A local attorney pens a new children’s book. Plus, UNCA hosts the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, a new art exhibit highlights creatures of the Serengeti and the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair returns to Burnsville’s town square.
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, a multisite national event showcasing short films based on children’s books, will be accepting films submitted from Asheville until Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Former Mountain Xpress graphic designer Kerry Bober teams up with pediatric psychologist Dr. Kelsey Latimer in their new children’s book Poofas: Popping in to Lend a Hand!. The book, which features Bober’s colorful designs, is aimed at helping children understand stress and develop healthy coping skills.
Ravenna, a children’s book written by local author and midwife Stacey Curnow and illustrated by Asheville-based artist Daniel Nevins, tells the story of a young boy who befriends a magical, dancing bear. Author and illustrator will discuss their collaborative project at Malaprop’s on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m.