Community News – Asheville Blog http://ashevilleblog.com Your Source for all things Asheville Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:08:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.14 Brews and Bears May 11 @ WNC Nature Center http://ashevilleblog.com/brews-bears-may-11-wnc-nature-center/ http://ashevilleblog.com/brews-bears-may-11-wnc-nature-center/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:09:00 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11621 On Friday, May 11 from 5:30-8:00PM the WNC Nature Center will host the first Brews and Bears event of their 2018 season! Due to the popularity of this after-hours event, there will be three occurrences this year: May 11, July 13, and September 14.

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It’s Happy Hour at the WNC Nature Center

On Friday, May 11 from 5:30-8:00PM the WNC Nature Center will host the first Brews and Bears event of their 2018 season! Due to the popularity of this after-hours event, there will be three occurrences this year: May 11, July 13, and September 14.

“Brews and Bears has sold out each year we’ve had it, and people enjoy it so much. This year we added two more dates to make sure that everyone who wants to join in can do so,” said Kelly Shanafelt, Executive Director of the Friends of the WNC Nature. The fundraiser gives attendees the rare opportunity to visit the Nature Center past 5PM. “Many of our animals are more active in the evening and guests really enjoy seeing them in this different setting,” said Shanafelt.

The May 11 happy hour celebration will feature beer from Highland Brewing Company and cider from Black Mountain Ciderworks. Food will be available for purchase from Melt Your Heart and The Hop Ice Cream Co. There will be music and yard games, and guests will have the chance to view an exciting enrichment activity for black bears, Uno and Ursa.

Admission to Brews & Bears is $8 for Friends of the WNC Nature Center members, and $10 for non-members. The event is intended primarily for adults, although youth are welcome to attend with the purchase of a ticket. Children under 2 are free. Tickets are available online at www.wildwnc.org/event or in person at the Center. Proceeds from both ticket and beverage sales will go to support the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. The May 11th Brews and Bears event is sponsored by Carolina Alliance Bank, Festiva, and The Biltmore Company.

The Friends’ mission is to support the programs, facilities and the residents of the Western North Carolina Nature Center, which showcases the fauna and flora of the southern Appalachian region. The WNC Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity. For more information on the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, or to join the Friends and support future projects, visit www.wildwnc.org .

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Story Slammers Showcase Asheville June 2nd 2018 http://ashevilleblog.com/story-slammers-showcase-asheville-june-2nd-2018/ http://ashevilleblog.com/story-slammers-showcase-asheville-june-2nd-2018/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:21:31 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11529 A Story Slammers Showcase, featuring some of the nation's top story slammers, will be presented in downtown Asheville on Saturday June 2nd.

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A Story Slammers Showcase, featuring some of the nation’s top story slammers, will be presented in downtown Asheville on Saturday June 2nd.

Scott Whitehair, from Chicago, is a professional storyteller and story teacher who has appeared at the Chicago Improv Festival, Hong Kong’s Story Worthy Week, The National Storytelling Conference and at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival.  Scott brings a dynamic blend of vulnerability, humor and insight with his stories.

Raymond Christian, from Boone, NC., is a ten time Moth Story Slam champion and winner of the National Story Slam in 2016.  He has been featured on NPR, Reader’s Digest, This American Life, Risk and has recently toured with Snap Judgement.  Raymond is a beloved gentle giant in the storytelling community.

David Joe Miller, originally from the Storytelling Capital of the World, Jonesborough, TN, is the former staff storyteller for the National Storytelling Association.  He created the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild in 1994 and has told stories for Disney, The Smithsonian, Library of Congress and former Vice President, Al Gore and family.

Alison Fields, from Carrboro, NC, is a professional writer and story slammer.  She most recently won The Moth Grand Slam here in Asheville and is a regional favorite at the Asheville Moth Story Slam.  Alison’s heartwarming stories are filled with humor and wit.

Chuck Fink, from Weaverville, NC, is a retired corporate trainer and local storytelling favorite.  Chuck is known for his work at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCA and is the founder of  Men’s Wisdom Works here in Asheville.

Pete Koschnick, from Weaverville, NC, is a Moth Story Slam Champion and Synergy Story Slam Champion.  With a background in theatre and decades of storytelling experience, Pete brings his sly humor and thought provoking stories to the stage.

Lee Lindsey, from Johnson City, TN, is also a Moth Story Slam Champion and graduate of the East Tennessee State University Masters Degree Program in Storytelling.  Lee has hosted numerous Spoken Word Open Mic shows and has a wickedly funny sense of humor.

