UNC Asheville's Creative Writing Program will host an evening with North Carolina Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. Smith Bowers will read and discuss her poems. A reception and book signing will follow.
In mid-October, UNC Asheville's Center for Diversity Education will present a series of events about past and present race relations. Duke University historian and author Tim Tyson and civil rights attorney James Ferguson will lead discussions of contemporary racial issues. Actor Mike Wiley will stage one-man shows at UNC Asheville and the Diana Wortham Theatre.
UNC Asheville's 2010-2011 Writers at Home series continues with readings by local authors Justin Bigos and Lucy Tobin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public. Both Bigos and Tobin are instructors for the Great Smokies Writing Program.
UNC Asheville will host a talk on "Conservation in Archaeology: Case Studies in the Mediterranean," by archaeologist and scholar Roberto Nardi, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library, Whitman Room.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville are pleased to present Re-Viewing Black Mountain College2, an international conference that explores the history and rich legacy of the innovative Black Mountain College. The October 8-10 conference includes includes more than 45 panels, performance, poetry and film. Internationally known sculptor Kenneth Snelson will give the keynote address.
UNC Asheville's Center for Jewish Studies will present "Jewish Body/Jewish Mind: An Anthropologist Looks at His Own People," a lecture by noted author and scholar Melvin Konner, M.D. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The Fall 2010 issue of “The Great Smokies Review,” an online literary magazine published by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), is now on the Web and ready for viewing at www.thegreatsmokiesreview.org.
Theatre UNCA kicks off its fall season with three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, including "The Long Goodbye," "Hello From Bertha" and "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion" from September 23-25. These performances are the first of a series of Williams' one-act plays to be staged throughout the fall semester. Performances will take place at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Curtain is 8 p.m. All shows are open to the public.
Local authors Jen Fawkes and Janet Hurley will kick off UNC Asheville’s Fall 2010 Writers at Home series with a reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville begins a new series, Regional Author Talks, with a special evening appearance by Susan Reinhardt, author and Asheville Citizen-Times columnist. Regional Author Talks will feature well-known Western North Carolina writers on many Tuesdays this fall. All are free and open to the public.