The winning stories will be published in the August 24 and 31 issues of Xpress.
N.C. needs honest criticism—rather than the false, shallow “we-are-the-finest-state-and-greatest-people-in-the-country”—kind of thing.
“It’s [Rash’s] material,” Smith says. “What I take the most credit for is knowing good material when I find it.”
Beth Revis will launch A World Without You at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, July 19. The event includes a Q&A with local writer Alexa Duncan.
If you’ve ever driven past the Vance Monument during one of the many protests held there over the last 20 years, there’s a fair chance that Clare Hanrahan numbered among the folks making their voices heard. For the Asheville resident, writer and activist, visibility is a key tool in the fight against injustice. Hanrahan has […]
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (of which the Sandburg Home is part), Flat Rock Playhouse created two new original productions — Spink, Skabootch and Swipes in Rootabaga Country and Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Express.
The exhibit’s free opening reception is Asheville Bookworks on Thursday, July 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will celebrate alumnus and former teacher Mary Caroline (M.C.) Richards by displaying her work and memoribilia in an exhibit that runs through Saturday, Aug. 20.
Erik Lars Myers and Sarah Ficke reviewed 23 Asheville area breweries for the new edition of their book, which explores craft beer and brewing throughout the state.
Editor-In-Chief Ben Matchar and Senior Editor Kris Hartrum formed the company in fall 2015. It’s their mission to push the status quo of the audiobook industry and explore the limits of how literature can be presented in light of recent technological advances in production and distribution.
A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice finds a balance between fact and the malleability of memory by wending, dreamlike, between worlds and timeframes. Author Christine Hale presents the at Malaprop’s on Thursday, June 30.
Asheville-based organizations Tranzmission, QORDS and COLAGE, in association with the Asheville Jewish Community Center, have collaborated to present the 15th annual local commemoration of Stonewall. All events are open to the public.
Deceased author Harry “Cuz” Bagley’s son Rick will gift his dad’s book to any attendee who makes a donation to three nonprofits at an upcoming fundraiser. Battery Park Book Exchange hosts the event on Saturday, June 25.
A conversation with author and publisher Stephen Crimi about his new book, Katabatic Wind: Good Craic Fueled by Fumes from the Abyss, is likely to include discussion of politics, the westernization of yoga, science, myth and more.
The Canton resident has been writing poetry and prose for 60 of his 95 years.
Gaiser hosts a book release celebration, with a reading and musical performance, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, on Sunday, June 19.
There are tribulations in Perfectly Broken, from infidelity and drug dependency to existential crisis and death. But, Warren is quick to point out, there’s also beauty.
Tripp presents her fictionalized biography of Georgia O’Keeffe at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, June 14.
The author of 1980s-themed novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism will read and sign copies of the book on Monday, June 6.
The After Party — which Disclafani will present at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, June 8 — was inspired by the River Oaks community, a wealthy neighborhood in Houston.
Oxford American editor Eliza Borné and others (such as Western North Carolina writer and OA contributor Jeremy B. Jones) will appear at an Asheville-based launched for that summer issue at Downtown Books & News.