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Arts Fest

  • 03/24
  • 10:30 am-10:30 am

UNC Asheville’s third annual Arts Fest, including free musical performances, film screenings, exhibits, creative workshops and more, will be held April 6-8 across campus. Featured artists Clarissa Sligh, David LaMotte, and David Hess will present their respective works related to the Arts Fest theme, “Arts for Social Change.”

Featured Artists:

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Arts Fest Activities April 6

  • 03/23
  • 1:52 pm-1:52 pm
  • 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., literary readings by Odyssey Middle School poets and UNC Asheville faculty in Ramsey Library Glasshouse.
  • Noon-1 p.m., origami crane folding for peace, solar observing and in-praxis dance showings on the quad.
  • 4:15-7 p.m., CrAFT Studio and video production events, including hands-on tours and demonstrations in the lower level of Ramsey Library.
  • 7-8 p.m., students show dance works-in-progress of Choreographing Gender and Identity, in Sherrill Center dance studio 351.
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Walter Ziffer: "A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God"

  • 03/23
  • 11:37 am-11:37 am

Walter Ziffer will speak about his new memoir, Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search For God, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. This event is free and open to everyone.

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Arnold Wengrow Presents New Book about Santo Loquasto, Designer for Woody Allen Films

  • 03/23
  • 1:52 pm-1:52 pm

Arnold Wengrow, UNC Asheville professor emeritus of drama, will discuss and read from his new book, The Designs of Santo Loquasto, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at Karpen Hall, in the Laurel Forum. Wengrow’s talk will be accompanied by a multimedia presentation by UNC Asheville senior Sean Preston of film clips featuring Loquasto’s designs. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signature. This event is free and open to everyone.

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Three Area Writers – A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver – Present their Works in Next “Writers at Home” Reading

  • 03/21
  • 2:53 pm-2:53 pm

A.K. Benninghofen, Lockie Hunter and Beth Keefauver will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.

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Anthropologist and Poet Renato Rosaldo - Arts of the Contact Zones in Time of Border Crossings

  • 03/21
  • 3:12 pm-3:12 pm

UNC Asheville will present two distinguished scholars – linguist Mary Louise Pratt and anthropologist and poet Renato Rosaldo – in two free public events on the campus March 8-9.

The Educated Imagination in Uncertain Times, a discussion let by Pratt, with participation by Rosaldo and the audience, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center.

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Reading by Peter Makuck

  • 03/21
  • 3:22 pm-3:22 pm

Author Peter Makuck will offer a free public reading of his works at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, in the Laurel Forum.

Makuck, the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, will mainly read from his 2016 short story collection “Wins and Losses” (Syracuse University Press).  He also recently published the poetry collection, “Mandatory Evacuation” (BOA Editions 2016). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Hudson Review, Poetry, the Sewanee Review, The Nation, and The Gettysburg Review.

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Writers at Home with Wayne Caldwell and Eric Nelson

  • 03/21
  • 3:22 pm-3:22 pm

Wayne Caldwell and Eric Nelson will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings is hosted by GSWP director and novelist Tommy Hays.

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Center for Jewish Studies 35th Anniversary Celebration - Danny Maseng and "The Passion, the Beauty, the Heartbreak: Israel through Poetry and Music"

  • 03/21
  • 10:13 am-10:13 am

The Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) 35th Anniversary Celebration continues with Danny Maseng, presenting The Passion, the Beauty, the Heartbreak: Israel through Poetry and Music, at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 24th in the Reuter Center. Free and open to everyone.

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Center for Jewish Studies 35th Anniversary Celebration Opening Night

  • 03/24
  • 7:48 pm-7:48 pm

An evening of memories and reflections on the Center for Jewish Studies, followed by a chance to celebrate with friends at a dessert reception.