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Upcoming Events

Brannen Basham Book Discussion and Signing POSTPONED

03/28/2020 - 3:00PM

POSTPONED. Join writer and horticulturalist Brannen Basham on Saturday, March 28th at 3:00 p.m. where he will partake in a book signing after a discussion of his latest book, A Guide to the Wonderful World Around Us: Notes on Nature. The book takes readers through six chapters that discuss issues and questions related to the environment and humanity and can be read in any order the reader desires.  Brannen Basham is a writer and horticulturalist living in Western North Carolina. Together...

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Ricardo Nazario y Colon featuring Student Poets.

03/30/2020 - 12:00PM

  CANCELED - Puerto Rican poet Ricardo Nazario y Colon will be presenting at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Monday, March 30th at 12:00 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Doug Bock Clark

03/30/2020 - 7:30PM

EVENT CANCELED. Journalist Doug Bock Clark will be speaking at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Monday, March 30th at 7:30 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Cathryn Carter and Kathryn Kirkpatrick.

03/30/2020 - 4:00PM

EVENT CANCELED. Poets Catherine Carter and Kathryn Kirkpatrick will be presenting at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Monday, March 30th at 4:00 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs

03/31/2020 - 4:00PM

EVENT CANCELED. Poets Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs will be speaking at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, March 31st at 4:00 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.  

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Kiese Laymon

03/31/2020 - 7:30PM

EVENT CANCELED. Author Kiese Laymon will be speaking at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.    

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Pam Duncan and Wesley Browne

03/31/2020 - 12:00PM

EVENT CANCELED. Fiction Authors Pam Duncan and Wesley Browne will be speaking at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, March 31st at 12:00 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Abigail DeWitt and Joni Tevis

04/01/2020 - 4:00PM

EVENT CANCELED - Writers Abigail DeWitt and Joni Tevis will be speaking at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.  

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - The Mountain Minor screening and conversation with Director Dale Farmer and Producer Susan Pepper

04/01/2020 - 1:00PM

EVENT CANCELED - Catch a screening of the Award Winning 2018 Film The Mountain Minor and a conversation with Director and Screenwriter Dale Farmer and Producer/Friend of City Lights Bookstore Susan Pepper at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Carmen Maria Machado

04/01/2020 - 7:30PM

EVENT CANCELED - Acclaimed Author Carmen Maria Machado will be speaking at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Jeff VanderMeer

04/02/2020 - 7:30PM

EVENT CANCELED - Acclaimed Science-Fiction Author Jeff VanderMeer will be the final speaker at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.

WCU Spring Literary Festival CANCELED - Cassandra Kircher and Kevin Boyle

04/02/2020 - 4:00PM

EVENT CANCELED - Award-Winning Essayist Cassandra Kircher and Award-Winning Poet Kevin Boyle will be speaking at the 2020 Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University on Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Further information and details regarding the 2020 Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival can be found on their website.

Renea Winchester Book Reading and Signing.

04/04/2020 - 3:00PM

  Western North Carolina native Renea Winchester will be returning to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, April 4th at 3:00 p.m., where she will read from her new book Outbound Train and partake in a discussion and a signing shortly thereafter. Outbound Train centers around the fictional character of Barbara Parker, a woman struggling with trauma, the stresses from being laid off of her job at a Blue Jean textile plant in Bryson City, North Carolina, and the disappearance of her daughter...

Todd May Returns with His New Book

04/11/2020 - 3:00PM

Todd May will be visiting City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, April 11th at 3 p.m., to discuss his new book Kenneth Lonergan: Filmmaker and Philosopher, a look at the philosophical messages and questions posed in Lonergan's three films You Can Count On Me, Margaret, and the Academy Award Winning Manchester By The Sea. May’s book takes an analytical look at the themes of self-deception, coping with seemingly neverending suffering and how to relate to characters who are morally or ethically...

Monthly Astrology Drum Circle

04/13/2020 - 6:30PM


Katie Simpson Smith Returns to City Lights!

04/15/2020 - 6:30PM

  Katy Simpson Smith will be returning to City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m., to present her new book, The Everlasting. The novel, set in the city of Rome, is a fictional mosaic depicting four interconnected stories; a 21st century American Scientist is having an affair with a woman he met in Italy and must choose between his family and her, in the 16th century a Princess is forced to marry a man she despises while being pregnant with the child of her...

Cynn Chadwick Book Reading and Signing

04/17/2020 - 6:30PM

  Asheville Author Cynn Chadwick will be visiting City Lights Bookstore on Friday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m. to have a reading and signing for her new novel Things That Women Do. What started off as an out of the blue trip to her Aunt Lydia’s farm in Tennessee quickly turns into a shocking and eye-opening experience for Anna Shields as she discovers a group of other older women living on her Aunt’s farm. When a snowstorm hits the farm, Anna has no choice but to remain on the farm and...

Clint Loftin To Discuss New Novel "Wrestling The Bear".

04/18/2020 - 3:00PM

Asheville Author Clint Loftin will be stopping by on Saturday, April 18th at 3 p.m. to discuss his debut novel Wrestling the Bear: Confronting Your Self. The Novel, which is based on Loftin’s own personal struggles and moments of self-discovery, is about what happens when we encounter metaphorical “Bears”' on our journey through life and how confronting those “Bears” could change our lives forever, how that will help us unlock our true potentials.  Clint is a former Basketball Coach and...

Marc Pruett Memoir Reading and Signing.

04/19/2020 - 2:00PM

Join us on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. as award-winning musician and member of the legendary Balsam Range Marc reads from his new Memoir Rascally Mountain Boy. The Memoir examines Marc’s career in the music industry, selected moments from his personal life, and selected lyrics of Marc’s. The book is surely an essential read for anyone who has an interest in the world of music. Stick around afterward for an opportunity to have your copy signed by the man himself!    A Western...

