Michel Stone @ Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Michel Stone @ Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC

  • Park Road Books

Michel Stone's debut novel The Iguana Tree, which Library Journal says "recalls the work of John Steinbeck," received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and an IPPY Award as one of the top novels published in 2012 by an independent press. The book was named a spring 2012 "Okra Pick" from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association and was also named a finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year in the multicultural fiction category. This novel has been a popular choice of universities and colleges for "Freshman Read" or "Common Read" programs.  The Iguana Tree was the 2013 Community Read selection for Hermiston, Oregon. Stone has published numerous stories and essays, and she is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Award. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a Master's Degree from Converse College, and she is an alumna of the Sewanee Writers Conference. Raised on Johns Island on the South Carolina coast, Michel now lives in Spartanburg, S.C. Her second novel Border Child is forthcoming April 2017 from Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

Vicki Covington @ Pass Christian Books in Pass Christian, MS
Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

Vicki Covington @ Pass Christian Books in Pass Christian, MS

  • Pass Christian Books / Cat Island Coffeehouse

Meet Vicki Covington at Pass Books/Cat Island Coffeehouse.

“When I was growing up, I didn’t know I was a writer. I knew there was something wrong with me," declares Vicki.

When Vicki Covington was a child, her mother was like a “white Rosa Parks.” She would seat her family in the back of the bus on their way downtown. When the driver asked that all whites move to the front of the bus, she would turn to Vicki and whisper, “just look out the window, sweetie.” That was in the late 1950s. Years later Vicki can still point to that foundation as what caused her to care about diversity and advocacy.

Vicki Covington @ Sundog Books in Seaside, FL
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Vicki Covington @ Sundog Books in Seaside, FL

  • Sundog Books

Vicki Covington signs Once in a Blue Moon

We are so delighted to be welcoming accomplished Southern writer Vicki Covington back to our porch, and even more delighted to be hosting her on our 31st anniversary, which we are celebrating on April 29th!  Please join us beginning at 10am as she signs Once in a Blue Moon.

James Gindlesperger @ Barnes & Noble in Fredericksburg, VA
Apr
29
2:00 pm14:00

James Gindlesperger @ Barnes & Noble in Fredericksburg, VA

This book tells the stories of 250 different people buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Each entry is accompanied by a color photograph and GPS coordinate to aid in location. The entries are about battlefield heroes, people who survived the war to achieve major accomplishments, the well-known like President John Kennedy, the unknown soldiers, and the lesser-known who still led fascinating lives.

James Gindlesperger @ the Manassas Museum in Manassas, VA
Apr
30
1:30 pm13:30

James Gindlesperger @ the Manassas Museum in Manassas, VA

  • Manassas Museum

Join us for a free book talk with Author James Gindlesperger 

on his latest book "Arlington: A Color Guide to America's Most Famous Cemetery" at 1:30 p.m.

About the Book:

This book tells the stories of 250 different people buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Each entry is accompanied by a color photograph and GPS coordinate to aid in location. The entries are about battlefield heroes, people who survived the war to achieve major accomplishments, the well-known like President John Kennedy, the unknown soldiers, and the lesser-known who still led fascinating lives.

Rose Senehi @ Malaprops Bookstore / Cafe in Asheville, NC
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

Rose Senehi @ Malaprops Bookstore / Cafe in Asheville, NC

  • Malaprops Bookstore / Cafe

Rose Senehi lives in Chimney Rock, N.C., and Carolina Belle is her eighth novel, and the fifth in her Blue Ridge series of "stand alone" books. Among them, Render Unto the Valley was awarded a 2012 IPPY Gold Medal for FictionSoutheast. Dancing on Rocks was awarded the 2014 Indi-Reader Discovery Award for Popular Fiction. In the Shadows of Chimney Rock was nominated for the 2009 SIBA Book Award. The Wind in the Woods, was nominated for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Her other novels include Pelican Watch, Windfall, and Shadows in the Grass.

Hannah Palmer @ SCAD - Ivy Hall- in Atlanta, GA
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Hannah Palmer @ SCAD - Ivy Hall- in Atlanta, GA

  • SCAD - Ivy Hall

Explore the intersection of writing and urban design

Discover how an intimate understanding of place fuels the most creative and personal writing as Hannah Palmer reads from her latest work, "Flight Path." An examination of how unchecked urban progress wipes out homes and communities, her work tells the true story of a young mother and her attempt to find home where little home is left.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Palmer explores the intersection of Southern stories and urban landscapes in her writing. She has appeared on CNN, in publications such as Art Papers, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Studies, and in masterplans for urban design projects worldwide.

