Event Date: 07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/24/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Bobby McMillon is a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award recipient and a relative of the Silver family. He grew up immersed in WNC folklore, listening to "booger tales, haint tales," and legends about the murder of his relative Charlie Silver. "The real storytelling," Bobby says, "was so intertwined that a bear tale or a fish tale or a witch tale or a tale of some history that had really happened—a family tale—they were all equally believable." Bobby will be telling the story of Frankie Silver, who became the first white woman to be hung in Burke County after she was convicted of the murder of her husband in 1833. Frankie Silver's story has lived on for generations, preserved the ballads and folklore to be presented at this event.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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In the vein of “The Moth” or “This American Life,” Listen to This features stories and original songs from locals. March’s installment will be presented on March 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm in 35below. Hosted by Tom Chalmers.

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35 E Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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In the vein of “The Moth” or “This American Life,” Listen to This features stories and original songs from locals. July’s installment will be presented on July 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm in 35below. Hosted by Tom Chalmers.

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35 E Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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A very special and rare WORD! show from producer, David Joe Miller featuring Asheville's original StoryLady, Gwenda Ledbetter along with Bluesman, Scott Ainslie for an evening of stories, hope and blues! 18.00 online at eventbrite.com or 20.00 at the door, night of show

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174 Broadway St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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LOCALLY BREWED COMEDY: ASHEVILLE COMEDY SHOWCASE

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LinksCome experience a hand-picked selection of some of Asheville’s best and brightest stand-up comedians – all in one show!

These Funny Business Asheville Comedy Showcases sell-out quickly, so buying tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Featuring a mix of fresh faces and returning favorites: Minori Hinds, Blaine Perry, Moira Gorey, Chesney Goodson, Kelly Morgan, Hilliary Begley, Macon Clark, Tom Peters and host Peter Smith McDowell.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 07/29/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Stories on Asheville's Front Porch presents Mountain Tales with storyteller Joe Penland.

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456 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/31/2017 - 08/04/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/31/2017 - 08/04/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/31/2017 - 08/04/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/01/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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The Autumn Players will hold auditions for The Hollow on August 1, 2017 from 10:30am – 2:30pm in 35below. The Hollow will be performed as reader’s theatre. Auditions are open to all in the community, no previous experience required. All audition material is provided at the auditions. Directed by Marianne Lyon.

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35 E Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/03/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Artist Marianne Fairbanks discusses her work, Impractical Weaving Suggestions, featured in the exhibition, Tie Up, Draw Down.  Marianne Fairbanks is a visual artist, designer, curator and Assistant Professor of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Fibers and Material Studies and her BFA from the University of Michigan in Fibers.  Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including The Museum of Art and Design, NY, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago,  The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, and Museum London, Ontario.  Fairbanks is a founding member of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural space in Chicago, and co-founder of Noon Solar, a small business that made wearable solar technology to charge personal electronics.  For 10 years she was part of the collaborative art group, JAM.  Her current work is focused on the intersections of weaving, mathematics, and technology, and she is conducting collaborative research with a chemist to create a solar textile. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Tie Up, Draw Down, on view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design from Friday, June 2, 2017 - Saturday, September 2, 2017.Tie Up, Draw Down is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Natalie Campbell and Carissa Carman and organized by CCCD. The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Additional support for Benchspace programming provided by Sara and Bill Morgan.For more information and full list of programs, visit: http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/tie-up-draw-down

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67 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/04/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Join us this summer to pinch, knot, scrap, layer, and stitch while enjoying live music and festive fare in our outdoor pop-up workshops. Awe-inspiring artists from around the country will lead you through simple craft projects to feed your DIY cravings. Friday August 4, 5-8pm | Free and Open to the Public Featured Artist: Jessica White, Printmaker (Asheville, North Carolina) Craft Kit: Letterpress notebooks $7 Pre-order, $10 At-the-door Learn more at: http://cccdnow.org/craftcity/ Craft City Workshops are sponsored by Buchi Kombucha. Craft City Workshops are funded in part by a grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council, and the vendors of Asheville Art in the Park. Craft City branding and design is sponsored by HNYCMB Creative. The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Benchspace programming is supported in part by Sara and Bill Morgan.

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67 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/04/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you're not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here!Even if you've never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It's the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome.Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/06/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Join us for our monthly series of readings and signings by three poets at 3pm! Each month will feature different poets who have a wide range of backgrounds, writing styles, and interests. Some are local and some travel a great distance to be with us.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/07/2017   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Cob Construction 5-Day Workshop with Cayce Kolstad & Wes Thompson.  August 7-11.  Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm.  You can build long lasting structures from your scrap clay. Join us in erecting a teahouse from reclaimed and scrap clay using the ancient technique of cob house building. This weeklong workshop will focus on making permanent structures using only clay, straw, sand, water, and dirt. We will cover the fundamentals of mixing cob and explore the vast possibilities of how to apply it to building walls, mass heaters, or pizza ovens. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $610 + $75 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/08/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for inspiration and fun! Audition to become a member of the Asheville Symphony Chorus. Our Fall 2017 performances will include Handel's Messiah and Carmina Burana (performed with the Asheville Symphony). Contact our music director, Dr. Michael Lancaster at [email protected] to schedule an audition. For more information about auditions, please visit our website: http://ashevillesymphonychorus.com/auditions.html

