Events for readers and writers.
This weekend offers a variety of author events, local fashion, holiday treats and an ambient sound tour. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly entertainment.
James MacKenzie, a 34-year-old Spruce Pine native, has long been a big fan of author Thomas Wolfe, history and mysteries — so the unsolved 1998 arson at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville seems a natural obsession for him.
The Thomas Wolfe Memorial’s “Telling Our Tales,” a short story competition for kids in grades 4-12, offers cash prizes to young writers. The deadline is April 27.
This year, the five-mile race, which takes its name from Asheville’s most famous writer, raised about $3,300 for charity. Xpress has the breakdown.
The next week brings a bookmaking workshop for children and families, and an author event with mystery writer Mark de Castrique.
The final installment of the NC Deptartment of Cultural Resource’s statewide arts and cultural heritage program, 2nd Saturdays, takes place Saturday, Aug. 14, and a display about sewing and clothing is currently on exhibit.