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, February 23rd 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.

Jane Williams to Present Her Book on Transforming Grief

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Jane Williams will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, March 10th at 3 p.m. She will present her book, Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief. The book contains ten stories based on real-life experiences of loss. These diverse stories all culminate in the grievers, despite their suffering, experiencing moments of transformative thinking, allowing them to reframe their grief. Dr. Williams has worked with individuals who have suffered trauma, life-threatening illnesses and grief for over 25 years. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and Harvard Medical School. To reserve copies of Mysterious Moments please call City Lights bookstore in Sylva, NC at 828-586-9499.

Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781618460295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Library Partners Press - March 27th, 2017

Reception for Anna Fariello’s New Book

Anna FarielloThere will be a reception to celebrate the release of Anna Fariello’s new book on Friday, March 16th at 6:30 p.m. Cherokee is a pictorial history of the town of Cherokee and examines how it became the modern, bustling town it is today. Anna Fariello is the author of three books on Cherokee arts and crafts and has published numerous chapters and articles over her career.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467116534
Availability: Coming Soon: available for pre-order now
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 5th, 2018

Southern Harvest Cookbook

Cathy ClearyCathy Cleary of Asheville will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. She will present her book, The Southern Harvest Cookbook. The book is designed for food from the garden or farmer’s market and offers recipes for all four seasons. Beautiful photography by Katherine Brooks accompanies the scores of wonderful southern recipes. In addition to growing and cooking food, Cathy is also an advocate. Fifty percent of the author’s proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations working on issues of food justice, sustainable agriculture, food security and edible education initiatives.

The Southern Harvest Cookbook: Recipes Celebrating Four Seasons Cover Image
By Cathy Cleary, Katherine Brooks (Photographer)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781467139113
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - January 8th, 2018

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