Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Glenda Beall and Michael Diebert at Writers’ Night Out, Oct 11

A favorite local writer and an Atlanta editor:

What more can you ask for?

Oh yeah, an Open Mike too!

Writers’ Night Out
Friday, Oct 11
Brothers Willow Ranch Restaurant, Young Harris, GA
Note for this month only:
We’ll meet in the room on the main floor to the right as you enter the front door.

  • 6:00-7:00 eat dinner or munchies and socialize (come early to order dinner)
  • 7:00-ish announcements and featured reader
  • Break
  • 7:45-ish Open mike, sign up at door, limit 3 minutes per poetry or prose reader (Please time yourself at home, let's make it fair to everyone. Prose readers can often eliminate some details and still captivate the audience with their piece).

Featured Writers’ Bios:

Glenda Beall, a Georgia native, lives in Hayesville, NC where she is owner of a studio, Writers Circle Around the Table. She also teaches continuing education writing classes at Tri-County Community College. Glenda has been writing since she was a child and credits her sanity—growing up with six brothers and sisters—to her ability to lose herself in penning stories and keeping a journal. She became interested in genealogy and compiled a family history book, Profiles and Pedigrees, Thomas C. Council and His Descendants.

Glenda began publishing poetry in 1996, and her work has appeared in many journals including Wild Goose Poetry Review, Appalachian Heritage, Main Street Rag, and Journal of Kentucky Studies, and in anthologies. Her poetry book, Now Might as Well be Then (Finishing Line Press) is available on Amazon.com. In addition, Glenda’s short stories and personal essays have been published in Muscadine Lines, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Living with Loss Magazine, and Reunions Magazine. She is a member of the NC Writers Network and NCWN West, the Georgia Poetry Society, The Byron Herbert Reece Society and the North Carolina Poetry Society.

Michael Diebert is the author of the poetry collection Life Outside the Set (Sweatshoppe, 2013). In addition to his work as editor for The Chattahoochee Review, he teaches writing and literature at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta. Recent poems appear in jmww, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Comstock Review, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol 5, Georgia.
Originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, Michael underwent a successful bone marrow transplant for leukemia in 1988. He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and he has been a resident at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in northwest Arkansas. In previous guises, he has worked as a technical writer, shoe salesman, and sandwich maker. Michael will teach a workshop called “Looking for the Poetic Line” at Writers Circle in Hayesville on October 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, see http://glendacouncilbeall.blogspot.com/


  1. Thanks, Karen, for hosting WNO tonight and for inviting me to read. I certainly enjoyed being there and enjoyed hearing Michael Diebert read his poetry.
    Tomorrow we will hear from Michael about line breaks in poetry. I can't wait.

  2. Glenda,
    I enjoyed Michael's workshop very much at Writer's Circle. I learned a lot about line breaks. This was a great class.

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