Words With Friends: Members of Juniper Bends Reading Series (from left, Dana Middleton, Reid Drake and Lockie Hunter) hold four standing-room-only events each year. Other popular spoken word programs range from open mics to curated showcases with out-of-town featured performers. Photo by Shara Crosby

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  Spoken word events around Asheville The Asheville spoken word scene, vibrant since its ’90s-era heyday, has continued to grow steadily over the years. Between several ongoing reading series, there’s now a network of vibrant, recurring events where a large rotating cast of local poets (from polished veterans to earnest students) strut their stuff and […]