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Publications in which the Folk School has been featured in 2008:
Mother Earth News
Todd Kaho writes about his experience in a blacksmithing class with his son, and getting started with building his own forge.

Read the November 2008 Mother Earth News article online.
Hobby Farm Home Fall 2008

Fall 2008
The Fall 2008 issue of Hobby Farm Home features an article that is the third in a series of four about learning traditional crafts at the Folk School. This article details writer Karen Keb Acevedo's experience in Frances Juhlin's fall gardening class. The article begins on page 84.

Read the Hobby Farm Home Fall 08 article online.
New Southerner

A story about a Folk School class won New Southerner's Nonfiction Finalist Award in 2008.
New Southerner is a quarterly magazine of literary journalism about Southern people, places and issues. The Nonfiction Finalist Award in 2008 was presented to
"Threads of Meaning" by Ginny Hendry, who wrote an article about her time in a Folk School class: Sheep to Shawl... with Martha Owen.

Read the New Southerner story online.
Charleston Magazine

June 2008
In its June 2008 issue, Charleston magazine has written an article called "15 Cool Reasons to Head for the Hills." It's a survey of great opportunities in western North Carolina and #7 on the list is - you guessed it - the John C. Campbell Folk School! See page 182 for the beginning of the article; the Folk School is mentioned on page 188.

Read the Charleston Magazine article online.
Early Homes

Summer 2008
Old-House Interiors-Early Homes magazine features an article written by Mary Ellen Polson about the school's hands-on philosophy of "learning by doing". The article begins on page 20 and displays several photographs of students in class.
Asheville Citizen Times
The Friday, May 30, 2008 edition of Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper featured an article on the front page of the Living Section. Written by Bill McGoun, a former student, the article promotes the Folk School as both a day destination and an opportunity to stay over and take classes.
ReadyMade Magazine

Issue 35 - The Getaway Issue
Author David Rakoff contributes to the article "Adult Entertainment," a piece about "camp for grown-ups" experiences. He visited the Folk School last year and took a ribbed basketry class. Check out page 77 for his segment on the Folk School.

Read the ReadyMade article online.
Blue Ridge Country

August 2008
Blue Ridge Country's August 2008 issue reveals the winners of its 2008 "Best of the Blue Ridge" contest, and the Folk School wins a Silver placement in the category "Best School/Place to Learn." The article begins on page 71 and the Folk School is mentioned on pages 73 and 82.
Hobby Farm Home Summer 2008

Summer 2008
Second in the Hobby Farm Home series, the Summer 2008 issue features an article about writer Autumn Foushée's experience of learning to turn wood. The article begins on page 92.
Athens Banner-Herald

March 22 and 24, 2008 articles about the Folk School
The Monday, March 24, 2008 edition of The Athens Banner-Herald featured an article about the Folk School written by Erin Rossiter.
Athens Banner-Herald Article

The Saturday, March 22, 2008 edition had another article, featuring a student's specific story about coming to the Folk School.
Athens Banner-Herald Article - Student Story
Hobby Farm Home Spring 08

Spring 2008
The Spring 2008 issue of Hobby Farm Home features an article that is the first in a series of four about learning traditional crafts at the Folk School. This article details writer Karen Keb Acevedo's experience in Harry Kruppenbach's tinsmithing class. The article begins on page 84.

Read the article online.
AAA Carolinas GO Magazine

March/April 2008
For folks who receive the AAA go Magazine, in the March/April 2008 issue, be sure to look at page 36 in the Around the Carolinas section for an article written by Carol Gifford. For non-AAA members, you can read the article online.
AAA Carolinas GO Magazine Article

Read the article online.
The Cherokee Scout

February 26, 2008
The Tuesday, February 26, 2008 edition of The Cherokee Scout newspaper featured an article in the Community Section about the Junior Appalachian Musician program at our neighboring Martins Creek School.
Cherokee Scout JAM Article
Country Living

February 2008
The Country Living February 2008 issue's Out & About Calendar mentions the Folk School as a craft school for adults (and features a great photo of our blacksmithing students). The article is on page 74.
Cooking Light Magazine

January/February 2008
The January/February 2008 issue of Cooking Light magazine features the Folk School as an art vacation in an article written by Pam Grout, author of The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life- see page 74!
Southern Distinction

January 2008
The January 2008 issue of Southern Distinction, a regional magazine, contains a 4-page article written by Paula Canup about the Folk School as a joyful learning experience. The article begins on page 103 and has several colorful photographs of Folk School scenes.
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