CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK!
Monday, May 1 – 8
2017 marks the 98thanniversary of this weeklong celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect! Check out our awesome events for teens and tweens this week!
Thursday, May 4 at 7 pm Star Wars costume contest with prizes!
BETH REVIS presents STAR WARS: REBEL RISING *
Local author, Beth Revis, joins us for her latest book Star Wars: Rebel Rising, which will visit a period in time mentioned in Rogue One. We know Saw Gerrera picked Jyn up from Lah’mu after Director Krennic and the Empire killed her mother and took her father. Saw taught Jyn to be a rebel, but after a betrayal, she’ll have to fight for herself. We will have a Star Wars costume contest with prizes, too!
Friday, May 5 from 6-8 pm
Children’s Literature Trivia Night*
In what year was Charlotte’s Web published? Who wrote Where the WIld Things Are? Where did Hermione Grainger get her Time Turner? If you can answer these questions, you may have what it takes to win our Children’s Book Week Kid Lit Trivia Contest! Readers both young and young-at-heart are invited to eat cupcakes, compete for bookish prizes, battle for bragging rights and the coveted Children’s Book Week Trivia Trophy.
Saturday, May 6 from 11-12 pm
AMY CHERRIX presents EYE OF THE STORM: NASA, DRONES & THE RACE TO CRACK THE HURRICANE CODE*
Local author and Malaprop’s children’s book buyer, Amy Cherrix, is launching her latest book on hurricanes! In the United States alone, ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones. But how do hurricanes work? A daring group of NASA scientists are using a high-tech drone and a former Top Gun pilot to find out! This latest title in a long-running series looks at cutting-edge meteorological research with implications for the billions of people around the world who live in the paths of tropical cyclones.
Saturday, May 6 from 1-4 pm
Middle grade and Young Adult Fan Party*
Spend an afternoon with a panel of your favorite local middle grade and young adult authors to kick off Malaprop’s new free book program for teens and tweens. First Reads gives a free book to young readers in exchange for a short 100-word review. Mix and mingle with your favorite local authors and hear why reviews matter so much in children’s and young adult publishing. Come for the fun, stay for the cupcakes and door prizes!
Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm
ROSE SENEHI presentsCAROLINA BELL
Popular local author Rose Senehi will read from her latest novel Carolina Belle, which introduces us to apple orchardists starting a cidery. According to Rose’s website, “Read this novel and you’ll never look at an apple same way again.” We’ll find out why when we meet her!
Sunday, May 7 from 3-5 pm
Three poets together reading from their new books for one great event. Jon Thompson, Patricia Hooper, and Kathy Nelson.
Wednesday, May 10 at 7 pm
LAUREN GRODSTEIN presents OUR SHORT HISTORY
Lauren Grodstein took inspiration for this book from her family and turned it into a novel about a mother with a cancer diagnosis who wants to leave some kind of guidance behind for her 6-year-old son.
Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm
SAMUEL PETERSON, in conversation with Tina Madison White, presents TRUNKY: TRANSGENDER JUNKY
Subtitled “A Memoir of Institutionalization & Southern Hospitality” is a true tale of a transgender man in rehab in the American South.” It’s a an honest rendering of Sam’s latest stint in rehab in Butner, N.C.
Friday, May 12 from 4-5 pm
Poetry on Request
Local poet Tracey Schmidt engages you in conversation to craft a thoughtful poem.
Friday, May 12 at 7 pm
ASHLEY ENGLISH presents A YEAR OF PICNICS: RECIPES FOR DINING WELL IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Ashley English creates twenty picnics in this cookbook that also encourages readers to take it easy and enjoy company. It’s a feast of comfort foods and a call to fellowship beautifully rendered in Jen Altman’s romantic photography while on location in North Carolina’s wilderness.
Saturday, May 13 from 11-1 pm
Illustrator KATIE KATH presents MY KICKS: A SNEAKER STORY
These shoes are made for talking!His toes have outgrown his favorite shoes, and they’ve gotten too dirty and smelly, his mom says. it’s time for a new pair. But, oh, the stories these “kicks” could tell.
Saturday, May 13 from 4-5 pm
Poetry on Request
A local poet engages you in conversation to craft a thoughtful poem.
Saturday, May 13 at 7 pm
Open Mic Night hosted by Miles Kelly and Alex Ruiz
Bring your creative expression to the mic! All you need is something of your own to read and a measure of courage. Come hear what
Sunday, May 14 at 3 pm
TROY BALL presents PURE HEART: A SPIRITED TALE OF GRACE, GRIT, AND WHISKEY
Troy Ball serves readers a Mason jar of a memoir in Pure Heart. Her new book is the story of how a pearl-wearing Southern woman in her forties who is a devoted full-time mother of two developmentally-challenged sons moved to Asheville and became the country’s foremost legal distiller of traditional Appalachian moonshine. She’ll be serving free samples of her hooch.
Tuesday, May 16 at 7 pm
MATT FRAZIER and STEPHANIE ROMINE present THE NO MEAT ATHLETE COOKBOOK, and HEATHER CROSBY presents YUMUNIVERSE PANTRY TO PLATE
A fast-growing global movement, No Meat Athlete (NMA), encourages folks to be healthier and fitter on whole plant foods. Written by NMA founder Matt Frazier and longtime health coach, yoga teacher, and nutrition writer Stepfanie Romine, the cookbook features 150 whole food, vegan recipes. Heather Crosby’s cookbook says you can find the “yum” via improvisational cooking based on what’s in your pantry. Just find a protein, a grain and something aromatic.
