Brenda fulfilled their interests in mountain people and Appalachia with her poems about rural life, with images of nature, mountains, quilts, and lifestyles of her own family. Brenda has won many awards for her poetry and its historical value to this region.
Nancy Simpson has been writing and working on a new manuscript. She read some recently written poems and some of the older poems published in literary magazines and in her three poetry books.
Lucy Gratton prepared a program for the guests attending tonight's event. This monthly reading is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network West, the mountain chapter of the state literary organization. A large crowd turned out for two of our area's most prolific and most popular poets.