Showing posts with label Mary Ricketson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mary Ricketson. Show all posts

Friday, August 23, 2019

Kelsay books announces the publication of Mary Peavey Ricketson's new poetry book, Mississippi: The Story of Luke and Marian


Poet Mary P. Ricketson's new full length collection of poems, Mississippi: The Story ofLuke and Marian, was published by Kelsay Books, this July of 2019.





Ricketson says: 

'This is my family's story, from the perspective of racial tensions in troubled Mississippi, 1948-1969, and the parents who found a way through those tedious times.  My series of narrative poems are of memory, conflict, and resolve, experiences of my parents and myself, as they raised children in segregation and still kept their belief in the equality of all people.' 

Mary Ricketson, Murphy NC, has been writing poetry 20 years. She is inspired by nature and her work as a mental health counselor.  Her poetry has been published in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Future Cycle Press, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Lights in the Mountains, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Red Fox Run, It’s All Relative, Old Mountain Press, and Whispers. Her chapbook, I Hear the River Call my Name, and two full length poetry collections, Hanging Dog Creek, and Shade and Shelter.
Currently Mary is using her own poetry to present empowerment workshops, combining roles as writer and her helping role as a therapist. Mary Ricketson’s poems and activities relate with nature, facilitate talk about a personal path and focus on growth in ordinary and unusual times.
Rickertson is Cherokee County representative to North Carolina Writers Network West, and president of Ridgeline Literary Alliance. 
Mary won first place in the 2011 Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 75th anniversary national poetry contest.
She writes a monthly column, Women to Women, for The Cherokee Scout.  She is a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and an organic blueberry farmer.

Ricketson's next scheduled readings will be at:

Body Sense
2226 Ridgecrest Circle 
Hiawassee, Georgia 30546
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5:00 PM  

Taste Full Beans
29 2nd St NW 
Hickory, North Carolina 28601 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:00 PM 

City Lights Bookstore
 3 E. Jackson Street 
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 3:00 PM 

Coffee with the Poets and Writers
Moss Memorial Library
26 Anderson Street
Hayesville, North Carolina 28904
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:30 AM 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ricketson's New Poetry Book + Leith's Prize-Winning Stories


Writers' Night Out, August 9



Join us for two local favorites plus open mic.


Mary Ricketson will be reading from her new collection, Mississippi: The Story of Luke and Marian (Kelsay BooksShe has poetry published in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Future Cycle Press, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Lights in the Mountains, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Red Fox Run, It’s All Relative, Old Mountain Press, Whispers, Voices, and her chapbook I Hear the River Call my Name. She also has two other full length collections, Hanging Dog Creek and Shade and Shelter. 



--> Loren Leith is the author of MOSQ by Shepherd Graham (pen name), winner of the Silver Royal Palm Literary Award and the Pascoe Award for Best Thriller of 2011.  In 2018, she won first place in the RPLA competition for her nonfiction short story, Basement Level. She also received an award for her short, nonfiction story, My Box Top Cat from God, and two of her other stories are finalists in a national competition. 
Open Mic: Sign up at the door to read 3 minutes of poetry or prose. 


more info about Union County Community Center 

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