Friday, September 16, 2011

Asheville poets join 100,000 Poets for Change

Saturday a week, the 24th of September, a good group of poets will gather at Grateful Steps to raise their voices and read poems for the international poetry initiative 100,000 Poets for Change.

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100,000 Poets for Change has certainly engaged a host of North Carolina poets, as the linked post notes, including former Poet Laureate Katherine Stripling Byer, Joseph Bathanti, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Richard Krawiec, Dorianne Laux, Gail Peck, Chris Vitiello, Beth Browne, Valerie Nieman, Debra Kaufman, Tim Peeler, Scott Owen, and a host of others. All of them will be reading and performing other acts of poetry in places that span the state, from Wilmington to Sylva, and include venues in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Hickory, Hillsborough, and Boone.

The Asheville event should be a fine occasion, so, if you're in these mountains, do put it on your calendar. And if you're not ... well, there's probably an event near you.

Big Doings in little Sylva

Coming up on September 23rd, quite a gathering of writers, among them Charles Frazier, Wayne Caldwell, Thomas Rain Crowe, Keith Flynn  ...

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Some of these folks (Frazier, for example) rarely make public appearances locally, so it'll be  a bit of a special night.