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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."

Sunday, October 12, 2014


If you live within driving distance, 
invites you to Writers' Night Out
With Open Mic Reading

Chelsea Rathburn and Jim May

Sat, October 18, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
129 Union County Recreation Rd., Blairsville, Georgia 30512 (map)
The Union County Community Center, located at 129 Union County Recreation Rd, Blairsville, Georgia 30512, off Highway 129 near the intersection of US 76. 
Come to the upstairs banquet room, which is accessible via stairs or the elevator. Phone (706) 439-6092.

Two featured readers followed by open mic. For open mic: sign up at the door, limit 3 minutes per poetry or prose reader

6:00-7:00pm: social hour
7:00 pm: featured readers
7:45 pm: Open mic

Held the second Saturday of each month, unless there are exceptions. 
Exceptions for 2014: May and October 
Note: Our calendar is updated to reflect the exceptions.
Facilitator: Karen Paul Holmes, kpaulholmes@gmail.com

October 18, 2014: Please come hear 
the newest poets in town!  
Chelsea and Jim both teach at Young Harris
College and are award-winning poets. 
Please Note: There's been a slight change 
to Writers' Night Out: We no longer have 
a formal dinner service. Many of us just meet 
in The View Grill upstairs at the Union County
Community Center in Blairsville, Georgia for 
dinner or drinks. Then we have our program 
on the first floor.

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