People of the Word

I've been touring around with Hotel Worthy since it was released in March. I've read at Piccolo Spoleto and gotten to know beautiful Charleston, SC. It was a hot July Sunday when I read in the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series in Rock Creek Park - a real pleasure to join Grace Cavalieri for the first time.
Always, whether the event is large or small, local or distant, a
Reading in the Dock Street Theater courtyard at Piccolo Spoleto
poetry reading draws the "People of the Word," those who treasure language and make the effort to seek it out in a noisy world. New friends and old - always the chance to make that connection.
I am looking forward to reading Oct. 9 for the Center for Women Writers at Salem College, then Oct. 10 in Fairmont, WV, for the 34th Kestrel Festival. It's hard to believe that it has been 34 years, 34 festivals, since I met Marty Lammon and John King to discuss starting a magazine. Sadly, John is no longer with us.
There will be old friends at both places - and new ones. I am excited about the Cervantes festival  taking place in Durham and the region. One literary event is planned for Oct. 12, and I will take part in a second on Nov. 23. More about that later!

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