Mountain of Words

Local authors join Mountain of Words write-a-thon to benefit Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community

Information from Why are these amazing authors and community advocates donating their time to support the work of Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community (AWITSC)? Why should you sponsor one (or more!) of them with a tax-deductible donation? Because AWITSC ignites social change through the power of the arts, culture and restorative self […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award celebration, Nov. 11

Press release from WNC Historical Association: The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to host the 62nd annual presentation of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award honoring 2017 winner, Julia Franks for her debut novel Over the Plain Houses! 2017 Finalists for they award are: Wilma Dykeman, Family of Earth; Daniel Pierce, Hazel Creek; […]

Native American Music Awards-winner Cody Blackbird plays White Horse Black Mountain, Nov. 18

Press release from Cody Blackbird: Multi-award winning fusion musician Cody Blackbird and his band have received the prestigious “Group of the Year” award at the 2017 Native American Music Awards, and will be bringing their unique style of music to White Horse Black Mountain in Black Mountain NC on November 18th 2017 with the show […]

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WORD! hosts Michael Reno Harrell’s “Home For The Holidays” show, Dec. 13

Press release from David Joe Miller: David Joe Miller continues his ever popular WORD! series with Michael Reno Harrell’s “Home For The Holidays” show on Wednesday December 13th at Habitat Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville. Doors open at 6:15pm for seating and the show will begin at 7pm. This show will […]

Warren Wilson College alumna Elizabeth Kostova is the featured speaker at the Nov. 12 Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture. Photo by Lynne Harty

Elizabeth Kostova speaks at Warren Wilson College’s Harwood-Cole memorial lecture series

Press release from Warren Wilson College: The last time alumna Elizabeth Kostova lectured at Warren Wilson College, her discussion focused on Eastern Europe and her first book, “The Historian.” Twelve years later, The New York Times bestselling novelist returns as the Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecturer. This time, Kostova will present “The Moral of the Story: Research, […]

Proposals for Creative Sector Entrepreneurship Instructors accepted through Nov. 17

Press release from Mountain BizWorks: The RFP process serves to identify speakers for the creative entrepreneurship workshop series. As speaking opportunities emerge, applications will be considered from RFP respondents on topics identified by 300+ maker business owners in the region. Topics include: scaling your business, e-commerce, product photography and exporting (see Workshop Schedule below for […]

Vara Cooper, a storyteller/story-writer and producer of Asheville's Synergy Story Slam

WORD! will feature national story slam champions, Nov. 30

Press release from David Joe Miller: David Joe Miller’s WORD! series of spoken word events will feature the newly crowned champions of the National Story Slam in Jonesborough Tennessee. Held this past October. This was the National Festival’s fifth National Story Slam and was held at the prestigious 45th annual National Storytelling Festival where David […]

FTO presents “The Elements of Hip Hop” at The Orange Peel, Nov. 25

Press release from Free the Optimus: On November 25th, the Orange Peel will play host to a raw display of “The Elements of Hip Hop.” Organized by Asheville’s own award winning hip hop group Free The Optimus (FTO), the show will demonstrate the core foundational elements of hip hop—DJing, breakdancing, MCing, and graffiti—while also spotlighting […]

Warren Wilson College President Lynn Morton and professor Lara Nguyen dedicated the new Owen Middle School mural, which adorns the retaining wall behind Owen Pool, on Oct. 25.

Warren Wilson College and Owen Middle dedicated a mural on Oct. 25

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College painting professor Lara Nguyen is accustomed to creating murals. Her art adorns walls across campus and covers the entire outside of a building in downtown Asheville. But her most recent project is unique, even for her. This time, she worked alongside more than 600 people to […]

Pan Harmonia performs “Portraits of Langston,” Nov. 10 and 12

Press release from Pan Harmonia: Portraits of Langston Music by Valerie Coleman • Poetry by Langston Hughes Join us for music that will move, groove and thrill you! Friday, November 10, 7:30 PM • St James Episcopal Church, Black Mountain Sunday, November 12, 3 PM • Biltmore United Methodist Church, Asheville Hwa-Jin Kim, piano • […]