Event Date: 07/23/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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North Asheville Library is happy to present a panel discussion by three local mystery authors: John Gordon, Trisha Durrant, and R. F. Wilson. John Gordon's Penny Summers mysteries follow the adventures a master gardener-turned-sleuth in Hendersonville and Anapolis. Trisha Durrant, who comes to Asheville by way of Great Britain, writes about the escapades of a divorcee and her sassy senior sidekick. R. F. Wilson's protagonist is an environmental lawyer and investigator defending the beauty of the Blue Ridge. Come to the library on Monday, July 23rd at 6pm to hear these three talented authors talk suspense and writing in Western North Carolina. This event is free and unticketed, and light refreshments will be provided.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/25/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

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"Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Our organization did not make or devise the plan—we found the plan because it already exists. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global warming within thirty years." -- Drawdown Join MountainTrue for a discussion of this fascinating and optimistic approach to reversing global warming. We will meet for four weeks and address new solutions each time. It is free to attend the book study, but MountainTrue will not be providing copies of Drawdown. The book is available for $22 at Malaprop's bookstore in downtown Asheville.

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174 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/26/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Our Summer Game Night Series continues! Come celebrate summer and unplug for a night as you discover (or rediscover!) your new favorite tabletop game. There will be Café offers and game promotions. Contact your local store for details.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/26/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Our Summer Game Night Series continues! Come celebrate summer and unplug for a night as you discover (or rediscover!) your new favorite tabletop game. There will be Café offers and game promotions. Contact your local store for details.

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/27/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Members and prospective members who are interested in monthly meetings (social, literary or critique) are invited to a potluck on the last Friday of each month, 6-8:30 pm, at The Writers' Workshop. Members' guests are welcome. You are also welcome to bring a piece of writing you have been working on to share with the group for critique. Please RSVP at least 2 days in advance at our website, www.twwoa.org. Founded in 1985, the Writers' Workshop of Asheville serves writers in the Southeast and beyond. Our mission is to provide top-notch workshops, readings, retreats and contests for the benefit of the community at large.

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387 Beaucatcher Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 07/28/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tech-savvy Charlotte is confused when she receives a new toy---a doll! Once she finds the hidden battery pack, things get interesting. Join us for Storytime to celebrate the creative spirit of play and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

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3 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 07/28/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Join us for our first Kids' Book Hangout! Discover your new favorite books, meet other avid readers, enjoy fun activities, and everyone grabs FREE exclusive book swag. Featuring $1 off Frappuccinos or smoothies for event attendees.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/28/2018   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Meet other workshop members, instructors and contest winners who will read their winning works. Members are invited to participate in open readings and bring books for sale. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. We are looking forward to mingling, noshing, and brainstorming with you! Please RSVP by July 26 to [email protected] Not yet a member? Founded in 1985, the Writers' Workshop of Asheville serves writers in the Southeast and beyond. Our mission is to provide top-notch workshops, readings, retreats and contests for the benefit of the community at large. A year's membership is $35 and earns you discounts on workshops and contests as well as entry into wonderful events like these where you can network, brainstorm, and mingle with your fellow writers. A tax-deductible donation of $50 or more will also earn you a year's membership!

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387 Beaucatcher Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 08/04/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Beginning or experienced writers will learn aspects of fiction writing, including story structure, plot-driven vs. character-driven fiction, characterization, setting, and dialogue. Students may bring 5 pages (double-spaced) and a synopsis to the class for review. Other tips include how to edit your own work and how to submit for publication. Aiken is president of the Atlanta Writers Club, and studied fiction writing at Gotham Writers in NY. He conducts classes throughout the south, and is the author of several novels including "Death Has Its Benefits". Founded in 1985, the Writers' Workshop of Asheville serves writers in the Southeast and beyond. Our mission is to provide top-notch workshops, readings, retreats and contests for the benefit of the community at large.

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387 Beaucatcher Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 08/04/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Join us as Thomas McConnell discusses Thomas Wolfe’s influence on him as a writer and reads from his debut novel The Wooden King. With rich historical detail McConnell dramatically explores a family facing the rise of totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia during World War II.

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52 North Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/18/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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In this interactive workshop, attendees will deepen their knowledge of writing in the suspense, mystery, and crime fiction genre. They will discuss critical elements and tips for overcoming suspense writing challenges. The class will analyze a popular suspense novel to compare and contrast their current or prospective work to the basic structure and key elements. Participants are encouraged to bring their own suspense story idea, outline, or first pages to share and discover ways to enhance their work. Simmons is the author of a contemporary suspense novel, The Martyr’s Brother, and two works of historical fiction, The Quiet Room and Postcards from Wonderland. In 2017 she co-authored and published Images from World War II. She is a frequent speaker on writing, editing, and publishing. Her stories, articles, and interviews have been published in literary journals and online magazines, including The Adanna Literary Journal, Storychord, Deep South Magazine, Points North, and The Persimmon Tree. Founded in 1985, the Writers' Workshop of Asheville serves writers in the Southeast and beyond. Our mission is to provide top-notch workshops, readings, retreats and contests for the benefit of the community at large.

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387 Beaucatcher Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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