Lauren Winner, a writer, historian and theologian known for chronicling her own spiritual journeys, will present "The Art of Spiritual Memoir" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum.
UNC Asheville's second annual Well-A-Bration, September 13-15, will feature music, a sports expo, healthy cooking and exercise workshops, and a keynote talk by author, activist and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage.
Magdalene Odundo, the renowned Kenyan-born sculptural ceramist and professor, will speak about her work at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Asheville Art Museum. Her talk is presented in partnership with UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD), which has sponsored Odundo's visit as artist-in-residence in Western North Carolina.
A quintet of great Southern writers, including Ron Rash and Charles Frazier, will speak in July at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center as part of the Summer Authors Speakers Series. The series of talks, produced by the Appalachian Studies Program of the College for Seniors at UNC Asheville's N.C. Center for Creative Retirement, is free and open to the public, 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays. NOTE - THIS IS NOW A TICKETED EVENT.
UNC Asheville recently presented its annual alumni and student leaderships awards at a special ceremony on campus. Chancellor Anne Ponder, Vice Chancellor Bill Haggard, and UNC Asheville National Alumni Council Chair Barbara Baker ('71) made the presentations.
“Recognition: A Cherokee Journey to Forgiveness and Healing,” a talk by Patricia Grant, will take place at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. It is free and open to the public, and lunch is provided.
Award-winning educational researcher Gloria Ladson-Billings will give a talk, “Critical Race Theory and Education," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival: A Celebration of Images By and About Women But For All Audiences, returns March 21-26 with screenings on campus of “Miss Representation” and three other films, and discussions featuring university faculty, students and distinguished leaders in the community, including Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy. All F-Word Festival events are free and open to the public.