Schedule

 

On the Same Page
Literary Festival Events

To reserve a spot and make an online payment for any of the events that require a reservation and have a charge, please click here to go to the Arts Council Donations page.  Then check the box entitled “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund.”  You can then proceed from there.

To make a reserve a spot for those events that require a reservation but are free, please call the Arts Council at 336-846-ARTS (846-2787).

Tuesday, September 16

4:00 pm
Workshop for Teachers with Allan Wolf.  For area teachers.  Ashe Library  Friends Room

7:30 pm
An Evening with Elliot Engel.  Join us as Dr. Engel presents “Our Slippery Mother Tongue: A Light History of the English Language”.  Ashe Arts Center.  Tickets and reservations required.  Please call the Arts Council to make your reservation.

Wednesday, September 17

11:00 am
Alan Hodge of Our State magazine.  Friends of the Library presentation.  Reading, discussion and Q and A.  See how much you know about North Carolina!  Ashe Library Friends Room.

2:00 – 5:00 pm
Georgann Eubanks presents a writing workshop, Writing from Nature.  Here’s what Georgann has to say:  ‘Henry James said, “Be one upon whom nothing is lost.”  For the writer, that means attending to your surroundings with concentration, focus, a sense of wonder, access to metaphor, and a driving curiosity.  In this workshop, we’ll use the natural world as the basis for a series of writing prompts that will help you create a daily practice designed to sharpen your descriptive skills and sense of story.  Whether you write poetry or prose, we’ll aim to complete and share the results of five exercises.  Please bring along a favorite reference book-a field guide to birds, trees, waterfalls-anything pertaining to Nature.’  Ashe County Library Friends Room.  Reservations required.  Limited to 15 participants.  Please call the Arts Council to reserve your spot.

Thursday, September 18

9:00 am
Workshop with Allan Wolf.  Writer’s workshop.  Ashe County Library Friends Room.  Reservations required.  Please call the Arts Council for reservations.

Noon
Literary Trails Luncheon with Georgann Eubanks and Donna Campbell.    ‘As NC writer Tom Earnhart tells us, every North Carolinian has a “river address.”  In fact, our state has an unusual number of river basins that help to define our history, the shape of our landscapes, our flora and fauna, and our literature from the writers who have lived along the banks of these many rivers.  We’ll take a trip across the state connecting writers to the water that influenced them, including some excerpts from past and present On the Same Page writers: Kay Byer, Philip Gerard, Ron Rash, John Hart, Fred Chappell, and Lee Smith.’ Boxed lunches.  Reservations required. $10 charge

2:00 pm
Bob Inman will discuss his newest book, The Governor’s Lady, and other topics.  Reading, discussion and Q and A.  Ashe County Library Friends Room.

7:30 pm
Wiley Cash.  Readings and discussion.  Ashe Arts Center.

Friday, September 19

10:00 – 6:00 pm
12th Annual Quilt Fair.  Piecemakers Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Fair.  Jefferson Station.

10:00 am
Phillip Gerard.  Readings, discussion and Q and A.  Ashe County Library Friends Room.

Noon
Lunch with an Author.  Informal discussions over lunch (local restaurants and venues TBA) with your favorite author and a chance to visit up close and personal.  Chat, ask questions and share a meal.  Dutch Treat.  Authors include Wilton Barnhardt, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Wiley Cash, Phillip Gerard, Bob Inman and Daniel Wallace.  Sign up for an author of your choice.  Each lunch limited to 15 participants.  Reservations required.  Please call the Arts Council to make your reservation.

2:00 pm
Kathryn Stripling Byer.  Readings, discussion and Q and A.  Ashe County Library Friends Room.

2:30 pm
Georgia Bonesteel.  Readings and discussion and Q and A.  Quilt Fair, Jefferson Station.

3:00 – 6:00 pm
Book Fair.  In addition to our Festival authors, we have many wonderful local and regional authors.  Come and meet them and take a look at their offerings!  Books available for purchase.  Ashe Arts Center.

7:30 pm
Daniel Wallace.  He has been on the NY Times bestseller list.  His book has become a Broadway hit – now come and meet him and hear about his latest endeavors!  Reading, discussion and Q and A.  Ashe Arts Center.

Saturday, September 20

8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ashe County Farmers Market.  Browse the wonderful produce, crafts, baked goods and more all handmade and homegrown in beautiful Ashe County.

8:30 am
Page Turner’s Breakfast.  For donors to the OTSP Festival.  Doss-Arvidson home.  By Invitation Only.  Want to become a Page Turner and join this event?  Please visit the Page Turner’s link under How to Help on this website.

10:00 am
Wilton Barnhardt.  Readings, discussion and Q and A from his novels including Lookaway, Lookaway.  Under the tent at the Ashe County Farmers Market.

10:00 – 4:00 pm
12th Annual Quilt Fair.  Piecemakers Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Fair.  Jefferson Station.

10:15 am
Georgia Bonesteel.  Readings, discussion and Q and A.  Quilt Fair, Jefferson Station.

Noon
On the Same Plate Luncheon.  Enjoy a delicious catered luncheon and an always interesting and spirited panel discussion featuring our Festival authors Wilton Barnhardt, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Wiley Cash, Georgann Eubanks, Phillip Gerard, Bob Inman, and Daniel Wallace.  $15 charge for this event, reservations required. West Jefferson United Methodist Church, Hensley Hall.

2:30 pm
Page Crafters Awards.  Always a treat to hear the winning entries in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry read by the authors themselves!  Ashe County Library Friends Room.