Monday, September 15, 2014

Don't Miss Allan Wolf - Poet & Storyteller Extraordinarie!

A special program for children (and adults) of all ages takes place at 9:00 a.m. the library this Thursday, September 18. Alan Wolf will be visiting to inspire us with stories and poems as part of Ashe County's On the Same Pager Literary Festival.
Allan Wolf is an author, poet, performer and educator who lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and three kids. After three years teaching at Virginia Tech, Wolf became the Educational Director for Poetry Alive!, a national touring company that presents theatrical poetry shows for all ages. Wolf is also a member of The Dead Poets, a musical trio who transform classic poetry into toe-tapping tunes. An active organizer in the early days of the poetry slam competitions, Wolf’s mission has always been to take poetry to the people. His home town made history in 1995 as the smallest city to ever win the coveted National Poetry Slam Championship title. Wolf now writes and presents full time. Conducting more than one hundred presentations every year, Allan Wolf is a veteran traveler through all the diverse worlds of verse from poetry slams to public schools, salons to saloons. And with literally hundreds of poems committed to memory, Wolf is always ready to spin out a stanza or two. Got rhyme? You might be interested in checking out Allan Wolf's novel The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic. This story recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself. The library display cases also feature a Titanic memorabilia collection, on loan by Stephen Fox. Be sure to take a look at this amazing exhibit while visiting the library (through the month of September).

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