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.
Poetry-themed drinks and live music continue after the untamed variety show, which runs Sunday-Monday, Aug. 28-29.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two book projects: a heavy-hitting war novel and a lighthearted series called Funterventions.
Apparently, he lived on gin and beer – that is what he drank all the time I was there. I have no idea how much gin he averaged a day, but it was plenty.
Price’s free reading takes place at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Robert Morgan’s latest novel, Chasing the North Star, is set against the backdrop of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Ac. The story chronicles the escape of 18 year-old Jonah Williams, who flees from his life as a slave on a South Carolina plantation.
“I never write historical fiction with an agenda in mind, modern or otherwise. I simply sit down to write what I hope will be a good story. That said, given the current political climate and the seeming need of politicians to legislate women’s bodies, it wasn’t a far stretch for me to write about a society that restricted women.”
We were never taught, for example, to question the life around us, which was the little world of Asheville, which in its turn is the whole world of America.
According to Cindy Norris, the event coordinator at Malaprop’s, anyone interested in the author appearance should buy their tickets ahead of time, because it’s likely to sell out — a mark of the best-seller status of Serafina and the Black Cloak, the first book in the series.
Upcoming readings by the author are at Sylva’s City Lights Cafe on Saturday, July 30, and Battery Park Book Exchange on Saturday, Aug., 13.
The winning stories will be published in the August 24 and 31 issues of Xpress.
N.C. needs honest criticism—rather than the false, shallow “we-are-the-finest-state-and-greatest-people-in-the-country”—kind of thing.
“It’s [Rash’s] material,” Smith says. “What I take the most credit for is knowing good material when I find it.”
Beth Revis will launch A World Without You at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, July 19. The event includes a Q&A with local writer Alexa Duncan.
If you’ve ever driven past the Vance Monument during one of the many protests held there over the last 20 years, there’s a fair chance that Clare Hanrahan numbered among the folks making their voices heard. For the Asheville resident, writer and activist, visibility is a key tool in the fight against injustice. Hanrahan has […]
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (of which the Sandburg Home is part), Flat Rock Playhouse created two new original productions — Spink, Skabootch and Swipes in Rootabaga Country and Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Express.
The exhibit’s free opening reception is Asheville Bookworks on Thursday, July 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will celebrate alumnus and former teacher Mary Caroline (M.C.) Richards by displaying her work and memoribilia in an exhibit that runs through Saturday, Aug. 20.
Erik Lars Myers and Sarah Ficke reviewed 23 Asheville area breweries for the new edition of their book, which explores craft beer and brewing throughout the state.
Editor-In-Chief Ben Matchar and Senior Editor Kris Hartrum formed the company in fall 2015. It’s their mission to push the status quo of the audiobook industry and explore the limits of how literature can be presented in light of recent technological advances in production and distribution.
A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice finds a balance between fact and the malleability of memory by wending, dreamlike, between worlds and timeframes. Author Christine Hale presents the at Malaprop’s on Thursday, June 30.