Wednesday, May 17th at 6 pm
TRIO LIVE: A CELEBRATION OF LITERATURE, VISUAL ART AND SONG
TRIO is a traveling exhibit of art, music and literature that celebrates the inspirational power of great storytelling.Malaprop’s will host this exhibition in May. Join us as we meet TRIO authors and artists: Radney Foster, Kate Taylor, Shari Smith, Sloane Bibb, and more!
Friday, May 19 at 7 pm
Lesbian Author Panel
Our latest lively panel includes: Paula Martinac, author of The Ada Decades; Fay Jacobs, author of Fried and Convicted; Lynn Ames, author of Final Cut; and Ann McMan, author of Backcast. Sappho would be proud of all the pages these authors have filled!
Saturday, May 20 from 11-1 pm
HOLLY MYERS presents GOODNIGHT, ASHEVILLE
For children and adults, Holly takes readers on a tour of many of the city’s favorite attractions, museums, and historical landmarks. You might even dream about where you want to go next time!
Saturday, May 20 at 7 pm
KALEN VAUGHN JOHNSON presents ROBBING THE PILLARS
It was always said that robbing the pillars was one of the most dangerous jobs in the mine. Robbing the Pillars is the first book in The Empire Barons series that traces a family saga set in the Gold Rush-era of California. Think Chinatown, but gold mining in the Sierra Nevada instead of water.
Monday, May 22 at 7 pm
DAVIS BUNN presents MIRAMAR BAY
Two strangers meet in a small coastal town and cause each other to reconsider the supposed success and commitments they’re trying to escape. And, of course, love complicates matters, too!
Tuesday, May 23 at 6 pm TEACH IN
CHUCK COLLINS presents BORN ON THIRD BASE
We are excited to bring Chuck Collins here to talk about how the very wealthy, the very poor and all of us in-between can work together for a more just and fair world. Born into an empire, Chuck gave away his inheritance at the age of 26 and has worked for economic justice since. He is the author of Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.
Thursday, May 25 at 7 pm
ZACH POWERS, in conversation with Thomas Calder, presents GRAVITY CHANGES
This collection of stories that views the world through the lens of the absurd. They are set in a surreal, fictional world that is populated by strange, fascinating characters–children who defy gravity, a man who marries a light bulb, the Devil and his ex-wife. This is Zach’s debut novel, which is part of the American Readers Series.
Friday, May 26 at 7 pm
LITERARY KARAOKE with Laura Blackley
We are thrilled to welcome back Laura Blackley as our host extraordinaire for Literary Karaoke. Read from your favorite works of literature (reviving a lost art) and give it all you’ve got!
Saturday, May 27 at 7 pm
DADA MAHESHVARANANDA presents COOPERATIVE GAMES FOR A COOPERATIVE WORLD
The author suggests we learn to create cooperative connections among family members and within communities through hard work, but also through playing games. Making time for play is as important as activism in a world that needs the shared efforts of everyone.
Sunday, May 28 from 3-5 pm
DREAM WORK TEACH IN WITH LOCAL PUBLISHER, CHIRON BOOKS
We’re featuring two authors from local publisher, Chiron!
Joyce Hudson presents Natural Spirituality. Robert Hoss, the editor of Dreams that Change Our Lives.
Joyce moves Jungian dream work from the professional world of the analyst’s office into the everyday world of spiritual seekers in local community. Co-editor Robert Hoss has compiled the dreams of 100 dreamers and explores how they took action to learn from their dreams.
Tuesday, May 30 at 7 pm
ROSIE MOLINARY presents BEAUTIFUL YOU: A DAILY GUIDE TO RADICAL SELF-ACCEPTANCE
Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, Beautiful You offers a 365-day action plan for breaking undermining habits of self-criticism, shoring up confidence, realizing profound self-acceptance and championing one’s own emotional and physical wellbeing.
Wednesday, May 31 at 7 pm
DAVID HASKELL presents THE SONGS OF TREES
The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen, David Haskell says nature’s most magnificent networkers are trees. In his latest book, he recounts his visits to a dozen trees around the world, exploring the trees’ connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants.
Join a Book club!
Monday, May 1 at 7 pm
LGBTQ BOOK CLUB
Join hosts and Malaprop’s booksellers Hannah Richardson and Caroline Christopoulos for a discussion of Tales of the City by Armistad Maupin.
Tuesday, May 2 at 7 pm
WOMEN IN LIVELY DISCUSSION BOOK CLUB (WILD)
Join Malaprop’s General Manager Linda-Marie Barrett and co-host Maria Fire for the WILD Book club, which meets at the Battery Park Book Exchange. They are reading Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos.
*Tuesday, May at 7 pm
CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB
Join host Bruce Roth for a lively discussion on topics of current interest. They are reading by.
Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm
MALAPROP’S BOOK CLUB
Host Jay Jacoby will lead a discussion of Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko.
Monday, May 8 at 7 pm
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Join host Tena Frank to discuss Day of Small Things by Vicki Lane.
Tuesday, May 9 at 12 pm
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. This month’s pick is Un/Masked by Donna Kaz.
*Tuesday, May at 7 pm
NEW AND NOTABLE BOOK CLUB
Join us for a discussion of by.
Thursday, May 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. This month’s pick is Black Flags: The Rise of ISISby Jody Warrick.
*Wednesday, May at 7 pm
BRIDGE THE GAP
Join host Madelyn Anderson for a book club for those interested in exploring perspectives of people with different life experiences or world views, particularly those marginalized in the U.S. This month’s pick is by .
Thursday, May 25 at 7 pm
WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB
Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Justin Souther to discuss The Ministry of Pain by Dubravka Ugrešić translated by Michael Henry Heiml.