Showing posts with label Poet and Publisher Robert S. King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poet and Publisher Robert S. King. Show all posts

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Shelby Stephenson, Poet Laureate of NC, to read, Sat., Aug. 8th, with poets Robert S. King and Rosemary Royston at the Murphy, NC, Public Library

Ridgeline Literary Alliance, in cooperation with the NC Poetry Society, invites the public to hear Shelby Stephanson, Poet Laureate of NC, on Saturday, August 8th, at 2:00 PM at the Murphy Public Library, 9 Blumenthal St., Murphy, NC.  Joining Shelby Stephenson in this free reading will be poets Robert S. King and Rosemary Royston.

Shelby Stephenson, the current Poet Laureate of North Carolina, was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame last year. Previously he won the 2001 North Carolina Award in Literature, and his book, Family Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl, won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize and the 2009 Oscar Arnold Young Award. He taught at UNC Pembroke, and edited an international literary journal for over thirty years. His ten chapbooks have won the 2001 North Carolina Award in Literature, the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize, the 2009 Oscar Arnold Young Award, as well as the Zoe Kincaid Brockman Memorial Award, North Carolina Network Chapbook Prize, the Bright Hill Chapbook Award, and the Brockman-Campbell Poetry Prize.

Mr. Stephenson will be joined by two other distinguished poets, Robert S. King, and Rosemary Royston.

Robert S. King is the former president of the Georgia Poetry Society, editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Review, who has eight collections of his poetry published will also be reading. King has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of Net award, and is the founder of Ridgeline Literary Alliance. His poems have been published in hundreds of magazines. His latest books are Diary of the Last Person on Earth, 2014, and Developing a Photograph of God, also 2014.

Rosemary Royston, teaches English at Young Harris College where she is also Vice President for Planning and Assessment, is on the Board of Directors for the Byron Herbert Reece Society. She holds an MFA from Spalding University. Her poetry has been published in journals such as Appalachian Heritage, Southern Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, Coal Hill Review, Flycatcher, Town Creek Review, and The Kentucky Review and on her blog The Luxury of Trees. Royston's book, Splitting the Soil, was published last year.

Both King and Royston have led writing workshops locally, and Royston served as 2015 Senior Games/SilverArts judge in the Literary Arts competitions.

Please bring your own poems to read at open mic, time depending, and celebrate poetry in Western North Carolina.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


with thanks to the Blue Ridge 
Mountains Arts Association

Poetry Readings &
Workshop on Publishing
plus open mic, book raffle, 
book sales and signing

Where: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main St., 
Blue Ridge GA 30513

When: Friday, September 16, 2011, 6:30 pm 

• No Admission Fees, 
Free Refreshments 

Please join us for a twohour poetry festival featuring:A workshop 
focusing on publishing in the electronic age. Learn the latest ways to 
publish your work.

Readings by Robert W. Kimsey and Robert S. King.  Two widely 
published poets read from their books and new poems as well.

A raffle. Your chance to win poetry books.

An open mic. Bring one or two of your own poems 
to share with the audience. Please limit poems to a maximum of 
35 lines each.

Book sales and signing. If you have published 
a book or books of poetry, please bring copies to 
sell at this event. No fees involved.

About the Featured Poets

Robert W. Kimsey is a retired Technical Writer 
Illustrator and lives in McCaysville, GA. 
His poems  have been published in various poetry 
and web columns including Kudzu, Pegasus 
the Southern Ocean Review, NewSoutherner 
and various anthologies.

Robert S. King lives near McCaysville, GA. 
He has published poems in hundreds of magazines 
and anthologies including The Kenyon Review,  
Southern Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, Midwest 
Quarterly, CaliforniaQuarterly, Chariton Review, 
Negative Capability, Slant, Sow's Ear, and many 
others.  He has also published three chapbooks 
(When Stars Fall Down asSnow, Garland  Press, 
1976; Dream of the Electric Eel, Wolfsong Publications, 
1982; and Traveller ’s Tale, Whistle Press, 1998) 
and two fulllength poetry  books 
(The Gravedigger’s Roots and The Hunted River
both from Shared  Roads Press, 2009).
Robert serves as President of the Georgia Poetry 
Society and is also Director  of FutureCycle Press.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NC Writers Network West Writers Sell Their Books at Sidewalk Cafe

Author/ Members of North Carolina Writers Network West celebrated writing and sold copies of their books at a sidewalk cafe in Hayesville, NC on July 9th, 2011. It was the big day for the annual festival on the square but writers, not even professional, published authors, are allowed to participate in this  N.C. Arts Council annual event. Wanting to be a part of the sesquicentennial celebration of Clay County, a few writers set up their own booth in front of Cafe Touche in town, the same shop that welcomes them there for a monthly reading of poems with open mic, Coffee With the Poets.

( photo)Author and publisher Robert S. King and poet Janice Townley Moore author of Teaching the Robins and Like a Summer Peach.

(Photo) Poet Nancy Simpson with her book LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, SELECTED AND NEW POEMS  (Carolina Wren Press 2010)   and  Poet Publisher Robert S, King  author of
The Hunted River and  The Grave Digger's Roots.  

by Robert S. King -  Order copies at:

Click here to buy poetry books by Mary Ricketson and by Glenda Beall

Echoes Across the Blue Ridge
Stories, Poems and Essays by Writers Living in and Inspired by the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Edited by Nancy Simpson with an Introduction by Robert Morgan
Get your copy: Click below.