Central Library 219 N Church St Greensboro, NC 27401 336-373-3617
6 to 10 PM Free!
Musicians /Singers:( no band with larger than 3 members) let your music speak for change
Storytellers: Create images through story for change
Comedians: Add to your gift of to bring laughter as a healing median for change
NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, who publishes with LSU (and whose limited edition handmade book of sonnets (complete with a Confederate battle flag pulped into the cover paper), Southern Fictions, Jacar Press released, is going to organize an event in SYLVA.
On Saturday Sept 24 from 11 – 1. Al Maginnes(Ghost Alphabet, White Pines Press) and Florence Nash (Crossing Water, Fish Music) will be available to offer feedback on their poems for all aspiring poets and poetry lovers – children or adults. Chris Vitiello (Irresponsibility, Ahsahta Press) will be dressed as the Poetry Fox, sitting at a card table with his typewriter to make custom poems on the spot for anyone.
of the Wordfest Festival will hold an event, details TBA.
Also NC Writers Network West, twenty years old now, has traditionally been celebrated with a regional picnic on the second Sunday in September. Sorry, that is not going to happen this year. Still, On the second Sunday in September ( 9-11 this year) Nancy Simpson will be celebrating Netwest alone with a special post on the Netwest site. She will also post a 9-11 poem on Facebook. If you have a 9-11 poem you want to share, send it by e mail and it will be published or reprinted on LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE.
Nancy Simpson is the author of three poetry collections: Across Water, Night Student and most recently Living Above the Frost Line, New and Selected Poems published 2010 at Carolina Wren Press. She also edited Echoes Across the Blue Ridge (anthology 2010). She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a B.S. in Education from Western Carolina University. She received a N.C. Arts Fellowship and co founded NC Writers Network West, a non profit, professional writing organization serving writers living in the remote mountains west of Asheville and the North Georgia Mountains. For more than thirty years she has been know as “beloved teacher” to thousands of young writers.
On September 24th Nancy Simpson will fill the e mail in boxes of NC elected representatives who have power to (if they choose to) make positive changes. She will also post a poem for change, in keeping with 100 Thousand Poets for Change on open blog sites and one on Facebook.