“The songs lend themselves to a lot of space,” Tirey says. “I don’t apply some kind of aesthetic intention; it just happens that way.” When it’s proposed that there’s a southern-Gothic feel to his songs, he demurs a bit, suggesting instead, “just an American ethos.”
Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All Hallows Eve as there are sexy zombie costume possibilities.
Whether you are raring to go to the Women & Money Conference, a scary open mic, a benefit in a castle, or a low country boil, Asheville has you covered this weekend! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY ‘SCARY […]
Costumes are encouraged at SCARY spoken word OPEN MIC, which takes place at Buffalo Nickel on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
In Vegan Curious, local writer and blogger Aisha Adams offers practical suggestions for those interested in transitioning to a vegan diet.
The free performance, which hinges around the author’s parents, takes place at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a sophomore album by Axxa/Abraxas and a book on intentional relationships by Daniel Hermes Sushumna.
For its largest annual fundraiser, the Literacy Council of Buncombe County is hosting a dinner and silent auction, featuring a speech by best selling author Wiley Cash. His brother, comedian Cliff Cash, will emcee the event at Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Friday, Oct. 14.
Get a preview from the authors themselves when three local authors, one former local poet and a noteworthy regional writer share their newest works at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe.
Poet and novelist Lidija Dimkovska presents the English translation of her award-winning book A Spare Life at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the expansion of a mother-daughter baking company, a high school student’s encouraging book for fellow youths and a cancer survivor’s guide to mentally overcoming serious bodily illness.
The book includes listings for restaurants along interstate highways 26, 40, 73, 74, 77, 85 and 95, including numerous Western North Carolina favorites.
The roster includes Ben Fountain who reads on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Reuter Center.
Rash will read from and discuss his new novel at UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
WORD features three spoken word artists and takes place at Trad & Lore Coffee on Friday, Sept. 16.
As November quickly approaches, discussion surrounding one of the most polarizing presidential elections in decades has intensified, from fervent whispers to a cacophonous roar of partisan rhetoric and armchair philosophizing. While voters differ passionately on the candidates’ respective platforms and personalities, there is one topic on which they all seem to agree: Donald Trump is […]
There’s more than one way to put on a literary festival. Held around the world, they range in size and focus, some bringing in big-name authors while others draw regional writers. Some incorporate conferences or workshops, others offers booths where authors and publishers can sell their wares. The important thing is to a find a […]
Food writer Ronni Lundy will celebrate the release of her new book, Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, with a Lunch Launch book-signing event Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Early Girl Eatery. Featuring 80 recipes and anecdotes, Victuals — pronounced “viddles” — spotlights staples of Appalachian cuisine such as apples, corn, sorghum and beans along with the people and […]
The second in a two-part installment, Xpress continues to publish the winning entries from our Indie 500 Flash Fiction Contest. This week brings stories by runners up Mare Carmody Borgelt and Dan Damerville.
The result was a fish-out-of-water story in which Joanne Gordon, the daughter of a successful radio minister, moves from gay-friendly Atlanta to a small-town Rome, Ga., with her father and new stepmother.
Felice Bell was named the winner of the Xpress 2016 Indie 500 Flash Fiction Contest for her story, “Finding Astrid.” The story appears here in full.