Event Date: 10/19/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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SIX PERFORMANCES ONLY! OCTOBER 17-21 Toy Boat Community Art Space Special Midnight Show Saturday Oct 21st! Internationally ignored song-stylist Hedwig Robinson takes over the Toy Boat Community Art Space for six performances only! Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will transport you from Communist East Berlin to Junction City Kansas with a wild and provocative tale of sex, love, and rock and roll. Step into Hedwig's world of glitter, puppetry, and face-melting harmonies that will get you out of your seat and into the action! HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH premiered Off-Broadway in 1998, running for nearly 900 performances and winning both the Obie Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. Rolling Stone proclaimed it "the best rock musical ever!" In 2014, HEDWIG landed on Broadway, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall, winning four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of the Musical. Directed by Robert Malbrough Music Direction by Cody Lovell Starring Jonathan Lewis and Anna Lyles

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101 Fairview Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 10/21/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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A giant bucket of dirty water, a slightly lazy widow and her daughter and a bunch of unusual, otherworldly beings take center stage in this funny, interactive family show by Attic Salt Theatre Company.

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2002 Riverside Drive, Studio 42-O , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 10/22/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Church inspired open mic comedy Sign up at 9, show at 9:30

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831 Old Fairview Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 10/23/2017   Event Time: All Day

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On Monday, October 23 rd from 11am-12pm, LEAF invites the community to a culturally rich performance by David LaMotte, LEAF International Guatemala & LEAF International Ivory Coast at The Orange Peel. This performance is a fantastic opportunity for school field trips, homeschoolers, all those who want to continue the LEAF weekend, or cannot make to LEAF Festival to experience an electrifying cultural performance. The 45th LEAF Festival will be taking place the weekend prior (Oct. 19-22) and is set for a FANTASTIC VOYAGE! From Lake Eden to Biltmore
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David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed over 3000 concerts and released twelve full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in all of the fifty states, as well as five of the seven continents. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”

In 2004, David and his wife Deanna founded PEG Partners, a non-profit organization that supports literacy, critical thought, and artistic expression in Guatemala. He continues to serve as the President of PEG. He is also a consultant on Peace and Justice for the North Carolina Council of Churches, and recently completed his sixth and final year on the AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Task Group.

For more info on LEAF International Guatemala, please click HERE.
For more info on LEAF International Ivory Coast, please click HERE.

LEAF is delighted to share this wonderful opportunity to learn about changemakers from around the world.

School & Group Discounts Available! Please Email: [email protected] or call 828-686-8742 to reserve.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/24/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Snazzy Surfaces with Molly Morning-glory & Laurie Caffery Harris. Tuesdays 11am-1:30pm. October 24- December 12. Are you curious about alternative surface treatments that don’t involve glazing? There are a host of other methods that can be used to finish your work. Each week we will delve into a different process and exciting material. We will examine mishima, sgraffito, slips, underglazes, terra sigillata, luster glazes, and more! A focus of this class will be successful note taking for tests. You’ll be able to recreate (or avoid) the surfaces you discover. Level: Intermediate and Advanced. Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/24/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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Beginner Wheel Throwing with Julia Claire Weber. Tuesdays 3-5:30pm. October 24- December 12. Learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create your own unique ceramic ware! Students will work with a variety of traditional techniques to create cups, bowls, plates, and other vessels. Class includes weekly demonstrations and plenty of one-on-one guidance. Students will learn decorating techniques such as carving, stamping, wax resist, and glazing. All students are given creative freedom to develop their own personal aesthetic. Instructor Julia Claire Weber creates a positive and encouraging atmosphere that makes learning a joy. Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner. Tuition: $265 + $35 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/24/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Intermediate Wheel with Cayce Kolstad. Tuesday 6:30-9pm. October 24- December 12. Got a taste for the potter’s wheel and ready for more? Come expand your horizons with Cayce as he covers the tricks, tips, and techniques for making beautiful creations on the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations will include plates, utensil holders, casseroles, as well as a special class devoted to making large storage jars. Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee.  

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/26/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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2 South Pack Square , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/26/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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The world is full of tricks. We hear about fake news, scandals and unbelievable facts on a daily basis. You may think you're a master of perception, weaseling out reality from all the tall tales, but have you ever really tested yourself? Find out at the first Two Truths and a Lie, hosted by Kira MagCalen! Each performer tells three stories, two from their own lives and one off the top of your head. Can you tell the difference? Admission is free, but get here early so you can get a good seat!

