After being closed for more than three years, the American Museum of the House Cat will reopen in Sylva. Plus, a Weaverville novelist explores aging, the Asheville Orchid Festival returns and the Southern Highland Craft Guild hosts Glass & Metal Day.
The Diana Wortham Theatre will host a concert celebrating Doc Watson’s 100th birthday. Plus, Eblen Charities gives away prom dresses and AVL Clothing Swap raises money for reproductive rights.
Local theater troupe The Cardboard Sea returns to the stage for the first time since the pandemic hit. Plus, Ole Shakey’s is back at a new location, the Flatiron Writers Room goes hybrid, and The Captain’s Bookshelf shuts down for good.
Scheduled classes and workshops include sessions on writing of all kinds: Screenplays, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and various elements of the publishing industry.
The need for representation led to the decision to put together an anthology of speculative fiction by black women. The book, ‘Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing’ has been hailed as an “outstanding anthology” by Publisher’s Weekly.
The YWCA screens a documentary on immigrant prisons at the Grail and Maryedith Burrell leads a workshop on adapting one’s work for the screen.
Set to launch in March, the organization’s three-room West Asheville co-working space will accommodate up to 12 writers at a time. Along with desk space, free Wi-Fi and limitless coffee, membership will also include discounts on future workshops.
The acclaimed author reads from different works, April 28 at the Flatiron Writers Room and April 29 at Firestorm Books & Coffee.