First public reading for 2011 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series Central Region Winners this weekend
High school poet Rachel Carroll will be the first of the three central region winners to do a public reading for the 2011 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series.
Carroll, a freshman at Porter Ridge High School, will be joined by Distinguished Poet Becky Gould Gibson at the North Country Regional Library in Mecklenburg County Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Additional information about this reading is available by contacting Linda Katzman at 704-416-6000 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College poet Bryant Ferrell is next up with his reading scheduled for Wednesday at the Scotland County Memorial Library. The reading by this St. Andrews Presbyterian College senior begins at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Leon Gyles at 910-276-0563 or email@example.com.
Fuquay-Varina resident and adult level poet Valerie Macon will read at the Fuquay-Varina Public Library on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 11 a.m. For additional details on this reading, contact Cindy McConnell at 919-557-2788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All three will read with Gibson at the St. Andrews Presbyterian College Writers’ Forum April 14 in DeTamble Library.
Gibson is a Professor Emeritus of English and Women’s Studies at Guilford College. She has published five collections of poetry: Need-Fire, Aphrodite’s Daughter, Holding Ground, First Life, and Off-Road Meditations.
The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series originated in 2003 upon the advice of then North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. It is named after Chappell and former NCPS president Marie Gilbert. The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series supports the mission of the North Carolina Poetry Society to foster reading, writing and the enjoyment of poetry across the state.
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