Recently I joined the Georgia Poetry Society. I met Robert S. King, poet and president of GPS this year. Impressed with Robert and his work, I decided to learn more about his group.
I plan to attend the July meeting of the group at Kennesaw College on July 23. It will be an all day event.
I live 8 miles from the Georgia line and grew up in Georgia, so I am looking forward to what this organization has to offer. The town were I lived in south west Georgia had little if any literary community. I felt I had died and gone to Heaven when I moved to North Carolina. Even in the rural area where i live we are blossoming with poets and writers. Our NCWN West brought out the writers in north east Georgia over the past sixteen years. They joined Netwest and took part in the critique groups. After all the years of being members of Netwest, some of them have formed writing groups in Georgia. Now people like Carol Crawford and Robert Kimsey don't travel to Murphy and Hayesville for events. They have begun their own.
My heart swells with the knowledge that our writers, fifteen or sixteen years ago, opened the gates to some who traveled miles to reach us, and now some excellent poets are reaping benefits from Netwest writers and poets. We have one of the longest lasting open poetry critique groups and Janice Townley Moore facilitates it. Anyone who writes poetry can come to the meetings and observe. If they feel they would like to bring a poem to read and become part of the group, we hope they will join NCWN.
I hope and feel sure I will find a friendly group at the Georgia Poetry Society.
Can't wait to meet them and share my work there.
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