City Lights Bookstore is in Sylva, North Carolina, a small Main Street town tucked in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Our goal is to share the literature of the region with the world, and the world of books with our community.
Upcoming Events - Storytime, every Saturday at 11 a.m.
Jackson County resident, Donna Glee Williams will present her debut novel on Friday, March 14th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. “The Braided Path, invites readers to travel with Len Rope-Maker, her son Cam, and his sweetheart Fox as they set out on a path that will lead them further from home and yet closer to each other. In this tale of a utopian craft society whose inhabitants are named, defined by, and relied upon for their gifts, the power and necessity of community and collaboration are beautifully rendered. Williams' lyrical, earthy prose and sensitive characterization wove a spell that transported me to this world and brought it to life,” says Pam Duncan, author of Moon Women and Plant Life. In addition to the reading, Tara Melton-Miller, mixed media artist, will demonstrate Japanese kumihimo, a braiding technique very like one that appears in the book. Donna Glee Williams is a writer, seminar leader, and creative coach and has seen her work published in anthologies, newsstand glossies, literary magazines, academic journals, reference books, big-city dailies, online venues, and spoken-word podcasts, as well as on stage and CD recordings. These days, her focus is on speculative fiction, aka fantasy and science fiction. TheBraided Path is published by Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing, an imprint of Hades Publications.
On Saturday, March 15th at 2 p.m. folklorist and storyteller, B.J. Jones will visit City Lights Bookstore to offer up the tall tales and sweeping historical and spiritual perspectives told within the pages of his two novels, Do Angels Have Big Ears? and the followup, The Glory Door.
Jones spent many years in advertising and was a Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director of J. Walter Thompson in Chicago. He is most remembered by the Oscar Mayer commercial featuring a boy singing “My bologna has a first name and it’s O-S-C-A-R” which went on to become the most watched commercial in the history.
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