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Local Teens Learn & Grow with Your Support!

Authoring Action will host its 11th Annual major fundraising event in a new, virtual format entitled Taste of the South at...Home. Guests will continue to enjoy tastings of the very best in Southern cuisine, but this year they will select a drive-through pick up time to receive their exquisite Southern tastings to enjoy at home.

The event will feature Southern tastes from local favorites in the Winston-Salem restaurant scene. Alongside the tastings, guests will enjoy a virtual program featuring tasting descriptions, a silent auction, updates from Authoring Action, and special performances by Authoring Action Renaissance Assegai members Jimmie “JJ” Jeter from the cast of Hamilton, and Tony Jenkins, NYC director, actor, and playwright.

On the evening of the event, guests will drive through and pick up their tastings in the parking lot at Bib’s Downtown (675 W. 5th Street) from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Pickup times will be selected at the time of ticket purchase. Then they'll return home to watch the virtual program which begins at 7:00 pm and will be available for viewing throughout the evening.

Featured Restaurants:

6th & Vine Wine Bar and Restaurant
Bib's Downtown
Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub & Kitchen
Jeffrey Adams on Fourth
Lavender and Honey Kitchen
Simply Soul
The Porch Kitchen & Cantina
Y'all Sauce Co.
The Village Tavern
Young Cardinal Cafe & Co.

100% of the proceeds of Taste of the South, impact not only the lives of individual youth but also our community as a whole, because through Authoring Action’s programs, local teen authors are empowered to become community leaders and advocates for social courage and change.


CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket to the 2020 Taste of the South...at Home ($50 per person)
Event tickets are available through Monday, November 16.


CLICK HERE to sponsor the 2020 Taste of the South...at Home ($500, $1,500, or $2,500)
Sponsorships are available through Friday, October 30.


It is crucial that we work together to do all we can to provide our young people with the support to survive these turbulent times and to come out on the other side with the tools to negotiate their lives in healthy and productive ways.

Support Authoring Action's "Just Us" program.Taste of the South...at Home helps fund Authoring Action arts and education programs that help teens become the author of their own lives and engage the world through creative writing, spoken word, film, poetry, art and design.


Thank you to our event sponsors:

Filipowski-Race Family Foundation

The WS Chronicle

Trellis Supportive Care