O’Sullivan celebrates the launch of the book at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe on Saturday, April 26. The event will include a conversation between O’Sullivan and fellow local author Allan Wolf, and will also feature the music of New Orleans and the Louisiana coast.
Ronni Lundy was tapped for two awards when the culinary organization announced the winners in its media categories on Tuesday, April 25.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new album by Searra Jade, a short film set in Appalachia and the latest book by outdoorsy author Gary Sizer.
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop owner Leslie Hawkins says she’s always wanted to host a “dinner with the author” event, and that goal will be realized on Tuesday, April 25, when her shop hosts Marcus Sedgwick at Twisted Laurel. Event proceeds will go to The Literacy Council of Buncombe County.
All writers are invited to submit a story of up to 500 words.
On Tuesday, April 18, Asheville Wordfest returns. The six-day series will feature over 25 local wordsmiths, sharing their works at venues throughout downtown Asheville.
The panel takes place at Malaprop’s on Monday, April 10.
The novelist will read and discuss her writings with series creator Wiley Cash on Tuesday, April 4, in UNCA’s Laurel Forum.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a doomsday comic book series, a former Ashevillean’s memoir about the Zendik Farm and a crowdfunding success story from Ashley Heath.
Green leads a free poetry workshop for teens at the Burton Street Community Street Center from 1-3 p.m.
Decades after the death of Allan Wolf’s boyhood friend Ed Disney, Wolf and his brother set out along a back road near their hometown of Blacksburg, Va., to find the exact spot where two young assailants shot Disney and left him to die.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new release by Orison Books, Pierce Edens’ forthcoming album and an invention by local pin enthusiast Chris Evans.
What makes this particular book launch — held Friday, March 10, at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop — unique is that McKay will be doing it in the city where most of her book’s action takes place.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a garment maker’s vibrant pants project plus a collection of short stories by minority and LGBTQ authors.
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Asheville Distilling Co. will celebrate the launch of owner Troy Ball’s new book with a whiskey-tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 11.
A break from the field, followed by a return to Africa, set Anderson to work on the story that eventually became City of Saints and Thieves. Working out of Kenya, she thought about writing a novel set in Nairobi that dramatized the experiences that drove refugees there from the Congo.
At a sold-out event in downtown Asheville, NPR journalist Michel Martin and local panelists reflect on what happens when your hometown gets hot.
Peelle’s husband, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, will provide musical accompaniment for the reading, which takes place on Sunday, Feb. 12.
The show takes place at Firestorm Books & Coffee on Friday, Feb. 3.
Last year, two Asheville writers — Megan Shepherd and Robert Beatty — found themselves on the New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller lists. This year’s crop of YA and middle-grade books of local interest promises to be just as exciting.