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10 N. Liberty St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/09/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Cosmo's Festival Pass grants you access to all 4 showcases at this year's Asheville Comedy Festival!  Schedule: Wednesday, August 9th 8PM @ Highland Brewing Company featuring Rich Vos 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. Asheville, NC 28803 Thursday, August 10th 8PM @ The Diana Wortham Theatre featuring Tammy Pescatelli 18 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Friday, August 11th 8PM @ The Diana Wortham Theatre featuring Mike Yard Saturday, August 12th 8PM @ The Diana Wortham Theatre - Festival Blowout Extravaganza!    Highland Brewing Company showcases 21+, all other showcases 18+   No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 08/11/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Make N' Take One Day Workshop: Polymer Mandala Pendant with Barbara McGuire. Friday, August 11, 11am-1:30pm. Create your own polymer Mandela as art to wear or as a wall display. You will learn the basics of polymer. Discover how designs blossom in a kaleidoscope of color with radial symmetry. The class will create a group cane in an interactive demonstration and students will choose individual cane components to make their final work unique. Wear your art home! This workshop is both engaging and fun for all ages. Tuition: $55 (All inclusive). Level: All Levels.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/11/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/12/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Each life is unique; everyone has a story to tell. Whether you're writing for your family or for publication, the secret to a good memoir is not only the ingredients that go into it, but also the way in which it's told. In this 6-week writing intensive, we will discuss how to: Take the memories and events from your life and turn them into an interesting story Decide which memories and events to write about Do research Organize your ideas, artifacts and time Make your writing clear and readable  We’ll also explore the creative process with writing exercises, readings, and group discussions; and learn what steps to take if you're interested in getting your story published.  At the end of the intensive, participants will design a writing plan complete with goals and a timeline, and have the option to create a writing critique group. As a special add-on for this course, participants may register for individual coaching sessions with the instructor in increments of 30 or 60 minutes. To register through Eventbrite, select "August 12" for the date and then select your ticket option. If you prefer to register by check, mail your check, and contact information including email address, to Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington St., Asheville, NC  28806. You will be registered when we receive your payment if there is space left in the workshop.  About the instructor:  Victoria Fann has been writing essays, short stories, plays and screenplays for over three decades. Her writing has been published in numerous publications and anthologies including Women of Wisdom, Newsweek, Thought Catalog, Elephant Journal, Wake Up World, BioStories,etc. In addition, Victoria has been working with writers as a group facilitator, coach and teacher ever since the founding of her first writing group, Mothers Who Write in 1989. Her book, Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art and Your Life will be published in late 2017. What's the refund policy? The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until 5 p.m. on August 5, 2017, via Eventbrite or email to [email protected] for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.  

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/12/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/15/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for inspiration and fun! Audition to become a member of the Asheville Symphony Chorus. Our Fall 2017 performances will include Handel's Messiah and Carmina Burana (performed with the Asheville Symphony). Contact our music director, Dr. Michael Lancaster at [email protected] to schedule an audition. For more information about auditions, please visit our website: http://ashevillesymphonychorus.com/auditions.html

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10 N. Liberty St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/16/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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A Spoken Word, Stage Performance Workshop by two veterans of the National Storytelling stages, Sheila Arnold Jones and Adam Booth.   You'll learn microphone useage skills, stage useage skills, methods of working with emcees and producers, voice projection skills, dress and performance attire advice, audience participation advice and SO much more.  Don't miss this wonderful, one of a kind, workshop with these two extremely successful spoken word artists. 29.00 online or 34.00 at the door.  Parking is at Wall St. Parking Garage or on street.  Wall Street is in the center of downtown Asheville, NC. and is occupied by many wonderful cafe's and restaurants.

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62 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/17/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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A panel of artists including Elizabeth Brim, Heather Mae Erickson, and Michael Sherrill will discuss the various methods of teaching a craft – from the classroom to the craft school to apprenticeships and DIY — and the pros and cons of each approach. This event is held in conjunction with Forging Futures, on view at Blue Spiral 1 Thursday, June 29 - Friday, August 25, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.bluespiral1.com/Exhibit_Detail.cfm?ShowsID=197http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/forging-futures Forging Futures was curated and organized by Blue Spiral 1 and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Pursuing Excellence, the first survey documenting the rise and prominence of studio craft in the region. CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Benchspace programming is supported in part by Sara and Bill Morgan.

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38 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/18/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Closing out this season of The Autumn Player’s Readers Theatre Showcase is The Hollow. All you’d expect and want is packed into this Agatha Christie play: a British manor house filled with a medley of weekend guests, a murder, and any number of those present with every good reason to have killed the two-timing victim. Directed by Marianne Lyon. Performances are Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2017 in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre and Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville. All performances begin at 2:30 pm.

