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Upcoming Events

David Joy Book Launch

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...

Donna Everhart Reading and Book Signing

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...

A Discussion on Foster Care in Appalachia

08/25/2018 - 3:00PM

  Deborah Gold and Wendy Welch will be visiting City Lights on Saturday, August 25th at 3 p.m. to present an event on foster care and the lives of children affected by the opioid epidemic in Appalachia. Gold’s memoir, Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Care and Beyond, has been endorsed by figures such as Robert Morgan, Ron Rash, and Lee Smith. Rash stated, “Counting Down is a deeply moving memoir about both the rewards and the daunting challenges of being a foster parent...Gold has...

Paige L. Christie’s Second Book

09/07/2018 - 6:30PM

Paige L. Christie will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, September 7th at 6:30 p.m. She will present the second book in The Legacies of Arnan series, Wing Wind. Janny Wurts, author of the Wars of Light and Shadow series said, “Two fast friends, welded by choice and fate to an incompatible dynamic -- and a love that will try the depth and scope of their human destinies as never before. A powerful second book for a brand new series.”   The first book in The Legacies of Arnan...

A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability

09/08/2018 - 3:00PM

Clemson University professor, Todd May will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 8th at 3 p.m. He will present his book, A Fragile Life: Accepting our Vulnerability. In his book, May starts with a simple but hard truth: suffering is inevitable. At the most basic level, we suffer physically--a sprained ankle or a bad back. But we also suffer insults and indifference. We suffer from overburdened schedules and unforeseen circumstances, from moral dilemmas and emotional heartaches...

NetWest Open Mic

09/14/2018 - 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, September 14th 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...

Joint Poetry Reading

09/15/2018 - 3:00PM

  Poets Catherine Carter, Mary Ricketson, and Joan Howard will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 15th at 3 p.m.  Catherine Carter has written three collections of poetry and directs the English Education program at Western Carolina University. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Orion, Ploughshares, Cider Press Review, Cortland Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and Best American Poetry 2009, among others. Mary Ricketson of Murphy NC, has been writing poetry...

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