Time: November 20, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Monte Vista Hotel
Street: 308 W State St
City/Town: Black Mountain, NC
Website or Map: http://blackmountainauthorsgu…
Phone: 828 686-3922
Event Type: book, reading
Organized By: Jerald Pope
Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2014
The Black Mountain Authors Guild presents David LaMotte, a true Black Mountain treasure, signing and reading from his new book, Worldchanging 101, at six o’clock this Thursday, at The Monte Vista Hotel.
LaMotte has been a fixture on the local music scene since the early nineties, performing over 2500 concerts nationally and internationally. He has released eleven albums, won international songwriting awards, and earned accolades from the Boston Globe, Washington Times, Soundcheck Magazine (Germany), and BBC Radio Belfast, which praised his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”
LaMotte's new book, Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness, challenges popular narratives about how large-scale change happens. Best-selling author Paul Loeb says that LaMotte’s new book is “a thoughtful reflection on living a life of commitment,” and well-known author Brian McLaren says “If Worldchanging 101 had been available to me when I was 15, or 25, or 35, I would have discovered the joy of engagement much sooner.”
LaMotte won a Rotary World Peace Fellowship, which led to his earning a master’s degree in International Studies, Peace, and Conflict Resolution from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As part of that program, he also spent three months in rural Andhra Pradesh, India, working with a Gandhian development organization. He is the founder and president of PEG Partners, supporting schools and libraries in Guatemala, and the Clerk of the AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee. He is also a Consultant for Peace and Justice issues for the North Carolina Council of Churches. Earlier this year he traveled to Zambia to help lead a conflict resolution training, and later visited Harrison, Arkansas to work with racial reconciliation activists in the home town of the KKK’s Grand Wizard.