CRAFT featuring Ada Calhoun discussing Why We Can't Sleep, in conversation with Denise Kiernan at Little Jumbo

Join us at Little Jumbo for CRAFT: Authors in Conversation, a new series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan! Little Jumbo, located at 241 Broadway Street in Asheville, features classic and classically-inspired craft cocktails, food, live music and more. Their staff will create a specialty cocktail or mocktail for each event. The doors will open at 2:30 pm and the event will begin at 3:00.  If you are not already a Little Jumbo member, there is one-time $1.00 fee. The event is otherwise free of charge and Little Jumbo offers free parking at the corner of Broadway and Monroe. Visit for more information.

A small number of reserved seats will be available to those who purchase the featured book from Malaprop’s prior to the event. Additional seating and standing room will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Starting off CRAFT’s inaugural year is New York City author Ada Calhoun, who will join Kiernan to discuss, Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis, an expansion of Calhoun’s viral story for about the distinct issues facing Generation X women. She and Kiernan will discuss the book, Calhoun’s inspiration and research, and the craft of writing at the event. 

Calhoun is also the author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give and St. Marks Is Dead. Calhoun has worked as an A-list ghostwriter, collaborating on fourteen nonfiction books, including several New York Times bestsellers. She has written for Time, National Geographic Traveler, O: The Oprah magazine, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Billboard, Cosmopolitan and Redbook and her national news reporting has won multiple awards. 

Denise Kiernan is an author, journalist and producer whose latest book, The Last Castle, was an instant New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, as well as a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Her previous title, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller and has been published in seven languages. 

Event address: 
Little Jumbo
241 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802147851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - January 7th, 2020