Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Valerie Macon & Dorothy Baird
Thursday 8/9, 7pm-8:30pm (informal get-together next door at The Root Cellar 6:30pm)
Two featured poets will each read for approximately 20 minutes and, after a short break for the readers to sign books, there will be a poetry open mic. Please sign up to read no later than 6:45 pm. Each open mic reader will be limited to no more than a page of poetry. There’s an informal get-together before the reading at 6:30pm next door at Root Cellar.
Valerie Macon lives in Fuquay Varina, NC. Her poetry currently appears in Kakalak 2018 (Main Street Rag), Visions (Visions International), Old Things (Old Mountain Press), Of Burgers and Barrooms (MSR), Winston Salem’s Poetry in Plain Sight (summer 2018), and is one of 40 essay writers selected from NC and Kentucky for inclusion in Bearing Up—Victory, Survival and Calamity. She has four books of poetry: Shelf Life, Sleeping Rough (poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize), A String of Black Pearls, and The Shape of Today.
Dorothy Baird taught in the English Department of Western Connecticut University and was Managing Editor of Heat Treating, a journal that served a facet of the steel industry. Her poetry has appeared in Kakalak, Iodine, The Rose in The World, County Lines, Into the Coastal Sun, and her chapbook Indelible Ripples (Kelsay Books). She and her family have zig-zagged across the country making homes in multiple states. She calls herself a corporate tramp but now is writing happily at home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.