From City Lights Bookstore
From City Lights Bookstore
07/13/2018 - 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, July 13th 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...
07/14/2018 - 3:00PM
Grant Hetherton will present his debut thriller on Saturday, July 14th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Set in Hillsborough, NC, “Last Girl Gone is one of the most sure-footed, accomplished debut thrillers I've read in ages. Readers are going to fall hard for J. G. Hetherton. He's a terrific talent and makes the rest of us look bad. It would be a shame if something were to happen to him…," said New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain.
07/14/2018 - 3:00PM
J.G. Hetherton will present his debut thriller on Saturday, July 14th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Set in Hillsborough, NC, “Last Girl Gone is one of the most sure-footed, accomplished debut thrillers I've read in ages. Readers are going to fall hard for J. G. Hetherton. He's a terrific talent and makes the rest of us look bad. It would be a shame if something were to happen to him…," said New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain.
07/20/2018 - 6:30PM
Asheville poet, Alida Woods will read from her collection on Friday, July 20th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. “Disturbing Borders is filled with wonder(s). This is a collection of unique homecomings in which “borders” take on the many expectations both made manifest and broken, and promises reknit into stronger fabrics. The reader follows happily through literal and figurative landscapes of shadowy tints that only Alida Woods could create,” said Katherine Soniat, author of Bright...
07/21/2018 - 3:00PM
Patrick Frank will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 21st at 3 p.m. He will offer a presentation on looking at contemporary song lyrics as poetry. He will discuss examples of poetic lyrics across all genres and encourage others to share their favorite poetic song lyrics. He will also play acoustic renditions of some of his own original songs. His book of song lyrics, Back to the Sun, will be available for purchase. Patrick Frank is a poet, essayist, and songwriter...
07/25/2018 - 6:30PM
Andrew Lawler will visit City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. He will present his book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Nathaniel Philbrick, the author of Mayflower, said "A fascinating account of one of our country's great historical mysteries. Fast-paced and wonderfully written, with plenty of surprising turns along the way, The Secret Token is a delight." Andrew Lawler is the author of the highly...
07/27/2018 - 6:30PM
Amy Willoughby Burle will present her debut novel on Friday, July 27th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. In Lemonade Year, Nina's father has died, her marriage is over, and her job is in jeopardy. Her teenage daughter is slipping away from her, and her mother may or may not have fallen off the wagon. When the entire family gathers for the funeral, it is the first time in years that they are forced to deal with their issues. Amy Willoughby-Burle is a writer and teacher living in...
07/28/2018 - 3:00PM
Jeffery Beam will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 28th at 3 p.m to present his new book Jonathan Williams: Lord of Orchards. The Jargon Society publisher, Jonathan Williams, was a whirlwind of creativity—a poet of considerable stature, book designer, editor, photographer, letter writer, critic, proselytizer of visionary folk art, curmudgeon, gardener, resolute walker, and always an adroit raconteur and gourmand. This book of essays, images, and shouts aims to bring new eyes and...
08/14/2018 - 6:30PM
City Lights Bookstore and the Jackson County Public Library will co-host the launch of David Joy’s third novel on Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library. The Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family, a tale balanced between destruction and redemption, where the only hope is to hold on tight, clenching to those you love. What will you do for the people who mean the most, and what will you grasp when all that you have is gone...
08/17/2018 - 6:30PM
Donna Everhart will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. to present her new novel The Road to Bittersweet. Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, a young woman reckons not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom as jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could--divide the family for good. USA Today bestselling author Donna Everhart grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has...