2013 Hillsborough Arts Alive Festival

June 2013

Day 1: Tuesday June 18th at 7 pm


Living Poetry Matthews Chocolates 

107 N Churton Street

Stop by for an evening of poetic verse and dessert. Living Poetry will host a poetry open mic.  Read your own poems, the work of other poets or just stop by to listen and indulge in locally made chocolates, lattes and quadruple layer cakes.                                                                       

For more information go to www.livingpoetry .com


Day 2:  Wednesday June 19th at 6:30pm 

Our Dinner with Andrea

Cucina e Canzoni with Award–Winning Soprano Andrea Edith Moore

A Feast of Food and Song, Italian Style

by reservation only 

Antonia's Restaurant

101 N.Churton Street

Seats are limited; please e-mail csalvadore.1@gmail.com or call 919 643 7722 as soon as possible This event will bring together fine dining and the beauty of professional opera music.   Ms. Moore serves on the voice faculty at UNC Chapel Hill. She has performed with companies including the Hamburg Kammeroper, Central City Opera, Aspen Music Festival and the North Carolina Opera and has received the distinguished Yale School of Music alumni award twice.  There will be a 5-course dinner served family style accompanied by selected wines and each course will be introduced by an aria.


Day 3:  Thursday, June 20 6:45 to 7:45

'Vision and Voice'

'The Marriage of Pen and Palette'

Eno Gallery 

100 South Churton St

Poet Sheridan Bushnell will share her poetry inspired by paintings in the current Exhibition byMike Hoyt and Kristen Gibson titled 'Broad Strokes'. 


The artists will share their thoughts about their inspiration for the paintings. Sheridan Bushnell has spoken to a wide range of audiences including Shakespeare and Company in Paris France and was a featured poet at the Canadian National Arts Centre International Literary Festival. Ms Bushnell has authored five books and was featured in the film 'Dancing the Dream Awake' reciting her poem “Drink of This and Drown,” Sheridan was the catalyst and key contributor to this UNESCO/North Carolina Film Foundation Film.Audience comments and questions will be encouraged. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.


More info at www.enogallery.net


Thursday, June 20, 8-9 pm 

Pages and Stages

Staged Readings at the Hillsborough Arts Council

102  N Churton St (across from Antonia's)

Daniel Wallace & Michael Malone reading from new novels and adaptations of their works with special guest star Jane Holding performing new fiction by Allan Gurganus, Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle.


A free event sponsored by the  Hillsborough Arts Council and Purple Crow Books. Autographed Books Available. Wine and Cheese.

September 2013

Day 1: Sunday September 15  1-3pm


121 N Churton ST, Hillsborough

A reading by  Poet Max Preston

This event is free to the public


Max Preston is a man of many identities, depending on where you might have met him. You may remember him as an attorney, business executive, volunteer for good causes and community leadership across the country. With all of that, he has been writing poetry most of the years of his life. Preston is the author of previous published works: The Phoenix Collection and Other Poems and Views of Christmas.


Day 2: Thursday September 19 at 8pm

Good Ole Girls and Other Songs for Southern Women  

performed by Callie Warner and Richard Tazewell and guest author Jill McCorkle

As Pages and Stages was about how written fiction becomes a play or a film or a monologue or a musical, this program will be about how story becomes lyric becomes song.




Tickets are $10.00 and may be at purchased at the Hillsborough Arts Council between

12 and 4 Wed thru Sat or at Purple Crow Books 109 W King St 919 732-1711 during reg business hours.

Richard Tazewell and Callie Warner play a variety of musical styles including jazz, blues, classic rock and caribbean. They create an experience that transports listeners to a familiar and joyful time Jill McCorkle has the distinction of having her first two novels published on the same day in 1984. Of these novels, The New York Times Book Review said, “One suspects the author of The Cheer Leaderis a born novelist, with July 7th, she is also a full grown one.” Since then she has published three other novels—her latest, Life After Life  and four collections of short stories. Five of her books have been named New York Times notable books. McCorkle has received the New England Booksellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature and the North Carolina Award for Literature. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

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