Temple Emanuel asks A Simple Question, W-S writers workshop

by Mark Burger

The Temple Emanuel Environmental Movement will present a free screening of A Simple Question: Transforming a Watershed at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Temple Emanuel (201 Oakwood Dr., Winston-Salem).

The film explores a transformative “placebased” science and environmental education curriculum and the importance of preserving and supporting the environment. During an informal post-screening discussion local partnerships and organizations will be lauded for making a positive impact on the local environment.

Guest speakers at the event will include Darrell Westmoreland of North State Environmental; Linda Birdsong, Community Conservation coordinator; and Yadkin riverkeeper Dean Naujoks. They will discuss environmental ideas (and ideals) and offer tips and suggestions as to how each of us can make a positive impact on the natural environment.

This event is open to the public. Donations will be accepted, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 336.638.1640 or e-mail

The Winston-Salem Writers group will present a special writing workshop, scheduled to take place 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at the Forsyth County Public Library’s Central Branch Library (660 W. 5th St., Winston- Salem).

Noted author and one-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Jennifer L. Stevenson will present a program regarding autobiographical writing and memoirs, titled “Memoirs: Telling Your Best Story.”

“Every life is interesting — and every one of us has an interesting story to tell,” explains Stevenson, who also teaches writing at Salem College in Winston-Salem, “but we need to learn how to tell that story in an engaging way.”

This program is designed for both the experienced and amateur writer. No prior experience is necessary, but participants are advised to bring paper and pen for writing exercises. Stevenson will discuss the difference between writing memoirs and autobiographies and lead writing exercises designed to properly develop life stories.

Stevenson’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the nation, and her work was featured in Taking Flight: Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry,

a literary anthology penned by members of Winston-Salem Writers. She received her Pulitzer Prize nomination for her coverage of Civil Rights in the St. Petersburg Times.

Admission to this event is free. For more information, call 336.703.2665 or check out (The website lists all the current and upcoming goings-on within the Forsyth County Library System.)

The Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston- Salem (209 N. Spruce St.) has yet another special screening event on tap for the month of June: Encore screenings of the National Theatre of London Live Series presentation of Richard Bean’s hit stage comedy One Man, Two Guvnors at 7:30 p.m. (Thursday, June 14) and 7:30 p.m. (Monday, June 18).

An English adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 18th century farce Servant of Two Masters (Arlecchino servitore di due padroni), the original production opened to rave reviews at the National Theatre in London in 2011, then went on a successful tour throughout the United Kingdom. The show won Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for 2011.

Next stop: The Great White Way. Since opening in April of this year, One Man, Two Guvnors has taken Broadway by storm and earned seven Tony Award nominations including Best Direction of a Play (Nicholas Hytner), Best Actor in a Play (James Corden) and Best Featured Actor in a Play (Tom Edden).

Tickets are $18 (general admission) or $15 (students with valid ID). For tickets or more information, call 336.747.1414 or visit the official website: www.hanesbrandstheatre. org.