|Carole Thompson, writer and poet, Netwest Rep for GA|
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.