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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Barrett and Paine Featured at Coffee with the Poets and Writers October 16

Glenda Barrett
Coffee with the Poets and Writers (CWPW) will feature poet Glenda Barrett and writer/ storyteller Roy Paine on Wednesday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, NC. The event is free and open to the public. An open mic will follow the presentations. Bring a poem or a short prose piece to participate. CWPW is sponsored by North Carolina Writers’ Network-West (NCWN-W) which also includes writers in Towns, Union, Fannin, and Rabun Counties in Georgia.

        Glenda Barrett is a native of Hiawassee, Georgia. She writes poems and essays that have been published yearly since 1997, including Woman's World, Country Woman, Now & Then Magazine, and Journal of Kentucky Studies. She is the author of two books, a chapbook titled When the Sap Rises, published by Finishing Line Press, and a full-length poetry book titled The Beauty of Silence, published by Aldrich Press.

        Glenda is an avid reader and also a visual artist. Her artwork is online at Fine Art America. She is retired from healthcare and feels fortunate to be able to do the things she loved as a child, painting and writing. She lives in Hiawassee with her husband of forty-six years.
Roy Paine
        Roy Paine was raised near Boston and lived his entire life within ten miles of his birthplace, except for four years when he was in the military. He served in the US Navy from 1981-1985 attaining the rank of Petty Officer Second Class (E5). During his time in the Navy, he earned the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

        He moved to the mountains in Nantahala National Forest of North Carolina in 2016, and the relaxing atmosphere immediately inspired him to write. Besides writing stories, Roy likes telling them through the spoken word story as an art form. He won first place in the Amateur Division at the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival in Woodruff, South Carolina in 2017.

        Roy published his first book Bumbly Bee Can't Fly in December of 2017. When he is not writing, he enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing.

        For more information about this event, please contact Glenda Beall at: glendabeall@msn.com.
Submitted by Carroll S. Taylor

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