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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, July 7, 2014

WRITERS NIGHT OUT Features Lucy Cole Gratton

Contact:  Karen Holmes for Info
(404) 316-8466, kpaulholmes@gmail.com

Lucy Cold Gratton

Local Writer Reading at Writers’ Night Out

Writers and readers are invited to Writers’ Night Out, a free monthly event at the Union County Community Center. On July 12, the featured reader is Lucy Cole Gratton who writes poetry and short essays of interest and misadventures about activities around her property on Lake Apalachia.  The program begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. (dinner available for purchase). The reading follows 7 p.m., and there’s also an open microphone for those who’d like to read their own writing.  
Gratton is a retired CPA living in Murphy, NC. After retirement and her move to the mountains, she served as Executive Director for the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition for several years. She continues to assist with accounting for the Coalition as well as serving many volunteer hours. Writing for herself for many years, she has only lately sought to get published with some success.  Her interests in protecting our natural environment are reflected in her writings and life here. 
Gratton is an active member and volunteer of the North Carolina Writers Network (NCNW) and has attended several poetry classes at the John Campbell Folk School, where she has also been a featured reader. She holds a BA in mathematics from Agnes Scott College and a Masters degree in Education in mathematics from the University of Florida.
Writers’ Night Out is sponsored by NCWN-West and normally takes place on the second Saturday of the month (third Saturday in October). Prose writers or poets wishing to participate in the open mic can sign up at the door to read for three minutes. The four-year-old event recently moved at the Union County Community Center, 129 Union County Recreation Rd., Blairsville, Georgia 30512, off Highway 129 near the intersection of US 76, phone (706) 439-6092.  Signs will be posted to direct attendees to either the upstairs ballroom or A-B conference room for the event. For more information, please contact Karen Holmes at (404) 316-8466 or kpaulholmes@gmail.com.

1 comment:

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Thank you for keeping us informed about events with NCWN-W. I look forward to hearing Lucy read. She always gives an outstanding reading.