So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca
Showing posts with label Carl Sandburg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carl Sandburg. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


If you have not been to Connemara, Carl Sandburg's home, be sure to put it on your list of places to visit. Barry and I spent a day there and loved it. Go now before the weather gets hot and enjoy the grounds, especially the goat herd.
The North Carolina Art's Council newsletter came today and here are a couple of things happening in Flat Rock, NC, Henderson County.

Poet Carl Sandburg spent the last 22 years of his life in North Carolina and these years were among his most productive. Connemara, his home in Flat Rock, is now a national historic site. As a condition of making the designation, Sandburg's widow required that the rooms and furnishings be kept exactly as they were at the time of his death. Visitors to the comfy lived-in home will feel as if the family just stepped out for a while. For more information, visit

While you're in town, visit the fourth annual Blue Ridge Bookfest on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College, Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. The free literary festival features presentations from 15 authors including Charlotte mystery writer Mark de Castrique and Villas poet Joseph Bathanti. Visit for a complete schedule.

Last year a group of Netwest members gave a panel discussion at Blue Ridge Bookfest. We had a great time. Met many writers and people who love to read.
This event started as a small thing, but boy, has it grown. If you can make it, be sure to attend.

Want a good laugh? Watch Betty White's TV show, Off Their Rockers. It's a hoot.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Your Daily Poem has more than a daily poem

If you haven't visited Jayne Jaudon Ferrer's site  and clicked on all the pages available, you are missing a treat. I subscribe to YDP and receive my daily poem in my Inbox, but tonight I took some time to check out the full website.
So much of interest there! I clicked on the Store page. Good books on poetry, framed poems by poets who have been published on YDP, including mine!!
She has a  Poetry News page.  Did you know a documentary on Carl Sandburg was released this summer? I missed that. I should be reading Jayne's website more often.
She has an Open Mic page where poets send in poems for critique. Maybe you'd like to do that and see what the readers say about it. Or just read the poems that have been sent in for critique.
I think it is safe to say that Jayne's website is about all things poetry.