Roshani Chokshi Author Event!
Thursday, April 28th | 7 p.m.
Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia, attended Emory University, and is now in law school at University of Georgia. In other words, she’s one of us! What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only 17? Find out in her powerfully passionate new book, The Star-Touched Queen. Please join us at what’s going to be a super fun launch party for this YA book!
SETH HAWKINS presents VERTICAL AID
Tonight we will have Seth Hawkins, MD, a mountaineer and emergency physician board-certified in both emergency medicine and EMS, and Chief of the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team. He is co-owner of Vertical Medicine Resources, an innovative consulting company specializing in medical crisis training in isolated, vertical environments. He lives at the base of Linville Gorge in North Carolina. Together with a team of experts, he has crated this climbing and wilderness first aid guidebook.
Climbing and mountaineering attracts millions of people around the world each year, but produces a unique set of challenges. The threat of danger is ever present, and professional medical help is often far away. Vertical Medicine Resources is a renowned climbing company providing medical training and consultation. In Vertical Aid, they have produced the most complete guide available for managing both emergencies and chronic injuries sustained during climbs. Researched and developed by professional healthcare providers and alpinists, the book includes helpful illustrations of common procedures and best practices, making it a practical and indispensable companion on any climbing, trekking, or alpine trip. It is replete with real-world-tested strategies, evidence-based medicine, and proven techniques. The diverse author team combines an EMS and emergency physician, a nurse, a physician assistant, and a nurse-trainer, who together have a profound depth of climbing, educational, and medical experience. With its unique combination of authoritative medical information and specific attention to the climbing environment, Vertical Aid is poised to become an authoritative resource for every climber, on every climb.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Join us at the next Culture Pop! featuring:
- Preview 'Architect as Artist' exhibition
- Opening remarks on the exhibition by A&H's Chief Curator Rebecca Sexton Larson
- View pop-up exhibition by Anthony Deal
- Live music by Ryan McKenzie
- Literary readings by local & national writers, including Sarah Gerard, who will sign copies of her new book 'Sunshine State'
- Meet A&H’s Artists-in-Action
- Demonstrations by Art School instructors, including live painting by PJ Svedja
- Light bites by Creations Catering & Events
- Cash bar with fine wine & craft beer
Author event with Jordan Christy author of How To Be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World
Parnassus Books is excited to welcome Jordan Christy as she discusses and signs How To Be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World.
Since How To Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World was published in 2009, a lot in our world has changed. A new crop of celebutantes are seizing the spotlight—Paris Hilton (remember her?) has been replaced by the Kardashian sisters. But what hasn't changed is the wisdom of considering others, being gracious, and behaving in a way that people respect.
In this new and fully updated edition of Jordan Christy's modern classic book on etiquette, Jordan addresses the concerns of a whole new generation of late-teen and twenty-something women. In new chapters she'll give advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of social media and explore how to develop self-acceptance and self-confidence. She'll also address the number one question she receives at her many speaking engagements at high schools, colleges, and sororities—how to land an internship and your first job in today's competitive market.
“Love them or hate them, [The Kardashians] have collectively, and individually, absorbed their share of scrutiny. Being the constant target of criticism and opinion is an enormous thing to work through, and for that, I admire them. Though their style may be different from mine, or Audrey Hepburn’s, they’re still human beings and deserve my respect. So, with that, this is not an “Us vs. Them” book—it’s not an argument for, or against, any one person. It’s not a guidebook on how to be perfect. It’s simply my attempt to go back and write the book I always wanted to—a book for any girl who’s ever felt like the only one.”
Like the big sister you wish you had, Jordan provides sage advice in a way that's both understanding and fun, so readers will be loving a life of style, class in grace in no time!
A former music industry publicist who has worked with GRAMMY-award winning artists, Jordan Christy has been featured everywhere from NBC's TODAY Show to the Washington Times to Seventeen.com and has spoken to thousands of women around the country about the meaning of real beauty.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Local Author Joey Weiser: MERMIN Book Five: MAKING WAVES
Avid Bookshop is hosting a book launch for local author and illustrator Joey Weiser's final volume in his superb all-ages graphic novel series, MERMIN. The celebration for MAKING WAVES will be Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at the Prince Avenue bookshop. There is no admission charge.
