Friday April 12

5:30-6:45 Community Screening of Nanette, Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville at 36 Montford Ave Boardroom

7:00 Storytelling Attic Salt 2002 Riverside Dr. Ticketed Event.

 

Saturday April 13

Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville at 36 Montford Ave

10-10:30 Coffee and Community in Boardroom

10:30-Noon

Byron Ballard: Mouth Like a Gravel Road

Darrell Stover: Afrofuturist Poetics

DeBorah Shelton Ogiste: Your Parable, Your Journey

 

12:30-2:30 Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville at 36 Montford Ave Boardroom

The Geopoeticss Appalachia Reading and Panel Discussion with Mildred Barya, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Michael Hettich

 

3-4:30 Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville at 36 Montford Ave

Sharon Oxendine: Invitation to All My Relations to Walk the Broken Beauty Trail

John Evans: Writing to Heal

Brandon Amico and Luke Hankins:  Life of the Spirit in our Moment in History

Michael Hettich: To Sing the World: An Exploration of Wild Mind in Organic Form Poetry

 

5:00

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center presents Mars Hill University and UNCA creative writing program students, hosted by Eric Steineger. Tickets at door only.

 

8:00 YMI Cultural Center

North Carolina Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green with Midred K Barya.

 

Sunday April 14

10-10:30 Coffee and Community Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville at 36 Montford Ave

 

11-12:30 Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville at 36 Montford Ave

Marlisa Mills: Navigate Loss through Narrative Practice

Nickole Brown: Writing in the Age of Loneliness: Eco-Literature & the Writer’s Task

Kevin Evans: Passion and Intention

Phyllis Utley: Gullah-Geechi, Memory and Identity

 

1:00-2:15 Keynote Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville at 36 Montford Ave

Dr. Michael Newton, Scottish-Gaelic Scholar: Race, Whiteness, and the Celtic Myth of Appalachia

 

2:30-4 p.m.

Lisa Soledad Almaraz: Eartheart Alive, a Journey Honoring Nature and Ancestral Connections

Jessica Jacobs: Exploring Questions of Spirituality and Religion Through Poetry & CNF

Cara Forbes: Indigenous Futurism: Beyond Romanticism, Diving into the Modern World

 

4:30-6 p.m. Poetry and Story Around Town

4:30-6 p.m. An Asheville Trolley Poetry Ride departs from Visitors Center at 4:30 p.m.

4:30-6 p.m. Launch of Madelyn Edwards’ novel, Lilly, in the Lenoir-Rhyne Boardroom.

4:30-6 p.m. Battery Park Rooftop Poets, hosted by Barbara Gravelle

 

7 p.m. How We Listen: Dinner and Conversation with Laura Hope-Gill and Jaki Shelton Green  Lenoir-Rhyne Boardroom. Ticketed Event.