reluctant readers and reveal the secrets of how they write witty and tender page-turners for the middle school audience. Author and Malaprop’s Children’s Buyer Amy Cherrix will moderate.


Friday, November 2 at 6 pm

Chaya Bhuvaneswar presents White Dancing Elephants

A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha’s birth. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange “rescue” mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers. In sixteen remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights women of color and explores feminist, queer, religious, and immigrant stories with precision, drama, and compassion.


Sunday, November 4 at 3 pm

Poetrio

Join us for our monthly poetry event featuring three poets. In November we welcome Gabrielle Calvocoressi, author of Rocket Fantastic Poems, Thomas March, author of Aftermath, and

GennaRose Nethercott, author of The Lumberjack’s Dove.


Monday, November 5 at 6 pm

Lee Zacharias presents Across the Great Lake in conversation with Tommy Hays

In this haunting novel of love and tragedy, Fern Halvorson remembers the bitterly cold winter of 1936 when she encountered a ghost ship while accompanying her father on a ferry transporting railroad cars on the Great Lakes. The author will be in conversation with Tommy Hays, director of the Great Smokies Writing Program.



Wednesday, November 7 at 6 pm

Jennie Liu presents Girls on the Line in conversation with Joanne O’Sullivan

Upon leaving their orphanage, Luli and Yun relish the freedom to earn a living and making their own choices…until Yun becomes pregnant. The girls discover the limits of their newfound freedom, and the consequences of bearing a child out of wedlock in 2009 and China’s One Child Policy become a reality.  A powerful novel exploring contemporary issues within a culture underrepresented in YA fiction. Liu will be joined by Joanne O’Sullivan, author of Between Two Skies.


Thursday, November 8 at 6 pm

EC Ambrose presents Elisha Daemon

The final installment of The Dark Apostle series finds the barber-surgeon-turned-sorcerer, Elisha Daemon fighting to heal his diseased world. At war with evil cults and necromancers, he searches for knowledge at the source of the pestilence: the great medical school at Salerno. Will Elisha save plague-stricken England or succumb to the dark magic himself?

 

Friday, November 9 at 6 pm

Charles Vess presents The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition by Ursula K. Le Guin and illustrated by Charles Vess

Join renowned fantasy artist Charles Vess to celebrate the release of this collection which places all the Earthsea novels together for the first time and includes never before printed stories, lecture, an introduction by Le Guin herself, and fifty illustrations by Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin. Vess will discuss his experience collaborating with Le Guin before her death, and the process of bringing Le Guin’s fantasy world to life. Vess will sign copies of The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition purchased at Malaprop’s or on www.malaprops.com.


Sunday, November 11 at 3 pm

Susan Harlan presents Decorating a Room of One’s Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables

English professor and humorist Susan Harlan blends literature and interior design by reimagining famous fictional homes and “interviews” with their literary residents. From Lady Macbeth’s favorite room to the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby’s McMansion of unfulfilled dreams, 30 notable dwellings, to tips on “Setting Up an Ideal Governess’s Room,” this will appeal to fans of fiction and design reporting.


Monday, November 12 at 6 pm

Anne Fitten Glenn presents Western North Carolina Beer: A Mountain Brew History

An award-winning Beer writer traces Western North Carolina’s evolution from a hotbed of illicit moonshine to craft beer destination. Follow its story from the wild days of saloons and the first breweries of the 1870s, through one of the longest Prohibitions in the nation, to the first modern breweries in Asheville. Glenn will also discuss the pros, cons, and conflicting emotions surrounding the beer business in the Asheville community.  


Tuesday, November 13 at 6 pm

Ben Fountain presents Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution, in conversation with Wiley Cash

Ben Fountain argues that the United States may be facing a third existential crisis and must be built anew. Fountain examines ideological forces at work in the national identity and where they have landed us today, from the empty notion of the American Dream to the weaponization of American exceptionalism, and the cult of celebrity that gave us Donald Trump. Ben Fountain will be in conversation by Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy.


Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm

Leslie Zemeckis presents Feuding Fan Dancers in conversation with Tessa Fontaine

Sally Rand and Faith Bacon were both beautiful blondes from humble backgrounds who fought their way through the competitive showgirl scene of New York to become icons. They also both claimed to be the inventor of the famous ostrich fan dance. Leslie Zemeckis will discuss their forgotten feminist histories with Tess Fontaine, former sideshow performer and author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts.


Thursday, November 15 at 6 pm

Michael Tisserand presents Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White

Krazy Kat creator George Herriman was an illustrator, journalist, and cartoonist appearing in the biggest newspapers of the early twentieth century. His work has been widely credited with elevating cartoons from daily amusements to anarchic art. Known as “the Greek” for his dark complexion and curly hair, Herriman was African American, born to a prominent New Orleans Creole family that hid its racial identity during Reconstruction. In his biography, Tisserand explores the turbulent times in which Herriman lived –and the secret he explored through his art.


Friday, November 16 at 6 pm

Robin Gaiser launches Open for Lunch

Robin Gaiser has spent over a decade asking perfect strangers to lunch, “filling [her] plate with a deeper love and understanding of humanity.” She describes her new book as an “unusual memoir” composed of collected personal stories and insights about the human condition and the many ways she has benefited from the practice.


Saturday, November 17 at 2 pm

Carla Hall presents SOUL FOOD: Everyday & Celebration

The co-host of ABC’s talk show “The Chew” explores the traditional roots of soul food from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South and share recipes like Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette and Tomato Pie with Garlic Bread Crust. Farm-fresh and plant-based, these light and seasonal soul food dishes are packed with characteristically Southern flavor and healthy enough to eat every day.

Sunday, November 18 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.

Saturday, November 24

Indies First, held on Small Business Saturday, brings together authors and readers in support of independent bookstores. Authors and local celebrities volunteer at events across the country, and publishers offer special terms on books and exclusives. This year, Indies First and Small Business Saturday take place on Nov. 24, a day which is dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help communities thrive. Some of our favorite local authors  (line up TBA) will be here as booksellers to recommend their favorite picks and help get your gift shopping started. The café will feature special seasonal drinks all day long. What better way is there to burn your pumpkin pie calories than to jump into the holiday season with books? Plus, you’ll have the added bonus of knowing that the money you spend here goes right back into the community.  We always offer free gift wrapping.

Stay tuned and/or follow us on social media for more details on which authors will be here and what time you can catch them in action!

 

Thursday, November 29 at 1 pm

Barbara Kingsolver in-store Signing for Unsheltered

Unsheltered is a timely novel exploring the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. Malaprop’s is thrilled to host Barbara Kingsolver for a signing only event (Kingsolver will not be speaking, personalizing copies, or signing other titles.) Pre-order or purchase Unsheltered from Malaprop’s for the opportunity to meet Kingsolver and have your copy of Unsheltered signed by the author herself. Signing line tickets will be limited. See malaprops.com for details.

 

MISS MALAPROP’S STORYTIME!  Every Wednesday at 10 am

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.




Join a Book Club!

Monday, November 5 at 7 pm

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB

Join host Alex Ruiz for a discussion of Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow.

Tuesday, November 6 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 pick is After the Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump by Nathan Bomey.

Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)

Join former Malaprop’s General Manager and Bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett and co-host Maria Fire for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. The November 2018 selection is A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe.

Wednesday, November 7 at 7 pm

MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Monday, November 12 at 7 pm

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Song of the Lion: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel by Anne Hillerman.

Tuesday, November 13  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.

Thursday, November 15 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 The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response by Peter Balakian.

Thursday, November 29 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 Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian, translated by Stanley Chapman.

 

Friday, November 30 at 6 pm

Kevin McIlvoy presents At the Gate of All Wonder with Christine Hale author of A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice

In Kevin Mcllvoy’s new novel, an aging adult and two troubled children make extended forays into the wilderness and share a journey toward compassion. Mcllvoy will be joined by Christine Hale, author of the 2016 memoir, A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice, in which Hale is transformed through an unconventional relationship with a female spiritual teacher and ritual tattooing.


