Activist/US of Appalachia author Jeff Biggers will be at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville on Sunday, November 11th, 1-3pm "Read it and your faltering hopes will rise." --Studs Terkel
"Biggers has fashioned a masterpiece of popular history . . . revelations abound." --Citizen-Times
Appalachia has long been a vanguard region in the United States, a cradle of freedom and independence and a hotbed for the arts, ranging from the American Revolution to the abolitionist, labor and civil rights movements, and groundbreaking literary and musical inventions. Far from being in the backwash of American history, Appalachia has produced some of our country's most important innovators, including Cherokee inventor Sequoyah, Black History Month founder Carter Woodson, folk, jazz and country music legends Bessie Smith, WC Handy, Nina Simone, the Carter Family, Stanley Brothers and Loretta Lynn, NY Times publisher Adolph Ochs, legions of authors including Pearl S. Buck, Thomas Wolfe, Edward Abbey, Cormac McCarthy, Henry Louis Gates, James Still and Rebecca Harding Davis, and social activists John Rankin, Martin Delany, Myles Horton and Walter Reuther, to name only a few. With humor, intelligence, and clarity, Jeff Biggers shows that to understand American history it is essential to know Appalachian history. "Biggers tells his story with verve and vivid detail, a story that will at once provoke and inspire." --Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek and Brave Enemies
"Biggers' book educates us as to just how biased and ignorant we really are about this region and its rich legacy of cultural, political, and intellectual pioneers.."The United States of Appalachia" is full of historical insights..." --San Antonio Express-News
Jeff Biggers has worked as a writer, radio correspondent, and educator across the United States, Europe, India, and Mexico. His award-winning stories and programs have aired on NPR and PRI and have appeared in various magazines and newspapers. Author of In the Sierra Madre, he also coedited No Lonesome Road: Selected Prose and Poems of Don West, which won an American Book Award.
It is a fun place to eat in downtown Asheville that opened in March of this year and has quickly become a favorite eating and meeting place. You can order from over 25 cold cereals as well as hot ones, plus bagels, muffins, and much more along with all the beverages you could possibly want.
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS!!! ALL DAY SAT (Thunder Cats, Smurfs, HeMan, SheRa and much more) Cartoons will be playing most of the time but the cool ones are SAT all day! Adult Swim late night Sat unless there is an event.
Have a pajama party! Rent out the space for private parties. More info coming soon!
Prices: -Babies eat free! -Kids under 6 $1.99/bowl -Single bowl for $2.99 -3 bowls for $5.99 -BOTTOMLESS BOWL $7.99(all you can eat!!!)
*THE MEGA-BOWL* -Equal to an entire box of cereal! Clean this bowl OUT and you WIN a T-shirt and your photo goes up on the Mega-Bowl wall of FAME -$10
Eaties is located at 48 Commerce Street, right beside Hookah Joes. That is the corner of Coxe and Commerce, one block south of Patton Avenue downtown! We also have a Patton Avenue entrance under the Winehaus awning to the right. Just go in the silver door, down the steps and to the right!
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