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