These seven exceptional storytellers will take the stage to tell their best and favorite stories at Habitat Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville on Saturday night, June 2nd.  Seating will be limited so purchasing tickets online in advance of the show is highly recommended.  Tickets are only $15.00 online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-slammers-showcase-tickets-44634930278  or $18.00 at the door on the night of the show.  Doors will open at 6pm for this 7pm, general seating show.

It is a rare opportunity to see seven fantastic storytellers in a single show.  It is almost like a mini storytelling festival, the likes of which may only happen once a year.  Don’t miss this incredibly exciting and rare storytelling showcase of story slam favorites!  For more information, contact David Joe at davidjoetells@yahoo.com or visit http://www.storytellingcalendar.com/

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Asheville Yoga Festival Announces 2018 Schedule http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-festival-announces-2018-schedule/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-yoga-festival-announces-2018-schedule/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:16:29 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11527 Asheville Yoga Festival is pleased to announce the 2018 schedule. Taking place July 26th through 29th, the festival will feature over 30 presenters and 90+ offerings, ranging from yoga to music to meditation to outdoor recreation.

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 2018 Festival to Take Place July 26-29

Asheville Yoga Festival is pleased to announce the 2018 schedule. Taking place July 26th through 29th, the festival will feature over 30 presenters and 90+ offerings, ranging from yoga to music to meditation to outdoor recreation.

Now in its second year under the ownership and direction of Asheville residents and veteran yoga practitioners Amanda Hale and Sara Levine LaStella, Asheville Yoga Festival aims to build on last year’s success and continue its growth toward becoming the Southeast’s preeminent yoga festival.

“This year’s festival feels even more thoughtful and impactful than our first year,” said LaStella. “We are bringing together an incredibly qualified group of instructors to teach traditional methods of yoga alongside some current topics that are close to our hearts, such as gender identity, diversity, body positivity and the yoga practice outside of the classroom. Our hope is that everyone feels as though this festival was created for them and that they walk away feeling filled up and more connected, inside and out.”

This year’s lineup again brings together many notable local and nationally recognized instructors to create an immersive experience and expose festival goers to a wide variety of yoga styles and philosophies.

  • 2018 Scheduled Presenters:
  • MC YOGI Sara Clark
  • Stephanie Snyder
  • Chelsey Korus
  • Michael Johnson
  • Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
  • Taylor Harkness
  • Jean Jacques Gabriel
  • Tymi Howard
  • Chelsea Jackson Roberts
  • Lillah Schwartz
  • Rusty Wells
  • Lisa Zahiya
  • Stephanie Keach

The Festival will again utilize indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown Asheville, including Pack Square Park, the YMI Cultural Center, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Masonic Temple. New locations this year include the AC Marriott and The Asheville Social Hall. The footprint makes it easy for festival goers to walk from venue to venue, while being exposed to the vibrant culture of downtown.

The Mountain Air Market in Pack Square will be open to the public again this year, giving everyone the opportunity to listen to live music, view and participate in various demonstrations, and explore an exceptional mix of health and wellness businesses, both local and from across the country. There will also be a daily community yoga practice that’s open to the public at no charge.

Stretching beyond yoga practice, festival goers can participate in guided nature hikes, stand-up paddle boarding, educational workshops, evening concerts, and much more. The goal is to take advantage of as many experiences the Asheville area has to offer.

Giving back to the community is also a key component of Asheville Yoga Festival’s guiding philosophy. A portion of the Festival’s proceeds will be donated to local non-profit Light a Path. Light a Path’s mission is to create community and resilience in underserved populations of WNC through offering yoga, mindfulness, and other somatic therapies at no cost. For more information visit lightapath.org.

Full information is available at ashevilleyogafestival.com. Follow @AshevilleYogaFestival on Facebook and Instagram.

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Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals to Student Athletes http://ashevilleblog.com/mercy-urgent-care-offers-25-sports-physicals-student-athletes/ http://ashevilleblog.com/mercy-urgent-care-offers-25-sports-physicals-student-athletes/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:10:29 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11524 Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary through high school students from now through May 31, 2018. Individuals may drop in to one of the four urgent care locations in Buncombe County or the one in Transylvania County at their convenience.

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Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary through high school students from now through May 31, 2018. Individuals may drop in to one of the four urgent care locations in Buncombe County or the one in Transylvania County at their convenience.

Parents and guardians of student athletes should their school’s physical form with them for their physical. Students 18 years and older must present a valid photo ID. Students under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult with a valid photo ID. Payment can be made with cash, check, or credit card. Insurance will not be accepted for this special offer.

