Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a garment maker’s vibrant pants project plus a collection of short stories by minority and LGBTQ authors.
These days, geeking out is hot. Asheville is home to a vibrant community of people looking to express their nerdier side, and abundant businesses to serve them: From comic books to games to movies and more, this town has it all. Across the country, the cultural partitions surrounding geekdom are being torn down: What was […]
Asheville Distilling Co. will celebrate the launch of owner Troy Ball’s new book with a whiskey-tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 11.
A break from the field, followed by a return to Africa, set Anderson to work on the story that eventually became City of Saints and Thieves. Working out of Kenya, she thought about writing a novel set in Nairobi that dramatized the experiences that drove refugees there from the Congo.
At a sold-out event in downtown Asheville, NPR journalist Michel Martin and local panelists reflect on what happens when your hometown gets hot.
Peelle’s husband, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, will provide musical accompaniment for the reading, which takes place on Sunday, Feb. 12.
The show takes place at Firestorm Books & Coffee on Friday, Feb. 3.
Last year, two Asheville writers — Megan Shepherd and Robert Beatty — found themselves on the New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller lists. This year’s crop of YA and middle-grade books of local interest promises to be just as exciting.
Each year, Xpress highlights the thoughtful and engaging creative work of area K-12 students in a special issue, which also includes listings of local and regional summer camps. The deadline to submit student work is Friday, Feb. 17.
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, a multisite national event showcasing short films based on children’s books, will be accepting films submitted from Asheville until Wednesday, Feb. 8.
The free workshop is led by nationally touring poets Angel Nafis and Shira Erlichman.
John Hartness and Jake Bible will read at Malaprops on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Word in the Street is volunteer-run. A $500 grant from All Souls Cathedral Outreach Committee helped with the purchase of simultaneous interpretation technology — headsets so that everyone can understand what’s being said.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! EXHIBITIONS ‘Running From Madness’ at PUSH Skate Shop 25 Patton Ave., 225-5509, facebook.com/PushSkateShop/ Through MO (1/23) – Running From Madness, a group show curated by Maxx Feist. Lisa Klakulak Jewelry Exhibition at Mora Contemporary Jewelry 9 Walnut […]
The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s so many celebratory possibilities that it would be easy to miss out on something big — lights shows, a trolley tour, a naughty elf and good music are all on the list.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new book by travel writer Gary Sizer, local volunteers’ efforts to help winterize Standing Rock’s camps, and an initiative to distribute care packages among homeless individuals.
December is underway, and there are plenty of holiday events to choose from. Whether you are interested in local holiday art and craft sales, Christmas theater shows or a jingle-bell themed 5K — this weekend has you covered. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend […]
Author and illustrator Jan Brett will give a reading and sign copies of the book at Vance Elementary School on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Davis will visit Malaprop’s on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. to tell stories and sign copies of his new book.
The Compton-born, Atlanta-based renaissance man discusses his numerous projects and their common bond.
In his most recent collection, Ellison offers more than an overview of the various plants, animals, insects and landscapes of the Southern Blue Ridge Province; he is quietly reminding us of the most rewarding, but often overlooked components of life: observation and deliberation.