This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

For more information, email Aldine Armstead at aarmstea@scad.edu

Michel Stone @ Edisto Island Bookstore on Edisto Island, SC
May
8
12:00 am00:00

Michel Stone @ Edisto Island Bookstore on Edisto Island, SC

  • Edisto Island Bookstore

About the author: Michel Stone has previously published a novel called The Iguana Tree, as well as more than a dozen stories and essays in various journals and magazines. She is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Project Award. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a Master’s Degree from Converse College, and she is an alumna of the Sewanee Writers Conference. Raised on Johns Island, Michel now lives in Spartanburg.

John Trump @ Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC
May
10
7:00 pm19:00

John Trump @ Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC

  • Quail Ridge Books

John Trump - 'Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in The Old North State'

It may have begun with moonshine, but liquor is alive and well and in the open in NC today.  Care to guess how many distilleries are in business in the state today?  Find out on Wednesday, May 10, at 7 pm when John Trump shares Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits In The Old North State.  He not only offers a "spirited" history of production, including today's artisan distillers, but he maps out where you can find those distilleries.  He'll be inconversation with local distillers, and they're providing samples. So bring your proof to taste theirs: 

  • John Befiel of Raleigh Rum Company
  • Gentry Lassiter of Lassiter Distilling (Knightdale)
  • Jimbo Eason of Covington Spirits
Clare Beams @ Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

Clare Beams @ Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY

  • Greenlight Bookstore

One Story Debutantes

Greenlight Bookstore: Fort Greene
686 Fulton Street (at South Portland)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

One Story Magazine's annual Literary Debutante Ball is a send-up of the debutante balls of old: instead of featuring young society ladies, it honors One Story authors who have published their first books in the past year. For the fifth year in a row, the current crop of Debutantes will visit Greenlight to present their debut books, at this free event the night preceding the Ball! Reading from their newly minted novels and story collections from publishers large and small, the Debutantes celebrate the joy of publication and the vibrant community of One Story writers as they present what is always a diverse and rich collection of literary writing, followed by a festive wine reception sponsored by The Authors Guild and a book signing with all authors.

Hannah Palmer @ Charis Books in Atlanta, GA
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

Hannah Palmer @ Charis Books in Atlanta, GA

  • Charis Books

Join Charis in welcoming Hannah Palmer for a wide ranging discussion about Atlanta history, urban expansion, and what is lost in the wreckage of development. 

In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising career in publishing in her adopted Brooklyn, Palmer embarks on a quest to determine the fate of her lost homes—and of a community that has been erased by unchecked Southern progress.

Palmer's journey takes her from the ruins of kudzu-covered, airport-owned ghost towns to carefully preserved cemeteries wedged between the runways; into awkward confrontations with airport planners, developers, and even her own parents. Along the way, Palmer becomes an amateur detective, an urban historian, and a mother.

Lyrically chronicling the overlooked devastation and beauty along the airport’s fringe communities in the tradition of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Leslie Jamison, Palmer unearths the startling narratives about race, power, and place that continue to shape American cities.

Part memoir, part urban history, Flight Path: A Search for Roots beneath the World's Busiest Airport is a riveting account of one young mother's attempt at making a home where there’s little home left.

This is a Charis Circle Urban Sustainability and Wellness Event. The Suggested Donation is $5.


Ashley Jones @ Lawrence University Bookstore
Apr
27
1:00 pm13:00

Ashley Jones @ Lawrence University Bookstore

  • Lawrence University Bookstore

Ashley M. Jones received an MFA from Florida International University. She was a finalist in Hub City Press’ New Southern Voices Contest, Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award Contest, and the National Poetry Series. Her work has been published by the Academy of American Poets, pluck!, PMSPoemMemoirStory, Prelude, Kinfolks Quarterly, and other journals. She received a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award and a 2015 B-Metro Magazine Fusion Award. She is an editor of [PANK] Magazine, and she teaches creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

Vicki Covington @ Page and Palette in Fairhope, AL
Apr
27
12:00 pm12:00

Vicki Covington @ Page and Palette in Fairhope, AL

  • The Book Cellar

Read It & Eat with Vicki Covington

In Once in a Blue Moon, Vicki Covington's new novel set during Barack Obama s first presidential campaign, change is in the air. Readers follow a diverse community of renters in Southside Birmingham through one transformative year. In league with other great Southern novelists including Anne Tyler and Fannie Flagg, Covington writes with tenderness and humor while asking important questions about family, faith, race, class, and ultimately hope.

Vicki Covington @ the Mobile Public Library in Mobile, AL
Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Vicki Covington @ the Mobile Public Library in Mobile, AL

  • Mobile Public Library - West Regional Branch

Welcome Home to Alabama

Come meet author Vicki Covington as she introduces her new book, Once in a Blue Moon.

The novel is set in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 2008 Presidential election campaign, where tenants of a benevolent landlord in a neighborhood that has seen better days, form their own brand of community. Follow them as they join together to lift each other up and bring hope for a better future back into their lives.

