Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Two Poets will Read at John C. Campbell Folk School on August 17

This is an open invitation to our local readers in the far southwest area of North Carolina  and north Georgia
This reading at the John C. Campbell Folk School is not on Thursday evening as usual, but will be Wednesday, August 17

Two fine writers will share their writing with an audience of Folk School students from all over the country and our community. All writers should pay close attention to those who read their work in public. When you want to publish or promote your writing, you  will likely participate in readings. Attend free readings and see how it is done. What style do you prefer? Enjoy and use the time as a  learning  experience as well.

I have seen Marcia's children's book and  it is beautiful. I also have her  cookbook added to  my  collection. If you love cookbooks as I do, you would love this one.

I have heard Linda read her  poetry and I think she is very honest with her emotions and experiences. I listen to  every word in her poems. 

Below is the announcement of the Reading.

The Literary Hour at John Campbell Folk School
              On Wednesday evening, August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM, John Campbell Folk School and N.C. Writers Network West are sponsoring The Literary Hour, an hour of poetry and prose reading. The reading is free of charge and open to the public.  Normally scheduled for the third Thursday of the month, this month the event will be on Wednesday.  Poets Dr. Linda Jones and Marcia Hawley Barnes will be the featured readers, both of whom are accomplished poets.  This event is hosted by Lucy Cole Gratton, Cherokee County Representative for NC Writers' Network-West. 

Dr Linda Jones

Dr. Jones teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, animal physiology, developmental biology, comparative anatomy, parasitology and neuropharmacology.  Most of her career was spent in biomedical research, primarily in the area of cell signaling of the cardiovascular system and more recently in neuroscience.  She joined the faculty of Young Harris College in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Biology and Dean of the Division of Mathematics and Science. 

Jones' interests outside of the science classroom include reading and writing poetry.  She is a member of the North Carolina Writers' Network –West and is a participant in the monthly poetry critique group led by Janice Moore. She has read her poetry at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA. 

Marcia Hawley Barnes

Marcia Hawley Barnes is a Georgia writer and poet.  She is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, NCWN-West, and Ridgeline Literary Alliance.  She celebrated the American family and cuisine in 2008, when she researched, illustrated, and published The Little Book of Secret Family Recipes.  A heritage cookbook, the collection contains favorite recipes found in the archives of her family. 

In 2016, her first children’s book, Tobijah, illustrated by Doreyl Ammons Cain, was published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia.  Her poetry has been published in Stone, River, Sky, An Anthology of Georgia Poems.  The author also writes a monthly book review for a local newspaper, Clay County Progress.

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