2012 marks the 80th year of the North Carolina Poetry Society, and the Society and its friends and members are celebrating that anniversary with a series of readings across the state organized by and featuring NC's most prestigious poets.
It all begins with the state's current Poet Laureate,
Joseph Bathanti, on November 29. The reading and Open Mic to be held at 3:30 at
the Scholars Bookshop (Appalachian State's university bookstore) will include
ASU professors and poets Hilda Downer and Lynn Doyle.
Six other readings
will be held on December 1.
In Charlotte, Myers Park Baptist Church will
host organizer Tony Abbott, Morri Creech, Annalee Kwochka, Alan Michael Parker,
Dannye Romine Powell, David Radavich, and Lisa Zerkle at 2:00.
Regulator Bookshop in Durham will feature readings by Betty Adcock, Noel Crook,
and Marylin Hervieux also at 2:00.
Former state Poet Laureate, Kay Byer
will host Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Joe Mills, and Julie Suk at City Lights Bookstore
in Sylva at 3:00.
Another former state Poet Laureate, Fred Chappell, will
be featured along with Malaika King Albrecht, Terry Kennedy, Val Nieman, and
John Thomas York at the Community Arts Café in Winston-Salem at
Peter Makuck and Mark Cox will read at St. Francis by the Sea in
Salter Path at 4:00.
And Shelby Stephenson, Alex Albright, Marty
Silverthorne, and Jim Clark will participate in a marathon reading from 9:00 AM
to 3:15 PM at the R.A. Fountain General Store in Fountain.
All events are
free and open to the public. For more information, visit the NC Poetry Society
website at www.ncpoetrysociety.org
Thanks to Scott Owens for the above post. The bold and red text is my own.
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Friday, August 31, 2012
Governor Beverly Purdue named Joseph Bathanti as new North Carolina Poet Laureate.
From a press release issued by the North Carolina Arts Council, Governor Purdue is quoted as saying, “Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet and novelist with a robust commitment to social causes. He first came to North Carolina to work in the VISTA program and has taught writing workshops in prisons for 35 years. As North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate, he plans to work with veterans to share their stories through poetry—a valuable and generous project.”
Writers Circle congratulates Joseph Bathanti.
Visit Press 53 to order a package of his poetry books along with one by the former Poet Laureate, Cathy Smith Bowers.