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10 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/27/2017   Event Time: 2:30 PM

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Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore Directed by RoseLynn Katz October 27-29, 2017 Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus Two married couples form a warm, close friendship with each other, but when one of the couples is suspected of spying for the Russians their friendship is turned upside down. Although set in 1961, this play takes on fresh relevance in our world today. Presented as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series. Tickets are $7.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/27/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome. Tuition: $55 Per person, per night.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/28/2017   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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Raku Magic with Paul Gisondo. One-Day Workshop. Saturday, June 10, 9:30am-4:30pm. Experience the drama, amazement and instant gratification of Raku in this half-day firing workshop. Bring up to 5 bisque fired pieces (vertically oriented vase and cylinder forms up to 12 inches in height preferred). We’ll glaze the pieces using a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes and fire the work outdoors in our Raku kiln. Pieces will be removed from red-hot kilns and quickly transferred into ash cans lined with flammable materials. Participants will go home the same day with dramatically transformed, finished work!. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $95 + $25 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/02/2017   Event Time: All Day

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87 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 11/02/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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THE MAGNETIC THEATRE CELEBRATES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DAVID BRENDAN HOPE’S URANIUM 235 Acclaimed Asheville playwright David Brenden Hopes’ historical fantasy, Uranium 235, will have its world premiere production at The Magnetic Theatre, with a three-week run from November 2 through November 18. Hopes is an accomplished playwright with numerous awards for his plays and poetry. The Magnetic Theatre presented the world premiere of another play by Hopes in 2015; Washington Place, which was a critically lauded production. Uranium 235 delves into a tense moment in American history, in the waning days of World War II, as President Harry S. Truman struggles to come to grips with the whether or not to drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan. David Brendan Hopes is a well-known Asheville-based poet and actor as well as playwright. His plays Abbott’s Dance, 7 Reece Mews, Edward the King, and, most recently, The Loves of Mr Lincoln have been produced in New York. Another play, Night Music was the recipient of the 2017 North Carolina New Play Project Award (an award that Hopes also received for his play Saint Patrick’s Well.) His memoir, A Childhood in the Milky Way was a National Book Award and Pulitzer nominee. He teaches creative writing at UNC-Asheville. The cast for Uranium 235 includes Asheville area actors Mike Yow, Mary Katherine O’Donnell, Jim Weyhenmeyer, Bettina Holmes, Hannah Williams-Beaver, Kiran Bursenos, and Eugene Jones. The creative team includes Kayren McKnight (Scenic and Costume Design), Abby Auman (Lighting Design), Mary Zogzas (Sound Design), Kristi DeVille (choreography), and Ginger Haselden (music and vocal coach). The play will be directed by Andrew Gall, a prolific regional theatre veteran with extensive local and national credits. Gall is also currently serving as Interim Managing Artistic Director for the Magnetic Theatre. Marissa Wilson is the production stage manager. “My theory of history is that it is not inevitable or determined, but is made up of choices and might well have been very different if different choices had been made. To hunt and gather or to farm? Worship the Sky Father or the Earth Mother? Control or kindness?” ruminates, Hopes. “Nearer our time, we come to Harry S Truman, whose choice it was to loose unknown fury on the world, or to slog through a predictable and withering process of military attrition. No President after Lincoln had a graver circumstance to face. We know what he chose, but perhaps not why he chose it. This play is a sort of thought experiment for the playwright, to absolve someone I believe to be a good man. he looks a good deal like my father, from a choice horrendous beyond the wisdom of almost any mortal. Plus, we still don’t know exactly how it comes out.” Uranium 235 will be presented at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District) Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM, November 2-November 18, at The Magnetic’s newly announced popular prices, $12 for previews, $16 for all other performances. This project is supported, in part, by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, through a Grassroots Grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council. The Magnetic Theatre presents the world premiere of David Brendan Hopes’ Uranium 235, directed by Andrew Gall; with choreography by Kristi DeVille and Music Direction/Arrangements by Ginger Haselden. Featuring Mike Yow, Mary Katherine O’Donnell, Jim Weyhenmeyer, Bettina Holmes, Kiran Bursenos, Hannah Williams-Beaver, and Eugene Jones. Scenic and Costume Design by Kayren McKnight. Lighting Design by Abby Auman and Sound design by Mary Zogzas. Production stage manager is Marissa Wilson. Theatre located at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Low-priced previews November 2 and 3. Opening night with complimentary Prosecco, November 4. Continues Thursdays-Saturdays through November 18. All performances at 7:30 PM. Previews $12. All other performances $16. $10 student rush tickets available 15 minutes before curtain with valid I.D. Prices include taxes and fees. Tickets and info: www.themagnetictheatre.org.

