Beginning its second decade, Western Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival will bring together writers of local origin and from outside the region to share their skills, talents and methods. All events are free and open to the public.
Starting at noon Monday, April 8, the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series will feature Richard Chess and student poets in the A.K. Hinds University Center theater. Chess is the author of three books of poetry – “Tekiah,” “Chair in the Desert” and “Third Temple.” He is the Roy Carroll Professor of Honors Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he also directs UNC Asheville’s Center for Jewish Studies.