“Stories of Strong Women not from Lake Wobegon,” March 26

In honor of Women’s History Month, Asheville-area storytellers recount the strong women in their lives with “short tales from real life brought to the stage by Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch,” according to a press release. The event takes place on Thursday, March 26, at 7:15 p.m. in the Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville.

Press release from event organizers:

Jim Stokely and David Castel share stories of Strong Women not from Lake Wobegon

Part of Women’s History Month celebrated in March, this gathering of tellers will feature Jim Stokely, son of Wilma Dykeman, who will recall his mother’s foresight and strength as the revered artist who wrote The French Broad and other classics.

Along with stories from Jim and master of ceremonies Sarah Larson, the heart-warming, eclectic event will include pieces of 8-10 minutes from Catherine Frank, director of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute); Roy Harris, president of the Asheville Storytelling Circle; professional teller Sherry Lovett; and “OLLI Stories For The Third Act Tellers” David Castel, Ann Karson, Karen Schwartz and Shay Thames.

A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door.


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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