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375 Depot St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/02/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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1 University Heights , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 11/02/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Red

Event Date: 11/03/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Red by John Logan Produced by Mockingbird Theatre Productions; Directed by Chanda Calentine November 3-19, 2017 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:30pm Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Red is an electrifying struggle between the artist Mark Rothko, his search for artistic integrity, and the young man hired as his assistant. An exploration of art, humanity and personal expression. Tickets are $15 and are available online at ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the box office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/04/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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This year we are celebrating our 10th year presenting contestant competing for the title of Miss Gay Latina Asheville. The contestants perform the art of female impersonation, and compete in interview, native costume, talent and evening gown. In addition we have prominent entertainers, both local and regional, who will perform in various art forms. For ticket information please contact (704) 779-4500 or purchase through the box office at Diana Wortham Theatre. All seats $25.

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2 South Pack Square , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/05/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Join us for our monthly series of readings and signings by three poets at 3pm! Each month will feature different poets who have a wide range of backgrounds, writing styles, and interests. Some are local and some travel a great distance to be with us.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/10/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Take your nonfiction book project from idea to execution in this one-day intensive with New York Times Bestseller Denise Kiernan-author of The Girls of Atomic City and The Last Castle-and her husband, author/ghostwriter Joseph D’Agnese.   While agents and publishers want completed novels before considering fiction, nonfiction books are typically sold on the basis of a book proposal. Proposals (25 to 75 pages or longer) have one job: to entice agents and editors to take a chance an on an author’s idea. Though the dynamics of nonfiction are markedly different from those governing fiction, one truth remains: quality writing rises to the top. A well-crafted proposal can mean the difference between a small or large advance, not to mention excellent placement in a publisher’s catalog, and a significant marketing budget. This day-long workshop will help participants learn the basics of crafting the ultimate publishing sales document, covering: *What are the key elements of a good proposal? *Finding your hook: what’s going to grab and hold an editor or agent’s attention? *How important is fine or beautiful writing to nonfiction? *What’s the secret behind the industry’s most misunderstood word: “platform”? *What tips can help you capture an agent’s and editor’s eye? *What do you do with your proposal once it’s done? Course structure: We will convene for a Friday “social,” from 5 to 7 p.m. to meet each other, and to hear from Joe and Denise about what to expect from the course. The next day, Saturday, the group will meet for a day-long intensive to share ideas, workshop approaches, and analyze sample proposals. (You don’t have to share your proposal idea, but it would be helpful if you did.) Be prepared to take copious notes. The Saturday session will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Prerequisites: Upon registration, participants will receive a Dropbox link containing several sample proposals that they should read prior to the Saturday session. Plan on at least 3 to 4 hours of reading prior to attendance. You will get the most out of this workshop if you have a nonfiction book idea or two in mind that you are willing to discuss openly with the group. This is not, however, a requirement. Cost: Early Bird (before October 31) $175, General Admission $195 Special add-on: Participants may register for an individual, 30-minute coaching session with the instructors. These will take place Sunday and are limited to the first six registrants. Cost: $45    

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 11/11/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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With a sophisticated mastery of dance and music that makes you want to move, dance company EVIDENCE shares the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Tickets: Regular $45; Student $40; Child $20; Student Rush Day-of-Show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box Office: 828-257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

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18 Biltmore Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/12/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Marilynn Seits on piano will be joined by Sean McAusland on bass for a concert of jazz standards by Charles Mingus, Chick Corea & Bill Evans and original pieces by Marilynn. The Museum is undergoing renovations so the concert is being held in the beautiful auditorium of the Unitarian Church in Asheville. Admission is free.

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1 Edwin Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/17/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome. Tuition: $55 Per person, per night.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/17/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Dubbed “English class meets Monty Python” by The Washington Post, this fast, funny, and physical troupe explode in this roller-coaster ride of hilarity as these bad boys of abridgement unleash their riotous, compact compendium of the world’s great books. Friday, November 17, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Tickets: Regular $40; Student $35; Child $20; Student Rush Day-of-Show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box Office: 828-257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

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18 Biltmore Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/19/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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November is National Novel Writing Month! Whether you've accepted the NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in November, or you've set another goal, join us at the Flatiron Writers Room on Sunday, November 19th from 1pm to 4pm to make your daily word count. Bring your own snacks, beverages, pen and paper or laptop, and inspiration.  We have WiFi, communal writing space, and free parking. At the end of the day, adjourn to UpCountry Brewing next door, where you can buy yourself a beer as a reward for a productive writing day. This event is FREE but space is limited, so don't wait to register. 

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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