After coming so close to the brink of failure, how did Pink Floyd recover? That’s a question Kopp tries to answer in his book Reinventing Pink Floyd, which he’ll launch Thursday, March 8, at Malaprop’s.
The Community Author Award will provide Marshall a yearlong residency in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, where she’ll enjoy a study carrel and access to campus resources.
On their current tour, Gibson is donating $1 from each ticket to Black Lives Matter. “This is an art form that is celebrated and occupied by a lot of marginalized people, specifically folks of color,” Gibson says of spoken-word.
The Chicago native reads from her LGBTQIA+ debut novel Feb. 17 at Firestorm Books and Coffee.
Malaprop’s brings the bestselling writer to UNC Asheville for a Feb. 16 author event.
Celebrate the multifaceted emotion this year, with a multitude of local events.
The Smoky Mountain News reporter reads from her debut novel Feb. 9 at City Lights Bookstore.
The Nepali-American author reads from her new memoir Feb. 7 at Malaprop’s.
Poets are asked to submit work around the themes of sustainability, environmental awareness and/or reverence for nature.
The four-day multidisciplinary arts festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 25-28, is the place for artists to showcase new, innovative works. Subthemes for this year’s Fringe include experimental art, fringey fun, raw emotion, social justice and the wildly weird.
The memoir took shape while the author was pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, but McGaha has been penning and publishing shorter pieces about her grandparents — who lived in Canton — for years.
Mountain Xpress is now accepting art, photos, essays and poetry from K-12 students for the 2018 Kids Issue. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 9. The theme: “Let’s fix it!”
Above and beyond being a writer, Charles Blount sees himself as an African-American writer and part of a tradition that is “always about sharing, sacrificing and standing for what you believe in, and knowing that you might have to be the one to step up and do it.”
The author presents his new book on the craft of writing resiliency in conversation with Sara Gruen at Malaprop’s on Jan. 12.
Submissions around themes of sustainability, environmental awareness and/or reverence for nature will be accepted throughout the month of February.
The Alaskan poet and musician brings his new theater piece “Donald Trump Is My Muse” to Firestorm Books on Jan. 5.
“Anybody can write, but to choose it as a profession? That’s a hard economic choice,” poet Glenis Redmond muses. “I think people were making those choices, no matter what, but it was harder choice in the mountains.”
“In a lot of places in the United States, you can still get a degree in English literature and not have to study any people of color,” says poet, author and educator Frank X Walker.
As part of the Asheville Poetry Series, the Greenville, S.C. author will read from her debut book of verse Dec. 18 at The BLOCK off Biltmore.
McDaniel has also published two books, including the 2014 poetry and short-story hybrid Misty’s Blues, and is currently at work on a novel. “My community, the African-American community, has been supportive,” she says. “You have to build up your fan base — you have to leave your readers wanting more.”
Some Asheville-based arts organizations are focused on more than teaching technique to those in search of a new skill. Sure, learning how to use the tools is no small accomplishment, but these initiatives use artwork to expand horizons, explore self and community and heal wounds both physical and emotional.