Dramatic and Literary Arts
Betsy Gaskamp; drama
Betsy Gaskamp is a North Carolina native who has been directing actors in churches and schools for over 25 years. One of the highlights of her year is working with the Greater Gaston Baptist Association Children's Choir Camp. The nine summer camps have been the most rewarding experiences in her directing career. Helping actors "be real" as their characters as well as stretching their imaginations are the main goals of the drama classes at the Fine Arts Academy.
Herman Myrick; creative writing
Herman Myrick, published short story and poetry writer, has written over thirty short stories, hundreds of poems, and is currently editing his stories into a collection to read like a novel. Herman taught Creative Writing at Gaston College in the 1980’s and has had the distinct good fortune to study under famous writing teachers like: Authors, John Foster West, Appalachain University, Guy Owen and Linda McGinnis, N.C. State, and Sam Ragan, distinguished writer/mentor, newspaper publisher, and author of several books of poetry.