Events for readers and writersWritten by Admin
Fahey to present international romance
Author Edward Fahey will read from his novel The Mourning After at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.
The book is about love not confined to a single lifetime, or even slowed by death. Exploring spirituality and the psychology of human relationships, the book caught the attention of readers on the other side of the ocean. Just back from a long tour of what he calls “spooky sites of magic and legend,” Fahey found he has created quite a stir overseas, and that a romance has followed him home.
While his career revolved being a masseur to celebrities and others, Fahey has spent his life hunting magic. He has communed with mystics, healers, camped in deserts, lived on a ship and has traveled out-of-body. He also tours decrepit castles, graveyards, abandoned monasteries, and ancient ceremonial sites, seeking contact with lingering ancient spirits.
Bartlett releases debut historical novel
Author Marie Bartlett will read from her historical novel, Pearl, MD, at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.
Set in Asheville during the 1880s, the book tells the story of a strong-willed woman doctor who tries to set up a practice in a small mountain town despite a less than friendly reception. Bartlett has focused on creative non-fiction as a freelance writer for 25 years. Pearl, MD is her first novel.
Free. 828.456.6000 or www.blueridgebooksnc.com.
B.J. Jones coming to City Lights
Folklorist and storyteller B.J. Jones will give a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.
Jones will offer up the tall tales and sweeping historical and spiritual perspectives told within the pages of his two novels, Do Angels Have Big Ears? and The Glory Door. Jones spent many years in advertising and was a senior vice president and executive creative director of J. Walter Thompson in Chicago. He is most remembered for the Oscar Mayer commercial featuring a boy singing, “My bologna has a first name and it’s O-S-C-A-R,” which went on to become the most watched commercial in the history of television.
ABC yoga comes to Jackson bookstore
Enjoy a morning of ABC yoga on Saturday, March 8, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. Following story time, youngsters are invited to a fun children’s yoga session from 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. Parents are welcome to participate. Adult Gentle Yoga follows from noon to 1 p.m. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat or Blanket). Hot tea will be provided following the yoga session.
Free, but donations welcome. All donations will go to the local Reading Rover program, a mobile lending library for area youth.