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.
The Small Business and Technology Development Center at Western Carolina University and the Mountain Microenterprise Fund will sponsor a seminar to help businesses and organizations learn how to increase Web site traffic on Friday, Aug. 27, in Asheville.
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.
During his recent visit to Asheville and Buncombe County, Western Carolina Chancellor John Bardo talked with high school students about their college plans and told community leaders and county government officials about Western's effort to promote economic development throughout the region.
Jim Harrison, wide-ranging author of “Legends of the Fall,” and Western North Carolina native Robert Morgan, author of the best-selling novel “Gap Creek,” headline a group of critically acclaimed writers who will be heading to Cullowhee to participate in Western Carolina University's second annual Spring Literary Festival, set for Tuesday, March 30, through Thursday, April 1.
Changes are in the works for the CulloWHEE! ArtsFest in 2004, as organizers of Western Carolina University’s annual celebration of the fine and performing arts are expanding what was a one-weekend event in early summer into a series of events to be held throughout the fall semester.
This is one power trip that prospective college students will want to take. It’s the Western Carolina University ’04 Power Trip, a series of receptions designed to provide information about the college admissions process to prospective students and their families and give them the power to make one of the most important decisions in their lives - where to go to college.