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35 E Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/18/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Make N' Take One-Day Workshop. Friday, August 18, 11am-1:30pm. Create an eye-catching work of art to wear – in 99.9% silver. You will learn all the basic skills of working with silver metal clay. This is both a great hands-on experience as well as an opportunity to create a classic shape. You will add from a variety of components to make your final work unique. Emphasis is on finishing your pieces professionally. Wear your art home! This workshop is both engaging and fun for all ages. Tuition: $75 (All inclusive). Level: All Levels.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/18/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Join us as two, Nationally acclaimed storytellers take the stage for an evening of stories and fun. Both Adam and Sheila have performed for the National Storytelling Festival and at the International Storytelling Center. Doors open at 6pm for best seating. Tickets at 15 online at Eventbrite or 18 at the door, night of show.

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174 Broadway St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/18/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Asheville Community Theatre is thrilled to close its 71st season and reopen its mainstage with The Producers. The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. Directed by Jerry Crouch. The show runs August 18 – September 10, 2017 with performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Tickets range from $15.00-$30.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office. Opening night tickets cost $100 and include a pre-show cocktail party and appetizers by Sovereign Remedies.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/19/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Asheville Community Theatre is thrilled to close its 71st season and reopen its mainstage with The Producers. The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. Directed by Jerry Crouch. The show runs August 18 – September 10, 2017 with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Please note, there is NO show on Thursday, August 24th. Tickets range from $15.00-$30.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/23/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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There are plenty of classes on how to write dynamic first sentences, opening chapters, and closing lines, but very few resources to help an author conquer the hardest part of a book: the middle. Encountering the depressing middle work is often referred to as "sag syndrome," and many would-be novelists abandon their projects altogether during this period. This 5-week class is designed to save you from that. During The Art of the Middle, writers with a novel-in-progress will work intensely to add new sections to their book each week by roughly drafting the middle of their novel. Each 2.5-hour weekly class will feature manuscript feedback on your work, critical reading, craft talk, lively discussion, and in-class writing time. You will also write outside of class. In six weeks, you can potentially add six more chapters to your novel. We will dive into short but specific examples of how authors use time (Graham Greene, John Banville), place (Jessie Burton, Patricia Highsmith), character (Donna Tartt, Paul Yoon), POV (Jeffrey Eugenides, Lauren Groff), and backstory (Michael Chabon,Stephen King) to buoy the dense midsections of their novels as well as maintain pace in plot. This will help class participants better understand how to write a novel in which the middle sustains momentum and narrative depth. For more information, including instructions for how to register by check, go to www.flatironwritersroom.com.  About the Instructor: Catherine Campbell is an award-nominated fiction writer and essayist. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Millions, Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, The Atlantic, Daily Muse, Arcadia, Drunken Boat, Ploughshares online, and elsewhere. She also ghostwrites articles for high-profile clients in national magazines such as Inc., Harvard Business Review, and Foundr Mag. Catherine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Writing at UNC-Asheville and her MFA in Writing at Queens University. She was born on a little homestead in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and lives in Asheville with her son Thaddeus and her partner, the writer Brandon Amico. Refund policy: The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until 5 p.m. on August 16, 2017, via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.  

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/23/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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There are plenty of classes on how to write dynamic first sentences, opening chapters, and closing lines, but very few resources to help an author conquer the hardest part of a book: the middle. Encountering the depressing middle work is often referred to as "sag syndrome," and many would-be novelists abandon their projects altogether during this period. This class is designed to save you from that. During The Art of the Middle, writers with a novel-in-progress will work intensely to add new sections to their book each week by roughly drafting the middle of their novel. Each 2.5-hour weekly class will feature manuscript feedback on your work, critical reading, craft talk, lively discussion, and in-class writing time. You will also write outside of class. In six weeks, you can potentially add six more chapters to your novel. We will dive into short but specific examples of how authors use time (Graham Greene, John Banville), place (Jessie Burton, Patricia Highsmith), character (Donna Tartt, Paul Yoon), POV (Jeffrey Eugenides, Lauren Groff), and backstory (Michael Chabon,Stephen King) to buoy the dense midsections of their novels as well as maintain pace in plot. This will help class participants better understand how to write a novel in which the middle sustains momentum and narrative depth. For more information, including instructions for how to register by check, go to www.flatironwritersroom.com.  About the Instructor: Catherine Campbell is an award-nominated fiction writer and essayist. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Millions, Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, The Atlantic, Daily Muse, Arcadia, Drunken Boat, Ploughshares online, and elsewhere. She also ghostwrites articles for high-profile clients in national magazines such as Inc., Harvard Business Review, and Foundr Mag. Catherine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Writing at UNC-Asheville and her MFA in Writing at Queens University. She was born on a little homestead in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and lives in Asheville with her son Thaddeus and her partner, the writer Brandon Amico. Refund policy: The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until 5 p.m. on August 16, 2017, via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.  

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC
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