Five Oaks Academy hosted its first Artisan Series on October 15. The focus of the evening was on creative writing. It was a powerful and moving presentation led by FOA Parent, Anna Katherine Freeland, and her collaborator, Carol Young Gallagher. Anna Katherine and Carol read collections from The Writers Block Project that led to the publication, “Didn’t See It Coming”. Both women are celebrating their fourth anniversary of teaching creative writing to prison inmates at Perry Correctional Institution.
The collection of writing from their project has been endorsed by the S.C. Artist Commission and has received rave reviews. George Ella Lyon, author of “Where I’m From” praised the collection by saying, “Strength and suffering, heartbreak and hope find voice in this powerful collection of writers from The Writers Block.”
We were honored to have this workshop and we have copies of their book, “Didn’t See It Coming”, in the front office available to purchase for $15.00. A portion of the proceeds go to future publications for this non-profit organization.
The Artisan Series is open to the public. There are three more Artisan Series events this school year with a focus on gardening, art and cooking as we continue our mission of being life long learners. Don’t miss the fun!