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Showing posts with label Hanging Dog Creek. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Local Poet Mary Ricketson to be featured at two Western North Carolina Events, April 14th and May 5th, 2017


Poet Mary Ricketson
On April 14, 2017, local poet Mary Ricketson will be one of two featured authors at the Andrews Art Museum's 50/50 art sale. It will be a free event from 5-7 PM, and will feature art, food, and music at Valleytown Cultural Arts Center, 125 Chestnut Street, Andrews NC.
Original art by local and regional artists will be available for $50., music by Heidi Holton, and samples of pizza and beer by Hoppy Trout Brewing Co., Andrews, NC. Mary will talk about poetry and display her books.

On May 5, 2017, poet Mary Ricketson will be the featured author at the Curiosity Shop Bookstore, Valley River Ave, Murphy NC, during the first Friday art walk of the year, the Murphy Art Walk, held from 5-8 PM.


Mary Ricketson of Murphy NC, has been writing poetry for 20 years; to satisfy a hunger, to taste life down to the very last drop. She is inspired by nature and her work as a mental health counselor. Her poetry has been published in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Future Cycle Press, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Lights in the Mountains, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Freeing Jonah,  her chapbook I Hear the River Call my Name, and her poetry book Hanging Dog Creek. She is the Cherokee County Representative for the North Carolina Writers Network-West, and is the president of Ridgeline Literary Alliance.

She won the gold medal for poetry in the 2011 Cherokee County Senior Games/Silver Arts and silver medal for 2012 and 2013, and first place in the 2011 Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 75th anniversary national poetry contest.

She writes a monthly column, "Women to Women", for The Cherokee Scout, Murphy's newspaper. She is a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, an organic blueberry farmer, and is currently working on a new collection of poetry.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mary Ricketson, poet, reads at Coffee with the Poet March 19 in Sylva

Coffee with the Poet at City Lights Books Features Mary Ricketson

The Coffee with the poet series continues on Thursday, March 19th at 10:30 a.m at City Lights Books in Sylva, NC
The March gathering will feature Cherokee County resident, Mary Ricketson.  She will read selections of poetry from her first full-length collection Hanging Dog Creek.  

Her poems include topics about fear, hardship, courage and the joys in everyday life.  Ricketson has been writing for over 20 years.  Her work is inspired by nature and her profession as a mental health counselor. She won the gold medal for poetry in the 2011 Cherokee County Senior Games/Silver Arts and silver medal for 2012 and 2013, and first place in the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 75th anniversary national poetry contest. 

The Coffee with the Poet series meets the third Thursday of every month and is cosponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network--West, the mountain chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network. 

For more information on the Coffee with the Poet please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

City Lights Books
3 E Jackson St.
Sylva, NC 28779