Monday, September 16, 2013

Diana Wortham Theatre announces September Intersections events

The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville announces its September  2013 Intersections events: Indigo Shibori Craft Group with Handmade in America artist Linda LaBelle on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m.; and Book Discussion Group featuring a conversation about With or Without You: A Memoir by Domenica Ruta on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. a series held in The Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre.

The Craft Group, presented in partnership with Handmade in America, meets monthly to create a work of art under the direction of a local artist. In the Indigo Shibori workshop on Tuesday September 10, participants will learn how to make a green, eco-friendly and sustainable indigo vat using no harsh chemicals with virtually no odor. Participants will learn four ancient resist techniques (Shibori), and will dye a cotton scarf in the indigo. Handmade in America artist Linda LaBelle is an Asheville-based weaver and natural-dyer. She has taught weaving techniques and both indigo and natural dyeing in India, Rwanda, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Mexico, and Brooklyn, NY. The cost of the Indigo Shibori workshop is $30, which includes all materials, and reservations are made by calling the Diana Wortham Theatre box office at (828) 258-3387 or by visiting

The Book Discussion Group is an opportunity for book lovers to gather regularly for lively, casual and insightful discussions on selected books in a relaxed atmosphere with drinks and food available. There is no charge to participate; the only requirement is that you read the book. The Book Discussion Group on Tuesday, September 17 focuses on With or Without You: A Memoir by Domenica Ruta, a powerful, inspiring, compulsively readable, and beautifully redemptive story about loving and leaving, which The New York Times Book Review calls “a luminous, layered accomplishment.”

Featuring a full season of classes, discussions, and performances, Intersections is an opportunity for patrons to connect more deeply with the arts, artists, and each other. The Forum, a large multi-purpose space adjacent to the theatre and accessible from the theatre’s main lobby, is the venue for all Intersections events unless otherwise announced. To obtain more information on the Diana Wortham Theatre’s Intersections Series, reserve a space in a class or group, or purchase performance tickets, call the theatre’s box office at (828) 257-4530 or visit

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