Quail Ridge Books & Music is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and specializes in fine literature for adults and children, with a special focus on the South.
Ted Kemp - The Ragged Edge on Iraq War
US Marine Michael Zacchea arrived in Iraq eager to train Iraqi troops. What he found was a lack of materiel, language difficulties, cultural misunderstandings, and ragged men. How he immersed himself in his troops' Iraqi culture to put together the Fifth Battalion that would fight at Fallujah is both an inspiring account and a cautionary tale, as detailed by author Ted Kemp. As more combat takes the form of training foreign troops to fight insurgents, how do we promote brotherhood and cooperation? Join us for an enlightening look into today's military on Friday, April 28, at 7 pm when Ted Kemp shares Zacchea's story in The Ragged Edge: A US Marine's Account of Leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Kristy Harvey Author of Slighty South of Simple
at Grande Dunes Ocean Club on 04/28/2017, 11:00 am
Author of Slighty South of Simple
Date: April 28, 2017
Luncheon at 11:00 AM at Grande Dunes Ocean Club - 101 Grande Dunes Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Book Signing at 2pm at Litchfield Books
ISBN – 9781501158056
Edna Buchanan: 2017 Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing - Gables
Edna Buchanan, legendary crime reporter for the Miami Herald and the author of 16 mystery novels in the Florida noir genre, won the 2017 Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. Tonight, hear more about her career, including her true-life crime memoir, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, in this special book talk, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.
An Evening with EDNA BUCHANAN
Friday, April 28, 8pm
Free & open to the public.
Journalist and Author Edna Buchanan Wins 2017 Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing
Edna Buchanan, a legendary crime reporter for the Miami Herald and the author of 16 mystery novels in the Florida noir genre, has won the 2017 Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. The award, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, is scheduled to be presented April 12 at the Florida Book Awards banquet in Tallahassee and April 13 at a luncheon in the Governor’s Mansion.
In selecting Buchanan, 77, from among 19 nominees, the judges said, “A mover and shaker in not one but two fields, Edna Buchanan won the Pulitzer Prize for police reporting and went on to become a pioneer in Florida crime-writing with a series of best-selling novels as well as a true-life crime memoir, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face.” Her work also includes several other nonfiction books about Miami and the darker side of its culture.
Buchanan, dubbed “the queen of crime” by the Los Angeles Times, reported on more than 5,000 violent deaths, 3,000 of them murders during her 18 years with the Herald. She also covered kidnappings, riots, fatal fires, major plane crashes, and other disasters.
“We are thrilled to honor Edna Buchanan, who has had such an important influence on Florida journalism and the crime-writing genre,” said Steven M. Seibert, executive director of the Florida Humanities Council, which oversees the award nomination process, convenes the judges’ panel, and announces the winner. “We see this as a fitting tribute to a long and rich career. She is a Florida treasure.”
When told of the award on Wednesday, Buchanan, a Miami Beach resident, said she was astonished. “It was the last thing I expected,” she said. “I’m surprised and shocked and happy that somebody remembers me.”
Buchanan is hard to forget. A few years ago, Writer Calvin Trillin wrote in the New Yorker that in Miami, “few figures are regularly discussed by first name among people they have never met. One of them is Fidel. Another is Edna.”
Even the victims of crimes she covered remember Buchanan. In April, she’ll attend the wedding of a kidnap victim she wrote about more than 35 years ago. She also is helping the victim to write a book.
Buchanan’s work includes a fictional series with a female protagonist, Britt Montero, who is a crime reporter for a major Miami newspaper. The panel of judges speculated, as have others, that Montero, a Cuban-American, is a disguised version of Buchanan, herself, a “relentless, tough-as-nails sleuth who lets nothing slow her in her quest for answers.”
In an interview after she was informed of the award, Buchanan reminisced about her work on the Miami police beat. She recalled a case in which officers had discovered a corpse in a bathtub. A legion of reporters arrived at the scene, and police said they could view the body, one at time. Pressed on deadline, Buchanan quickly said: “Ladies first,” strolled into the bathroom, saw the dead person and got the scoop.
The Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award is the latest recognition Buchanan has received over a long career, including her Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for General News Reporting. Miami, It’s Murder was nominated for an Edgar Award, which honors the best mystery writing, in 1995. Nobody Lives Forever was made into a TV movie in the 1990s.
