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Earlier this fall, Donna Glee Williams taught a writing class at the Folk School: “Write What You Don’t Know.” In the class, students took inspiration from life at the Folk School to find prompts for writing stories, pushing past the boundaries of their own experiences. Don M. Benson, Sr., a student in the class, shared […]

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Meet Host Donna Glee Williams

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 28, 2016

in Fiber Arts, Host & Work/Study, Interview, Weaving, Writing

Our current host, Donna Glee Williams, is a writer of fantasies for the teenager in all of us, as well as being a seminar leader, dream worker, and creative coach. She has recently published two novels and her work has been featured in anthologies, literary magazines, academic journals, spoken-word podcasts, and more. She even came […]

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Discovering Author Valerie Nieman

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 3, 2015

in Featured Classes, Featured Teacher, Writing

Acclaimed North Carolina writer Valerie Nieman will be teaching The Breath of Life: Discovering and Depicting Characters at the Folk School, July 5-10, 2015. This month brings the release of her second poetry collection, “Hotel Worthy.” CP: How long have you taught at the Folk School? VN: Hard question! I don’t have a great memory for dates. Several […]

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Japanese aesthetic philosophy inspires us all the way from the Far East to the Folk School. Radically different from Western design, Japanese design principles mesh especially well with the Folk School due to an emphasis on simplicity, unobtrusive beauty, function, irregularity, weathered textures, nature, and tranquility. Cultivate a bonsai, write a haiku, try Ikebana flower arranging, learn about traditional […]

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Facing the Footwork

by Melinda James on September 25, 2014

in Featured Classes, Writing

Are you trying to write a memoir or a novel? Let me guess… you aren’t sure how to get started because of the mountain of notes & information that need organized. A new and unique writing class called “Facing the Footwork” with instructor Dana Wildsmith will teach how to organize all your ideas and information you […]

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