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First look at "Serena," Jennifer Lawrence's next WNC blockbuster

First look at "Serena," Jennifer Lawrence's next WNC blockbuster

Local author's story comes alive with star cast Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper star in Serena. More than two years after filming wrapped, the film adaptation of Serena by Asheville author Ron Rash finally has a trailer. The story of a timber baron and his ruthless wife takes place in Depression-era Western North Carolina, although the film was shot in the Czech Republic. Jennifer Lawrence

October is Thomas Wolfe Month

October is Thomas Wolfe Month

Celebrating Asheville's great American novelist When Thomas Wolfe's famous novel Look Homeward, Angel was published in 1929, it was banned from libraries in Asheville, in protest of the unfavorable way the author portrayed his neighbors. Tempers cooled over time, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site in downtown Asheville is now a favorite historic attraction among visitors and

Asheville's Literary History

Asheville's Literary History

Asheville Insider Tip: Visit the Home of an American Literary Icon. Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site The mountains surrounding Asheville have a deep literary history stretching back to the days of the infamous Thomas Wolfe , an author who in 1929 dared to air the dirty laundry of Asheville's citizens in Look Homeward, Angel . At the time, Wolfe became a social pariah and had to leave

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

New Documentary Commemorates Carl Sandburg’s Death.  Explore the controversial life and legacy of Carl Sandburg through archival footage and interviews with Pete Seeger, the late Studs Terkel and Norman Corwin, family, poets, and scholars. The Day Carl Sandburg Died , premieres nationwide Monday, September 24 on PBS (check local listings). For much of the 20th century, Carl Sandburg (1/6/1878

Happy Birthday Thomas Wolfe - Plus New Exhibit at Memorial

Happy Birthday Thomas Wolfe - Plus New Exhibit at Memorial

Today marks the anniversary of Thomas Wolfe 's birthday. He would have been 111 today, but he passed away at the young age of 37. During his brief life he authored many tales and received both widespread acclaim by the literary world and condemnation from Asheville locals who's personal lives were recorded in the book Look Homeward Angel .  Over two hundred characters were based on living

Fall Scenic Drive of the Week - Literary Road Trip

  • October 19, 2007 by Kelby

This week’s themed fall scenic drive is the Novel Fall Road Trip. This drive should take you past a mix of high and low elevations to see variations in the local fall color, and you can experience some of the many literary landmarks of the area. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway south from Asheville toward Mount Pisgah, where you will find picnic areas, hiking trails and a restaurant. Travel north

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