Saturday, December 1 at 3 pm  

Oxford American’s 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Launch

Oxford American magazine, Yep Roc Records, and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café are proud to present the Oxford American’s 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Celebration. This free to the public event will feature a diverse group of writers reading stories from the issue, along with musical punctuations by co-curator, Raleigh-based songwriter Tift Merritt. Featured guests at the Asheville reading will include Nickole Brown, Wiley Cash, David Joy, Jon Kirby, Melinda Maynor Lowery, and C.L. White. Oxford American deputy editor Maxwell George, a North Carolina native, will emcee the event.


Tuesday, December 4 at 6 pm

Bobby Sullivan launches Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics

Asheville’s own Bobby Sullivan presents his anticolonial retelling of American history, accented by his personal experiences with Rastafari culture, social justice, and cooperative economics. He will discuss capitalist resistance, political prisoners, religious tolerance, and myths about  Rastafarianism from an Afrocentric perspective.


Thursday, December 6 at 6 pm *Ticketed event at Jubilee Community Church

Jen Sincero presents You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable

Success coach Jen Sincero skips the typical “New Age cheese” of the self help genre and delivers blunt and practical advice in hilarious and inspiring chapters such as “Your Brain Is Your Bitch,” “Fear Is for Suckers” and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It. Embrace your inner badass and achieve success in finance, career, and relationships. *Visit malaprops.com for tickets and details.

 

Saturday, December 8 at 1 pm

Children’s author Debra Frasier as “The Queen of Letters”

Come to Malaprop’s and meet The Queen of Letters! (AKA children’s book author and illustrator, Debra Frasier!) Take a seat in her beautiful red tent. Choose your alphabet cards and unlock her Golden Box of Wisdom Words. Discover your Word-of-Power — the word that will help make YOU a stronger YOU in the coming year…(And prepare to meet her tiny but AMAZING dancing ALPHABETINI!) Frasier will lead a fun activity to help children and parents increase literacy, encourage expression and set intentions for the coming year.

 

Saturday, December 8 at 7 pm

Quincy Troupe presents Miles and Me

Please note special start time

An intimate and candid account of friendship with Miles Davis-soon to be a major motion picture! Poet, activist, and journalist Quincy Troupe collaborated with Miles Davis on Miles: The Autobiography. Troupe’s memoir offers a deeper look at the restless energy at the root of Davis’ creative process and powerful personality. A reflection of the men’s friendship and a testament to Davis’ influence in both the public and private spheres.


Tuesday, December 11 at 6 pm                                                                                                                                                                                Laura E. Wolfson presents For Single Mothers Working As Train Conductors in conversation with Elizabeth Kostova

This collection by Russian translator Laura E. Wolfson is equal parts essay, travel-writing and memoir. She conveys highly relatable experiences like mundane jobs and communicating in a foreign language, as well as reflections on personal subjects of divorce and battling degenerative lung disease. Wolfson will be joined by Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian, The Swan Thieves, and The Shadow Land.  

 

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, December 3 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. The pick for December is A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham.  



Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm

WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)

Join former Malaprop’s General Manager and Bookseller Linda-Marie Barrett for the WILD Book club at the Battery Park Book Exchange. The pick for December 2018 is Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks.

Wednesday, December 5 at 7 pm

MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB

Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of WAR by Sebastian Junger in December.  



Monday, December 10 at 7 pm

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

Join host Tena Frank for a discussion of Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries #1) by Charlotte MacLeod in December.



Tuesday, December 11 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 December is Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-five Paintings to Change the Way You Live by Christophe Andre.



Thursday, December 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. The December pick is The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard.



Thursday, December 27 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. The December pick is The Little Virtues: Essays by Natalia Ginzburg, translated by Dick Davis, with a forward by Belle Boggs.

 
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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