From City Lights Bookstore
From City Lights Bookstore
05/04/2018 - 6:30PM
Maura Finn will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. She will present her bilingual poetry collection, Architect of the Divine. The book is a journey through the heart, restoring it and bringing us back to the love that we are. The poems have the power to transform, uplift, inspire and encourage. They can be used as a map, as medicine, or as meditation. For those who are called to receive this medicine, this universal story of awakening and heart healing is...
05/11/2018 - 7:00PM
The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and City Lights Bookstore will host an open mic night at the bookstore on Friday, May 11th at 7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. for a 10-minute reading session. The North Carolina Writers' Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state. They provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of...
05/12/2018 - 3:00PM
Robert Lee Kendrick will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, May 12th at 3 p.m. He will read from his new collection of poetry, What Once Burst with Brilliance. His poems have been featured in Tar River Poetry, Xavier Review, Louisiana Literature, South Carolina Review, Kestrel, The Cape Rock, The James Dickey Review, The San Pedro River Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and The Main Street Rag. His first chapbook, Winterskin, was published by Main Street Rag in 2016.
05/19/2018 - 3:00PM
Billy Ogletree will present his new book on Saturday, May 19th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. His book, Mean Christianity: Finding Our Way Back to Christ’s Likeness explores the Christian faith as an intentional, daily commitment to others, a cathartic and uncomfortable journey that leads travelers to Christ’s likeness. The book considers how and why individual Christians and the corporate body of Christ have come to be perceived negatively by so many. It describes the primacy of Christ as...
06/09/2018 - 3:00PM
Robert Wagner will visit City Lights Bookstore to present his memoir on Saturday, June 9th at 3 p.m. In The Cardslinger, Robert offers vignettes about the hilarity, naughtiness, depravity, and revenge that ensue at an average casino. Robert has worked at casinos from Las Vegas to Florida. He’s worked games with more than a million and a half dollars riding on them and in writing The Cardslinger, Robert’s goal is to do what he does best, which is make people laugh. To reserve...
06/15/2018 - 6:30PM
Emily B. Martin will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. to present the latest installment in her Creatures of Light series. The third and final book, Creatures of Light, is a novel filled with adventure, betrayal, and a queen's lifelong struggle to love and trust herself. Park ranger by summer, stay-at-home mom the rest of the year, Emily B. Martin is also a freelance artist and illustrator. An avid hiker and explorer, her experiences as a ranger helped...
06/16/2018 - 3:00PM
Franklin native and resident, Merrilee Bordeaux will read her poetry on Saturday, June 16th at 3 p.m. Her collection, A Song of Life and Other Poems focuses on fond memories and family. A retired middle school teacher of language arts and social studies, she gains her inspiration from the beauty of God’s western North Carolina mountain area. Merrilee enjoys volunteering at her church and the community. To reserve copies of A Song of Life and Other Poems please call City...