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, May 5th at 7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 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 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.

Autographed by David Joy


Webster author, David Joy is one of the up and coming voices in the southern gothic or "Grit Lit" tradition. With his debut novel, Where All Light Tends to Go, Joy made his mark, and Putnam Publishing has published his sophomore novel, The Weight of This World.   David Joy's stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in Drafthorse Literary Journal, Smoky Mountain LivingWilderness House Literary ReviewPisgah Review, and Flycatcher, and he is the author of the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey. 

If you would like inscribed copies, please use the notes field at checkout to let us know your details. Mr. Joy lives nearby and can generally come by the shop to personalize books within a week of your request.

The Weight of This World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399173110
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 7th, 2017

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Where All Light Tends to Go Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399172779
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2015

Where All Light Tends to Go Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425279793
Availability: None new in store (we can order) but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 2nd, 2016

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