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Common Word Community Read: Lauren Harr andCaroline Green Christopoulos: “Book Tours, the Publishing Landscape, and Author Promotion”

September 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Common Word Community Read, curated by New York Times Bestselling author and fellow UNC Asheville alumnus, Wiley Cash ’00, brings the UNC Asheville community together to engage in a collective educational experience. Each semester, one book will serve as the focus of numerous virtual and in-person lectures and discussions that will allow participants to delve deeper into the text. Over the course of the academic year, participants will read one book each semester, gaining insights and sharing ideas in a welcoming and respectful environment.

Fall 2022’s selection is Hell of a Book by Jason Mott. Join Wiley Cash in conversation with Lauren Harr and Caroline Green Christopoulos, co-founders of Gold Leaf Literary.

Harr and Christopoulos met while working as events manager and book buyer at Malaprop’s, the legendary Asheville, North Carolina independent bookstore. Throughout the years of coordinating author readings, attending industry trade events, and working with publishers and distributors, they developed a passion for helping authors navigate the confusing maze of book publishing and book promotion. They launched Gold Leaf Literary in 2016, working with authors to book and coordinate school visits, bookstore events, and develop book publicity campaigns.

Now celebrating five years in business, Gold Leaf has expanded to serve clients with author assistance, social media and author branding, manuscript critique and submissions support. Our expanded team brings a breadth of experience and a wealth of long-standing relationships with pros across the publishing industry.


Registration available via Google Forms. More information available at giving.unca.edu.


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September 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm