Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July - different this year for me

The month of July, which is often a tough one for  me because my husband died in July, 2009, is going to be a good one for me this year, I hope.

On July 9, 10:30 a.m. I will be the featured reader at Coffee with the Poets and Writers, a program I initiated in 2007 for local poets in our area. It is held at Blue Mountain Coffee and Grill. The reading is sponsored by Netwest, our mountain chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network. I hope my local friends will come out and support us that day. We have a good time. We offer an open mic session where folks in the community can come and read an original poem or recite a poem they have learned. After our meeting, we get the chance to socialize when we pull tables together and have lunch.

I will read and share my poetry again on July 19. at 2:00 p.m. in Franklin, NC at the Macon County Community Facilities Building, 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734.  Also on the  program that day is Susan Lefler  an outstanding poet from Brevard, NC. The NC Poetry Society and the Ridgeline Alliance sponsors this event. I am a  long-time member of the NC Poetry Society and sat on a panel for Poetry day at Catawba College this year.

During the month of July I hope to attend some of the events of Folkmoot, USA an international festival held in Waynesville, NC and surrounding area. I found a little cottage with reasonable rental rate in Maggie Valley, NC which is not far from Waynesville. It seems the events are held within a wide range of towns in W North Carolina from Burnsville down to Franklin. Performers come from five or six different countries and some local groups perform as well.

Susan Lefler from Brevard, NC will read in Franklin,NC
 at the 
Macon County Community Facilities Building, 1288 Georgia Road


DJan said...

It sounds like it's shaping up to be a good July for you. And I do hope that people turn out for that poetry reading. :-)

abbiescorner said...

It sounds like you have some fun things planned. I am glad these will make this month easier for you.

Glenda Beall said...

Thank you, DJan. I hope this will be a good month and I believe it will.

I have taken a forced hiatus from my work, but I can still do some things I enjoy.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Hi Glenda:

I'm so glad you have a lot of fun things planned for July. I look forward to your reading at "Coffee With the Poets."
I plan to attend Folkmoot too. I've never been to this event, but understand it's awesome!

Vagabonde said...

I wish the mountains of North Carolina were closer and I would attend some of those events there – the area is so lovely. But, with my husband’s health and treatments right now, we can’t go too far – we’ll visit some of the events in connection with the commemoration of the 150th year anniversary of the Civil War. On Saturday we are going to Roswell which is having a re-enactment of the taking prisoners of all the mill workers there in 1864. Enjoy your month of July.

Glenda Beall said...

Hi Vagabonde, thanks for commenting. I wish you were closer to this area as well. But Roswell is lovely this time of year and has much going on. I was there over the fourth weekend.
My reading yesterday went very well and many of my friends turned out as well as several visitors who came to share their work. Although I've been "under the weather" since Wednesday afternoon, I am on the mend somewhat now. Best wishes for your husbands health and treatments.