On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM, John Campbell Folk School and NC Writers Network West are sponsoring The Literary Hour, an hour of poetry and prose reading held at Keith House on the JCFS campus. This event is normally held the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise notified. The reading is free of charge and open to the public. Poets and writers Janice Townley Moore and Joan Howard will be the featured readers. Both of these writers are widely published and their readings are always events that entertain.
Janice Townley Moore, Professor Emeritus of English at Young Harris College, published a chapbook, Teaching the Robins, with Finishing Line Press in 2005. Her poems have appeared in Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Connecticut Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, and in many anthologies. Her latest poem was published in Coming Off the Line: The Car in American Culture, published by Main Street Rag. An active member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, she is coordinator for the poetry critique group which meets at Tri-County Community College.Joan M.Howard's poetry has been published in The Lyric, The Road Not Taken: The Journal of Formal Poetry, Lucid Rhythms, Victorian Violet, Our Pipe Dreams, Aurorean, The Deronda Review, Miller's Pond, Wild Goose Poetry Review, The Eclectic Muse, Red Fox Run: Writer's Workshop 2013, Georgia Poetry Society's Reach of Song 2012. She is a former teacher, member of North Carolina Writers' Network West, has studied German and English literature, goes birding, spends time in Athens and on the beautiful waters of Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia.