In conjunction with the release of his new book, Grisham has taken to the road for the first time in 25 years, making appearances at independent bookstores from Vermont to Tennessee. Xpress caught up with the prolific author during his stop at Malaprop’s.
Asheville Writers in the Schools are slammin’, heart pumpin’, spirit-flowin’ artists who bring the power of the pen to students in the Asheville area — helping kids grow and gain confidence through creative expression.
Asheville’s most famous writing student, actor James Franco, was commissioned by Yahoo! News to write a poem about the inauguration of President Barack Obama, taking place today, Jan. 21, in Washington D.C. It focuses on the history of Asheville and its most well known visitors, including Obama.
Here’s a look at some of the most viewed A&E, food and beer stories on the Xpress website this year.
In preparation for Friday’s event with The Book Doctors at Malaprop’s, I’ve been honing the elevator pitch for a memoir I hope to someday publish. What do you think?
The Thomas Wolfe Memorial’s “Telling Our Tales,” a short story competition for kids in grades 4-12, offers cash prizes to young writers. The deadline is April 27.
Local design house Unabashed Apparel accepts writing submissions to be featured with forthcoming project, The Alchemy Collection.
The North Carolina Writers’ Network’s 26th annual Fall Conference, held over the weekend in Asheville, was the group’s largest gathering in years, organizers said. (Photo of Silas House by Jon Elliston.)
Writers looking for an opportunity to hone their craft can do do so at the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s 2009 Squire Summer Writing Residency.