Local Women’s Voices: A Literary and Musical Extravaganza

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Local Women’s Voices: A Literary and Musical Extravaganza

Fundraiser for the 2019 Women's March on Asheville—all proceeds go towards paying off expenses for the women’s march: city permit, police, sound system, etc. Please join us at the Mothlight for an evening of artists sharing their words and music. Suggested donation: $10, more if you can, less if you can't! Below is a list of our performers: Laura Blackley is a singer, songwriter and purveyor of high lonesome Appalachian blues and soul. She was an on-air host and producer for seven years at WNCW 88.7 FM in Spindale, NC, spotlighting regional music, women in roots music, and bluegrass and old-time. She currently works (in addition to her gig schedule) as a Teaching Artist with Musicworks!, a program that utilizes music and musicianship to teach life skills to young children. Indy Srinath is a homesteader, writer, and mushroom enthusiast. She teaches creative writing workshops with Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community and is the Social Media Coordinator for Under One Sky Foundation. She performs with Poetry Cabaret for the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival and her writing is published in Fembot and Harness Magazines. Tina & Her Pony are an American indie folk duo based in Asheville, consisting of Tina Collins and Quetzal Jordan, who began making music together in early 2009. The duo delivers a gentle folk music that inexorably swells into a powerful wave. Honey is an alt-pop Asheville band composed of Jessie Lane on drums, Nancy Asch on guitar, Kim Wilde on vocals and percussion, and Beth Heinberg on Vocals and Keyboard. Lori Horvitz is the author of the memoir-essay collection, The Girls of Usually. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including Epiphany, Chattahoochee Review, the Guardian and Hotel Amerika. She is a professor of English at UNC Asheville. Mandy Gardner is an Asheville based writer and storyteller, who competed in the first ever Asheville Moth GrandSLAM. She's a former professional apple picker who now works as the Senior Content Writer and Brand Journalist for JB Media Group. Elizabeth Meade is a poet inspired by the extraordinary in the ordinary. She enjoys travel, people watching, and making way for pigeons on the sidewalk. She lives in Asheville with Cerebral Palsy, gratitude, and a feline companion named Camilla. Lockie Hunter holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and has taught creative writing at Warren Wilson College. Her words have appeared in publications including Hiram Poetry Review, The Baltimore Review, Slipstream, and Brevity. She serves as curator of the Juniper Bends Reading Series and as associate producer and host of the radio program Wordplay on 103.3 FM in Asheville.