The author discusses her new novel “Unsheltered,” adapting her work for the screen and her enduring love of Asheville.
In WNC’s immigrant communities, the Thanksgiving table often holds a mix of American traditions and international flavors.
“The passionate and well-trained volunteer tutors at the Literacy Council’s Augustine Project and R2S fill a critical need within our community. They help students overcome barriers to educational success, building the child’s confidence alongside their reading, writing and spelling skills.”
For its largest annual fundraiser, the Literacy Council of Buncombe County is hosting a dinner and silent auction, featuring a speech by best selling author Wiley Cash. His brother, comedian Cliff Cash, will emcee the event at Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Friday, Oct. 14.
This year’s fundraising dinner — prepared by Michael Marshall of the Renaissance Hotel with pours from Biltmore Wines — will enable the Literacy Council to secure volunteer tutors for some 350 locals lacking reading, writing and language skills.
This week Mary Miller, recruitment and awareness coordinator for the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, tells us about volunteering opportunities in the council’s tutoring programs.
Fifteen teams spell to the death (or at least, the disqualification) in the ferocious Who Wants to Be a Spellionaire? fundraiser for the Buncombe County Literacy Council.
From apotropaic (to ward off evil) to zyzzyva (a tropical weevil), the Altrusa/Literacy Council Spelling Bee takes its 18th annual opportunity to stump the local chumps on Thursday, May 29, hoping to best last year’s fundraising record of $34,000. The gymkhana (contest to test skills) benefits the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, which currently serves […]