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.