A group of writers and poets met at the Moss Library in Hayesville, NC for Coffee with the Poets and Writers, monthly literary event sponsored by NCWN West, a program of the state organization NC Writers Network.
This day was unusual because we had a mother and three children visiting with us. We also had an author from Hendersonville, NC read today. Miriam Jones Bradley is author of several nonfiction books and a children's mystery series. We love Miriam because she is a delightful person to hang with. Miriam stayed for lunch with us and we all got better acquainted. Miriam speaks in schools on the writing process, so if you want a wonderful speaker and teacher for your school, visit her website and contact her. Or contact me and I will put you in touch.
Our local reader today was Joan Howard, wonderful poet, who lives in Hiawassee, Ga and in Athens, GA. Joan has published in some excellent publications in recent years and her poems today were perfect for the spring weather we experienced.
|Joan Howard, poet|
Two of the children, eleven and nine years old, read at Open Mic. We were delighted to see they were well mannered, poised and comfortable reading before adults. They are home-schooled by their mother who is evidently doing a great job.
Joan Gage, a NCWN West member who manages the blog, www.netwestwriters.blogspot.com recorded some of the reading today. She post ed them on www.netwestwriters.blogspot.com. I am so glad Joan Gage moved to Hayesville and joined our writing organization. She is a wonderful volunteer.
We hope other writers and those who just enjoy hearing good writers and poets read their original work, will join us next month on the third Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Our Open Mic welcomes anyone who wants to read a poem or two or a short piece of prose.
We enjoy the writing and the social atmosphere at Coffee with the Poets and Writers in Hayesville, NC.