Asheville Wordfest 2022

Asheville Wordfest will return April 22-23, 2022, at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville Graduate Campus, Qualla, and around town.

Featuring North Carolina Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, and Lincoln Center Fellow, Glenis Redmond


Asheville Wordfest maintains a commitment to multicultural programming, inviting audiences and participants to venture deeply into spaces of tension and complexity in search of possibility. It includes readings and workshops from poets, authors, artists, storytellers, and community facilitators.

Produced by Cara Forbes of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Phyllis Utley of the Ye Iswa People of the River Otter Clan.

Cara Forbes, Director

Phyllis Utley, Director