Words With Friends: Members of Juniper Bends Reading Series (from left, Dana Middleton, Reid Drake and Lockie Hunter) hold four standing-room-only events each year. Other popular spoken word programs range from open mics to curated showcases with out-of-town featured performers. Photo by Shara Crosby

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  Spoken word events around Asheville The Asheville spoken word scene, vibrant since its ’90s-era heyday, has continued to grow steadily over the years. Between several ongoing reading series, there’s now a network of vibrant, recurring events where a large rotating cast of local poets (from polished veterans to earnest students) strut their stuff and […]

The long hello: Local author Bryan Robinson pens his first novel-attachment0

The long hello: Local author Bryan Robinson pens his first novel

Psychotherapist Bryan E. Robinson is a veteran author, having written 35 self-help and scholarly books on stress and workaholism over the years. His most recent such work is “The Smart Guide to Managing Stress.” Only now, however, is he unveiling his first work of fiction, 12 years in the making. “Limestone Gumption” launches with great fanfare on Friday, March 7, at Malaprop’s Bookstore. Photo by Jon Michael Riley