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
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
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
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.