Tuesday, October 17, 2006


As The 2006 Community Reading Program wraps up for the year, we seek your help. Your comments on the series of events around The Land Breakers serve great value to our planning a successful 2007 event. Please give us feedback on your favorite event during the 2006 series. What did you think of this year's book selection? Do you have a book recommendation for the next "On the Same Page" program?
There is also a survey on our main website if you will fill it out.

The goal of "On the Same Page" is to encourage the entire community to get involved in reading. Thank you for making the fifth annual event one of our best !

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


This weekend two of the highlights for "On the Same Page" reading program will take place. The dress rehersal of "Page to Stage" on Saturday night and the unprecedented multi-media, dramatic staged reading of John Ehle's novel, “The Land Breakers,” performed at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) on Sunday is a grande finale of exciting proportions. This "Page to Stage" event culminates the Forsyth County Public Library's 2006 community reading program.

"Page to Stage" will bring to stage John Ehle's great gift of storytelling. "Page to Stage" will showcase the talents of numerous actors and artists from the Winston-Salem community and NCSA . Daniel McKinny will direct an ensemble cast in Laura Hart McKinny's adaptation of “The Land Breakers.”

Contributing their professional support and talent are Altair, a local casting agency; North Carolina School of the Arts NCSA faculty members Burton Rencher, David Yewdall, David McHugh, John Le Blanc, Richard Clabaugh, John Toia, David Smith, and Norman Coates as well as deans Joseph P. Tilford and Gerald Freedman.

Two NCSA seniors, Matt Sherman and Nick Kunstle, are also part of the team.

"On the Same Page" celebrates Winston-Salem author John Ehle and his life's work by featuring “The Land Breakers,” We've all enjoyed Ehle's riveting chronicle of the harsh realities of early Appalachian settlement. Sunday's performance will be at 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 15, in the Proscenium Thrust Theatre of Performance Place on the NCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem. Sunday's performance is free, but tickets need to be reserved through the NCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945.
No tickets are necessary to attend the dress rehersal Saturday night.

This Friday night, October 13, a juried exhibit of The American Landscape will be held at the Associated Artists Gallery from 5-7 pm. John Ehle will be a special guest at this reception of visual art perceptions of early American landscape.The Associated Artist Gallery is located at 301 West Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Parking is available behind AAWS on Cherry St.
All in all, a great weekend of events to celebrate
a well read community.