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Schedule of Events

Pre-Festival Events

This year you're invited to two exciting opportunities for conversation prior to the festival: a panel discussion among social workers, law enforcement, health care workers, and others about the opioid crisis in the region and a live recording of the Diversity Dialogues podcast at the East Asheville Library (in collaboration with Malaprop's Bookstore) with poet and psychiatrist Eric Tran and pyschologist Jay Manalo

Wednesday, March 15

6:00 pm - Dopesick in WNC: A Conversation about the Opioid Crisis 

→204 Health and Human Sciences Bldg

Saturday, March 18

3:00 pm - Poetry and Healing: A Live Recording of Diversity Dialogues with Eric Tran and Jay Manolo

→East Asheville Library

Festival Week

During the festival, writers will read and discuss their work, answer audience questions, and sign books (books sold by City Lights Bookstore). All festival events will take place in the AK Hinds University Center

Monday, March 20

12:00 pm - Gilbert-Chappell Poets (UC Theater)

4:00 pm - Glenn Taylor and Idra Novey (UC Theater)

7:00 pm - Ashley M. Jones (UC Theater)

Tuesday, March 21

12:00 pm - Stephen J. West and A. Kendra Greene (UC Theater)

4:00 pm - Mark Powell and Charles Dodd White (UC Theater)

7:00 pm - Beth Macy (UC Theater)

Wednesday, March 22

12:00 pm - Winners of creative writing competitions  (UC Theater)

4:00 pm - Eric Tran and Nickole Brown (UC Theater)

7:00 pm - SA Cosby (UC Theater)

Thursday, March 23

12:00 pm - Lisa Lefler and Tom Belt (UC Illusions)

4:00 pm - Angela Velez (UC Illusions)

7:00 pm - Jason Mott (UC Illusions)

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