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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Monday, October 3, 2011

Carole Richard Thompson will be featured at COFFEE WITH THE POETS ON OCTOBER 12, 2011 in Hayesville, NC

Carole Richard Thompson will Read Wednesday at Coffee with the Poets

Carole Thompson, writer and poet, Netwest Rep for GA
 Coffee with the Poets and Writers meets Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 a.m. at Café Touché in Hayesville, NC. Featured this month is poet and writer, Carole Richard Thompson. 
Twenty-one years ago Carole and her husband moved to Blairsville, in the North Georgia mountains. After many years as a portrait painter, she began to study writing, and joined the North Carolina Writers' Network. She credits her love for writing to her friend and mentor, Nancy Simpson, whose classes in creative writing and poetry have been her greatest source of inspiration.

Her first short story, "A Bag of Sugar for Paula," was published in The Liquorian Magazine, and also the anthology, Christmas Presence, published by Catawba Press. Her story, "The Uniform" appeared in the anthology, Clotheslines, published by Catawba Press.

Carole's poems have been anthologized in A Sense of Place, published by Southeast Writers Association, Echoes across the Blue Ridge, published by Winding Path Publishing and Women's Places, Women's Spaces by Stone Ivy Press. Poems, "The Party's Over," and "36 Hours" were published in Wild Goose Poetry Review.

The public is invited to come and meet Carole, and read their original poems or short prose at open mike.

Café Touche, 82 Main Street, serves the best coffee in town and no one wants to leave without having a delicious muffin.

Contact Glenda Beall 828-389-4441 for information.

This event is free and is sponsored by NCWN West also known as Netwest, a chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network.

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