Showing posts with label Reading poetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reading poetry. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mary Ricketson, poet, appears in Murphy, NC and Andrews Art Museum

I am always happy to spread the word about what is happening with our poets and writers who are members of NCWN-West. Mary Ricketson is one of the NCWN-West representatives for Cherokee County, NC and has published a couple of poetry books. She is also a columnist for the local newspaper in Murphy, NC. She has some appearances coming up.

April 14 Mary Ricketson will be one of two featured authors at the Andrews Art Museum's 50/50 art sale. It's a free evening, 5-7 PM, of art, food, and music at Valleytown Cultural Art Center on Main Street in Andrews NC. Original art by local and regional artists will be available for $50, music by Heidi Holton, samples of pizza and beer by Hoppy Trout. Mary will talk about poetry and display her books.

May 5
Mary Ricketson will be the featured author at Curiosity Bookstore, Valley River Ave, Murphy NC, during the First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 PM.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It is time to Register for Scott Owens' poetry class, The Stuff of Poetry, September 12, 2015

Scott Owens, Award winning poet, editor and teacher

September 12, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     Fee: $35.00
Class description:
The Stuff of Poetry: This workshop will focus on creativity, originality, and imagery, answering the questions, "Where do we find the stuff for poetry?" "How do we know what to include?" and "How do we make it good?"

Participants should bring an object of "value" (something kept for years) with them, expect to generate several new ideas for writing, and expect to have their comfort zones challenged.


Scott Owens will read his poetry on Friday, 7:00 p.m. September 11, for Writers Night Out in Blairsville, GA.


Scott is originally from Greenwood, SC. He holds degrees from Ohio University, UNC Charlotte, and UNC Greensboro. He currently lives in Hickory, NC, where he teaches at Catawba Valley Community College, edits Wild Goose Poetry Review, owns and operates Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse and Gallery and serves as vice-president of the NC Poetry Society.
He is a Regional Representative of North Carolina Writers' Network, and Coordinator of Poetry Hickory. His 12th book of poetry, To, was released by Main Street Rag last year.

His work has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, the Next Generation/Indie Lit Awards, the NC Writers Network, the NC Poetry Society, and the Poetry Society of SC, and his articles about poetry have been featured in Poet’s Market twice.



Scott Owens
www.scottowenspoet.com                     www.ncpoetrysociety.org

To register, send check made to Glenda Beall. Mail to 581 Chatuge Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904
Copy registration form at top of page and include with your fee.

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