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Connect: Beyond The Page Festival & Conference
April 20 - April 22
The inaugural 3-day event “explores how music, film, and storytelling can influence social change [and] features a mix of panels, speakers, and performances.”
- Early 3-Day Bird GA Passes $99.00
- Regular 3-Day GA Passes $149.00
- VIP 3-Day Passes $249.00
Featured Events include:
- Art in Action – What role and responsibility does an artist/ creator take on by pushing a message of social change and action out into the world? How and when should you use your voice to raise awareness for a social justice or political cause?
- Ready, Set, Action! – How do we take social change beyond the awareness phase and into actionable steps?
- Art and the Perception of Reality – How changing the narrative can influence human behavior and inspire social change.
- The Art of Adaptation — How to maintain the artistic integrity of a story when changing the format from one format to another.
- The Art of Pitching — You’ve made a great piece of art, now what? How to get your art packaged and noticed.
- Character Development — A session exploring how to develop unforgettable characters for the page and screen.
- From Story to Song – How to take long form stories and incorporate them into song form.
- Plus More Panels And Performances To Be Announced!
Featured Panelists & Performers include:
- Ben Sollee — cellist, community activist
- Big Chief Juan Pardo — musician, Mardi Gras Indian Chief
- Billy Edd Wheeler – author, songwriter
- Bob Boilen — host of NPR’s All Songs Considered
- Christopher Paul Stelling – singer-songwriter
- Jay Erskine Leutze — author, conservationist
- Johnny Irion — musician, producer
- Joyce Ferder Rankin – two-time emmy winning journalist, filmmaker
- Lydia Diamond — award-winning playwright
- Scott Sherratt – producer, director
- William Horberg – author
- More participants to be announced
Participating Locations include:
- The Orange Peel
- Central United Methodist Church
- The Grail Movie House
- Asheville Social Hall
- Asheville Community Theatre