Speakers at Asheville School

Asheville School hosts a variety of speakers and presentations ranging from political debates to Shakespeare productions.
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Eben Bayer is the co-founder and CEO of #Ecovative Design. #TED #sustainability

Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic? TEDGlobal 2010 Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.

David Brooks is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. His main areas of expertise include American politics, foreign affairs, the Obama presidency, and American society. #DavidBrooks #NYT

David Brooks

#AnnPatchett, author of six books, is the recipient of the #PEN/Faulkner Award, a #GuggenheimFellowship, and several other awards. Her books have been both New York Times Notable Books and New York Times bestsellers. She's been on #TheColbertReport, #NPR, #TheMarthaStewartShow & #TheCBSEarlyShow. In 2012 she was named by #Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Ann Patchett is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. Her other books include Truth & Beauty, The Magician's Assistant and Run. Awesome npr interview on her latest essay collection.

#ColemanBarks taught #poetry and creative writing at #UGA for thirty years. He is the author of numerous #Rumi translations and has been a student of Sufism since 1977.

This is "Coleman Barks reads Rumi's 'I See My Beauty In You'" by on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

#AllanGurganus was the keynote speaker at #Asheville School's Project Connect - Summer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. He's known for being an eloquent critic of homophobia, racism and much American foreign policy. Gurganus’s political editorials appear in The New York Times. #NYT

Hillsborough Novelist Allan Gurganus on Moral Mondays and Local Souls, His First Book in More Than a Decade

#SarahVowell is the #NewYorkTimes' bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture. Vowell was a contributing editor for Public Radio International’s #ThisAmericanLife from 1996-2008, and is the voice of teen superhero Violet Parr in the Academy Award-winning move #TheIncredibles.

10 of the Funniest American Essayists of Our Time

“Being a nerd, which is to say going too far and caring too much about a subject, is the best way to make friends I know.” ― Sarah Vowell, The Partly Cloudy Patriot

#ArtSpiegelman is a comic #artist, editor, and #PulitzerPrize winner. “Comics echo the way the brain works,” said Spiegelman. His Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative, #Maus, is a depiction of Nazi Germany, inspired by the personal survival story of Spiegelman's parents. He was a staff writer and artist for #TheNewYorker from 1993-2003, and created the infamous #GarbagePailKids.

#ArtSpiegelman is a comic #artist, editor, and #PulitzerPrize winner. “Comics echo the way the brain works,” said Spiegelman. His Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative, #Maus, is a depiction of Nazi Germany, inspired by the personal survival story of Spiegelman's parents. He was a staff writer and artist for #TheNewYorker from 1993-2003, and created the infamous #GarbagePailKids.

It took 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes for Asheville School alumna Jennifer Pharr Davis '01 to finish the 2,181 mile #AppalachianTrail in record time - a record that she now holds outright after setting the women's record in 2008. #hiking #WNC

It took 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes for Asheville School alumna Jennifer Pharr Davis to finish the mile in record time - a record that she now holds outright after setting the women's record in

Dr. Susan Kask, a professor from #WarrenWilson College, discussed “eco-economics” and how principles from this field could help the move towards a more #sustainable economy, culture, and environment.

Susan Kask, a professor from College, discussed “eco-economics” and how principles from this field could help the move towards a more economy, culture, and environment.

#BuzzBissinger is a #Pulitzer winner, magazine writer, and author of the bestselling narrative #FridayNightLights. In 2009 he became a sports columnist for #TheDailyBeast. He is a longtime contributor to #TheNewYorkTimes, #WallStreetJournal, and the #PhiladelphiaInquirer.

The Midland County Public Library Foundation has scheduled “The Lights Still Shine Bright: An Evening with Buzz Bissinger and Friends” at p. Tuesday at the Yucca Theater, 208 N. Gates open at p.

#JonahGoldberg is the founding editor of #NationalReviewOnline. His first book, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, was a #1 #NewYorkTimes & #Amazon bestseller, and was the most controversial book of 2008. He is a member of #USAToday’s Board of Contributors.

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is the founding editor of His first book, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, was a & bestseller, and was the most controversial book of He is a member of Board of Contributors.

In addition to his 50-year tenure at #SportsIllustrated, where he now holds the title of Senior Contributing Writer, #FrankDeford appears weekly on #NPR  & on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on #HBO. He has written 18 books. A member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, Deford was six times voted Sportswriter of the Year by the members of that organization, and was twice voted Magazine Writer of the Year by the #WashingtonJournalismReview. #SI

Frank Deford, senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated and NPR commentator who has authored 16 books, including Bliss, Remembered;

#PeterBeinart is a senior political writer for #TheDailyBeast, and a contributor to #Time magazine. Beinart has written for the #NewYorkTimes, the #WallStreetJournal, #Newsweek, #Reader'sDigest and many others.

is a senior political writer for and a contributor to magazine. Beinart has written for the the and many others.

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