Thu 12/11, 7pm – 8pm
Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Series & Open Mic, featuring Fred Chappell and Pat Riviere-Seel
Featured readers will each read for approximately 20 minutes and, after a short break for the readers to sign books, there will be an open poetry 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.
An informal get-together before the reading will begin around 6:00pm next door at Foster's Market. Come join us for an hour of conversation.
About Fred Chappell: Fred Chappell is the author of a dozen books of verse, two story collections, and eight novels. A native of Canton in the mountains of western North Carolina, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for over 40 years. He is the winner of, among other awards, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, Aiken Taylor Prize, T. S. Eliot Prize, and Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Prize seven times over. He was the Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 1997-2002.
About Pat Riviere-Seel: Pat Riviere-Seel is poet, a runner, a woman who has lived long enough to have “past” and “former” prefixes for more jobs and volunteer positions than she can name without looking at a resume. She earned an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and has published two prize-winning collections: No Turning Back Now and The Serial Killer’s Daughter. Her new book, Nothing Below but Air was published by Main Street Rag Press in March 2014. Pat teaches in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program; in 2012 she held a unique position as poet-in-residence at the NC Zoo.