There are approximately 5,500 student athletes in the Buncombe County School System alone. Mercy Urgent Care hopes that the convenience and affordability of their sports physicals will ensure children who would like to participate are not deterred by the cost of a physical.

About Mercy Urgent Care: Mercy Urgent Care has served more than one million patients in the Asheville area since 1985. Providing, high-quality, affordable and convenient medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, the Buncombe County locations (three in Asheville, one in Weaverville) are open seven days a week, 362 days a year, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. A fifth site in Brevard provides care for the residents of Transylvania County. The West location has the most extensive hours and is open Monday-Friday: 7 a.m-8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. More information about hours and locations can be found at www.mercyurgentcare.org

 

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Asheville Outlets To Host Kids Day http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-outlets-host-kids-day/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-outlets-host-kids-day/#respond Mon, 26 Mar 2018 21:30:09 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11535 ASHEVILLE OUTLETS TO HOST GIVE TO THE MUSIC KIDS DAY (AND THEN SOME!)

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ASHEVILLE OUTLETS TO HOST GIVE TO THE MUSIC KIDS DAY (AND THEN SOME!)

Asheville Outlets will host Kids Day (And Then Some!) with Give to the Music on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be a free fun-filled day for kids and their families and will feature a performance by Rock Academy, Busker Event, Summer Camp Expo, Truck City AVL, Field & Stream Casting Event, crafts, face painting, balloon art and more!

“Asheville Outlets is pleased to present Kids’ Day (And Then Some!) with Give to the Music,” explains Sharon Morgan, General Manager, Asheville Outlets. “This amazing day of free family activities has something for everyone and will be set-up throughout the center and outside the Food Court.”

Asheville Outlets Kids’ Day (And Then Some!) Activity Schedule:               

Music and other entertainment from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. includes Rock Academy, Buskers, Land of the Sky Barbershop Chorus, The Buskits, Spintastic Sounds, Enka High School Band, interactive booths and displays, strolling magic, balloon art, face painting, mega-games, Field & Stream Casting Event and VF Outlet’s Wheel of Deals.

Also from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., families will enjoy the third annual Summer Camp Expo. The expo will give parents and campers the opportunity to meet representatives and view booths and displays from a variety of area camps, including traditional overnight camps, sports camps, arts camps, day camps, academic camps and more. 

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., visitors are invited to get into the driver’s seat during Truck City AVL, a free hands-on experience hosted by the City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department. Local representatives and their vehicles from emergency, construction, transportation and military will be parked outside the Food Court. Trucks and vehicles at the event will include EMS vehicles, Asheville Fire Department, Asheville Police Department, Helicopter MAMA, Army military vehicles and more.

For more information visit www.ShopAshevilleOutlets.com.              

 

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ASHEVILLE BUSINESS COACH EXPANDS REACH, TARGETS SMALL BUSINESS http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-business-coach-expands-reach-targets-small-business/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-business-coach-expands-reach-targets-small-business/#respond Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:41:49 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11541 After five years of offering specialized workshops for the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association, executive coach Steve Rudolph is launching a workshop series designed to serve the needs of the expanding business community of Asheville. Three workshops are planned for the coming months with topics including providing negative feedback to a valued employee and B2B sales.

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Management Trainer Steve Rudolph Aims to Serve Community with Workshop Series

After five years of offering specialized workshops for the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association, executive coach Steve Rudolph is launching a workshop series designed to serve the needs of the expanding business community of Asheville. Three workshops are planned for the coming months with topics including providing negative feedback to a valued employee and B2B sales.

“Business owners strive to retain great talent,” Rudolph says. “But the side effect of promoting from within is the occasional elevation of an otherwise stellar employee outside of their comfort zone. What makes a great individual producer does not make a great manager.  That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to supporting businesses that support their employees.”

The first workshop is Tuesday, March 22 and focuses on core workplace challenges like communicating culture, dealing with negative employees, and inspiring performance.

Workshop two takes place Thursday, April 19th and teaches core business-to-business sales skills including prospecting, planning, and how to develop a sales process.

The final workshop in this series occurs Thursday, May 24 and is all about flexibility. In this workshop, Steve will teach the difference between a workplace manager, and a workplace coach and when to don each role. He will also teach how to shift leadership styles to meet the needs of his employees.

All workshops occur from 9-2 at the Goodwill Job Training center on Patton and will include lunch.

