Event: Words Afire

Eve Brouwer & Mignon Fahr, both members of the Northshore Literary Society and founders of Poets Alive!, have put together a program of local poets. Join them and experience the power of poetry spoken aloud.  If you need more information, you can contact the store at 985-626-8884.

The Northshore Literary Society’s second meeting

Deb Burst and Pam Ewen hosted another lovely event. This time we met at a beautiful retreat called The Rivers. This is a 13 acre bed and breakfast which plays host to a range of activities from business gatherings to artist workshops, was the  perfect spot — set right on the Tchefuncte River and hidden away from the outside world by the trees. In a climate of  hot and/or wet we were blessed with a truly nice spring day.

The poetry reading was a great success. I was nervous and forgot to talk a minute about origins of fairy tales and their darker original versions. In the end it didn’t seem to matter. I read two poems. “A Fairy Tale”, originally published in Mosaic, the Nicholls State Literary Journal and “Godmother”, originally published at GoblinFruit.net.   Gene Lipps, a local songwriter, played some soft music on his guitar as I read. It all went by very quickly. After Erica Spindler talked about her work people mingled. Listening to Erica talk is always fun, she has such great stories. She even told just a hint about her next book!

I was surprised by how many people came up to me and said how much they liked my work. It was great. I have never read to a group of strangers before. Anytime I’ve shared my work with a group it has been among close friends or at workshops. This was quiet a thrill and I’m very glad to have been invited.

Reminder of Poetry Reading

April 5th from 4-6 @ the Three Rivers Retreat in Covington. I will be reading two poems “Fairy Tale” and “Godmother.” There will also I will have a few of my masks on display.

Times Picayune clipping

from the Times Picayune

Poetry Reading

I will be reading a couple of my poems at the April 5th meeting of the Northshore Literary Society.  Also speaking will be bestselling author Erica Spindler, whom I’ve met several times at her book signings. She is a wonderful lady and I’m excited to be in such company, especially as this is the first time I’ve read my work aloud outside of a workshop or writer’s group.