"Broadening Literature Aprreciation Through Shared Reading"

Friday, October 13th 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The American Landscape: an Exhibit and Reception

with John Ehle and Local Arts Community Land Breakers
The American Landscape is a national jurored competition and

exhibition of visual art about artists’ perceptions of the landscape of America.
Associated Artists Gallery




Saturday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Dress rehearsal, "Page to Stage"

NCSA Performance Place

Free--Tickets not required


Sunday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m.

A Staged Reading of The Land Breakers
North Carolina School of the Arts, The Thrust, Performance
(A free, ticketed event.

Call the Steven's Center at 336-723-6320, or the NCSA Ticket Office)

* A dress rehersal will be held October 14, 6pm in the Thrust Theatre publice may attendwithout a ticket





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        Culminating Event--This Weekend

On October 15, 2006, an unprecedented multi-media, dramatic staged reading of John Ehle's novel, “The Land Breakers,” will be performed at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA). This is the culminating event for the Forsyth County Public Library's "On the Same Page'' community reading program.


"Page to Stage" brings to stage John Ehle's great gift of storytelling, honoring his place in the literature and history of North Carolina. "Page to Stage" will showcase the talents of numerous actors and artists from the Winston-Salem community and NCSA .

Daniel McKinny will direct an ensemble cast in Laura Hart McKinny's adaptation of “The Land Breakers.”

Contributing their professional support and talent are Altair, a local casting agency; NCSA faculty members Burton Rencher, David Yewdall, David McHugh, John Le Blanc, Richard Clabaugh, John Toia, David Smith, and Norman Coates as well as deans Joseph P. Tilford and Gerald Freedman. 

Two NCSA seniors, Matt Sherman and Nick Kunstle, are also part of the team.

"On the Same Page" celebrates Winston-Salem author John Ehle and his life's work by featuring “The Land Breakers,” Ehle's riveting chronicle of the harsh realities of early Appalachian settlement, in the fifth year of the public library's Community Reading Program. Music, dance, art, and pioneer events inspired by Ehle's novel, in addition to readings and book discussion groups, are part of the celebration running from August 27 - October 15.

The performance will be 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 15, in the Proscenium Thrust Theatre of Performance Place on the NCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

      This is a free, ticketed event. Please reserve your tickets through the NCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945.

More than 500 attend the "Kick Off"




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Author, John Ehle read with passion from The Land Breakers ,

sharing his story of the first settlers to the Western North Carolina mountains .




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