NetWest Open Mic

The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and City Lights Bookstore will host an open mic night at the bookstore on Friday, January 27th at 7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. for10-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 critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write. For more information please visit their website.

Natalie C. Anderson to Present Her YA Novel

Jackson County native, Natalie C. Anderson will present her debut Young Adult novel on Friday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Her novel, City of Saints and Thieves is a thriller set in Kenya and has been described as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl.


Natalie C. Anderson is an American writer and international development professional living in Geneva, Switzerland. She has spent the last decade working with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)and the United Nations on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014–2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence, where she wrote her debut novel, City of Saints and Thieves.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399547584
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2017

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin Cover Image
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The Great Reset: How the Post-Crash Economy Will Change the Way We Live and Work Cover Image
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 5th, 2011

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The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of on the Origin of Species Cover Image
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Published: Belknap Press - April 15th, 2011

When All God's Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African Americans in Far Western North Carolina Cover Image
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Published: One Dozen Who Care - August 15th, 2015

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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 25th, 2016

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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 26th, 2016

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