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Nappy Thoughts by Aisha Adams
"I'm going to share five tips. Five things I want to see my White friends do."
Our Mission
The Wilma Dykeman Legacy is a non-profit organization that develops and sponsors diverse and inclusive talks, workshops, events, books, and other programs, products and services to sustain the core values for which Wilma Dykeman stood: environmental integrity, social justice, and the power of the written and spoken word.
Written & Spoken Word
The Tall Woman on stage !
SART's NC premiere
Adapted from Wilma Dykeman's classic Appalachian novel of the same name
Start
Date:
July 18, 2024
End Date:
July 28, 2024
when:
7:30 PM (July 18,21,26,27), 2:00 PM (July 20,28)
where:
Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre
Season 50 excerpt
Written & Spoken Word
My Story: Jennifer McGaha discussing her memoir
Bushwhacking: How to Get Lost in the Woods and Write Your Way Out
"Searching for beauty in the midst of mayhem, or at least being open to receiving it, is a form of prayer."
Start
Date:
September 12, 2024
End Date:
when:
7:00 - 8:00 PM
where:
West Asheville Public Library
Jennifer McGaha
Written & Spoken Word
An Evening of Appalachian Ballads
A Mountain Strong event
with Saro Lynch-Thomason
Start
Date:
September 19, 2024
End Date:
when:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
where:
Weaverville Community Center
Saro Lynch-Thomason
Confronting the Silence
A Holocaust Survivor's Search for God
By Walter Ziffer
*$21.35
*no international shipping
No Work in the Grave
Life in the Toe River Valley
By Jo Ann Thomas Croom
$32.05
*no international shipping
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