NC WRITERS NETWORK WEST's featured poets today at Coffee With the Poets at Phillips at Lloyd Book Store were Maren O. Mitchell of Hiawassee - Young Harris, Georgia and Linda M. Smith of Hayesville, North Carolina.These are popular poets with many publications to their credit.
Glenda Beall, founder of Coffee With the Poets during the time she was Netwest's Porgram Coordinator, led the program.
During the Open Mic session, a number of Netwest members read poems, including Nancy Simpson who read from her newly published book LIVING ABOVE TH FROST LINE: New and Selected Poems ( Carolina Wren Press.) On this, the anniversary of her mother's death, Simpson read the poem, "Argument With My Mother."
Joan Howard read a vivid autumn poem. A number of other Netwest poet's read in the open mic session including Clarence Newton, Glenda Barrett, and long time member Carolyn Johnson.
WHAT IS NEXT? Some of these writers: Glenda Beall, Linda Smith, Brenda Kay Ledford, Blanche Ledford, Maren O Mitchell, and Nancy Simpson will be featured in a panel discussion WRITERS TALKING ABOUT WRITING at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville 2:00 on Saturday, November 20, 2010. It is said that they will share some of their writing tips and breakthrough moments in their own writing. The program is free and open to the the public. All netwest members within driving distance are welcome to come and join in the discussion.