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Introducing the Fall Conference Exhibitors: Part III

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference, November 8-10 in Asheville, is a weekend to celebrate the written word. We always say, only partly in jest, that you better bring an extra suitcase along, in order to cart home all the books and schwag you’re going to want to inevitably buy! We’ve been introducing […]

Malaprop’s Changes Ownership, but Not Its Vision

After thirty-seven years, Emöke B’Racz, the founder of Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe in downtown Asheville, will step down as majority owner, effective immediately. She hands the reigns to longtime employee Gretchen Horn, who is now majority owner of Renaissance Bookfarm, Inc., which owns Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Downtown Books & News. Emöke will remain as founder […]

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day!

  Saturday, April 28, is Independent Bookstore Day. Who’s ready to paaaaarty? Always held on the last Saturday of the month in April, Independent Bookstore Day: is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country….Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. […]

On May 2, Celebrate Indy Bookstores!

On Saturday, May 2, more than 400 independent bookstores around the country will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. Here are some of the parties you’ll find at your local purveyor of books: Asheville Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe Exclusive limited edition books and art pieces for sale, as well as a literary trivia contest hosted by the hilarious Allan […]

Booktopia Coming to Asheville

Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville will host Booktopia 2014, August 22-24. This nationwide program tends to sell out fast—like, in an hour fast—and registration for the Asheville happening opens soon. Click here to sign up to be notified as soon as registration opens. From the website: Booktopia is a series of weekend reader/author retreats hosted by […]

World Book Night Happens Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 23, is World Book Night, an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. One night a year, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. Each year, 30-35 books are chosen by […]

Southern Fictions/Southern Identities this Sunday

When I took this job, I was pretty confident in my ability to perform most every task the Network would need its director to do – except for one.  And that one is, for a nonprofit, kind of a biggie. I sincerely dislike asking for money, known in the nonprofit world as fundraising.  I am […]

Network Event Sunday, October 16, at Malaprop’s in Asheville

On Sunday, October 16, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will try a new kind of event for writers and readers. “Southern Fictions/Southern Identities” will be a reading by former North Carolina poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, followed by a panel discussion on issues of Southern history and identity with Pamela Duncan and Joseph Bathanti, moderated […]

Coming Soon: Party in Asheville for New Issue of NC Literary Review

From Margaret Bauer and our other friends at the North Carolina Literary Review: “The 2010 issue of the North Carolina Literary Review is due from the printer in late July. Look for your copies to come soon thereafter, and mark your calendar: if you’re going to be in the Asheville area on the weekend of […]