News and Events

Upcoming Events:

June 12, 2013: Global Education Teacher Training for McDowell County Secondary Schools: Globalize your Classroom: Preparing the 21st Century Student for Effective Global Engagement: This workshop provides teachers with a framework for leading students through the process of cultural exploration to authentic global engagement. Learn how to integrate 21st Century themes (global awareness, Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literary, Civic Literacy, Health Literacy, and Environmental Literacy) into Common Core subjects. The workshop includes hands‐on exercises and lesson plans that can be used across grade levels. Teachers will be equipped to facilitate lessons that counteract stereotypes, build cross‐ cultural skills, and foster opportunities to participate in global service learning activities.

June 13, 2013, 7:30-9 pm. Webinar: Preparing for your Family Sabbatical, For more info:

June 23/24, 2013 1-5pm. Workshop in Asheville: Capture Local Culture in Travel Photography. More info:

July 8/9, 2013, 8-5. A+ Schools Professional Development in Asheville.



Past Events:

From March – December, 2012, Carrie will be on a sabbatical trip in South America with her family. Follow their journey at

Interview on UNC – TV, NC Now

Mitch Lewis from UNC-TV interviewed me about my book and our family travels. This interview is a 12 minute story in the NC Now show. Click on the picture, click “Play” and forward to 15:10 to see the interview.

Interview on Women’s Radio – Socially Conscious Investing

Article in Asheville Citizen Times, October 26, 2011|head

November 10, Free On-line Book Club Talk 3-5 pm ,  (For information and registration)

November 10, Book Talk and Signing at Vimala’s Restaurant in Chapel Hill, 6:30-8 pm


November 14, 3-5 pm, Dalton State College – Keynote Presentation for International Education Week: Global Citizenship: Be the Link!

November 17, 12-1 pm EST – Keynote presenter for Global Education Conference:

December 2, 9am -2 pm, Teacher Training Workshop: Globalize your Classroom, hosted by WRESA, (Western Region Education Service Alliance) and–_Grades_K-12

Past Events:

September 27, 2011 – Teacher Training Workshop: “Globalize your Classroom“. Hosted by the Center for Diversity Education, UNCA

August 5-September 2

Portraits of Uganda at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Reception: August 5, 6-8 pm

For Details:

Carolina Arts Magazine, pg.31

May 21, BlueRidge Bookfest, FlatRock, NC

Photo Book Making Workshop at UNCA

Reuter Center for Creative Retirement – June 13,15 and 17
See article in Citizen – Times

May Events

May 12th, 11:00-12:00 – Radio Interview on FM 103.5,

 May 13th, Global Citizenship Workshop at LEAF. 6:00-7:00

Save the Date: June 8th:  

International Educator’s Day of Inspiration, Purchase College, Suny, NY

April Events

Tomato Jam Cafe is in Asheville on Biltmore Ave., across from Mission Hospital.

April 6th, Global Citizenship presentation at Central United Methodist Church, Asheville.

Artist in Residence at Rainbow Mountain School, Asheville: March 14-May 20, For details, click  link:

Habitat for Humanity National Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 21-24, 2011

NCAIE (North Carolina Association of International Educators) Conference, March 25, Winston Salem, NC. Details:

February 2011 Events

Saturday, Feb. 19th, 3:00
Book talk and video showing
Books and Breadboard  – Historic Biltmore Village
30 All Souls Crescent
Monday, Feb. 21, 5:30-6:30
Soup and Story
Tomato Jam Cafe
379 Biltmore Ave.
Monday, Feb. 28, 5 pm
Village Wisdom Presentaion and Discussion
Mars Hill College
Education Division

Click poster to see details of my visit to Hillsborough, NC on Jan. 29th, 2011

poster for event in Hillsborough

Portraits of Uganda will be at Tomato Jam Cafe in Asheville during Jan. and Feb. 2011. Stay tuned for Book talks schedule.

  • I will be doing a Global Citizenship presentation to 7th graders at Owen Middle School on January 5, 2011. 1 pm
  • I will be a visiting speaker to St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, NC on January 29 and 30. Schedule and details to come

Citizen Times article, Oct 2010

Gifts That  Give Market Place at A-B Tech

December 3, 2010  10:00-1:00

I will have books, cards and prints for sale. There will be lots of other vendors who are selling products to support good causes. Hope to see you there!

Book Signing at Malaprops, December 4, 11a-1p

Portraits of Uganda Photography Exhibit
Oct. 11- December 22
Holly Library, A-B Tech Community College
Asheville, NC
Info:, or Michele Hathcock, Director, Recruitment & Student Activities
828.254.1921 x203
October 18, 2010, 10:00-11:00
Presentation:  Village Wisdom; Lessons from Uganda
Queens University, Charlotte, NC
Political Science and International Studies Department

October 18, 2010, 12:45-1:30
Presentation: Village Wisdom: Lessons from Uganda
Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC

November 2, 2010, 6-8 pm
Portraits of Uganda Gallery Talk and Book Signing
Holly Library, A-B Tech Community College, Asheville, NC
Open to the Public
Description: The Portraits of Uganda take us deep into the lives of the Bakonzo people in western Uganda.  Carrie will share stories about her experiences living in Uganda and will inspire you to engage locally and globally into a world of opportunities. Proceeds from book sales at this event will benefit Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

November 3, 2010, 10 am- 12 pm
Presentation:  Village Wisdom; Lessons from Uganda
Portraits of Uganda Gallery and Book Talk
Holly Library, A-B Tech Community College, Asheville, NC
Description: This presentation is geared towards students and teachers who are interested in exploring their role as global citizens and their interests in international service opportunities.

November 15, 2010 4:30-6:30 pm
Workshop for Teachers: Service Learning and Global Engagement
Hosted by Center for Diversity Education and WNC in the World, UNCA, Intercultural Center on campus
Description: Teachers will be introduced to the new “Village Wisdom Kits” and will design a service learning module to meet their own curriculum goals. “Village Wisdom Kits” include handmade books from Ugandan students and a documentary video of the service learning project which engaged 150 Asheville students and 150 Ugandan students. The project is inexpensive, practical and meets multi-curricular goals. Teachers may receive a certificate for 2 – 3.5 hours of renewal credit for attending this workshop. The work will match the NC Standard Course of Study in grades K-12 with a special focus on 7th grade and the study of Africa.  The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, visit or email  Supper is available at the Cafe in the Highsmith Student Union.  For more information call 882-232-5024

November 15, 2010 7:15 – 9:00
Presentation: Becoming a Global Citizen
Free and open to the public
Hosted by UNCA Study Abroad Department for International Week,
The Grotto, Highsmith Student Union
*Book Talk by Carrie Wagner, Village Wisdom; Immersed in Uganda, Inspired by Job, Changed for Life
*Global Awareness opportunities for K-12 Education in WNC, presented by Deborah Miles
“Village Wisdom Kits”, Road Shows, Field Trips, Lending Library, Professional Development
*Global Ambassadors Program, presented by Cara Gilpin
*Meet and Greet and Book Signing

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