Ladies Who Lunch archaeology lecture Set at UNC Asheville, April 2

Archaeologist Maura Heyn discusses ancient conceptions of the “ideal” woman in a lecture held at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library on Thursday, April 2. Press release from UNCA: Archaeologist Maura Heyn will examine ancient conceptions of the “ideal” woman in her lecture, Ladies Who Lunch: Female Portraiture in Roman Palmyra, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April […]

NESSIE WHISPERER: "The monster in the loch is everyone's internal monster," says Asheville-based author Sara Gruen. "What you do with it is what defines you." Her new novel is set in World War II near Loch Ness and deals with monsters real and imaginary. Photo by Tasha Thomas

Local author Sara Gruen pens an all-consuming new novel

Author Sara Gruen gets lost in her books. “I wasn’t able to immerse myself completely with Water for Elephants,” she says of her 2006 best-seller that became a film starring Reese Witherspoon. “The type of circus I was writing about no longer existed.” For her new book, Gruen spent a total of five weeks in the British Isles, researching, absorbing the culture and immersing herself — literally.

Warren Wilson College artists in residence Kim and Reggie Harris perform April 8

Musicians/storytellers/teachers duo Kim and Reggie Harris will spend three days as artists in residence at Warren Wilson College. They’ll finish their stay with a free performance at the college chapel on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Press release from WWC: Kim and Reggie Harris – musicians, storytellers and teachers – conclude three days as […]

World music acts Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Shantavaani play White Horse April 3

Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili performs with with the six-piece band la Banda Rebelde. They share a bill with world music band Shantavaani at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, April 3. Press release from the venue: Two wonderfully eclectic bands channelling music from around the globe will converge on the White Horse Black Mountain […]

Author Lin Stepp reads at Blue Ridge Books, March 28

Lin Stepp, author of the Smoky Mountain novel series, appears at Blue Ridge Books (152 S. Main St., Waynesville) on Saturday, March 28, at noon. Press release from Blue Ridge Books: Set in Tennessee’s postcard-perfect Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp’s  Makin’ Miracles is an inspiring tale that reveals why love and forgiveness are most important just […]

Environmental adventure/thriller author Jon Michael Riley appears at Malaprop’s on April 6

Jon Michael Riley, author of Dream the Dawn appears at Malaprop’s on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. for a wine reception, book signing and discussion. The environmental adventure/thriller is based on the Sea-to-Shell Campaign, a long-term protest in Ireland. Press release from event organizers: Author of Irish Adventure/Thriller, Jon Michael Riley, appearing in person for […]

Castell Photography opens new exhibit, “Objects In Perspective,” April 3

In conjunction with the first Downtown Asheville Art walk of the season, Castell Photography opens its new exhibit, Objects In Perspective. Opening reception on Friday, April 3, 6-8 p.m. Press release from Castell Photography: Castell Photography is pleased to announce the opening of their newest exhibition, Objects in Perspective, a mixed media collaboration of photography […]

Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue performs at The Odditorium, April 4

Burlesque revue troupe Savannah Sweet Tease returns to Asheville to perform “Mother Goosed: Story-time with The Sweet Tease!” The show is held at The Odditorium on Saturday, April 4. Press release from event organizers: The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue Present Mother Goosed: Story-time with The Sweet Tease! The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue, is […]

Joe Penland performs at Madison County Arts Center, April 11

Old-time ballad singer and storyteller Joe Penland performs “Ridin’ in the Laundry Truck or Southern Comfort Between the Sheets,” a concert of mountain stories, songs and ballads at the Madison County Arts Center on Saturday, April 11. Press release from the arts center: Joe Penland in concert “Ridin’ in the Laundry Truck or Southern Comfort […]

Thirdmessenger presents theater on dying at The Altamont Theatre, April 19

Experimental project Dying to Live Theatre hosts a production in collaboration with Asheville Playback. The mixed-media, improvisational performance takes place at The Altamont Theatre on Sunday, April 19. Press release from Thirdmessenger: Dying to Live Theatre at The Altamont April 19 Experimental theater on dying is birthed in Asheville On April 19th, Asheville will enter […]