Four events, three days, one great location. Here's what's happening this weekend at Excitement Central on Merrimon Avenue.
Friday, 12/19, 6:00 PM: Wayne Caldwell. Wayne is a longtime, valued friend of Accent on Books and it's always great to have him back. If you do not yet have a copy of his wonderful novel Cataloochee -- or if there's someone on your gift list who would enjoy great regional fiction -- here's your chance to get an autographed copy. Or just come by and hang out with one of the greatest storytellers around. Find out more about Wayne here.
Saturday, 12/20, 1:00 PM: "A Breath of Bethlehem". Here's a perfect opportunity to slow down and take a break from the madness of the holiday season. Accent on Books will welcome the Rev. Mary Caldwell and the Rev. Austin Rios to our store to give a reading of the Christmas story from Luke in English and Spanish, respectively. Refreshments will be served. A moment of respite for the entire family.
Saturday, 12/20, 3:00-5:00 PM: Lou Harshaw. One of Western North Carolina's foremost historians will be here to sign copies of her book, Asheville: Mountain Majesty. We were very proud to have the launch party for this book last year, and it remains one of our most popular titles: a vivid history of the area with lots of wonderful photographs. More information can be found at the website of Bright Mountain Books.
Sunday, 12/21, 3:00 PM: Marijo Moore and Byron Ballard. What better way to celebrate the Winter Solstice than with two of the coolest earth religionists to be found anywhere. Marijo is the author and editor of numerous works; her most recent novel is When the Dead Dream. Byron, of course, is well-known to all Accent on Books customers, as well as being a leading member of the local -- heck, national -- Pagan community. Marijo and Byron are longtime friends and partners in crime, and they will be leading a Talking Circle at the store. Marijo's website is here.
Surely that's it for events at Accent on Books in December, right? No! We haven't even mentioned Glenis Redmond! More on that later.