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, September, 13th 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.

Jamie Mason’s New Thriller

Jamie Mason returns to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 14th at 3 p.m. She will present her new thriller novel, The Hidden Things.  New York Times bestselling author, Tana French said, " Hidden Things is a treat: a heist story taken to pieces and expertly put back together at off-kilter angles into a startling, smart, vivid book."  

Jamie is also the author of Three Graves Full and Monday’s Lie. She was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Washington, DC. She's most often reading and writing, but in the life left over, she enjoys films, Formula 1 racing, football, traveling, and, conversely, staying at home. Jamie lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina.

The Hidden Things Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501177316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - August 13th, 2019

Monday's Lie Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476774466
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Gallery Books - October 13th, 2015

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Three Graves Full Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451685046
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Gallery Books - August 20th, 2013

Dale Neal Returns with His New Novel

Asheville author, Dale Neal will visit City Lights bookstore on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. He will present his new novel, Appalachian Book of the Dead. Ron Rash said of the novel, "Appalachian Book of the Dead is a novel whose excellence defies easy categorization. To call it a metaphysical thriller conveys only a part of the novel’s strengths, for the novel’s characters are as complex and vividly realized as we’d expect in more character-driven fiction.  Dale Neal’s novel, once begun, will be hard for any reader to put down.” 


Dale Neal is also the author of The Half-Life of Home and Cow Across America. He currently teaches fiction at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate Center in Asheville.

Appalachian Book of the Dead Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781970137897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sfk Press - September 3rd, 2019

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