Independent Bookstore Day at Downtown Books and News, May 2

Downtown Books and News pulls out all the stops for Independent Bookstore Day a display of unique and collectible books, a limited edition hoodie sweatshirt and in-store performances from Dame Darcy of Meatcake Comics, Greg Cartwright (The Oblivions and Reigning Sound) and Angel Olsen. It’s look Record Store Day, but for books! Poster from organizers:

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces 2015 Windgate Fellows

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces its newest group of recipients. Press release from the CCCD: This year, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Windgate Fellowship Award, marking $1.5 million awarded to 100 emerging craft artists nationwide. […]

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Katherine de Vos Devine appointed executive director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Katherine de Vos Devine, a Ph.D. in Art History candidate at Duke University, has been appointed the executive director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. She will provide strategic and operational leadership for the organization as it expands its facilities and programs. Press release from Bow Bridge Communications: Katherine de Vos Devine has […]

Mountain Spirit Coffee House celebrates 10th anniversary on May 17

Mountain Spirit Coffee House, a concert series held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, May 17. The special concert, a benefit for programs at the UUCA, features nine musical acts. Press release from organizers: Join us for great music, special food and beverages and a plethora of CDs […]

Flatiron Writers sponsor “From Page To Podium” writer’s workshop, April 25

Flatiron Writers holds quarterly workshops for the boarder local writing community. The next one on Saturday, April 25, deals with improving public reading skills. The workshop takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Press release from organizers: Flatiron Writers will once again sponsor the popular “From Page To Podium” Writer’s Workshop […]

“Asheville: Slavery to Freedom,” a teach-in with story and song, April 26

Local social and civic organization Date My City hosts the event “Asheville: Slavery to Freedom” on Sunday, April 26. Described as “a teach-in with story and song,” the observance remembers April 26, 1865, when Union troops helped newly freed slaves in Asheville find save passage out of Western North Carolina. Press release from organizers: When […]