Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine

Asheville, NC, US

The Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine is a bi-annual online publication begun by members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville (OLLI Asheville). It has its roots in the revitalization and “reinvention of retirement” that can come in “life’s second half” (to quote OLLI Asheville). Formerly a print publication entitled Artists’ and Writers’ Quarterly, it had ceased publication by 2010, but a group of OLLI Asheville members interested in writing, art, and photography came together in the fall of 2013 to forge a new path.