Thursday, November 10, 2011

Who was there? Coffee with the Poets filled the room

Wednesday was Coffee with the Poets day in Hayesville, NC at Cafe Touche.

Mary Mike Keller, one of the Writers Circle faculty, along with a long time friend, Glenda Barrett, each read their original work for a packed house.

This event is sponsored by Netwest and has been running since 2007. Over the years we enjoyed local poets and writers as well as guests who traveled many miles to read here.

I am excited that two of my students, Nadine Justice and Barb Gabriel read at open mic and their work was evidently appreciated by the warm applause each received.

We gave a door prize yesterday - a copy of The Best of Poetry Hickory, an anthology of poets who read in 2011 at Poetry Hickory held at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse in Hickory, NC. This event is led by Scott Owens, poet and NCWN rep for that area.

The winner of the book was none other than Nancy Simpson, mentor to many of us and teacher of poetry.

Robert S. King, FutureCycle Press, and Dot James, journalist, writer and poet

Mary Mike Keller reading her poetry and a spooky essay

Glenda Barrett, poetry book, When the Sap Rises, Finishing Line press


Nancy Simpson visits with Carolyn Johnson and Joan Howardl


2 comments:

  1. Just found your blog via Tess Kincaid's, it's good to find 'poetical' ones!

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  2. Wish I could have been there. Glad you had a good crowd. Karen Paul Holmes

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