Xpress speaks with Jeff Ashford about his work at Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, the appeal of opossums and his unusual home pet.
On July 14, Waynesville resident and former Western Carolina University instructor, Leah Hampton, will celebrate the release of her debut book, “F*ckface: And Other Stories.” Several of the book’s tales take place in and around the Asheville area.
Chef and author Susi Gott Séguret invites a poet, a painter, an instrument builder and a chef to consider the meaning of appetite and offers guidance on preparing a spring risotto.
The March 16 gathering at Warren Wilson College will offer informative panel discussions, competitions, tastings and more.
“White, rural communities like Spillcorn are ignored at the risk of misunderstanding their agency and influence in America today.”
Robert Morgan’s latest novel, Chasing the North Star, is set against the backdrop of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Ac. The story chronicles the escape of 18 year-old Jonah Williams, who flees from his life as a slave on a South Carolina plantation.
Multi-generational entertainers David Holt and Josh Goforth exemplify the value of cultural continuance. They’ll perform a benefit show for the Center for Cultural Preservation at Blue Ridge Community College on Wednesday, March 30.
In an ongoing effort to connect those dispersed communities, the Appalachian Studies Association held its 38th annual conference last month in Johnson City, Tenn. The one-of-a-kind event unites scholars and musicians, activists and academics, to celebrate the often misunderstood region’s distinctive heritage, culture and physical landscape.
Cullowhee’s Mountain Heritage Center sponsors and evening of poetry, music and history … “for people ‘from here,’ not from here and far out.”