Steve Rudolph is an International Coaching Federation certified coach and veteran of the restaurant industry. He coaches many businesses in Asheville including a partnership with the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association. He also works nationally with Fortune 500 companies including  Novo Nordisk and regional non-profits like MAHEC.

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$5 Fur-iends Adoption Special http://ashevilleblog.com/5-fur-iends-adoption-special/ http://ashevilleblog.com/5-fur-iends-adoption-special/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:33:38 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11495 Valentine's Day has come and gone, but Tuesday is National Love Your Pet Day, and Asheville Humane Society is celebrating all week long with a $5 "Fur-iends" adoption special! Adoption fees are $5 for all animals who are 6 months of age and older, now through Saturday, February 24. 

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Now Through Saturday!

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but Tuesday is National Love Your Pet Day, and Asheville Humane Society is celebrating all week long with a $5 “Fur-iends” adoption special! Adoption fees are $5 for all animals who are 6 months of age and older, now through Saturday, February 24. 

“We have so many homeless pets who are looking for a new best friend! If you’ve never experienced the love of a pet, now is the time find out what you’re missing,” said Meredith Pitcairn, Communications and Digital Fundraising Manager at Asheville Humane Society. “A four-legged friend will always be there for you!”

All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, all up-to-date vaccines, initial flea and heartworm preventive, a free starter bag of food, and an optional month of free pet health insurance! To view all available animals, please visit ashevillehumane.org.

 

Who: Asheville Humane Society

What: $5 Fur-iends Adoption Promotion

When: Tuesday, February 20 – Saturday, February 24

Tuesday: 10 am – 7 pm

Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

(Animal rooms are closed daily between 1-2 pm for naptime.)

Where: 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806

Why: To find forever homes for animals in need!

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Friday Valentine’s Comedy Special in Asheville Features Comedian Andy Woodhull http://ashevilleblog.com/friday-valentines-comedy-special-asheville-features-comedian-andy-woodhull/ http://ashevilleblog.com/friday-valentines-comedy-special-asheville-features-comedian-andy-woodhull/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:24:22 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11473 Andy Woodhull, who’s appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, and featured in his own Half Hour Comedy Central Special, is set perform two shows in Asheville on Friday, February 16th. Opening for Andy will be Maddie Wiener.

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Woodhull to Perform at The Grey Eagle Friday, February 16th @ 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

Andy Woodhull, who’s appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, and featured in his own Half Hour Comedy Central Special, is set perform two shows in Asheville on Friday, February 16th. Opening for Andy will be Maddie Wiener.

Andy Woodhull

Andy Recently appeared on Conan on TBS the same year his half hour special premiered on Comedy Central. In 2014, he was the first comedian to make his network television debut on the Tonight Show: Staring Jimmy Fallon. He has also recently appeared on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Gotham Comedy Live on AXS. In 2009, he appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham.

Andy has appeared at many comedy festivals and contests including, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Maui Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and The Great American Comedy Festival. He has been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and was a semi-finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”. He won the Best of the Midwest Competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in 2010. His 2012 album release “Lucy” was named top 10 comedy albums of the year by comedyreviews.com. His newest release “Step Parenting” spent time in the top 20 comedy albums on iTunes.

Andy is a former resident of Chicago, where he was named one of four comedians to watch by the Chicago Tribune.

Maddie Wiener

One of the youngest comics in North Carolina, Maddie Wiener has opened for Rich Vos, Josh Blue, and John Evans, and is a regular at Goodnights Comedy Club. Her dark and witty comedy has been the subject of multiple articles published by The Piedmont Sundial, Raleigh&Company, and The Daily Tarheel.

Veteran comics have described her as “a natural writer with a quirky performance style that is abrasive and likeable at the same time.” Since she was 16 she has been traveling around North Carolina performing at clubs such as Goodnights, the Charlotte Comedy Zone, and Dead Crow Comedy Room.

VALENTINE’S FRIDAY COMEDY SPECIAL W/ ANDY WOODHULL – FUNNY BUSINESS @ THE GREY EAGLE

Friday, February 16th @ 7:00pm & 9:30pm

$15 advance / $18 at the door

Tickets @ http://www.ashevillefunnybusiness.com/

Buying tickets in advance is highly-recommended. Parking is available at the Grey Eagle’s parking lot and on Clingman Ave. and Haywood Road. The Grey Eagle offers full bar service, and food is available inside the club at The Grey Eagle Taqueria. http://www.thegreyeagle.com/

About Funny Business at The Grey Eagle: Funny Business at the Grey Eagle brings live, nationally-recognized stand-up comedians to Asheville on a regular basis. The Grey Eagle offers full bar service, food and a selection of Asheville’s locally-made craft beers.