NetWest Open Mic - TENTATIVE

04/24/2020 - 6:00PM

  The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and City Lights Bookstore will host an open mic night at the bookstore on Friday, April 24th at 6 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. Sign-ups begin at 5:45 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...

Poetry Night: Andrew K Clark Returns With Derek Berry and Miho Kinnas.

05/01/2020 - 6:30PM

  Western Carolina native and writer Andrew Clark will be returning to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m., and he will be bringing South Carolinian Writer Derek Berry and Japanese Poet Miho Kinnas along for the fun! Clark will be reading from his latest book of poetry, Jesus in the Trailer, a collection of poetry depicting small slices of life in the Southern United States. With subject matter ranging from Mental Health to Coming of Age, there’s a little somethin’ for...

Loss Pequeño Glazier Poetry Book Reading.

05/02/2020 - 3:00PM

  Poet Loss Pequeno Glazier will be having a book launch, reading, and signing at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, May 2nd at 3:00 p.m. His new book of poetry is Luna Lunera: Poems al-Andalus, a collection of poems that he has written over the years. A definite must-read for anyone interested in poetry.   Loss Pequeño Glazier is the author of Luna Lunera: Poems al-Andalus, "Digital Works", Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm, Digital Poetics: the Making of E-Poetries, Small...

Bob Lantz Book Discussion.

05/08/2020 - 6:30PM

Come on by on Friday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. and spend an evening learning about the fascinating world of Canoes and Canoe engineering with the mind behind the Blue Hole Canoe Company, Bob Lantz, as he discusses his book Lean Downstream!! The Whole History From Beginning To End of the Blue Hole Canoe Company. Lantz’ book provides a detailed and reader-friendly narrative of the rise and fall of the Blue Hole Canoe Company. The book also contains some autobiographical elements, delivering readers...

Kevin Winchester Book Reading and Signing Event.

05/09/2020 - 3:00PM

Stop by on Saturday, May 9th at 3:00 p.m. when we will be hosting a reading and signing for Kevin Winchester's debut novel, Sunflower Dog. It’s a love story, when you get right down to it. Sure, there’s voodoo, shady real estate deals, bumbling weed growers, a recently unemployed and increasingly neurotic expectant father and his “little” wife, a budding reality TV star, her crusty grandmother, a struggling college professor… and the dog, but it’s still a love story.   Sunflower Dog...

Monthly Astrology Drum Circle

05/11/2020 - 6:30PM


Judith Corvin-Blackburn New Book Launch

05/14/2020 - 6:30PM

Judith Corvin-Blackburn will launch her new book at City Lights Bookstore on Thursday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m. Activating Your 5D Frequency is a guide to navigating the transition from 3D to 5D and reclaiming the ancient powers of love, creativity, and unity consciousness lying dormant in our DNA. - Details what is happening psychologically, emotionally, and socially with the dimensional shift and provides a vision of life on 5D Earth. - It offers transformative activations and tools to...

William S. Jacobs Book Discussion.

05/16/2020 - 3:00PM

  Join us on Saturday, May 16th at 3:00 p.m. where we will be hosting Lawyer turned rock formation enthusiast William S. Jacobs. He will be discussing his most recent book Whence These Special Places? - The Geology of Cashiers, Highlands, and Panthertown Valley. The book focuses on the unique geological history and features of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau areas, why they are unique, how they came to be this way, and the book aims to take all of this complex and fascinating information...

Emory Prescott Book Event.

05/23/2020 - 3:00PM

  Stop on by Saturday, May 23rd at 3 p.m. when Dr. Emory Prescott will be discussing the benefits of alternative, herbal medicine that she writes about in her book The Herbal Brain: nootropics from a garden, not a lab. The book gives readers an insight into the benefits of using herbal medicine to improve your body and mind, rather than the traditional medicines that our society is accustomed to using. Backed by evidence from trusted and knowledgeable members of the scientific community...

Kay Bosgraaf poetry reading.

06/06/2020 - 3:00PM

  Join us on Saturday, June 6th at 3:00 p.m. as Kay Bosgraaf will be reading from her latest collection of poems The Fence Lesson which focuses in part on her growing up on a celery farm in western Michigan, an area near the shores of Lake Michigan and settled by Dutch immigrants.  Greatly influencing her poetry are her experiences there, surrounded by more than one hundred relatives. This new book also includes poems with a socio-politico point of view, and poems about love and...

Monthly Astrology Drum Circle

06/08/2020 - 6:30PM


Chance Shiver Oberlin's Anomaly Reading.

06/13/2020 - 3:00PM

  Join Asheville author, and Washington D.C. area Native, L Chance Shiver as he presents his latest Science Fiction Thriller, Oberlin’s Anomaly, on Saturday, June 13th at 3:00 p.m. The novel takes place around the C&O Canal, just near Shiver’s hometown of Washington D.C., and centers around Jack Starkey, a man with a dark and troubled past and psyche who experiences a strange and terrifying attack after leaving a mental hospital. This attack triggers a strange metamorphosis in Jack’...

Robert Lee Kendrick Returns.

06/20/2020 - 3:00PM

  Join us on Saturday, June 20th at 3:00 p.m. as we welcome back poet Robert Lee Kendrick who will be having a reading and signing for his new collection of poetry Shape The Bent Straight. The collection of poetry deals with the darker side of southern life and the desire to escape it.     Robert Lee Kendrick grew up in Illinois and Iowa, but now calls South Carolina home. After earning his M.A. from Illinois State University and his Ph.D. from the University of South...

Monthly Astrology Drum Circle

07/13/2020 - 6:30PM


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