Kim Winter Mako brings her background as an actor to this one-day workshop on how to write compelling fictional characters. Whether you have a character you'd like to develop further, or you’re looking to generate new characters, we’ll explore ways to go deeper and bring life onto the page through craft elements such as dialogue, place, and physicality. Students should expect writing exercises and prompts in class, handouts to read, as well as sharing and receiving work in a supportive environment.
Asheville writers--The Flatrion Writers have been a writing/critique group in Asheville for 25 years. Come celebrate with us at our FREE event 2/8 at UpCountry Brewing Company. Finger foods provided, cash bar. We'll be screening a documentary about us (Directed by Maryedith Burrell), and other guests to speak will be from The Flatiron Writers Room and Connect Beyond Festival. Come hang with us, meet other writers, and learn about some fun things coming down the pike. Please RSVP so we can get a good headcount for food. Hope to see you!
Hey AVL Writers - Do you have a fictional character you're wrestling with or are you looking to generate some new character ideas? In my 6-week workshop we'll be talking about characters in relation to other craft elements in fiction, and I'll be sharing some of my experience as an actor and how that's helped me to dream up and flesh out characters on the page. Come join me, beginning 9/3/18.
Lawdy. Lawdy, it's late July. Which means it's too hot to think of new themes and write new stories. So as we do from time to time, Listen to This, stories and more on stage, returns Thursday, July 26th, with The Best of Listen to This 2018. Featuring stories by George Awad, Sharon Feingold, Kim Mako, and Jill Summers. Plus comedy from Blaine Perry and more. Hosted by Tom Chalmers. The show is at 35 Below (back behind Asheville Community Theatre), 35 E.. Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Start time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 and do tend to go faster than box fans at a big box store in a blistering heat wave. Call (828) 254-1320, go to http://ashevilletheatre.org/shows-events/35-below/ or visit the ACT box office. It would be best if you did so sooner than letter. Best wishes.
I've had a fantastic year enjoying my residency at the Ramsey Library at UNCA. Come out on 12/12/17 to say hi and hear a few selections from my short story collection.
As was foretold, Listen to This returns this Thursday with an expanded format that promises stories and more on stage. Asheville's long-running monthly series will continue to explore themes through stories so good they should be shared with an audience, but it will now also do through sketch, song, and other performing possibilities. In honor of the Ides of March, this month's theme is "Don't Say You Weren't Warned" - failing to heed the red flags. For centuries, humans have willfully ignored warning signs only to end up down a dead-end street, end up dead, or worse, end up with Donald Trump as President. Touching on this topic will be storyteller Todd Lester, writer Kim Winter Mako, comedian Joe Shelton, host... Tom Chalmers, and more. The show is one week earlier than usual, this time falling on the fourth not final Thursday of the month, Thursday, March 23rd. The show starts at 7:30 and typically runs 90 minutes. Listen to This is presented at 35 Below (back behind Asheville Community Theatre), 35 E. Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Tickets are $15 and be advised do tend to sell out. For tickets, call (828) 254-1320, visit the ACT box office, or go to http://ashevilletheatre.org/events/listen-to-this/
Hear the oracle's clarion call, be there or be square!
Listen to This, stories on stage, returns Thursday, January 26th, with its first show of 2017, "When Life Pelts You with Lemons" - stories of making the best of a bad situation. This year already has many people wondering whether they should basically give up and groundhog it for the next four years or whether they should brace up and bushwack their way through to a bright clearing. Whether your government, your job, your injuries, or your inlaws at the holidays, we have all been faced with difficult days and weeks and months and years. How we respond to the "lose a turn" spin is what makes this Wheel of Fortune game called Life worth watching. Some buckle but some are able to make the best of a bad situation and have quite a tale to tell about it. Featuring stories by Kim Winter Mako, Eamon Martin, Bill Wilson and more. Plus a song and banter by Josh Batenorst. Hosted by Tom "the fires of hell help me keep my figure" Chalmers.
Thursday, January 26th at 7:30 PM at 35 Below (back behind Asheville Community Theatre), 35 E. Walnut Street. Asheville, NC 28801. Tickets are $15. Call (828) 254-1320, go to www.ashevilletheatre.org, or visit the ACT box office.