Another Do-It-Yourselfer, Apr 22, Chatham Co

Moncure poet and free-lance writer Judy Hogan will speak to the Friends of the Pittsboro Memorial Library on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 P.M., at the Chatham County Council on Aging. "My Life and Economics as an Aging Poet-Farmer" will reveal how she has lived by relying more on the gift economy than on the market economy. Her passion to write led to valuing time more than money. In the desperate circumstances that inevitably arose, she became Sartre’s "genius," inventing solutions. In 1998 she began farming to grow her food and stay healthy.

Her solutions to life’s problems may seem outrageous, insane, and definitely high risk, but she enjoys good health, writes regularly, and keeps active and happy. She will read excerpts from her recently completed Pushkin and Chickens: The Story of My Farm.
Judy won the Indy Arts Award to Carolina Wren Press in 2008 for finding new voices. She writes regularly for Chatham County Line, and has published five books of poetry, two non-fiction. She helped found The North Carolina Writers Network and served as its first Chair (1984-87). She was Chair of the national small press association (COSMEP) 1975-78. In 2004 she served as Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator for the Chatham Coalition. She teaches Creative Writing at CCCC. Web: http://judyhogan.home.mindspring.com

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