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First Girls Join Cub Scouts in Western North Carolina http://ashevilleblog.com/first-girls-join-cub-scouts-western-north-carolina/ http://ashevilleblog.com/first-girls-join-cub-scouts-western-north-carolina/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:34:37 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11477 Today also marks the 108th anniversary of Scouting in America

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Today also marks the 108th anniversary of Scouting in America

The Daniel Boone Council, BSA is excited to welcome the first girls as Cub Scouts in Western North Carolina. Five girls joined Pack 26 which is sponsored by Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church. Asa Smith, the six year old daughter of Melissa and David Smith of Avery’s Creek, was the first young lady to join Cub Scouts in Western North Carolina. Her parents are also leaders in the Pack.

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing.  Recent surveys of parents not involved with Scouting showed high interest in getting their daughters signed up for programs like Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, with 90 percent expressing interest in a program like Cub Scouts and 87 percent expressing interest in a program like Boy Scouts.  Education experts also evaluated the Scouting curriculum and content and confirmed relevancy of the program for young women.

“The BSA’s record of producing leaders with high character and integrity is amazing” said Randall Stephenson, BSA’s national board chairman. “I’ve seen nothing that develops leadership skills and discipline like this organization.  It is time to make these outstanding leadership development programs available to girls.” 

Although known for its iconic programs for boys, the Boy Scouts of America has offered co-ed programs since 1971 through its Exploring and the Venturing programs, and a new STEM Scout pilot program. Today, on the 108th anniversary of Scouting in America, we are excited to announce this expansion to the Cub Scout program.

For more information about the expanded opportunities for family Scouting, please visit the family Scouting page https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/family-scouting/.

 

About the Daniel Boone Council, BSA

The Daniel Boone Council, BSA provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life”. The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 4,000 youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and approximately 1,000 volunteers. The Council service area covers fourteen counties in Western North Carolina, including Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.  For more information on the Daniel Boone Council, BSA, please visit www.DanielBooneCouncil.org 

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Award-Winning Debut Novelist Amanda Kabak Brings Her Innovative LGBTQIA+ Fiction to Asheville http://ashevilleblog.com/award-winning-debut-novelist-amanda-kabak-brings-innovative-lgbtqia-fiction-asheville/ http://ashevilleblog.com/award-winning-debut-novelist-amanda-kabak-brings-innovative-lgbtqia-fiction-asheville/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:08:49 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11440 Amanda Kabak, winner of the Arcturus & Chicago Review of Books Al-Simak Award for fiction, will visit Asheville on February 17 to read from her innovative LGBTQIA+ debut novel, The Mathematics of Change.

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Amanda Kabak, winner of the Arcturus & Chicago Review of Books Al-Simak Award for fiction, will visit Asheville on February 17 to read from her innovative LGBTQIA+ debut novel, The Mathematics of Change.

The Mathematics of Change is an emotional page-turner featuring three women-identified characters at midlife whose lives are at critical crossroads—their pasts and their futures intersecting in ways that create both drama and opportunity. Kabak’s characters hold deep-seated ideas of who they are, but they are forced to question these ideas in different and very difficult ways. “Change is inevitable,” says Kabak, “but that doesn’t make it easy, especially on an emotional level. When that change sparks self-reflection and doubt, it is even worse.”

As an own-voices novel, Mathematics has strong appeals to feminist and LGBTQIA+ readers. It offers important reflections on female friendship, looking at the intimate connections women make with each other in order to survive and learn about themselves and what they want. It investigates the fluidity of sexuality for women-identified people, as well as the intersections of gender identity, emotional intimacy, and sexuality. Central protagonist Mitch is a woman not often represented in fiction—woman-identifying, masculine-presenting, with an unexpectedly fluid sexuality, whose intellect is continuously confronted by deeply emotional connection. This is a book that shows women as they are: human, flawed, fierce, and the genuine movers in their own lives and their communities.

Chicago native Amanda Kabak is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the 2017 winner of the Chicago Review of Books Al-Simak Award for Fiction. She has had stories published in Midwestern Gothic, The Quotable, Perceptions Magazine, and other print and online periodicals.

Firestorm Books and Coffee (610 Hayward Road) will host Kabak’s reading on February 17 at 3:00 p.m. The author will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her novel following the reading. Local novelist Sarah Blackman (Hex; Mother Box and Other Tales) will introduce Kabak and moderate the question-and-answer period.

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