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Local Program: August Creative Writing Program for Teens

Do you know of a teenager that loves to write or read mysteries? They can come and write their own mystery. They can bring their own ideas and stories or a favorite book to the Henderson County Public Library. No experience necessary. Writing Workshop for Teens sponsored by the Friends of the Library. There is no charge for this program.

The Writing Workshop for Teens will be held over 3 weeks on August 10, 17 and 24th from 1-3pm at the Henderson County Public Main Library in the Children’s Auditorium at 301 N Washington Street, Hendersonville. The workshop will be led by Johanna Erlenbach, who has worked with Flat Rock Playhouse and recently written and published the first book in her own mystery series, The Cleaning Chronicles.

To register for the program or for more information call (828) 697-4725. http://library.hendersoncountync.org/hcpl_teenEvents.html


New: My first book Is now on Amazon.com – check it out. For more info go to The Whispered Promise

Never in my wildest dreams would I ever have considered myself being an author. Previous to writing, my career was in drama, acting, and stage management.

After the 2010 season ended at Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina, and the winter was upon us. I asked a friend what I should do in the off season. She told me to start writing. My response was “write what”?
Previously in years past I had a chemically free cleaning business. I started tape recording in the evenings all the odd or unusual things I had observed while cleaning at these homes. I dug out the tape recording and transcribed everything I had recorded.

I reread the transcription and sat down with the pages in the attempt to form it into something. Eventually, writing with paper and pencil the words started to flow and it turned into book one of THE CLEANING CHRONICLESTHE WHISPERED PROMISE”.

Following book one during the winters, after the Flat Rock Playhouse season, I continued to write book two “Just Between Friends in THE MYSTERY OF THE DIRTY HAND PRINT”, and currently I am now working on book three: “THE CODE IS IN THE CUCKOO! WHO’S CUCKOO?! WHO’S CUCKOO?
I would like to thank all the people who made this possible through reading my books and providing me objective feedback and inspiration!

Note: Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina {Hyperlink}

Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina, is located in Western North Carolina in the Village of Flat Rock.

I started at Flat Rock Playhouse in 1967 and learned from the founder, Robroy Farquhar about the history of the Vagabonds and the process of creating a professional theatre company. Robroy created the Vagabond Players in 1937. They presented their first summer season of plays at The Old Mill Playhouse at Highland Lake for the local community.

After WWII the Vagabond Players returned to the area and opened a playhouse at Lake Summit. They were successful and in 1952 they opened a larger and permanent home in Flat Rock. They rented a big top to perform under. The stories about manning the tent in a rain storm were unbelievable!
Flat Rock Playhouse was designated The State Theatre of North Carolina in 1961 by Act of The North Carolina General Assembly. The Flat Rock Playhouse currently has two locations one in Flat Rock, the main theatre, and one on Main Street in Hendersonville. The Flat Rock Playhouse season runs for nine months from spring to the end of the year.

The main theatre includes Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and theatre for young audiences. The second space is in Hendersonville on Main Street and the season includes Music on the Rock, Broadway musicals, comedy drama, and theatre for young people.

The playhouse also provides education in the performing arts including a professional series, a summer and fall college apprentice and intern program, year-round classes and workshops for students from kindergarten through adults.

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