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Letting Magic In: Maia Toll in conversation with Nora Shalaway Carpenter | Hybrid Book Launch | Asheville

June 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a hybrid event with limited in-store seating and the option to attend online.

The event is free but registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance.

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This event includes a book signing. If you would like a signed book but can’t attend in person, you may CLICK HERE to preorder a signed copy.

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This book is the story of one woman’s becoming–the story of pushing past the boundaries of what once seemed possible to discover the extraordinary all around us. In it Maia shares how she learned to let magic in so she could live the life she longed for–one filled with curiosity, connection, and the deepest kind of inner knowing. In this soulfully written recollection–peppered throughout with magical learnings and rituals gathered along the way–Maia uncovers the things that change you in unexpected ways and guide you to become the person you never knew you wanted to be, but perhaps, always were. This she could call magic. And through Letting Magic In you will gain the courage and the wisdom to find your own.

Maia Toll is the author of The Wild Wisdom series, including The Illustrated Herbiary, and The Night School. After pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and a master’s at New York University, Toll apprenticed with a traditional healer in Ireland, where she spent extensive time studying the growing cycles of plants, the alchemy of medicine making, and the psycho-spiritual aspects of healing–and studied at The University of Michigan and New York University. She is the co-owner of the retail store Herbiary, with locations in Asheville, NC and Philadelphia, PA. You can find her online at maiatoll.com.

Nora Shalaway Carpenter (NCWN member) is contributing editor of the critically acclaimed short story anthology Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America, which was named an NPR Best Book of the Year, A YALSA Best Fiction YA selection, a TAYSHAS list selection, and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. Her debut novel The Edge of Anything was named a Bank Street Best Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best book, and A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year. Of her forthcoming novel, Fault Lines, set in her home state of West Virginia, WV Poet Laureate Marc Harshman praises: “I was happily reminded throughout of the masterful storytelling found in an earlier generation of Appalachian authors like George Ella Lyon and Cynthia Rylant…Highly recommended.” Carpenter holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently serves on faculty for the Highlights Foundation’s Whole Novel Retreat. Connect with her at noracarpenterwrites.com.


June 27, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Malaprop’s Bookstore
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, North Carolina
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