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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 13:34

Libraries engage dogs to get children to practice reading

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Maya, a golden retriever reading assistance dog, will be at the Bryson City Library at 1 p.m. this Saturday, August…
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:31

Local author speaks on Haywood history

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Local author Louise K. Nelson will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:42

Dive into “A Virtuous Woman” with book group

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The novel A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons is the next book up for discussion in the series Discovering the Literary…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:41

Former Senator to read from thriller

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Bob Graham, former U.S. senator and former Florida governor will be in Sylva next week to promote his first novel,…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:40

Cherokee author shares rare Native American recipes

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Cherokee cookbook author and Native American food expert Johnnie Sue Myers will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville at…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:40

Author shares Hillbilly Tales

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Whittier resident and author Patricia Graham will read from her book, Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains, at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:39

Haywood County Friends of the Library annual book sale

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The sale features DVDs, CDs, vinyl, puzzles, books on tape/CDs, and of course books in every category. More than 50,000…
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:42

Poets read from latest works

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City Lights in Sylva presents a reading featuring the poetry of Kathryn Byer and Susan Lefler at 7 p.m. on…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:00

Rash finishing new book

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Western Carolina University faculty member and writer Ron Rash is putting the final touches on his new novel even as…
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:59

Book signing at the Smoky Mountain Firecracker Fest

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Local author Barbara Dumas Ballew will be available to sign copies of her novel, George’s Creek to Georgia, July 1…
Catherine Carter, a WCU professor and poet, will read from and discuss her collection of poetry, Memory of Gills, at…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:11

Stories of local pioneers

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Author Hattie Caldwell Davis will read at the Haywood County Library in Waynesville at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19,…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:10

Waynesville library offers new Southern book series

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Friends of the Haywood Library will offer a new series, Discovering the Literary South, the Louis D. Rubin Jr. Series,…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:33

Book club to hold inaugural meeting

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A new book club will meet at Southwestern Community College’s Cashiers Center starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:33

Library book sale

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The Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 9, though Saturday, June 11, at the…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:01

Author explores hidden local history

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Author Alice Sink will read from her new book, Hidden History of the Western North Carolina Mountains, at 1 p.m.…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:00

Liar's Bench moves to WCU venue

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The Liar’s Bench has been adopted by the Mountain Heritage Center The one-year anniversary of The Liar’s Bench will be…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 20:00

Crowe and Dawson release children’s book

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Jackson County writer Thomas Crowe and illustrator Marilyn K. Dawson will celebrate the publication of their children’s book, The Wake…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:38

Learn local plants with botanist and author

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Botanist Tim Spira will present a program based on his new book, Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Applachian…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:32

Cancer survivor reads from memoir at City Lights

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Bryson City resident Jane Spotted Bird will read from her recently published memoir, Still Here: Dancing to the Beat of…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:32

Author to speak on the publishing

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The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will host an afternoon with Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Unbreakable Child:…
Jackson County residents who love the public library are called to join Book Brigade Buddies and help move the last…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 12:39

Satirical writer to read debut novel

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Alex Kudera will read from his new satirical novel, Fight for Your Long Day, at 7 p.m. on May 6…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:16

Poet to read from new prose collection

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Asheville writer and poet Holly Iglesias will read from her new collection, Angles of Approach, at 7 p.m. on Friday,…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 12:15

Franklin headlines book club meet in Sylva

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Cyrano’s Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Senior Citizen’s Center in Sylva. The…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:43

‘Catman’ pens new cat book

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Harold Catman Sims has published a new book titled Kevin Tames the Bullies. Sim operates the Catman2 no-kill cat shelter…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:41

Bart Ehrman to read at Blue Ridge Books

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Author Bart D. Ehrman will read from his latest book, God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:45

Thomas Rain Crowe to Read from New Poetry Collection

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Tuckasegee poet Thomas Rain Crowe will be at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8,…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:37

Poet captures WNC culture in new book

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Jackson County resident Thomas Crowe will read from and sign copies of his new collection of poems, Crack Light, at…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:36

Author discusses adventure on the Appalachian Trail

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Jennifer Pharr Davis will discuss her book, Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail, at 6 p.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:56

Library launches website

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The Friends of the Macon County Public Library (FOL) have unveiled a new informational web site, MaconLibraryFriends.org. The site showcases…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:56

Teens invited to voice their views

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The teen friends of the library meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Marianna Black…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:55

Book discussion looks at our influence on the planet

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Ahead of Western Carolina University’s upcoming literary festival, the Macon County Public Library will host a book discussion on Alan…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:36

Mystery author gives reading

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Author Leanna Sain will give a reading at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville from 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:36

Poems, nonfiction readings at City Lights in Sylva

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City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will feature local authors of poetry and nonfiction in the coming week. Coffee with the…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:11

Library offers books for sale

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Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will have hundreds of books, DVDs, CDs and other media on sale from 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:05

Spiritual connections explored by local author

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Jody Kraner (aka JadriAnna Lee), author of Northern Lights: A Journey to Insight, will appear for a reading and discussion…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:57

Read Across America

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As part of the celebration of Read Across America, Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville is hosting two events that emphasize…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:56

Wayne Caldwell wins Wolfe award

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The WNC Historical Association and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial will host Western North Carolina author Wayne Caldwell from 2-4 p.m.…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:55

Book group to begin

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Gary Carden has announced the first meeting of a book discussion group which will begin with a meeting at 5…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:49

WCU to host literacy conference

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Educators from throughout the region are invited to attend a one-day conference focusing on literacy hosted by Western Carolina University’s…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:46

Ron Rash returns to City Lights with new paperback edition

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City Lights welcomes Ron Rash back to the store at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 to celebrate the release in…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:46

New book looks at remarkable work of therapy dogs

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Author Deanna Klingel of Sapphire Valley will be at City Lights Bookstore at 2 p.m. on Feb. 12 to discuss…
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…