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Asheville Wordfest presents Healing the Soul of Appalachia

From our friends at Asheville Wordfest: Asheville—Asheville Wordfest returns April 12-14 for a free-or-by-donation festival celebrating poetry and stories. The theme for festival’s twelfth year is “Healing the Soul of Appalachia.” Maintaining a commitment to multicultural programming, Asheville Wordfest invites audiences and participants to venture deeply into spaces of tension and complexity in search of […]

Cave Wall and the Things We Cannot See

In Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” bound prisoners, unable to turn their heads, see only shadows cast on the wall of the cave in which they’re being held—shadows created by puppeteers carrying objects back and forth across the diffused light. The question is then raised: when the prisoners talk about what they see, what are […]