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Afternoon of Poetry & Prose

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Share your voice at The Mercantile

What better way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon than sharing good words with friends! Join us on the second Sunday of each month, (August – April) from 2-4 pm for an Afternoon of Poetry and Prose!

Featured Speaker: Scott Owens

Scott Owens is the author of 17 collections of poetry and recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, the Next Generation/Indie Lit Awards, the NC Writers Network, the NC Poetry Society, and the Poetry Society of SC. His newest collection, Worlds Enough, is a collection of poems for children, illustrated by artist, Missy Cleveland. His most recent collection for adults, Sky Full of Stars and Dreaming, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac 8 times, and his articles about writing poetry have been used in Poet’s Market for several years. Owens holds degrees from Ohio University, UNC Charlotte, and UNC Greensboro. He is Professor of Poetry at Lenoir Rhyne University, and former editor of Wild Goose Poetry Review and Southern Poetry Review. He owns and operates Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse and Gallery and coordinates Poetry Hickory in Hickory, NC.
 
Open Mic will follow.

Cost: FREE

Second Sunday, Monthly

Every month we will spotlight a featured author and invite guests to participate in the Open Mic portion afterward.
 
Past featured authors’ works have included poetry, novels, memoir, and short fiction. Authors have included local talent and writers from across the southeast. Featured presenters share their work for roughly 20 minutes apiece.
 
Stick around after the Featured Readers for the Open Mic portion of the afternoon. Open Mic participants are asked to keep their selection under 5 minutes to allow time for all interested to participate.
 
We hope to see you at our next event!

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Date:
November 13
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Mercantile

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