There will be a book signing following the presentation. For more information, please call 251-208-7097.

Vicki Covington received a B.A. in sociology followed by a Masters in Social Work at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She worked as an outpatient therapist for twelve years in Birmingham. Her husband, writer Dennis Covington, helped her discover that there was a writer inside her waiting to come out. Her stories were published in Boston Globe Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Southern Humanities Review among others. She was the author of several novels, including Bird of Paradise, Night Ride Home, The Last Hotel for Women and Gathering Home. She was also the “Meditations for Bad Girls” columnist at The Oxford American for a number of years.

The Covingtons now live near their grandchildren in Lubbock, TX, with their dachshund named Pablo.

Once in a Blue Moon is her love letter to the community she used to call home in Birmingham. For more information go to http://www.blairpub.com/alltitles/onceinabluemoon.

Vicki Covington @ Huntsville-Madison County Library in Huntsville, AL
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Vicki Covington @ Huntsville-Madison County Library in Huntsville, AL

  • Huntsville-Madison County Library

Vicki Covington -- ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Location: Main Library - Second Floor Meeting Room
Event categories: Activities and Crafts
Age: adults
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Description: 

The novel is set in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 2008 Presidential election campaign. Abraham Kasir is the owner of several once-majestic Victorian homes that are now converted into apartments. Kind-hearted Mr. Kasir collects lost souls and offers them a place of solace where they can heal their inner wounds and find a way back to a better life.

Books will be available to purchase.

Hannah Palmer @ Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe in Ashville, NC
Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Hannah Palmer @ Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe in Ashville, NC

  • Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe

Hannah Palmer works as an urban designer in Atlanta. Her writing explores the intersection of southern stories and urban landscapes, and has appeared on CNN.com, Art Papers, Creative Loafing, and in masterplans for urban design projects around the world. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Sewanee: The University of the South and now lives near the Atlanta Airport with her husband and sons.

Vicki Covington @ The Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery, AL
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Vicki Covington @ The Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery, AL

  • Alabama Book Festival

Vicki Covington was born and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Her previous work includes the novels Gathering HomeBird of ParadiseNight Ride Home, and The Last Hotel for Women, and the memoir Cleaving: The Story of a Marriage with Dennis Covington. She wrote a column for the Oxford American and has also written for The New Yorker. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council for the Arts, she now resides in Lubbock, Texas.

Frye Gaillard @ Troy St. University Montgomery
Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

Frye Gaillard @ Troy St. University Montgomery

  • Alabama Book Festival

Frye Gaillard is writer in residence at the University of South Alabama and author of more than twenty books, including Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America, which won the Lillian Smith Award for non-fiction, and Watermelon Wine: The Spirit of Country Music. Gaillard has also received the Clarence Cason Award for Non-Fiction and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year Award. He lives just south of Mobile, Alabama, with his wife, Nancy.

Hannah Palmer @ Book & Beer | M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers in Greenville, SC
Apr
21
6:30 pm18:30

Hannah Palmer @ Book & Beer | M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers in Greenville, SC

  • M. Judson

M. Judson is bringing together a couple of our favorite pastimes for a laid-back approach to a literary happy hour. Join us for authors talking about their books and breweries talking about their beers, stories sure to complement each other.

Flight Path: A Search for Roots Beneath the World’s Busiest Airport.  Part memoir, part urban history, this book chronicles a young mother’s search for home in the shadow of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the expansion of which has swallowed all three of the houses she grew up in. From the ruins of airport-owned ghost towns to carefully preserved cemeteries wedged between the runways, Hannah Palmer unearths the particular devastation and beauty that accompanies the rise of the New South. We’ll hear the stories behind the story while enjoying samples from Red Hare Brewing Company from Marietta, GA, and learning a little bit more about their beers. Join is for this fun, free event! 

Hannah Palmer @ Hub City Books in Spartanburg, SC
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Hannah Palmer @ Hub City Books in Spartanburg, SC

  • Hub City Bookshop

Hannah Palmer works as an urban designer in Atlanta. Her writing explores the intersection of southern stories and urban landscapes, and has appeared on CNN.com, Art Papers, Creative Loafing, and in masterplans for urban design projects around the world. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Sewanee: The University of the South and now lives near the Atlanta Airport with her husband and sons.

Vicki Covington  -- Book Launch @ The Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, AL
Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

Vicki Covington -- Book Launch @ The Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, AL

  • The Alabama Booksmith

Vicki Covington was born and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Her previous work includes the novels Gathering Home, Bird of Paradise, Night Ride Home, and The Last Hotel for Women, and the memoir Cleaving: The Story of a Marriage with Dennis Covington. She wrote a column for the Oxford American and has also written for The New Yorker. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council for the Arts, she now resides in Lubbock, Texas.