In-Person | Zelda’s Bed: Klecko at West Asheville Library

Image contains photo of author Klecko and the front cover of his book ZELDA'S BED

Community Partner Event: Zelda Fitzgerald Week will be celebrating its eighth season, with events happening around Asheville, March 9 - 12, 2023. Click here for more information about all events.

Friday, March 10th, 6pm. St. Paul author, Danny Klecko, will premiere his most recent book, “Zelda’s Bed,” which is focused on the 36-hours he spent in Montgomery, Alabama in August, 2022. Malaprop’s Bookstore will have books for sale. WEST ASHEVILLE Branch Library Community Room, 942 Haywood Road AVL 28806. 

Klecko is a 40+ year master bread baker from St. Paul, Minnesota. He’s an award-winning author of four books, including “Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker: Aftermath of an American’s Clash with ICE,” a book of poetry where he writes about taking on ICE following the 2018 shuttering of St. Agnes Baking Company in St. Paul where he was CEO. The book won a Midwest Book Award. 

“The Dead Fitzgeralds” is a work of creative nonfiction which focuses on the literary scene of St. Paul, how The Duchess (the late Poet Laureate of St. Paul, Carol Connolly) served as his mentor for many years and how he found his literary voice and his own “green light” through his study of Fitzgerald.

In 2023, Klecko will be leading an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story series for the St. Paul Public Library at various locations across the city. He’ll also begin work on the third book in his Fitzgerald trilogy called “Gatsby and the Homeless.”

Klecko lives with his wife in a mansion catty-corner from 599 Summit Avenue, the brownstone in which F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “This Side of Paradise.” 

Event address: 
West Asheville Library Community Room
942 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806