The need for representation led to the decision to put together an anthology of speculative fiction by black women. The book, ‘Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing’ has been hailed as an “outstanding anthology” by Publisher’s Weekly.
The local author reads from his new novel at Malaprop’s on Sept. 11.
In all, the festival offers more than 40 separate events, with topics ranging from world building in science fiction to the ways music can inform poetry. And, while not all of the sessions involve travel, migration and immigration, many do.
The acclaimed poet will read from her work at UNCA on Sept. 3.
The East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival offers a celebration specific to that section of town and its past and present inhabitants. Organizers will recognize the oldest living residents of the neighborhood — one is a nonagenarian — and Aggie Jean Jackson, author of two books set in Asheville’s East End, will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of her works.
Born in Ireland and raised in Virginia, the author first came to the Asheville area (which she called home for 17 years) as an undergraduate at Warren Wilson College.
“We have to start looking at what is nature at this point? What is the nonhuman world?” maintains “Mountains Piled Upon Mountains” editor Jessica Cory. “We’ve affected the air, which affects everything else. We’re really getting to the point where we have to look at things a little differently.”
On Sunday, July 7, Barnes & Noble at the Asheville Mall will host a book signing for author Robert Beatty’s latest novel, Serafina and the Seven Stars.
The Tucson-based husband/wife duo present their book and film combination on June 13 at Malaprop’s.
In The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration, the author defends a vegetable that’s long been maligned by millions.
The local author will from her debut novel on May 30 at Malaprop’s.
The Idaho-based writer reads from her debut novel on May 8 at Malaprop’s.
For this year’s Xpress Poetry Contest, writers were tasked with creating an ode (or a haiku or a ballad or a quatrain, etc.) to the Western North Carolina environment.
Nick Lowe, Victor Wooten, Bob Boilen and Fantastic Negrito are among the performers and presenters for the festival’s second edition.
“If I could have any superpower, it would be Super Intelligence. This is the ability to know everything, even the secrets of the universe that the average human mind couldn’t even comprehend.”
In Part II of Xpress’ annual Kids Issues, we present even more superpowered art and writing from area students — plus extensive listings for area summer camps, along with a plethora of other kid-focused content.
Now in its 17th iteration, the three-day event also brings poets A Van Jordan and Ricardo Nazario y Colón, novelists Marilynne Robinson and Silas House, nonfiction authors Cristina Henriquez and Laurie Jean Cannady, creative nonfiction writer Jason Howard and others to Cullowhee, Thursday, March 21-Thursday, March 28.
“Life chose me by a golden chance to have superpowers for just 24 hours, and I used them to revive our planet.”
The Colorado-based writer will present her Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop at the Refinery Creator Space on Sunday, March 17.
For this year’s Kids Issues, we asked local K-12 students to submit art and writing around the question: “What would you do if you had superpowers for a day?”
The Asheville-based poet presents his latest collection on March 16 at Malaprop’s.