Our experience visiting the Thomas Wolfe House Asheville NC was a step back in history and I think everyone should stop by and check it out.
I was lucky enough to get to go to the Type-A Mom Conference in Ashville, NC this past weekend with my daughter. While I had a great time at the conference, met many very nice people and learned a lot; I wanted to tell you what I did before the conference. My husband and I were able to spend a whole day as tourists because we arrived a day early.
Thomas Wolfe House Asheville NC:
We decided to explore the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the acclaimed author's boyhood home and the inspiration for his novel "Look Homeward, Angel." We had an incredible time. We arrived in time for the first tour of the day, (which cost us each one whole dollar) and were able to watch a twenty-minute video before the tour began.
We started the Thomas Wolfe house tour armed with some facts and with our curiosity aroused. Our guide was fabulous, spending as much time in each room as we desired and answering all of our questions. He was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge with us freely and happily. He toured the entire “Old Kentucky Home” with us and shared the history from as far back as the 1890’s. When we left the tour, I felt like I knew Thomas Wolfe and part of his family and was very glad we decided to take part in the guided tour. I am always amazed at how much history is right here in my backyard that I am unaware of. As an avid reader, it was fun for me to learn about an author and where he lived and what he did when he was not writing.
Thomas Wolfe Quotes:
These are just a few of my favorite Thomas Wolfe quotes. I would love to hear yours!
"Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you."
"Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man."
"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. "
Books By Thomas Wolfe:
If you are looking for books by Thomas Wolfe, these are a few that come highly reccomened. I have also included Thomas Wolfe Biography by Ted Mitchell for anyone that would like to continue learning about this amazing author.
Look Homeward, Angel You Can't Go Home Again The Complete Short Stories Of Thomas Wolfe Of Time and The River Thomas Wolfe: An Illustrated Biography The Lost Boy The Hills Beyond: A Novel (Voices of the South)
Thomas Wolfe Scholarship:
Did you know there is a Thomas Wolfe Scholarship? Neither did I, but I am so glad there is. As someone who not only loves to read, but also enjoys writing, I am always excited to see scholarships like this one!
Here's more information on the scholarship and where you can apply:
The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship award, the first of its kind at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be based largely on written work submitted by candidates. Artistic merit is the chief criterion of selection. Students who write poetry, fiction, plays, literary non-fiction (personal narratives, memoir, travel and nature essays, literary journalism, belles-lettres) are eligible. Multiple genre submissions are also encouraged, though submissions are limited to one application per student.
If you're interested in applying for the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship you can learn more here.
Thomas Wolfe Movie:
This year Jude Law will be playing the role of Thomas Wolfe in the movie Genius. The movie itself is about the life of Max Perkins and his time as a book editor at Scribner. He oversaw works of authors like Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and many others. I can't wait to see this movie! The current release date for this Thomas Wolfe featuring movie is June 10th 2016.
If you ever get to vist the Thomas Wolfe House Asheville NC let us know what you think about it. We love swapping stories!
Also, I would like to take this opportunity to share that I had a wonderful Mother/Daughter weekend as well. It was a great experience for me, to meet some of her friends and associates; as well as getting to spend time experiencing the thing she loves almost as much as God and her family; blogging.