Buchanan says she is close to finishing her latest book, another Britt Montero novel titled Dead Man’s Daughter. She also has been a consultant for producers of true-crime programs on television.
Born in Montclair, N.J., Buchanan attended Montclair State University but did not major in journalism. “My childhood dream was to write books,” she said. “I fell into journalism. I thought while working for a newspaper, I can write the great American novel. That was insane. I didn’t realize at the time that daily journalism was a whirlwind.”
Her mother fostered her literary aspirations by reading to her every day, Buchanan said. “I loved stories. For a while, I would wander the neighborhood with a book under my arm and ask people to read to me, like the mailman.”
Buchanan’s first job was with the Miami Beach Daily Sun. She covered every topic of news, including dog-racing for the sports department. She picked more winners than her colleagues, she said, simply by looking at the program and choosing the names she liked.
After about five years with the Sun, she started with the Herald as a general assignment reporter, but soon gravitated toward the police beat, something that had first appealed to her at the Sun. “I sort of felt it was really the right place for me,” she said.
On her website, Buchanan shares some of her professional philosophy. Among her truisms: “If kidnapped, ask for fried chicken when your captors offer food. The FBI will find your fingerprints in their hideout even if they never find you.”
The seven previous recipients of the Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing are David Kirby, an internationally recognized poet and author who is a professor at Florida State University; historian Gary Mormino, University of South Florida St. Petersburg history professor emeritus, co-founder of the Florida Studies Department, and prolific author and essayist; Janet Burroway, an FSU creative writing professor and author of novels, short stories, and nonfiction books who influenced legions of writers; Enid Shomer, an elegant writer of poetry and fiction; the late Patrick D. Smith, beloved author of the Florida novel “A Land Remembered”; Carl Hiaasen, a Miami journalist and best-selling novelist; and Michael V. Gannon, eminent Florida historian and University of Florida professor emeritus.
Established in 1973, the Florida Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, develops public programs and resources that explore Florida’s history, literary and artistic traditions, cultural values, issues, and ethics.
The members of the 2016 judging panel are: Maurice J. O’Sullivan, Kenneth Curry professor of English at Rollins College; B. Lester Abberger, emeritus Board member of the Florida Humanities Council; David Kirby, winner of the 2016 Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing; Lynne Barrett, founder and editor of “The Florida Book Review” and professor of English at Florida International University; and Colette Bancroft, book editor of the Tampa Bay Times and board member of the National Book Critics Circle.
RHAPSODIST LITERARY JOURNAL Student Reading (AB Tech)
The Rhapsodist Literature & Arts Journal is the work of A-B Tech students and staff. They will be reading from selected works.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
Lesbianima Rising: A Celebration of Southern Lesbian Feminist Art and Cultural History
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
If you are interested in the history of Southern rural and urban lesbian feminist art and culture from the mid-1970s-1990s, join Charis in celebrating the newest issue of Sinister Wisdom.
Sinister Wisdom 104: Lesbianima Rising celebrates the arts and cultural contributions of lesbian-feminists. Arts played an important role in building lesbian community and providing venues for social activism given the political and social fervor of the times.The feminist movement spark empowered lesbian artists to produce their own cultural events, recordings, and distribution outlets. A woman-idnetified consciousness supported this culture, both spiritually and financially. Art was involved by feminist ideals carried by the artists, poets, performers, playwrights, and interwoven into production companies, recording companies, arts organizations, and into the art itself. Sinister Wisdom 104: Lesbianima Rising explores Southern lesbian and women's artistic activities between 1974 and 1996. This issue is a rich tapestry of Southern stories and reflections on the creative arts.
Contributors to the issue will share pieces of their work and discuss the themes and stories from the journal.
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Charis Books and More
Atlanta, GA 30307
Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company. Gasoline Stove will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.
ALLAN WOLF & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN present WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? and BETWEEN TWO SKIES
ALLAN WOLF & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN present WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? and BETWEEN TWO SKIES
Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, and Zane's Trace. Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.
Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he's also the kind of guy who's always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he's murdered. Here, in a stunning multi-voiced narrative -- including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer -- and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen?
Joanne O'Sullivan is a journalist for the Asheville Citizen-Times. She lived in New Orleans for several years and returns to southern Louisiana frequently. Between Two Skies is her debut novel. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and children.
Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life -- and the promise of love -- emerges in this rich, highly readable debut.
Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town way, way down in Louisiana, is home to sixteen-year-old Evangeline Riley. She has her best friends, Kendra and Danielle; her wise, beloved Mamere; and back-to-back titles in the under-sixteen fishing rodeo. But, dearest to her heart, she has the peace that only comes when she takes her skiff out to where there is nothing but sky and air and water and wings. It's a small life, but it is Evangeline's. And then the storm comes, and everything changes. Amid the chaos and pain and destruction comes Tru -- a fellow refugee, a budding bluesman, a balm for Evangeline's aching heart. Told in a strong, steady voice, with a keen sense of place and a vivid cast of characters, here is a novel that asks compelling questions about class and politics, exile and belonging, and the pain of being cast out of your home. But above all, this remarkable debut tells a gently woven love story, difficult to put down, impossible to forget.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Bren McClain Presents Her Novel
South Carolina author, Bren McClain will present her novel, One Good Mama Bone on Saturday, April 29th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer’s quest to find her “mama bone,” after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls “Sister.” When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But the more daunting obstacle is Sarah’s fear that her mother’s words, seared in her memory since she first heard them at the age of six, were a prophecy, “You ain’t got you one good mama bone in you, girl.” New York Times Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe said of the novel, “One Good Mama Bone is everything that Bren [McClain] is—smart, confident, unflinchingly honest, witty, wise, and possessing a reassuring wisdom and kindness that carries the reader from the story’s heartbreaking beginnings to a morally and emotionally satisfying conclusion. McClain’s debut novel is a tour de force! . . . This is a novel that just might break your heart, and it might well heal it too, but with both acts, Bren McClain will remind you of why each of us is entrusted with a heart in the first place.”
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
3 East Jackson St.
Sylva, NC 28779
Local Author Event: Joy Smith - Tell Me a Story, I'l Bake You a Cake
Some of the stories in Tell Me a Story, I’ll Bake You a Cake will take you back to a carefree time when kids ran barefoot all summer, caught lightning bugs, climbed trees, and didn’t have to come home until the streetlights came on at night. Joy’s humor is evident as she tells about kitchen disasters, poison ivy, family togetherness, the agony of math, the ecstasy of Baked Alaska, and the infamous Lavisson sisters. Some stories are funny, others poignant, but all are entertaining. The recipes are simple and non-threatening to the novice cook. As long as you’re not looking for recipes for turnips, brussels sprouts, or liver, you’ll find a recipe to suit any occasion. Enjoy the stories. Now go into the kitchen, and cook something.
Southern Author Event: Megan Miranda - The Perfect Stranger
In the masterful follow-up to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls—“think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl” (TheSkimm)—a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all. Everyone in this rural Pennsylvanian town has something to hide—including Leah herself. How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own?
We are so delighted to be welcoming accomplished Southern writer Vicki Covington back to our porch, and even more delighted to be hosting her on our 31st anniversary, which we are celebrating on April 29th! Please join us beginning at 10am as she signs Once in a Blue Moon.
Colleen Oakley, Kimberly Belle & Susan Sands, Independent Bookstore Day 2017
In We Were Once Here, Michael McFee continues to write inventive appreciations of often-overlooked subjects, particularly the people and language of his native Appalachia. This new collection contains thoughtful and playful celebrations of such things as snoring, a wall telephone from the 1960s, yardsticks, the Sunday newspaper, and Fats Waller. It also extends the poet’s characteristic lyric keenness into longer work, including a twenty-one-part centerpiece elegy for his niece. The book concludes with, and is framed by, poems that explore the bittersweet enduring joys of “here.”
Michael McFee, a native of Asheville, North Carolina, has taught poetry writing at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1990. He is the author or editor of fifteen books: of his nine poetry collections, the previous four—That Was Oasis, Shinemaster, Earthly, and Colander, were published by Carnegie Mellon.
Polite Society: What is the spirit of our age, and what are the consequences of that spirit? The Polite Society pursues these questions, urging readers to ignore politics in its infamous, decadent sense and focus instead on how we might still work together to flourish together.
Ross White is the author of the chapbook How We Came Upon the Colony (Unicorn Press, 2014). His work has appeared in Best New Poets 2012, Poetry Daily, and The Southern Review, among others. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
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