Friday, September 15th @ 7:30PM
Doors open at 7 PM and the program begins at 7:30.
When we sell out there will be standing room, so arrive at 7:00 to claim your seat.
Free parking is available in the lot across from The Grove House, while supplies last.
Tickets cost $9 online and $10 at the door.
Stephanie Renae Johnson is a Pushcart Prize nominated author and a finalist for the 2016 Claire Keyes poetry award. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of The Passed Note. Her work has been published by Parenthetical and Penny, among others. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband and their seven bookshelves.
Before she retired and fell madly, besottedly in love with Asheville, Megan Miller spent the bulk of her career in environmental analysis, compliance and remediation.
Fortunately she will not be sharing anecdotes about her time in sewage treatment tonight, but has instead offered to speak on a set of job duties that she never expected to have.
Richard L Bergh
"Richard Lyon Bergh is an award-winning writer, actor, and director for stage, screen, and literary publication. He is currently living and creating in Asheville, NC. Richard graduated from Wilmington University and has studied his craft under the tutelage of several great mentors and schools, including The Delaware Theatre Company, The NYS3 Meisner Acting Conservatory, and the Asheville School of Film. He can be reached at RichardLBergh@gmail.com"
Powerful creativity is born when we can imagine the possibilities from on-hand materials. In Brett’s world these materials include pop culture, media, technology, and entertainment. As a futurist, Brett is brought in to help corporations see what is coming in these areas so they can prepare programming, marketing, and the unimagined into their planning cycles early enough to be on time.
Brett is adept at traveling deep into the rabbit hole of technology or far out into the universe of the mind. Originally a computer scientist, Brett quickly turned toward world travelling religious philosophy and achieving World Champ status in Ultimate Frisbee. Since settling down in Black Mountain with his wife and three children, Brett has focused his attention on the art of stories in all their many shapes and sizes.
In the last ten years, Brett has been all of the following:
-Producer and Director of his documentary The World in One Beach
-Director of Design and Technology for HATCHAsheville
-Executive Director of TEDxAsheville
-Futurist to Turner Broadcasting via Native Marketing
-Game Designer as Sheepsknuckles
-Head Coach for the first Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team in Charlotte, NC
-Emcee at 5-Point Film Festival
-C-3PO at Spoken Word
-Currently as Creative Director for UGoTour
Amy Climer teaches teams to be creative and innovative. She is a speaker, trainer, and coach in creativity, innovation, team development, and leadership. Through her company Climer Consulting she teaches research-based practices, tools, and techniques teams can use to innovate on demand. Amy holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University and a Master’s degree in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire. She is trained or certified in Creative Problem Solving, Immunity to Change, and the FourSight Thinking System. She developed the Deliberate Creative Teams Scale to help teams understand how to increase their creativity. Amy is the host of The Deliberate Creative, a podcast and blog designed to teach others how to facilitate innovation in teams. She is the designer of Climer Cards, a creativity and teambuilding tool used by thousands to deepen team conversations and generate ideas. In 2016, she won the Karl Rhonke Creativity Award from the Association for Experiential Education.
I am one of five siblings (two women, three men) and mother to three grown sons. I grew up in Florida, and have lived in WV, NC, NY and Erie, PA. I moved to Asheville in January, 2014.
I was educated as an RN and worked primarily in the Operating Room and the Dialysis Unit. During the past twelve years and currently, I have been a Geriatric Care Manager/Advocate. This job consists of making sure an elderly person gets the care they need and want, doesn’t get the care they don’t want, and provides planning, management, and support for the person and family as healthcare needs and wants change. Really, what's so hard about that?
Adam Knapp has lived near the French Broad River a couple of decades. He teaches literacy in the local schools.