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Virtual Center Stage
Join Performing Arts Director DeDe Vogt on Virtual Center Stage as we explore new works by local authors Donna Redfeather and Emory Jones.
Donna Redfeather, Kitchy Wabun Queye, is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe originating in the New Brunswick/Maine area. She grew up in Massachusetts and moved to north Georgia in 1987. She is a founding member of "Women of Heart", a Grammy award winning, musical group honoring Native American music.
Her new children's book, Little Dove and Kitchy, is the story of a young Native American girl, Little Dove, who befriends a fairy named Kitchy who has gotten separated from her family in the forest. With help from her grandfather, Little Dove goes on an adventure to help Kitchy get home.
Donna is graciously donating all proceeds of the book to the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center. Please visit her Facebook page to see how you can help with the production of Little Dove and Kitchy.
When you combine Emory Jones's lifelong appreciation for pigs with his distinct sense of humor, Cunningham and Other Pigs I Have Known is the end result. Every page is chocked full of fun and presented in an easy-to-read writing style. This series of vignettes includes more than 30 stories about pigs - from Frank, the North Dakota hog who could play the piano, to Doodle Bug, Emory's FFA pig who ran away from home. Whether Emory is taking his pet pig, Cunningham, to an art class in nearby Helen or for a romp around our nation's capital, you never know what's going to happen next.
Emory Jones grew up on a North Georgia farm in the gentle foothills of Southern Appalachia. After receiving a journalism degree from the University of Georgia, he held numerous writing positions, including Southeastern editor of Farm Journal magazine. He has also been a copywriter, Director of Public Relations, and Executive Vice President of a major Atlanta advertising agency.
During his journalist and advertising career, Emory wrote about people and places in all 50 states. Travel only fueled his passion for words, and today, his humor and easy-to-read writing style shine through in books, plays, documentaries and columns. Visit EmoryJones.com for more information.
Program is Free! (Donation Request, Please)