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Nancy Werking Poling at Black Mountain Library

June 15, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake Storytelling at Hendersonville Public Library at Henderson County Public Library - Main Branch

June 13, 2019 from 6pm to 7pm
Join Connie Regan-Blake for a family oriented evening of stories at the Hendersonville Library.See More
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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” Here are the tellers for our April 6th “Slice of Life” performance.  Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Kyra Freeman, Steve Tate, Alberta Hipps and more! The event is hosted by the …See More
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Connie Regan-Blake's Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop at StoryWindow Productions

April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019
The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive,…See More
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Stealth Hazy - 'Gun Clap'

Stealth Hazy - Gun ClapI got 80 rounds with a beam on it riding dirty I'm smoking chronic top off hear that system pound 808 thats subsonicI double down quadruple upstraight droppin with no cutwilt chamberlain on the reboundand you a fan just starstruckI…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure at StoryWindow Productions

July 14, 2019 at 10am to July 20, 2019 at 4pm
Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to: Find, create, learn, and polish storiesEffectively integrate voice with image,…See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Celebrate National Library Week at Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College, Montreat, NC

April 9, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Patti Callahan, author of the recent novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and Don W. King author of Out of My Bone: the Letters of Joy Davidman, A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis, and Yet One More Spring: a Critical Study of Joy Davidman, will co-present on their works about Joy and her husband C.S. Lewis.  The event is free and open to the public on April 9, 2019 in Graham Chapel, Gaither Hall, Montreat College.Reception and Book signing to followSee More
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TWO NEW APPALACHIAN NOVELS

I have, just released two Appalachian Novels.OUT OF THE SHADOWS, begins deep in the Appalachian Mountains of in WNC. It is partly a true story about a young man who ran away from home at the age of fifteen. He meets another runaway, and they fall in love.A journey where he faced adversaries, but also success as he walked, hitchhiked, and made his way across the country.GONE LIKE A CANDLE IN THE WIND, is a story of three young people growing up in a farming community in the Appalachian…See More
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The Main Show

The Main Show: a story-poem stage presentation(part of  Living Poem)See video of Act 1, Scene 1: The SettingProgram Notes (A program note reader comes out to read from the program notes.) Reader: Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a…See More
Jan 26
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Hollywood Pictures Inc in Fairview

In the 1920's it seemed the whole country was caught up in excitement about films and Hollywood.    Asheville and Western North Carolina were well aware of the hoopla of Hollywood.   In fact, Hollywood (or at least filmmaking) was already beginning to come to Western NC.I recently stumble across an article from the Jun 6 1926 issue of The Asheville Citizen Times which mentions that Hollywood Pictures Inc, was planning to film just south of Asheville, near Fairview.  But....was this really…See More
Jan 23

Asheville BookWorks May-July 2013 workshops

Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, presents their listing of May-July workshops:

 

Bookbinding Basics with Bridget Elmer

Sat.-Sun., May 4-5, 10-5 p.m.; $217 + material fee

This two-day weekend class covers the basics of bookbinding, providing students with a strong foundation from which to depart. We will explore the essentials of paper grain, successful paper prep, folding signatures, punching consistently and sewing with confidence.  More info

 

Marbling Meets Cyanotype with Alyssa Salomon and Steve Pittelkow

Sat.-Sun., May 11-12, 10-5 p.m.; $295

Learn and combine two classic techniques to produce dazzling images on paper, for use as decorative paper or as stand-alone content.  On Saturday, we’ll make beautiful Prussian blue prints using cyanotype, one of photography’s earliest and easiest incarnations.  Then, we’ll set up the marbling tanks on Sunday and marble vivid color patterns onto our prints. More info

 

Guts of the Book with Kreh Mellick and Dana Fehsenfeld

Sat.-Sun., May 18-19, 10-5 p.m.; $217 + material fee

This class will be about the guts of the book, fast books, simple stories and making drawing accessible to the bookbinder. This class will put our very basic drawing skills to the test, creating narratives or simple sequences of drawn imagery. More info

 

Papermaking – Intensive with Frank Brannon

Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri., Sun.; May 20-21, 23-24, 26; 9-5 p.m.; $582

If you are interested in working independently in the BookWorks paper studio, and would like to prepare via a one-week intensive, this is the class for you. More info

 

Making Pastels with Larry Lou Foster

Wed., Jun. 5, 10-4 p.m.; $135

Learn to make and form your own pastels using dry pigments and gum tragacanth solutions. Some control over hardness and softness is possible with some colors. More info

 

Paste Paper with Larry Lou Foster

Thurs., Jun. 6, 6-8 p.m. (local students) or Fri., Jun. 7, 6-8 p.m. (out-of-town students), and Sat.-Sun., Jun. 8-9, 9-4 p.m.; $287

In this class Ms. Foster will demonstrate traditional combed and pulled patterns as well as contemporary variations of the same, making “block printed” papers, using ‘pattern jigs’ for editions and finishing papers. Explanations of patterns, techniques, tools and materials will be covered. More info

 

Pantins aka ‘Jumping Jacks’ with Larry Lou Foster

Tues.-Wed., Jun. 11-12, 9-4 p.m.; $260

Design, paint, cut and assemble a movable, string-operated Pantin, also known as ‘Jumping Jack.’ The instructor will have a special design, the “Mrs. Puss in Boots” that will be ready to paint cut and assemble for the class. More info

 

Pocket Diary, a 19th C. Historical Structure with Larry Lou Foster

Fri.-Sat., Jun. 14-15, 9-4 p.m. and Sun., Jun. 16, 9-1 p.m.; $317

The Pocket Diary is modeled after mid-19th century books. The simplicity of a case binding combined with complex details such as a tongue and strap closure, gusseted and plain pockets  result in an elegant, useful and unusual book. More info

 

Encaustic: Layering in Clear Beeswax with Celia Gray

Thurs.-Fri., Jun. 20-21, 10-5 p.m.; $227

In this class, we will explore the potential of transparent encaustic medium as a binder for layering imagery produced on paper. More info

 

Developing Creative Potential: Wood Engraving and Moku Hanga Relief Printing with Andy Farkas

Mon., Jun. 24, 6:30-9 p.m., Tues.-Fri., Jun. 25-28, 10-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun., Jun. 29-30, 10-5 p.m.; $575

New class model combining formal instruction with open work hours in the studio for students to practice.  Focus is on developing creativity as well as learning the art and craft of wood engraving and/or Moku Hanga. More info

 

Letterpress Printing – Intensive with Ele Annand, Lauri Corral, Jessica White

Sat.-Mon. & Wed.-Sun., Jul. 13-15 & 17-21; 10-5 p.m.; $823

Three incredible instructors have teamed up and put together a letterpress intensive for students who want to move forward quickly in a letterpress practice and are interested in working independently in the BookWorks letterpress studio. More info

 

Kakishibu and Coptic with Heather Hietala

Sat.-Sun., Jul. 27-28, 10-5 p.m.; $217 + materials fee

This class will introduce the wonders of kakishibu while creating a wonderful Coptic sewn blank journal. Kakishibu is a natural persimmon dye from Japan that imparts a wonderful warm brown tone to paper and cloth. More info

 

Information on April classes can be found in this blog post.

 

See Asheville Bookwork’s webpage for more information, including registration information.

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