Southern Storytellers: Ashley English

Thu. Oct 4, 2018 at 6:00pm EDT
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Price: $15.00
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Southern Storyteller Suppers: the homespun mountain life of Ashley English is set for October 4 and will feature homesteading, living well off our mountain land and Appalachian nourishment of body and soul.

English’s presentation will be the second in our series of Southern Storyteller Suppers. 

Tickets, $15, for what is sure to be a lovely October evening are available here.

Folkmoot has teamed up with Blue Ridge Books and the Haywood County Public Library to create The Southern Storytellers Supper Series, which will bring southern culture and our region’s authors and musicians together with the community for wonderful and educational nights of food, fun, and discussion.

Ashley English is a homesteader, author and blogger who has crafted a “homespun” life with her husband and two sons near Candler in eastern Haywood County.

She is the author of the Homemade Living book series which showcase a variety of topics related to small-scale homesteading, as well as A Year of PiesHandmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations; Potluck Parties, and Quench: Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste and Occasion and most recently, Southern from Scratch: Pantry Essentials and Down-Home Recipes. This most recent book shows how to build a from-scratch Southern pantry with 50 essential recipes. You will discover the versatility and flexibility of cooking from your larder with 100 more recipes for fresh takes on Southern favorites. Ashley understands how food tells the story of culture and is a charming and engaging storyteller.

Tickets for this event are $15 and can be purchased at or by calling 828-452-2997.


Limited seating is available so advance purchase is advised. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building for all special events. Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Folkmoot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating many cultures in one community. The Folkmoot Friendship Center is located in the Historic Hazelwood School at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Staff can be reached by phone at (828) 452-2997 or by email at


The next Southern Supper event features local home-steading author, Ashley English on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Tickets are available here

The Affrilachian Southern Supper is co-sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, whose exhibit will be on display at the Folkmoot Friendship Center Friday, October 5 – Friday November 16, 2018, weekdays, from 10am until 5pm. The exhibit focuses on the history and musical traditions of African-American communities in far western North Carolina as manifested in their churches, schools, and workplaces.

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Folkmoot Friendship Center 112 Virginia Ave.
Waynesville, NC 28786
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