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Author Miles Tager will lead “Writing for Change” workshop at Florence Thomas Art School on Nov. 10

Award-winning author Miles Tager, author of Grandfather Mountain, A Profile will offer a ‘Writing for Change’ creative writing workshop at the Florence Thomas Art School from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov 10. The Florence Thomas Art School is located in beautiful downtown West Jefferson, North Carolina.

“This workshop is not a class; there will be no grades or criticism,” Tager said. “Instruction will offer positive, practical techniques for both beginning and developing writers to get their ideas onto paper, and if they wish, published.”

His nonfiction book, Grandfather Mountain, A Profile, tracks the mountain's history from foundation 500 million years ago through evolutionary and human development to the present day.

Grandfather Mountain, A Profile, was published in 1999, based on research gathered in a successful campaign to save the mountain from a ski resort development. Grandfather Mountain is the highest, oldest, and most prominent mountain in the Blue Ridge chain, and unique in its history and ecology.

Tager has worked as a journalist and advocate for 30 years, writing for numerous newspapers and magazines, and garnering writing awards from Appalachian State University, the North Carolina Press Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina Writer’s Network.

Grandfather Mountain a Profile won the North Carolina Historical Society Book of the Year award in 1999 and is on the Approved Reading Lists for North Carolina Public Schools and libraries.

“All writing affects change, whether personal, professional, spiritual, or practical,” Tager said. “This workshop will address how to use the written work in both responding to, and creating change in your life and the lives of others.”

To register please call the Florence Thomas Art School at 336-846-3827. Participants are asked to bring a notebook and

a favorite book.

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