SUMMER UPDATE 2022

Charlie Read  

From the family custodian and co-founder of bowershouse.org. The Bowers House Retreat
Late last year we reopened our doors on limited occupancy to vaccinated guests and alumni. We began a production company, Bowers Hour, filming and recoding programming material focusing on resident work product to maintain the facility and fund house sponsored residencies. We expanded our scope from writing and literature to multidisciplinary and music arts, and started the long term restoration of the several acres and buildings at the facility. We began taking in occasional guest and b&b lodgers, and small event venue rentals to subsidize our expansion and reentry after shutting down during the health crisis.

With ambassadors representing The Georgia Review, poetry and arts organizations, well know author alumni and music figures, and most importantly, The Writers Guild, helmed by Charles Prier bhwriters.org for 12 years, we unabashedly solicit new support and ventures from writers/ workshop professionals/ established musicians/ performers with honorariums and often in exchange for exclusive usage of the facility and dining for their personal or professional retreat purposes.

We continue to provide a place for artists to grow and create. Our goal is to keep The Guild running as the crux of the mission we have established in this 100 year old historic family hotel in NE Georgia.

WRITERS GUILD MEMBER PROFILE: LINDA DYE

“OF OUR TIMES”    LINDA DYE

We feature and promote the works of Writers Guild Members whose presence in the house at monthly meetings and readings and events fulfills our mission. We are grateful to them and Guild Director, Charles Prier for his dedication for over a decade.

Linda H. Dye: Linda is a life-long resident of Elberton, Georgia. Linda says, “I have a rich full life. My interests are varied and I am always eager to try something new and exciting, meet a new person, travel to an unfamiliar place. My family and my church have been my focus over the years, but I am a voracious reader, a flower gardener, a three mile a day walker, a watercolor painter, a Fun Club traveler, an OLLI member and, some people say, a good cook. Writing is completely new to me. It is an adventure in progress.”

BLURB: Linda H. Dye is a wife, mother, and friend. Living her entire life in a small rural town in Georgia has yielded the opportunity for up close and personal relationships with an assortment of interesting people and situations. Linda writes with the knowledge, experience, and understanding of life well lived. Her keen observations and an active imagination result in stories that evoke a delightful array of smiles, laughter, and nostalgia, with perhaps a speck of melancholy thrown in for good measure. Included in this book are forty-seven fun to read entries so entertaining you are likely to find it difficult to read just one.

Details

Publication Date
Nov 4, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9781716450860
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved – Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Linda H. Dye, Edited by: Charles Prier

About Know-It-All Publications

I either wrote, edited, contributed to or assisted in publishing the books presented here. These are Independently published, Print On Demand editions offered for sale through Lulu Press Inc. If you have written or are writing a book, you would like to publish independently, I may be able to help you. You can contact me at: Charles@KIAPublications.com
Pages
209
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

Jess Fowler Music at The Bowers House

On 5/24/2022 BOWERS HOUR films the BLEACE-KOLORFUL episode summarizing their week retreat at The Bowers House, concurrent with the art gallery opening of fine arts painter, Paige Prier (above). Paige’s sister, Jess Fowler (right), entertains with a solo intro and finale with pitch perfect sweet vocals and guitar, rounding out the evening with readings and a meet and greet social.

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Paige Prier Art Gallery Show at The Bowers House

Display of work by Paige Prier Art

The Bowers Hours episode featuring Bleace and Kolorful Media is also the opening of our second inaugural visual artist and Bowers House Ambassador, Paige Prier, (paigeprier.com) whose work replaces and sends to the upstairs hallways our first Bowers House Art Gallery spotlight artist, Faye Behar Mitchell. The artwork that covers the walls of the old hotel building interiors is available for purchase, often including a stay at The Bowers house or other perks, and we consider guest purchases of these works another form or fundraising and sponsorship support of the facility and our mission. 5PM-7PM gallery.

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Charles Prier, Director of The Bowers House Writers’ Guild

A number of our Guild members are published writers. Some are self-published, others have materials accepted by publication houses; however, all of our writers are people who write because they want to. Not all of us want to become famous or even want to be published. We just want to express ourselves and become better writers. Published or not, experienced or just beginning, we have the pleasure of being encouraged to write because we love to do it, and we learn to write better through the instruction, encouragement and suggestions we receive each time we get together. Continue reading “Charles Prier, Director of The Bowers House Writers’ Guild”

Benefits of Short-Term Business Rentals over Hotels

Everybody knows that traveling double occupancy is more cost-savvy. When travelling with someone, sharing a room will be cheaper than booking two separate rooms. If you are travelling in business with someone, we will host you at the best place in the city.To many business travelers, the idea of not staying at a hotel could be considered heretical. The predictability of hotels makes them look solid.

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Get a Fresh Spa and Breakfast Package

The best of the Blue Mountains includes the mighty Three Sisters rock formation and expansive Jamison Valley, both of which can be seen from Echo Point Lookout, various hiking trails, and Katoomba Scenic World’s cable cars and tramways.

Surrounding area tourist attractions include the tea shops and antique stores of
Blackheath, Katoomba, and Leura, plus the Zig Zag Railway, the Norman Lindsay Gallery, and the Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to native animals such as kangaroos, wombats, and koalas.

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September in Mountainview

Why September? Because this is a great time with a soft weather and lots of new activities. Moreover, we decrease our rates for rooms in a hotel for September, so you can enjoy the place and the price!

We’ve prepared several festival and nightlife activities – moreover, we also provide historical exhibitions and lots of other activities. Everything is to your liking!

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Our Kayak Boat Tour is Just for You

Lake George is known as a paddler’s paradise, and the Lake George Kayak Company wants to help you get on the lake! Whether you’re looking for rentals, lessons, or gear, you’ll find what you need at their two local properties.

Enjoy a guided lazy river tubing, rafting or kayaking trip for all ages. Calm water is perfect for families. Beat the heat, chill out and go with the flow. It will be the easiest vacation decision you’ve ever made!

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