“Poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats
National Poetry Month is winding down, and what a great month this has been!! If you couldn’t find something to do this month, you didn’t want to in the first place! And to those doing the 30 for 30 day challenge….my many hats off to y’all!!!!
***Words of Thanks***
Thank you for all the kind words of encouragement and support concerning my interview in the Daily Press. I really thought it would be somewhere in the corner of the paper, but it was front and center. When I think about it, that’s the way poetry should be! So thanks to Leah for this golden opportunity, and thanks to all the poets, the hosts, the listeners and supporters that make this all possible. Without y’all, there would be no poetry scene. The 757 and 804 poets are a great poetry family, and I’m so glad to be a part of it!!
1. TODAY in Richmond!! - Don’t miss Art in the Shop 4 with poetry readings from Shann Palmer and Dean King. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 12 are FREE!! Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project!! (Village Exxon 7100 Patterson Ave Richmond VA beginning at 2:30) https://www.facebook.com/events/356266907808516/?suggestsessionid=87ad08f7aa16ad2f6a303fb126decdc8
2. “Saving our Youth” is an annual event that sheds light on issues affecting our youths like suicide, depression, bullying and sexual abuse. Some of these teenagers will share some of those stories through creative expression to include poetry. Show your support on May 4th starting at 1:00 pm at the Hampton Teen Center; tickets are only $10. To learn more about this event: http://savingouryouth2013.eventbrite.com/
3. Mary Martin, author of “Tapestry”, will be one of the readers at the 1st Saturday Poetry Reading in Norge on May 4th. http://www.poeticapublishing.com/. Please see venue list for more details.
4. You’re invited to attend “Ambassador Hunray the Truth Spitta” album release party on May 25, 2013. Tickets are $10 or 2 for $15. If you’ve never heard holy hip-hop poetry, then you’re in for a real treat. I’ve heard him spit at a few venues and I gotta say….amazing!!
5. Nathan Richardson will facilitate a 5 hour workshop on The Business of Becoming a Published Author on Saturday, June 1st, beginning at 10:00 am. The cost, for this wealth of knowledge, is only $55. For more info: http://www.meetup.com/writers-962/events/96134472/
Please be sure to check my Facebook page or my blog: www.goodwordpoetryplus.blogspot.com, for things that may come up or change during the week.
That’s it for now. Have a great week!!