Smart bets: Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch spring concert

Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch, a free summer story series, takes place every Saturday in July. The tellers also host an annual spring concert, the proceeds from which support SAFP. This year’s concert exemplifies the rich history of Western North Carolina. “We are thrilled to bring stories that reflect the true diversity of this region,” says Becky Stone, who helps organize SAFP and will tell tales along with Catherine Faherty, Kathy Gordon and RoseLynn Katz. “Yes, there will be the traditional mountain tales that one expects, but we will also be testifying to the longtime presence of the African-American, Jewish and Greek people in the mountains.” The storytellers will gather at the Folk Art Center on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. $12/$15. Pictured clockwise from top left, Kathy Gordon, Becky Stone, RoseLynn Katz and Catherine Faherty . Photos courtesy of the storytellers

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Writer scribbling away in the shaky lines of the mountains.

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