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 2015 Wordfest takes place Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville campus. The festival is a chance to see narrative as a connective force across communities and this year’s theme is an expansion of what many authors live for and love — community, creativity and Asheville itself.
This week’s crowdfunding roundup spotlights hand-crafted local essential oils and hydrosols by Blue Ridge Aromatics, literary event Asheville Wordfest 2015, expansion of Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon’s jam and pickle production and a studio album by esoteric septet the Galen Kipar Project.
Asheville Wordfest, now in its seventh year, sets its sights beyond mere merriment. “It’s a reflection of what Asheville is, what matters to us, what we love,” says event founder and organizer says Laura Hope-Gill. “It’s about the whole community, the story of our community.”
This weekend brings film, karaoke (for the bold), spoken word and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.