Special Events                       

As part of the 5th Annual Community Reading Program 

Live Events and Book Discussions are being held

around the community.

Join Us...





                                                              Sunday, August 27th at 3:00 p.m      Kick Off












Appalachian Music performed by Polecat Creek and Rhonda Gouge.

A reading by John Ehle and reflections on his work by Appalachian scholar, Dr. Carol Boggess of Mars Hill College. Silent auction of book number 1 of 250 signed, limited- edition copies of The Land Breakers.
The Arts Council Theatre (a free, ticketed event.

Call any Forsyth County Public Library, 703-BOOK, to reserve a ticket.)





Sunday, September 10th from 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
Folk Fest: Fiddle & Bow Society
Dramatic readings by Robin Voiers from The Land Breakers
Reynolda Gardens


Sunday, September 17th at 3:00 p.m.
Film Showing: The Journey of August King

Film based upon John Ehle’s novel, The Journey of August King,

starring Jason Patric, Thandie Newton and Sam Waterston.

Filmed in North Carolina (91 minutes, PG-13). Hosted by the N.C. School of the Arts and RiverRun International Film Festival.
North Carolina School of the Arts, ACE Theatre


Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm

 Book Discussion Group 

Clemmons Branch Library


Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Reviving The Land Breakers: A Publisher's Journey (and Challenge)
Ever wondered how a book is published? Press 53 publishers Kevin Watson and Sheryl Monks explain the publishing process from idea to publication and the unique problems with publishing a classic novel.
Central Library Auditorium


Friday, September 22nd at 7:00pm

Book Discussion Group

First Baptist Church


Sunday, September 24th at 3:00 p.m.
Conserving Piedmont Lands
The Piedmont Land Conservancy with Kathy Treanor, author of Forever These Lands.
Central Library Auditorium, 660 West Fifth Street


Monday, September 25th at noon

Book Discussion Group

Reynolda Branch Library


Monday September 25th at 7:00 pm

"The Landbreakers and the Immigrant Experience"

Southside Branch Library


Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m.
The Word is Out: Open Mic Poetry
Optional theme is "Breaking New Ground."

This is a multigenerational, community gathering.

The featured poet reads first, open mic follows.
Central Library Auditorium


Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00 pm

Book Discussion Group

Lewisville Branch Library


Thursday, September 28th at Noon

Book Discussion Group

Central Library


Saturday, September 30th from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On the Same Page Appalachian crafts and games at the Dixie Classic Fair
Drawings for a free copy of the book at 12 noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Yesterday’s Village, Dixie Classic Fair




Sunday, October 1st at 3:00 p.m.
Film Showing: The Winter People
Film based upon John Ehle’s novel, The Winter People,

starring Kurt Russell, Kelly McGillis and Lloyd Bridges.

Filmed in Avery County, North Carolina (1 hour 51 minutes, PG-13).
Central Library Auditorium


Monday, October 2nd at noon

Tobaccoville Women's Club

Book Discussion

Tobaccoville Community Center


Tuesday, October 3rd

Book Discussion

Rural Hall Branch Library


Thursday, October 5th noon

Book Discussion

Kernersville Branch Library



Friday, October 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Contra Dance at the Gallery HopJoin in a Contra Dance in celebration of The Land Breakers at DADA's October Gallery Hop.
Arts District at Sixth and Trade Streets, Downtown Winston-Salem

Sunday, October 8th at 3:00 p.m.
Pick Up Your Ears for an Afternoon of
Appalachian and Jack Tales
Bring the family, pick up your ears
Central Library  


Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group

Walkertown Branch Library


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


Sunday, October 15th at 10:00 am

Book Discussion Group

Carver School Branch


Tuesday, October 17th at Noon

Book Discussion Group

MalloryJordan East Winston Heritage Center


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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On The Same Page "Kick Off"



Sunday August 27




The Arts Council Theater


A Reading by John Ehle

Appalachian Music by Polecat Creek

Reflections on Ehle by Dr. Carol Boggess, Mars Hill College

Silent Auction of Ltd Edition copies



Call any Forsyth County Library

to Reserve your FREE ticket




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