Western Carolina University decided to add a little warmth to the cold winter nights back in January by sponsoring a series of informal old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions and traditional dance gatherings -- open to everyone in the region with a hankering to pick, sing and kick up their heels.
It will be “Diagnosis: Mystery” when a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Diagnosis: Murder” visits Western Carolina University on Monday, Jan. 10, to launch a semester of classes and lectures on writing for television and motion pictures.
A Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Hill Street Blues,” “Diagnosis Murder” and “Stargate SG-1” will teach two screenwriting classes during the spring semester at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University has a Halloween night treat for horror movie fans, with a special showing of “Nightmare on Elm Street II” featuring commentary by the film's director, who recently joined the faculty at Western.
The nation's newly appointed poet laureate, Ted Kooser of Nebraska, will bring his straightforward style of Great Plains-flavored verse to Western Carolina University for a public reading Sunday, Nov. 7.
Ron Rash, the Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Studies at Western Carolina University, is among a group of poets from across the nation who recently served on the National Endowment for the Arts panel that selected recipients of the agency's creative writing fellowships in poetry.
As membership tops 300 in Western Carolina University's marching band, the musical unit known as “The Pride of the Mountains” is forming a new band boosters organization called “Partners for Pride” to help raise money for scholarships for student musicians.
More than 80 writers from across the state will meet to read from their works and honor Raleigh author Sally Buckner during the annual N.C. Writers Conference on Saturday, July 31, at Western Carolina University.