Kate DiCamillo, ambassador for young people’s literature, at Spellbound Bookshop, Dec. 8

From a press release: Kate DiCamillo, ambassador for young people’s literature, at Spellbound Bookshop, Dec. 8 Kate DiCamillo, one of the most critically acclaimed and bestselling authors of children’s literature alive today, is visiting Spellbound Children’s Bookshop on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00pm. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (The Tale of […]

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National Register adds three WNC historic places

From a press release: National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places, including three in WNC The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is pleased to announce that 17 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina […]

Asheville Fringe Arts Festival returns, Jan. 22-25

From a press release: Asheville Fringe Arts Festival returns, Jan. 22-25 Asheville, NC: It’s lucky number 13 for the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival! This true Asheville Oddity has been happening for 13 years, offering local and imported preforming artists the opportunity to create and showcase new, unique work. The Asheville Fringe provides artists with opportunities […]

Open Auditions for Accordion Time Machine, Dec. 2

From a press release: Open Auditions for Accordion Time Machine, Dec. 2 Open Auditions for Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s experimental theatre ensemble Tuesday, Dec 2nd 8:00-10:00pm Toy Boat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s experimental theatre ensemble, is holding auditions to cast new members. Auditions will […]

The Travelin’ McCourys with Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident at The Grey Eagle, Dec. 4

From a press release: The Travelin’ McCourys with Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident at The Grey Eagle, Dec. 4 WHO: The Travelin’ McCourys with Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident WHERE: The Grey Eagle Tavern – 300 E. Main St. Asheville, NC WHEN: Thursday, December 4th 7pm Doors The Travelin’ McCourys are made up […]

Ron Rash at the Earl Scruggs Center Friday, Dec. 5

From a press release: Ron Rash at the Earl Scruggs Center Friday, Dec. 5 Join us for this program with acclaimed author Ron Rash at the Earl Scruggs Center Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. 103 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC Free Program: Registration Recommended 704-487-6233 or www.earlscruggscenter.org 
(Exhibit Admission is not included […]

Author Lavinia Plonka releases “Meditating With My Hair On Fire,” Dec. 5

From a press release: Author Lavinia Plonka releases “Meditating With My Hair On Fire,” Dec. 5 Lavinia Plonka likes that say that her life may not have been illustrious, but it has been colorful. She has been an accordion prodigy, advertising executive, street mime, fortune teller, and currently, a Feldenkrais® teacher. Lavinia has also written […]

KNOW HOW: "We’ve all heard — and possibly given — the advice 'Write what you know,'" says Peter Turchi in his new book, A Muse and a Maze. "But that implies that one knows quite enough. … So the better advice might be, 'Know what you write.' And know it as deeply, as comprehensively, as possible. Then acknowledge the remaining mystery." Photo by Dana Kroos

Word problems: Peter Turchi’s book A Muse & a Maze explores the puzzles of writing

It’s been a number of years since Peter Turchi lived in Asheville — he’s now based in Houston — but Western North Carolina still finds its way into his writing. “I tend to write more about places that I’ve left,” says the former director of Warren Wilson College’s MFA program. “The stories that I’m writing […]

New Mountain Climate Bash: a local music loves our planet shindig, Dec. 4

From the New Mountain website: New Mountain Climate Bash: a local music loves our planet shindig, Dec. 4 On Dec 4th, join us for the first-ever “New Mountain Climate Bash” – a local music loves our planet shindig at New Mountain Asheville! This bash celebrates both local music and Asheville Beyond Coal’s efforts to move […]

Asheville Art Museum presents American Abstraction After 1950, Nov. 28–March 15

From a press release: Asheville Art Museum presents American Abstraction After 1950, Nov. 28–March 15 The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950, on view November 28, 2014 – March 15, 2015. This vivid and dynamic exhibition considers the phases of Color Field painting […]