“Our goal was to showcase Asheville over the years through these different authors so [people] could see it from a slightly different perspective,” says Asheville Literary Tour co-founder Sarah Giavedoni.
“In a lot of places in the United States, you can still get a degree in English literature and not have to study any people of color,” says poet, author and educator Frank X Walker.
In the course of a year, Xpress writers talk to a lot of visual artists, dancers, musicians, actors, crafters and designers. We also get to check in with local authors about their latest projects, book launches, writing tips, and what it means to publish work in a town with a deep connection to literature. Area […]
Authors Susan Reinhardt, Bob Mustin, Leslee N. Johnson and Veronica Watts launch new books.
Recently released by Eno Publishing, this collection of prose and poetry by local authors offers up intriguing new perspectives on the place we call home.
Here’s a look at some of the most viewed A&E, food and beer stories on the Xpress website this year.
The literary festival, now in its fourth year, features author Elizabeth Kostova (pictured here) and continues tomorrow from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Plus, it’s free.
On hand at the Sept. 23 launch in Sylva: Authors Barbara Duncan, Brent Martin, Thomas Rain Crowe, Charles Frazier, Wayne Caldwell, Keith Flynn, George Ellison and Jon Lane, plus artist Robert Johnson.
Three readings cover a wide range of topics: Home decor, raw foods and National Parks. The first of these — with Kate Payne, author of The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking — is this Sunday.
Three intriguing (and very different) readings are on the near horizon, ranging from satirist Gary Shteyngart (tonight at Malaprop’s) to young adult author Katie Crouch and novelist Karen White.
Check out Clubland, Weekend on a Shoestring and Smart Bets, but don’t miss these options, either. Bands and book signings (including an event with African Shaman and author Malidoma Some, seen here).