Center names first writer-in-residence

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 21, 2011

Center for Faith & the Arts has announced the appointment of their first writer-in-residence, Jenny Hubbard.
She will be offering writing workshops through the Center, writing for the Center’s magazine, “Muse & Spirit,” and facilitating the education component of St. Thomas Players, the drama troupe of CFA.
Hubbard, a native of Salisbury, taught English for 17 years at Catawba College, James Madison University, Woodberry Forest School and Charlotte Country Day School.
She won awards for her work in the classroom before turning to the solitary pursuit of writing fulltime. Her first novel, “Paper Covers Rock,” will be published by Random House this June, and her plays have been produced by a handful of theaters this side of the Mississippi.
Over the past seven years, Hubbard has been involved with St. Thomas Players. This past June, she appeared in their production of “Rabbit Hole” — one of the great privileges of her life, she reports.
She also feels extremely privileged to have been named the first writer-in-residence for Center for Faith & the Arts. In February, she will begin holding writing workshops at the center, open to anyone in the community.
Hubbard lives in Asheville with her husband Steve Cobb and is a volunteer with The Literacy Council of Buncombe County and with The Autumn Players, a senior-citizens’ readers’ theater group.
For more information about writing workshops at CFA, call 704-647-0999 or contact faithart@bellsouth. net.
Her first workshop will be Roses of Winter, (“God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.” — J.M. Barrie, Courage, 1923) a two-hour workshop in the craft of memoir-writing, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 3-5 p.m., at the center, 207 W. Harrison St. in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church.
Perhaps you have some family stories you’d like to preserve for your children or grandchildren. Maybe you’d like to explore a memory that has become fuzzy with age. You might even be on a quest for that special Valentine’s Day gift. Whatever your aim, this workshop will offer guidance in how to make your unique history blossom on the page.
Bring your memories — and pen and paper. If you prefer to write on a laptop, that is fine, but this workshop will be decidedly low-tech.
There is a limit on the number of participants, 12. To reserve a spot, call 704-647-0999, or email Sarah Hall at faithart@bellsouth. net. The cost is $10, which should be mailed in advance of the workshop date to Center for Faith & the Arts, PO Box 4098, Salisbury, NC 28145-4098.
Learn more about Hubbard and her work at