Showing posts with label poetry and prose writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poetry and prose writing. Show all posts

Saturday, April 30, 2011

MARY RICKETSON READS AT COFFEE WITH THE POETS IN HAYESVILLE

Coffee with the Poets has moved to Cafe Touche,  at 82 Main Street in Hayesville, NC. Liz Bleauer, owner of the shop  serves the best coffee and has an ample menu of other goodies. She has outside seating available, but we will meet inside.The next meeting is on Wednesday, May 11, at 10:30 AM. with Mary Ricketson as the featured reader.




Mary Ricketson  has a long career as a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor in rural western North Carolina. She has a special interest in women’s issues, victims of abuse, and family and couple relationships. Her work is well known locally. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Women.

She lives in a hand made house in the woods where she planted and maintains an organic blueberry farm. Her poems reflect her connections with a wealth of people and her close bond with the earth.
Mary has been writing poetry for twenty years and has completed a chapbook, I Hear the River Call My Name, published in 2007 by Finishing Line Press.
Her poetry has been published in Lights in the Mountains, Freeing Jonah IV, various magazines, and in Disorgananza, a private collection distributed among family and friends in 2000. For fifteen years she has written a monthly column, Woman to Woman, for a weekly newspaper in Murphy, NC, The Cherokee Scout. She is a member of North Carolina Writers Network.

With a new venue, comes a new format for CWP. We will be inviting out of town guests to read along with our local poets in the future. This month we expect a visit from Wayne Drumheller, member of the  NCWN Board of Directors. Wayne didn't indicate that he planned to read, but he would like to meet members in the area, so please come  and enjoy the morning with him and other writers.
This event is open to the community and everyone is urged to bring a poem or a short prose piece to share at Open Mic.