Writing with Miles Tager
This workshop examines the intimate connection between Person and Place and how to bring it in to sharper focus through the written word.
We will highlight the Southern Mountains and its culture but also address the larger context of how where you live affects how you live.
And, how you express yourself.
- Miles Tager
Miles Tager has been writing and reporting, promoting and marketing non-profits and small business, and advocating social and environmental causes for over thirty years.
Author of Grandfather Mountain, A Profile and thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, Miles has written everything from personal growth exercises to patent applications; Op-Ed pieces to Department of Transportation grants.
“All writing serves all other writing, affects change, and helps lay the foundation for healing, recovery, and transformation,” he says.
A co-founder of The Writer’s Workshop and Greenline (now Mountain X-Press) in Asheville, Miles learned the craft in writing workshops and honed it in community newspapers covering every imaginable – and some unimaginable – people, places and events.
“The workshops can give you not only the tools of the trade, but the even more critical mental components of faith and fortitude; fortifying both the belief in yourself and your ability to carry your voice outside yourself.”
Miles has worked extensively with students at both high school and college journalism classes, teen writing groups and families with rich, but unwritten, histories.
Environmental advocacy has provided another cog in the wheel of moving out of helplessness and into an arena where you can see the impact of your work, and your words.
Miles was instrumental in initiatives to save both Grandfather Mountain and The Biltmore Estate in Asheville from ruinous developments, and has worked for years with land trusts and conservation groups to preserve mountain land and mountain heritage.
“When you write, you do so of course for yourself, but more so for others; for family, community, history, and posterity.”