Apr
29
Mon
Beth Lindsay Templeton Launch Party Tickets
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Beth Lindsay Templeton Launch Party

When: Monday, April 29th, 2019 from 5-7pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: FREE

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Greenville author Beth Lindsay Templeton will be celebrating the launch of her latest book, The Sacred Year, with a launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Beth will be available to sign books at the event. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About The Sacred Year

On February 10, 2018, my life as I knew it came to a screeching halt. The day before, I had rushed my husband Jim to the hospital… Ironically, at the time, I was putting the finishing touches on a book I had written about dealing with the challenges of getting older. The book, Uncharted Journey, discusses loss, letting go, and growth. Little did I know I was about to embark on my own personal uncharted journey. This is the emotional chronicle of the first year of that journey, a year that will forever be sacred.

May
4
Sat
Mother’s Day Panel with Margaret Rich, Samia Serageldin, Redge Hanes, and Sharon Swanson Tickets
May 4 @ 2:00 pm

Mother’s Day Panel with Margaret Rich, Samia Serageldin, Redge Hanes, and Sharon Swanson

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 2pm

Where: Five Forks Library (104 Sunnydale Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681)

Cost: FREE!

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Celebrate mothers everywhere with a Mother’s Day panel at the Five Forks library on Saturday, May 4th at 2pm. This panel will feature Margaret Rich, Samia Serageldin, Redge Hanes, and Sharon Swanson, discussing this anthology of creative nonfiction. This event is FREE and open to the public, but a purchase of Mothers and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South is required to enter the signing line. Books can be purchased at the event, online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540

About Mothers and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South

In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don’t know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith have curated a diverse and insightful collection that challenges stereotypes about mothers and expands our notions of motherhood in the South. The mothers in these essays were shaped, for good and bad, by the economic and political crosswinds of their time. Whether their formative experience was the Great Depression or the upheavals of the 1970s, their lives reflected their era and influenced how they raised their children. The writers in Mothers and Strangers explore the reliability of memory, examine their family dynamics, and come to terms with the past.

In addition to the editors, contributors include Lee Smith, Belle Boggs, Marshall Chapman, Hal Crowther, Clyde Edgerton, Marianne Gingher, Jaki Shelton Green, Sally Greene, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Eldridge “Redge” Hanes, Lynden Harris, Randall Kenan, Phillip Lopate, Michael Malone, Frances Mayes, Jill McCorkle, Melody Moezzi, Elaine Neil Orr, Steven Petrow, Margaret Rich, Omid Safi, James Seay, Alan Shapiro, Bland Simpson, Sharon K. Swanson, and Daniel Wallace.

Jun
1
Sat
Trail Day and Kitty Calhoun Book Signing Tickets
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Trail Day and Kitty Calhoun Book Signing

When: Saturday, June 1st
9am-2pm: Trail Day at Looking Glass led by Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC)
2-5pm: Climb time
5-7pm: Eat/drink at The Hub to support our venue sponsor
7pm: Purchase copies of Some Stories signed by Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia’s founder, to support sponsor Patagonia and the CCC. Kitty Calhoun available to sign.
7:30pm: Presentation by Kitty Calhoun, Patagonia Alpine Ambassador, followed by another book signing opportunity.

Where: The Hub and Pisgah Tavern
11 Mama’s Place
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828)884-8670

Cost: FREE

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

After a day of climbing activities, Patagonia Alpine Ambassador Kitty Calhoun will be discussing the new book Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia, hardcover, $45.00). Kitty will be available before and after her presentation to sign books. Books signed by Yvon can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540, and Fiction Addiction will have signed books for sale at the event.

About Some Stories

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” — Yvon Chouinard

For nearly 80 years, Yvon Chouinard has followed his own advice, pursuing, with equal fervor, sports adventures, business excellence, and environmental activism. Since 1950, he has captured the lessons and revelations he’s learned in articles and books, personal letters and poetry, introductions and eulogies. In this fascinating inside look, Chouinard himself has selected his favorites from years of reflection, all accompanied by illustrative photos, many never published before. The results is both more of Chouinard’s iconoclastic and provocative thinking, his skilled storytelling and sense of humor, and a picture of the evolution of his thoughts and philosophies. With articles on sports, from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing, with musings on the purpose of business and the importance of environmental activism, this very personal book is like sitting on the couch with this amazing man, flipping through his photo album as he tells the stories of his life. Some Stories is an eclectic portrait of a unique life lived well. Yet the final pages of the book indicate that Chouinard will continue to challenge people, business, and the world. He presents the company’s new simple but direct mission statement, revised for the first time in 27 years: “We are in business to save our home planet.” With it he emphasizes the urgency of the climate crisis then entreats every person’s obligation to reflect on, commit to, and act on this mission.