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Thoreau To Crowe And A Mellow Cello
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm$70.00
HHead to The Ramble in Biltmore Forest’s Longmeadow Park, a beautiful outdoor springtime setting under an outdoor covered Pavilion. Enjoy a drink and an early evening array of gourmet appetizers and house-made, springtime salads and desserts catered professionally by Celine’s on Broadway. We will then hear an impressive presentation by a local author, Thomas Rain Crowe, who will talk about his book, Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau, Thomas lived alone for 4 years in the woods and shares his story with us.
Later, relax and be treated to a unique musical performance by Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s beloved Franklin Keel and Friends with his magical, mellow cello.
(Arrive 1 hour early, check in, and take an “optional” relaxing stroll on a 1/4 mile wooded, flat paved trail encircling Longmeadow Park. Or take the short walk or drive to Buckspring Cabin, a former rustic hunting cabin of George Vanderbilt’s. Take a self-guided tour of the cabin. Return to the pavilion and sip a glass of fine wine or a refreshing drink and mingle with friends before dining, book talk, and music.)
Author Thomas Rain Crowe, “a child” of the Blue Ridge Mountains who literally lived on both ends of the Blue Ridge Parkway growing up, is an internationally-published and recognized author of more than thirty books, including The Laugharne Poems written at the Dylan Thomas boathouse in Wales, 1993 and 1995. He has been editor of major literary and cultural journals and anthologies and is founder and publisher of New Native Press-a small literary press founded in 1979. He is and has been on the boards of several environmental conservation organizations in Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians. He lives in the
Tuckasegee watershed and the “Little Canada” community of Jackson County in Western North Carolina.
All guests will receive a signed copy of Mr. Thomas’ book as a gift.
Don’t miss this interesting feast full of delights.