Brevard Author to Read at Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival

‘The Art of the Reset’

Brevard Author to Read at Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival


Brevard, NC-based author and speaker Ann Sharpsteen will read from her soon-to-be-published book -- The Art of the Reset -- Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. as a free event at Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, SC.

She will share practical been-there-done-that advice on finding your voice, identifying your calling, and recognizing that times of upheaval and “being stuck” are exciting opportunities for breakthroughs and new direction. Her mission is to empower, entertain, and encourage women and men as to the possibilities that exist for all of us when we make small bold changes in our lives.

“I am looking forward to having Ann Sharpsteen read at the Fringe Fest,” the Festival’s Director Sandy Staggs said. “Her book’s title is certainly interesting and fits very nicely into the stream of variety that the Festival is providing. We want to offer something for everyone, and this writer is from nearby Brevard. She comes highly recommended for her engaging public speaking. Most of us have been in those phases of life when we needed to start over, and Sharpsteen has developed a plan of action for us.”

For the past nine years, Sharpsteen has championed Brevard through her “I Love Brevard” blog. She also has a popular podcast -- Art of the Reset. Also, she is much sought-after for her public speaking that is geared to help people with work-life balance, productivity, motivation, peak/high performance, goal-setting, personal growth, time management, accountability, communication, leadership development, and team building. Her specific topics include “7 Steps To Living An Inspired Life,” “Ready. Set. Reset! The Art of Fearlessly Rebooting Your Life,” “The Art of the Reset: 7 Steps to a Complete Work-Life Reset,” and “Ready. Set. Reset! 7 Steps to Making Your Mark in this World BEFORE You Graduate.”

She recently released How to Leave an A**hole, a book on how to identify a self-serving significant-other, run for the hills, heal from the experience (mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally), and come out on the other side with your heart more open and loving than ever before. It is a practical guide on how to turn your toxic relationship into your greatest spiritual awakening. Sharpsteen is also the co-author of the acclaimed book I Walked the Line, published by Scribner in 2007.

After the reading, Sharpsteen will be available to sign copies of her books and meet and greet guests.

Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival is a first-time event of its kind in Spartanburg, hosting about 30 programs during the month of June 2019. Most of the programs are performances such as plays, comedy shows, readings, music and singing, cinema, a fashion show, and insightful commentary. Highlighting the Festival will be a one-night performance -- The Sh*t Stirrer -- by Del Shores, international author, playwright, producer, and director for the stage, cinema, and television. Also, a salute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots will be on Friday, June 28, featuring the engaging personality of Patti O’Furniture. For more information, please visit online: SpartanburgFringeArtsFestival.com.

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