Thursday, July 21, 2016

Excerpts from NCWN-West's Coffee with the Poets & Writers, July 20, 2016, featuring Joan Ellen Gage, reading from her books for women

Women's book writer, Joan Ellen Gage read at NCWN-West's event, Coffee with the Poets and Writers, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville, NC. Gage has written 5 books, including 4 books for women, Water Running Downhill, Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader, A Redhead Looks at 60, and Water Running Downhill, the Rose Edition, dedicated to Rose Helena Macedo Kull.

Here are links to Gage's reading:

You can see some of Joan's other work on her blogs:


  1. I wish I could have attended CWP and heard Joan Ellen Gage read. I always enjoy her work.

  2. Joan's poetry was well received by a good audience of men and women, members of NCWN West and non-members. Joan has brought this site into the 21st century with videos of readings and many other things.
    Wish you could have been there, Brenda Kay. Maybe when Blanche is feeling better.


  3. First of all, I liked the fact that several new writers attended for the first time! This is a growing group. Joan did a terrific job with her reading. Hope the writers got some good markets for their submissions. That was a helpful aspect. Lunch at the pizza place is always fun: good food, yes, and the conversation was wonderful! Ralph is an amazing person, and we all enjoyed his poems from memory.

    Janice Moore

  4. Your quiet and compassionate approach to reading "By Design" made the poem that much better. Thoughtful writing and reading reassures all of us. You scored and I join others who thank you.


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