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Event Date: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:30pm Important: Buying your ticket ensures entry to the Writers' Day event, but does not register you for workshops. To register for workshops fill out the form here after purchasing your ticket. Buy Tickets Event Schedule 8-9 am Registration 9-10 am Introduction of Speakers 10-11:30 Workshops 11:30-Noon Book Sales and Signings Noon-1 pm Lunch 1:15-4:30 Workshops 7-9 pm An Evening of Words and Music at Heartwood Workshops 10:00am - Keepers of…Find out more »
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The culmination of Writers’ Day events is a not-to-be-missed showcase of readings by participants Sharyn McCrumb, Don Johnson, and Catherine Bush, accompanied by music from award-winning musicians Wyatt Rice, Claiborne Woodall, and Jack Hinshelwood. Rice and Woodall frequently play as a guitar duo together throughout the region. Jack Hinshelwood is the Executive Director of the Crooked Road, based at Heartwood, and a longtime guitar accompanist to Sharyn McCrumb’s reading from her Ballad novels. Admission is free for Writer's Day participants.
Writers’ Day is a day-long series of workshops on a variety of writing genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting, culminating in a “Words and Music” celebration in the evening. This year’s participants include writers John Hardy, Jim Minick, Thorpe Moeckel, and Mark Powell, plus musicians Wyatt Rice and Claiborne Woodall.Find out more »
Friday, July 28, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Writers’ Day events will feature a grand finale showcase of readings by participants John Hardy, Jim Minick, Thorpe Moeckel, and Mark Powell. The authors will be accompanied by regional celebrities and award-winning guitar duo Wyatt Rice and Claiborne Woodall.
Rice and Woodall frequently play as a guitar duo together throughout the region. Wyatt Rice is a member of the Tony Rice Unit and a master of the new acoustic style of flat-picked guitar. He has frequently performed on the Grand Ole Opry and with numerous artists including Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, and the Lonesome River Band. Claiborne Woodall has placed highly in several guitar competitions and performed with numerous acoustic groups throughout the region. He has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, NPR radio, Floydfest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, and acoustic venues throughout the East.
Admission is $10 at the door or free for Writers’ Day participants.Find out more »