Performance Art, Poetry, Theatre

POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH: We Are So Fast / Ink / In Loving Memory - The Poet and Citizen Martha Whythblath

( Thu., Jan. 27, 2022 - Sat., Jan. 29, 2022 )

Static Age Records, 110 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801


We Are So Fast by Tiffany Narron: This performance will feature readings of two poems purposely juxtapositioned next to one another - "We Are So Fast" and "Dancing Before the Dawn." The first poem captures the frenzied pace that capitalism asks us to keep while the second invites the reader into the softer space nature creates.

Ink by Missy Bell/ Mouse House Productions: A drifter and a tradesman square off in a battle for whose passion is most vital and whose need most pure.

In Loving Memory - The Poet and Citizen Martha Whythblath by Justin Evans and Kristen Aldrich. The tragic drowning of Martha Whythblath was a shock to lovers of poetry everywhere, but especially to the people of Asheville. Her life and work re-established a classic and humane function of creative work, reinforcing emotional rationality, public communication, and the celebration of our intricately collaborative lives. She is not survived by any of us. As she so prophetically wrote:

    "We have all gone to sleep under the warm water with her. 

    The celibate sun bleeds the last of its cold light on our winter hill." 

Join us as we commemorate her life and work.


Given the recommendations from the Buncombe County Health department and the rise in the COVID-19 positivity rate, the Asheville Fringe Festival will continue with its scheduled Online Live! and Online Films on the weekend of January 27-30, but postpone its in-person shows and events until March 24-27. This includes the kick-off party/benefit for Sly Grog, scheduled for Sunday, January 16th. The new date for the SlyGrog Benefit at LEAF Global Arts is March 6th.

Fringe Triple Feature!

Tickets can be bought through the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival website starting January 1st.




Asheville Fringe Arts Festival


  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM