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Orison Books, a New Non-Profit Literary Press

Luke Hankins, senior editor of the Asheville Poetry Review, recently launched Orison Books, a new non-profit literary press. Orison Books is a 501(c)(3) non-profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad range of perspectives. The new press will serve as a home for writers and readers of all backgrounds, religious …

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Lydia Scott, is a counselor, spiritual advisor and addiction specialist.

Realizing Emerald City

Find Your True Power on the Yellow Brick Road Alcoholics Anonymous is a well documented program that has restored hope for millions by changing their lives. True rags to riches stories abound in the original 12-steps’ programs. Why should the “Anonymous people” have the corner on life-changing miracles? Most recovering people wished the rest of …

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Messages to the Heart, Reflections of Beauty and Truth

Written by Elise and Phil Okrend preview by Kathleen Colburn “People are pulled to places. Sometimes they don’t know why. They just listen to the call.” Elise and Phil Okrend have found home in Asheville. Elise’s art is at home here and things have fallen into place in many ways. They also saw the area …

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Book Reviews – July 2014

Discover the History of Asheville’s Albemarle Park by Erin Owens New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Asheville’s Albemarle Park. The book, written by local authors Stacy A. Merten and Robert O. Sauer, contains 200 vintage images and text that capture the community’s history. Albemarle Park was envisioned as a picturesque mountainside …

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Readings & Booksignings

Thursday, September 4 at 7 p.m. TONY EARLEY, Mr. Tall: A Novella and Stories.

Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. KAREN ABBOTT, Sin in the Second City, interviewed by Denise Kiernan, The Girls of Atomic City.

Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mindfulness Practices for ADHD with Coach Rudy Rodriguez, LCSW

Wednesdays, September 10 & 24 at 7 p.m. Women Who Run with the Wolves, salon with Andrea Olson, MA, Min.

Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. REZA ASLAN, No god but God: the Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam.

Monday, September 15 from 6-9 p.m. MASTIN KIPP, Growing Into Grace. Lecture and Q & A followed by a book signing. Get tickets at

Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. LAIRD HUNT, Neverhome, a woman in the Civil War.

Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. KATY SIMPSON SMITH, The Story of Land and Sea, love, place, and circumstance.

Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m. Local witches *Diuvei (Steve Rasmussen) and Lady Passion (Dixie Deerman) discuss The Goodly Spellbook. Magic, chant, dance and song.

Saturday, September 20 at 7 p.m. DAVID MADDEN, The Last Bizarre Tale, short fiction.

Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. CAROL BRADLEY, Last Chain on Billie, elephants.

Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m. ALAN GRATZ, The League of Seven, alternate history.

Saturday, September 27 at 3 p.m. FRANCINE BRYSON, Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen.

Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC
(828) 254-6734