Monday, February 17, 2014: Tonight sees the first of two events with magical realist Alice Hoffman in the Triangle, ahead of Megan Shepherd, Megan Miranda, and the rest of “The Lovestruck Tour” later this week. Hoffman’s new book is The Museum of Extraordinary Things, set in the New York City of the early 1900s, and after launching the book at the Savannah Book Festival this past weekend she’s at Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books tonight at 7:30 pm, ahead of a second event in the area at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village on Wednesday. That “Lovestruck Tour” starts Wednesday night in Asheville at Malaprop’s Bookstore, before local events Thursday (at Quail Ridge Books) and Friday (at Flyleaf Books).
Meanwhile, this weekend sees the Nevermore Film Festival’s return to the Carolina Theatre of Durham along with regional convention MystiCon in Roanoke, VA.
One new regional event to mention is on Friday, February 28th, also at Asheville’s Malaprop’s Bookstore: a special event with Pulitzer-nominated author Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! and a recent short story collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, consisting of an on-stage interview followed by a booksigning and a wine and cheese reception. Now, does anyone know if Amtrak goes to Asheville yet?
UPCOMING EVENTS, FEBRUARY 2014
17 (Monday) 7:30 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts Alice Hoffman – ‘The Museum of Extraordinary Things’.
19 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm — McIntyre’s Books hosts Alice Hoffman for The Museum of Extraordinary Things.
20 (Thursday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts The Lovestruck Tour – Four Passionate Authors. (See below for list.)
21 (Friday) 7 pm — Flyleaf Books hosts The Lovestruck Tour, featuring YA authors Megan Hansen Shepherd (Her Dark Curiosity), Megan Miranda (Fracture), Kasie West (Pivot Point), and Robin Constantine (The Promise of Amazing).
21-23 (Friday to Sunday) — 15th Nevermore Film Festival at The Carolina Theatre of Durham. More info: http://festivals.carolinatheatre.org/nevermore/
21-23 (Friday to Sunday) — MystiCon in Roanoke, VA withguests John de Lancie (ST:TNG’s “Q”), author Todd McCaffery, author A.J. Hartley, and more. More info: http://mysticon-va.com/
NEW: 28 (Friday) 7 pm — Asheville’s Malaprop’s Bookstore hosts a ticketed event with author Karen Russell (Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories). The program includes an interview by Greta Johnsen followed by a booksigning and wine and cheese reception. More info: http://www.malaprops.com/event/karen-russell-conversation-wcqs-morning-edition-host-greta-johnsen-ticketed-event
[for more events check the most recent newsletter]