Malaprop’s Book Store/Cafe announces the following events for January 2014:
Tuesday, December 31 at 6 pm
NEW YEAR’S EVE HOURS
It doesn’t happen very often, but Malaprop’s will be closing early at 6 pm in observance of New Year’s Eve. Happy and safe New Year everyone!
Wednesday, January 1 from 12-5 pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY SALE!
Ring in the New Year with books, coffee, and more at Malaprop’s! Most bookstore items are 25% off as we celebrate another year of bookselling in this wonderful community.
Sunday, January 5 at 3 pm
Join us for readings and signings by Lisa Ezzard (Vintage), Deborah Bernhardt (Driftology), and a third poet to be announced.
Tuesday, January 7 at 7 pm
ENNEAGRAM SERIES WITH SANDRA SMITH: THE BASICS & TYPE 3
Learn about the Enneagram System as panels of Enneagram types speak to their experience of their particular personality style. Certified Enneagram consultant Sandra Smith introduces basic concepts of the Enneagram and explores the gifts and challenges of each type. Tonight she will tackle the basics and discuss Type Three: The Achiever.
Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm
THE RAG-PICKER’S GUIDE TO POETRY READING & SIGNING
The Rag-picker’s Guide to Poetry: Poems, Poets, Process is a new anthology that features poems and essays on process from 35 poets teaching in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College. We will be joined by the book’s editors, Eleanor Wilner and Maurice Manning, as well as contributors Alan Shapiro, Debra Allbery, Marianne Boruch, Karen Brennan, Jennifer Grotz, James Longenbach, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Alan Williamson. Royalties from the book go to Friends of Writers, which provides scholarship and aid funds to WWC’s MFA Program. Please note the unusual time for this event.
Friday, January 10 at 7 pm
ROGER HUTCHINSON READING & SIGNING
A graduate of Warren Wilson College, Roger Hutchison is the Canon for Children’s Ministries and Director of the Trinity Center for Mission and Ministry at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, SC. His new book, The Painting Table: A Journal of Loss and Joy, shares his experiences and guides readers in using art to come together, create healing, and manifest joy.
Saturday, January 11 at 3 pm
CHILDREN’S STORYTIME PARTY!
This month we are celebrating the books Angelina Ballerina by Katherine Holabird and The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats. Robin will lead story time and activities, and tantalizingly toothsome treats will be provided. Recommended for ages 4-10, but all are welcome. All parents are invited to stay!
Sunday, January 12 at 3 pm
SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS OPEN HOUSE
Please join us as eight of our local authors with recent self-published titles read and sign books. Each author will present their work for ten minutes and the presentations will be followed by Q&A. This is an excellent opportunity to mix and mingle with many local writers, hear their diverse works, and ask them about the process of writing and publishing.
Monday, January 13 at 7 pm
WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ANNIE FAHY
This free workshop will use elements from The AWA method described in Writing Alone and With Others by Pat Schneider. Annie will write along with the group to create a safe, honest, and non-hierarchical space for new work. Accomplished and beginning writers learn from one another in a generous atmosphere of both critical craft and personal respect for the value of every voice.
Friday, January 17 at 7 pm
OKEY NDIBE READING & SIGNING
Nigerian writer Okey Ndibe’s new novel, Foreign Gods, Inc., follows a man from New York to Nigeria where he is bent on stealing a religious artifact. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, author of Wizard of the Crow, says, “Foreign Gods, Inc. reads like the narrative of a taxi-driving Faust in modern Nigeria and America. . . . it teems with characters and situations that make you laugh in order not to cry. ” Originally invited to the US by Chinua Achebe, Ndibe was one of the founders of the acclaimed magazine, African Commentary. Ndibe teaches African and African Diaspora literatures at Brown University.
Saturday, January 18 at 10 am
TALK WITH HUMANIST GRETA CHRISTINA
Join us for a conversation with humanist Greta Christina. Christina is one of the most widely-read and well-respected bloggers in the atheist blogosphere and is author of the new book Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why and of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless.
Saturday, January 18 at 7 pm
FAITH HUNTER READING & SIGNING
Bestselling local author Faith Hunter presents Black Arts, the 7th in the series featuring her popular vampire hunter, Jane Yellowrock. Booklist says, “Hunter’s very professionally executed, tasty blend of dark fantasy, mystery, and romance should please fans of all three genres.” A native of Louisiana, Hunter sets many of the Jane Yellowrock series in New Orleans, though she made a side trip to Asheville in a previous novel, Raven Cursed.
Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm
WRITERS AT HOME WITH TOMMY HAYS
Join host Tommy Hays for this monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program.
Friday, January 24 at 7 pm
SARAH ADDISON ALLEN READING & SIGNING
Sarah Addison Allen, beloved local author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Garden Spells, returns with a brand new novel, Lost Lake. Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café) says, “This book is filled with mystery, magic and wonderful surprises” and Booklist, in a starred review, raves, “One would need a heart of steel, or the skin of an alligator, not to fall in love with Allen’s beguiling cast of misfits.” Please join us to celebrate her return!
Sunday, January 26 at 3 pm
LUCY DANIELS READING & SIGNING
Lucy Daniels, now a clinical psychologist, shares flashes from her personal and professional life in Walking with Moonshine: My Life in Stories. The author of Caleb, My Son, a novel which led to her Guggenheim fellowship at age 22—the youngest person to receive that honor—Daniels has written two other novels, a memoir, and the primer Dreaming Your Way to Creative Freedom.
Tuesday, January 28 at 7 pm
JAMES SCOTT READING & SIGNING
James Scott’s debut novel The Kept is “riveting and memorable” according to Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers). Set in New England in the late 19th century, it follows a mother and son looking for answers to a dark family tragedy. Ron Rash (Nothing Gold Can Stay) says, “With its vivid sense of time and place, lyrical writing, and complex questions of what constitutes a family, The Kept is an outstanding debut by a bright new voice in American fiction.”
Wednesday, January 29 at 7 pm
BOOK LAUNCH WITH JEANIENE FROST
Join us to celebrate the release of Up From the Grave, the seventh Night Huntress novel by bestselling author Jeaniene Frost! According to the author, Up From the Grave will be the last Cat & Bones novel, so don’t miss this chance to meet her and have your book signed. If you haven’t discovered Jeaniene Frost yet, come find out why Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, always opens her books “with happy anticipation”!
Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm
STEVE VINAY GUNTHER DISCUSSION & SIGNING
Founder of the Northern Rivers Gestalt Institute, which he ran for 17 years, Steve Vinay Gunther has been involved in psychotherapy practice and education for 25 years. His new book, Understanding the Woman in Your Life, brings those years as well as his personal relationships to the table in order to help men have better relationships with the women they love.
Friday, January 31 at 7 pm
WILEY CASH READING & SIGNING
One of our favorite new writers, Wiley Cash, reads from and signs his second novel, This Dark Road to Mercy. Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life, says, “Wiley Cash has written another winner. . . . a time capsule and at times an edgy thriller, but at its fine emotional center it’s all about what it means to be a father.” A native of North Carolina and a UNCA graduate, Cash’s first novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, is a staff favorite and a New York Times bestseller. This event is free and open to the public.