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.
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.