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Poet Chase Twichell Headlines Burlington Book Festival
When it comes to poetry, Chase Twichell is versatile and thorough. In addition to publishing seven full-length poetry collections, she has taught poetry ; she's translated poetry ; and she's published others' poetry .
Farm to fashion: Project Handmade Fashion Show returns on Sept. 11
WHAT TO WEAR: "Autumn Forest Ensemble," one of the garments in this year's show, a collaboration involving local artists Lisa Klakulak, Cara May and Jessica Brommer. Photo by Steve Mann This is not your typical catwalk event: "The fashion show is about showcasing the use of local materials, local models and local fashion and textile artists," says Melanie Wilder, supervisor of the fiber arts program at Warren Wilson College.
Dual local exhibits examine the Gee's Bend quilts through prints
ART MEETS CRAFT: Gee's Bend quilter Mary Lee Bendolph signs a print. "We ended up looking at the printmaking process itself and reflecting on the 'art-versus-craft' debates that these quilts stirred up by being in museums in the first place," says exhibit co-curator Marilyn Zapf.
Stones and bones: Volunteers help resurrect local African-American history
A simple hand-carved wooden sign marks Western North Carolina's oldest known African-American cemetery.
Smart bet: Duncan Trussell
Comedian Duncan Trussell might be based 3,000 miles from Western North Carolina, but he's got serious ties to the region.
Authentically funny: Comedian and WNC native Duncan Trussell performs at The Millroom
At Hollywood's iconic venue, The Comedy Store , an inscription reads, "Not to be funny, but for three minutes to be yourself."
Tashi Dorji's new album blends cultures and subcultures
Tashi Dorji talks a lot about community - in terms of both Asheville's punk scene and his interest in radical politics.