Windhorse News & Events

CREATIVITY and the SPIRITUAL PATH with Stephen Nachmanovitch

In early May 2019, Windhorse, Malaprop’s, and Creative Awakening Now are coming together to present programs featuring guest artist Stephen Nachmanovitch. Well-known improvisational musician and writer, Stephen is making his very first appearance in Asheville.  Please join us for these events highlighting the dynamic interplay of Zen creativity, improvisation and the spiritual path.

„Improvisation, it is a mystery. You can write a book about it, but by the end no one still knows what it is. When I improvise and I’m in good form, I’m like somebody half sleeping. I even forget there are people in front of me. Great improvisers are like priests; they are thinking only of their god.”
Stephanie Grappelli, from the introduction to Free Play

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:00 pm„The Art of Is” New book presentation At Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe 

Talk and book-signing by Stephen Nachmanovitch

-free entry

Saturday, May 4th, 4:00-7:00 pm”Creativity and the Spiritual Path Using Art and Music as Modes of Awakening” – WORKSHOP

At the Violet Owl (62 Wall St., Asheville 28801) 

4:00-5:00pm Zen Practice and the Creative Spirit: 

A talk by Sunya Kjolhede & Lawson Sachter, teachers at Windhorse Zen Community

5:00-7:00pm Improvisation in Life and Art

An Interactive workshop with Stephen Nachmanovitch

Cost: $25