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Events Calendar - Taylor Books of Charleston, WV

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Live Music w/ Julie Adams
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Julie AdamsCelebrating International Women’s Month!

Charleston’s own Julie Adams comes to the Taylor Books cafe as we celebrate female musicians of West Virginia. Julie has been a long-time vocalist for the Mountain Stage band as well as active performer throughout the region.

Here’s the event on Facebook!

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Story Hour!
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am

 Join us every Saturday morning for a story, a snack, and a fun craft!

See you there!

~All ages welcome~

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Live Music w/ Steve Himes
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Steve HimesGuitarist Steve Himes comes to the Taylor Books cafe filling the air with soulful jazz and blues guitar. Steve has been seen around the region playing with some of the best musicians of West Virginia for decades.

Here’s a link to the event on Facebook!

Mar
31
Sun
2019
Author Event – Wildcrafting with Jerry Hurley
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wildcrafting is a rollicking romp back in time to central Appalachia – in and around Mammoth, West Virginia, Jerry Hurley evokes growing up stories from “images and memories so thick it was like a fog” he had to navigate. He went “wildcrafting” with his mother in nearby hills and hollows. In the spring they gather wild mushrooms, in late summer blackberries and in the fall they uncovered hidden patches of ginseng.

Hurley’s keen recollections introduce us to his great-grandmother Wills-Mullins who sold moonshine and outwitted an armed robber with her quick tongue. To fellow pranksters who blocked a country road on Halloween – until they almost stopped an ambulance rushing to a hospital. To Granny White, whose savvy folk wisdom brought a dying baby back to life. So, if you want to know more about where the bodies are buried, childhood shootings and poor Sister Bessie’s drinking, stop by on Sunday to sit a while, refreshments will be served.

Jerry and his wife Charlotte reside year-round in the coastal town of Apalachicola where Jerry is active in community theater with the Panhandle Players, hosts a local group, Writers of the Forgotten Coast, is a graveside reenactor with the Apalachicola Historical Society and reads to kindergarten students weekly as a part of the Bring Me A Book Franklin program.

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Live Music w/ Roger Rabalais
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Roger RabalaisSinger/songwriter Roger Rabalais comes to Taylor Books bringing a bit of southern flair to his music. Originally a Louisiana boy, Roger has been playing around the region for years now as well as hosting SongwriterStage and co-hosting Musicians Edition on Charleston’s community radio station WTSQ 88.1FM The Status Quo.

More information about SongwriterStage can be found here!

WTSQ 88.1FM The Status Quo

 

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Story Hour!
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am

 Join us every Saturday morning for a story, a snack, and a fun craft!

See you there!

~All ages welcome~

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Author Event – Poetry Month
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

 

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April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating all month long!  First up we have three incredible local authors all with their own distinct style.

*Mr. Biller was born and raised in the Highlands of West Virginia. Growing up, he spent a lot of time in the streams, forest, mountains, and culture of the region. When writing “THE NEST” Mr. Biller wanted to capture the energy of the Appalachian Mountains in his book through stucco-prose while also delivering a message to the world to end the tyranny and fear associated with major conflicts that have haunted the people of Earth in the past centuries. He is currently working on a follow-up to “THE NEST” and hopes to publish it in the next few years.

*Kirk Judd has lived, worked, trout fished and wandered around in West Virginia all of his life. Kirk was a member of the Appalachian Literary League, a founding member and former president (and JUG recipient) of West Virginia Writers, Inc., and is a founding member of and creative writing instructor for Allegheny Echoes, Inc., dedicated to the support and preservation of WV cultural heritage arts. Author of 3 collections of poetry “Field of Vision” 1986, “Tao-Billy” 1996, and “My People Was Music” 2014, and a co-editor of the widely acclaimed anthology, “Wild, Sweet Notes – 50 Years of West Virginia Poetry 1950 – 1999”. Kirk will be reading from his work “My People Was Music” and from “Blue Planet Memoirs” by Joseph Barrett. Both books will be available for purchase. When West Virginia native Joseph Barrett died in 1990, he left behind more than friends and family; he also left a rich trove of poetry—a manuscript, completed shortly before his death, “Blue Planet Memoirs”, just now published and released by Dos Madres Press of Loveland, Ohio.

*Jason Pell is a West Virginia based indie comic book writer/creator. Known for his inventive writing and art, he also has racked up credits as a letterer, colorist and more. His latest book “Pinpricks” A book of terrible and tiny oddities, was funded through a very successful campaign through Kickstarter. Jason also has three short stories available on Amazon currently. Other books by Jason; “Zombie Highway”, “Season’s End”, and “Suicide 5” have all been critically lauded and have found readers world-wide.

There will be a reception following the reading, refreshments will be served and autographs will be available!

Get more details here!

Live Music w/ Chet Lowther
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chet LowtherCharleston artist and singer/songwriter Chet Lowther returns to the Taylor Books cafe for a night of live music.

This event is open to all ages!

Check out the event on Facebook!

Apr
12
Fri
2019
Live Music w/ Mike Bennett
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mike BennettMike Bennett returns to the Taylor Books cafe for another live music performance. Mike, a singer/songwriter, also volunteers for the St. Albans community radio station WWSA Oldies 96.9FM.

WWSA Oldies 96.9FM

See our Facebook event here!

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Story Hour!
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am

 Join us every Saturday morning for a story, a snack, and a fun craft!

See you there!

~All ages welcome~

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Apr
19
Fri
2019
Live Music w/ Key to Adam
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Key to AdamKey to Adam. What seems like a strange name maybe isn’t so strange after all! Here’s the story:

Kiara’s nickname is Key (Kiara is hard to say and Key is easier to remember) and Adam didn’t do much with his music when Kiara first met him. Adam played Finger-Style Guitar as a meditation to fall asleep at night because he had so many back surgeries, but whenever Kiara started playing with him it added a different dimension. It was like Kiara was the “Key” to Adam’s music, but the name has multiple meanings. That is just how we chose it.

Also a fun fact: The first gig for Key to Adam was an open house at a funeral home. Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral Home renovated their venue and asked Key to Adam to play!

Key to Adam on Facebook

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Story Hour!
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am

 Join us every Saturday morning for a story, a snack, and a fun craft!

See you there!

~All ages welcome~

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