Sunday, February 26 5-7 PM,
4815b South Main Street, Acworth GA
Grammy award winning Singer/Songwriter Louisa Branscomb and Friends of Distinction
Louisa penned her first song at age 6, and won her first songwriting composition at age 11, garnering a performance with the Birmingham Symphony on her piece. By age 20 she had written her first 300 songs, and by 1973, and one of the first women to front a band playing banjo. To date, Louisa has over 175 songs recorded in Americana, bluegrass and country by greats including Claire Lynch, Alison Krauss, John Denver, and Dale Ann Bradley and 11 albums of her own, or mostly her own material. A short list of accolades includes: Atlanta Music Hall of Honor, two IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Awards, Winner of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (Merlfest), SPBGMA Song of the Year (Steel Rails), Nominations for Songwriter of the Year (IBMA, SPBGMA), numerous chart hits in Bluegrass and Americana music, and the 2014 IBMA Song of the Year, “Dear Sister,” penned with and performed by Claire Lynch.
On Saturday, February 25th from 3PM to 5PM, Louisa Branscomb will conduct a workshop on songwriting at the Gallery. If you desire to be a songwriter or enjoy the benefits of songwriting as an enriching hobby, come join Louisa for this lively, personal interactive workshop. Based on her 30 years as a songwriter, and psychologist studying creativity, Louisa will talk about songwriting and how its done, with highlights from her own songs and how they were inspired and crafted. Dr. Branscomb is Executive Director of Woodsong Farm Songwriter Retreat, just up the road in Bartow County, where she has produced songwriter retreats for 3 decades. There is a $50 registration fee for the workshop per person. [To Register]
(dis) Connect - Exhibit at the Main Street Gallery
An exhibition of artists of the African Diaspora searching for connections to themselves and the world around them. Including Georgia Artists Ashlyn Pope, Cara Marie Young, Kelly Rose Wilkinson, with Nigerian Artist Kawahya Pastor Daniel. Curated by Donte' K. Hayes - Opens Saturday, February 4th - Reception from 6-9 PM Exhibit hosted by the Acworth Cultural Arts Center in observance of African-American Heritage Month.
Book Readings at the Main Street Gallery
The Acworth Branch of the Cobb County Libraries new book reading series at the Main Street Gallery will be held on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00 pm and continues monthly. Featured book is Pam Jenoff's novel "The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach." This event is free and open to all those interested participating in a community book discussion. Stop by the Acworth Library to find out more...
The Acworth Cultural Arts Center's Red Onion press launches new printmaking and film project
And consider: Beautiful, airy space, great acoustics and fantastic location. Rent the Main Street Gallery for your next special event! Email us for more information!
Allatoona Book Festival Sponsors
Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the Allatoona Book Festival!