After nearly a decade, the Wilma Dykeman Legacy has found a permanent use for the author’s former childhood home. In fall 2021, UNC Asheville intends to launch the site as part of its Writer-in-Residence program. Xpress spoke with some of the key players who helped turn the concept into a reality.
The arts-based after-school program centers the leadership and creativity of Black and Brown youths ages 13-19.
An annual event pivots to online, Different Wrld readies to open in the former Mothlight space and more area arts news.
The Porch, Street Creature Puppets and Asheville Improv Collective are among the area organizations that have been displaced since March.
In her latest novel, “And the Crows Took Their Eyes,” local author Vicki Lane considers the impact of the 1863 Shelton Laurel Massacre and the consequences it had on both the victims’ families and the perpetrators of the event.
From spooky tours to costume-friendly concerts to at-home options, there’s something for nearly everyone in search of holiday festivities.
The Asheville-based artist realizes her long-held dreams of becoming an author with “The Occultists.”
“Monsterland,” an eight-episode TV series based on the award-winning writer’s anthology “North American Lake Monsters,” will be released in full on Hulu on Friday, Oct. 2.
“A Pastoral Palette Resized: Rural Spaces for the Soul” opens Oct. 4, Urban Combat Wrestling turns one and other area arts news.
On Friday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., Malaprop’s will host a virtual book event with South Carolina author George Singleton. His latest collection, “You Want More,” blends humor and tragedy in a series of short stories about everyday people trying to start over and get by.
The Asheville-based author turns his attention to the Donner Party in “The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep.”
Hannah Kepple plays Moon on the hit series, local cultural institutions receive a boost from the Asheville Area Arts Council and other arts news.
“Even as We Breathe” is a retrospective, coming-of-age tale replete with youthful romance, family secrets, murder and prisoners of war. Set at the Grove Park Inn during World War II, the book comes out Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The Fairview-based artist examines women’s roles in society; plus information on upcoming works, contests and the return of movie theater popcorn.
The Asheville native is hard at work on her next major project, plus other recent news from the local arts scene.
David Joy’s latest novel, “When These Mountains Burn,” offers an unflinching look at addiction, family ties and loss. The book will be published Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Vengeance, justice, loss and addiction are all explored in Ron Rash’s latest collection, “In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on ‘Serena,'” which hits bookstores Tuesday, Aug. 4.
The Brevard College professor’s new book is a “poetic biography” of 18th century illustrator and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian.
Lenard D. Moore, Jaki Shelton Green and other writers discuss the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective history and read selections of their work from the 25th anniversary commemorative collection in a livestream event on July 16.
On July 14, Waynesville resident and former Western Carolina University instructor, Leah Hampton, will celebrate the release of her debut book, “F*ckface: And Other Stories.” Several of the book’s tales take place in and around the Asheville area.
In his debut novel, David Sullivan explores ways the Civil War could have been avoided.