The Gray Rock Inn Writers Project calls on local authors to contribute fiction and nonfiction pieces. Also: Dark City Poets Society celebrates one-year anniversary of Poetry Night; LEAF Down By the River celebrates youth performers; and more!
Award-winning poet and Burnsville resident Pat Riviere-Seel speaks with Xpress about her life as a poet and the unique perspectives all writers bring to the page.
Performers and organizers discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on comedy and how shared laughter is more powerful now than ever.
A local attorney pens a new children’s book. Plus, UNCA hosts the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, a new art exhibit highlights creatures of the Serengeti and the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair returns to Burnsville’s town square.
Director Keith Dunnavant discusses making his latest documentary sports film.
Rising costs have brought an already wrought situation to the brink, but Asheville-area artists continue to make it work.
“I wanted to somehow capture both the ’20s, with its jazz influence, while at the same time explore the decade’s demise — that pivotal point when things start to go south,” says author Terry Roberts, in discussing his latest novel.
J Art Show explores work of prominent Jewish artists, BMCM+AC reimagines 1951 dance and music performance, Anything Fiber Yard Sale features leftover studio finds, and more!
Local bands Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats and Empire Strikes Brass celebrate 10 years; meanwhile, fellow Asheville act, River Deep, turns 30.
Folkmoot’s Summerfest will bring local and international dance and music to Haywood County. Plus, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian will highlight Native American filmmakers, a local author looks back at her life, and the summer edition of the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns.
Amber and Joshua Niven discuss working together on their new book, “Discovering the Appalachian Trail: A Guide to the Trail’s Greatest Hikes.”
“This Skin I’m In: A Visual Narrative” runs through Aug. 29 at Revolve gallery.
Story Parlor residency debuts with multidisciplinary immersive show. Plus, local sculptor’s work is focus of new show, Slavic folk concert raises money for Ukraine, and Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center exhibit looks at area’s flood history.
Xpress speaks with the award-winning poet, Anne Maren-Hogan, about the people and places that inspired the poems in her latest collection, “Vernacular.”
Photography, music and writing have helped area military servicemen work through combat trauma.
A traveling Jewish history museum exhibit comes to Asheville’s Congregation Beth Israel. Plus, The Snozzberries bring back Psychedelic Circus, a local author pens his life story, and Art in Bloom returns to Black Mountain.
Two recent transplants and an Asheville mainstay discuss their latest LPs.
Local author Melanie McGee Bianchi discusses her recently published debut collection, The Ballad of Cherrystoke and Other Stories.
The Buncombe County Special Collections blog opens up to community submissions. Plus, local multimedia artist puts on augmented reality show, author chronicles history of the Toe River Valley, and photographers express experiences of queerness through visual autobiographies.
This roundtable discussion hits on vinyl trends, keeping up with new music and counteracting record-store stereotypes.
Asheville artist Ginger Huebner opens new studio and workshop space at her Roots + Wings Creative Campus. Plus, A Different Myth announces inaugural cohort of playwrights, Asheville grandmother publishes novel, and Hendersonville honors historic guesthouse.