Poetry Day Hickory

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Poetry Day Hickory

April 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lenoir Rhyne University Colloquium Room (Library)

Join us for a celebration of fine poetry on the beautiful campus of Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory.

11:30 – Registration and Open Mic Sign-up

12:00 – Reading by Joseph Mills.  Joseph Mills holds a Distinguished Professorship at the North Carolina School of the Arts.   He has published six collections of poetry, received the North Carolina Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and been frequently featured on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac.”

12:30-1:15 – Workshop led by Joseph Mills: “Working in the Delta: Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction.”  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet so that they can experiment with changing the format of a piece.  (Limited to 25 participants; $10 fee.)

1:30 – Lena Shull Award and Reading by Jan Harrington.  Jan Harrington’s book, Waiting for the Hurricane, is the winner of this year’s Lena Shull Award for the best new manuscript by a North Carolina poet.  Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in Europe and the U.S.

2:00 – 2:45 Workshop led by Jan Harrington: “Memory, Myth, & Family: A Primal Source for Poetry.”  Through prompts, questions, and sample poems, participants will generate ideas and strategies for developing their own work.  (Limited to 25 participants; $10 fee.)

3:00 – 3:30 – Open Mic.