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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 […]

Orison Books Journeys Toward Enlightenment

“It is a uniquely gratifying feeling to be able to present the work of a writer in an extended form—the form of a book,” says Orison Books founding editor Luke Hankins. “Which is perhaps a more durable form.” It is this sense of longevity, of the longview, of the certainty that centuries-old spirituality still has […]

Announcing a New NC Publisher: Orison Books

“Orison” is a thirteenth century word meaning “prayer.” At Orison Books, a new Asheville-based press focusing on the life of the spirit, the staff believes “the best spiritual art and literature call us to meditate and contemplate, rather than asking us to adopt any ideology or set of propositions.” Determined that their list will ask […]