Smart Bets: Paskie Pascua

Journalist and poet Paskie Pascua served as member of the media liaison staff for the late president Corazon Aquino’s “good government” commission in early ’90s and was a media specialist in coastal villages and farming barrios in his home country, the Philippines. But in Asheville, he is best-known as the publisher and editor of community paper The Indie, and the executive director of arts organization Traveling Bonfires. All of these experiences are reflected in Pascua’s new collection of prose and poems, Red Is the Color of My Night. He’ll launch the book (and his reading tour) at North Carolina Stage Company as part of the Altamont Poetry Series on Monday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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