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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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Luttie May Comes Alive

by Martha Ann Wilkerson on August 26, 2014

in Around Campus, Hear from Students, We Still Make Things, Writing

“I can’t believe it’s over!” said Luttie May.  “Maybe I should have left my suitcase in the room at Rock House so we’d have to come back and get it.” “And you were dreading the class before we got here,” laughed Irene.  “I guess you’re glad you came. “Yes, I am!” said Luttie May. Luttie […]

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Craft Heaven

by Carol Bjorlie on June 24, 2014

in Featured Classes, Writing

The cusp: a potter at her wheel, wood turner at his bench, weaver and loom, blacksmith and forge, fiddler and fiddle, glass-maker and fire, writer and page. Craft communities are small heavens open to ordinary and extraordinary people. As I prepare to teach Crafting Words at the J. C. Campbell Folk School (Aug. 22 – […]

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