NC Poetry Society, Weymouth, Oct. 24

Saturday, October 24, 2009 — NCPS Fall Meeting
Southern Pines, NC — Weymouth Center, 555 East Connecticut Ave.

Event Schedule

09:15 Registration and Annual Dues Payment
Keep your society membership current by paying your annual dues. Order a box lunch ($10, cash or check payable to "I95") until 10:15 am. Enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks. If you’re a member and didn’t pick up your 2009 Pinesong (edited by Debra Kaufman) in May, claim it in the book room.
10:00 Business Meeting and NCWN Greetings
Tony Abbott, president, presides. Ed Southern, director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, delivers a brief message.
10:15 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
Honorable mention Marjorie Hudson reads. This NCWN competition was judged by poet Sarah Lindsay.
10:30 Brockman-Campbell Book Award
Winner, Dannye Romine Powell (A Necklace of Bees), reads, followed by honorable mentions Irene Blair Honeycutt (Before the Light Changes) and Joe Mills (Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers). This award was judged by poet David Romtvedt.
11:30 Open Mic and Recitation
If you're interested in participating, sign up. If you're not sure how to sign up, ask a board or society member.
12:00 Lunch (book room open)
01:00 Cutting Edge of Poetry
Poet and professor Alan Michael Parker talks about what's going on in contemporary poetry
01:45 Open Mic and Recitation Reprise
02:30 Reception to Honor Readers and Speaker

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