Asheville Wordfest is a community-based festival that draws people together. This year Wordfest expands its scope to include fiction, creative nonfiction, oral history, as well as storytelling and poetry. This expansion is Wordfest’s way of answering a call for more stories in more forms, more voices, and more reasons to listen and enjoy.
This year’s Wordfest is dedicated to the joyful memory of Laurey Masterton, beekeeper, chef, author, activist, entrepreneur, educator, and reminder to us all of how important it is that we “Don’t Postpone Joy.” Please cook up your favorite Laurey recipe and come prepared to read from one of her books or something you have written with her at heart. We’ll have a Laurey Joy-Read! And in honor of Laurey, this year’s motif for the Wordfest celebration of words is that little creature who the ancient Greeks believed if it stung your lips, you would have the gift the words, the honey bee. Spread the buzz. And come to Wordfest 7!
A few more details for related events. These two will be held at Hotel Indigo:
Duende Mountain Duo- Fri Night @ 10 pm
Made up of guitarist and producer Will Little and human drum-machine, Will Stone, Duende has spent the last 5 years shaping it’s sound by pulling inspiration from all subgenres of EDM. The end result is a truly original sound with early roots inspired by French Electro House and UK Drum N Bass blended with current deeper and darker genres.
Ten Cent Orchestra- Sat night @ 10 pm
With the Ten Cent Orchestra, Chelsea Lynn La Bate and a string ensemble brings to you an unique blend of the richness of classical instrumentation delicately blended with the freshness of contemporary song writing. Come indulge in Ten Cent Poetry favorites, several from the album Picking Through the Pawn Shop with soul stirring violins, violas and cellos.”