Welcome to where I am, where my kitchen's always messy, a pot's (or a poet) always about to boil over, a dog is always begging to be fed. Drafts of poems on the counter. Windows filled with leaves. Wind. Clouds moving over the mountains. If you like poetry, books, and music--especially dog howls when a siren unwinds down the hill-- you'll like it here.


MY NEW AUTHOR'S SITE, KATHRYNSTRIPLINGBYER.COM, THAT I MYSELF SET UP THROUGH WEEBLY.COM, IS NOW UP. I HAD FUN CREATING THIS SITE AND WOULD RECOMMEND WEEBLY.COM TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A WEBSITE. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW SITE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS RELATED TO MY NEW BOOK.


MY NC POET LAUREATE BLOG, MY LAUREATE'S LASSO, WILL REMAIN UP AS AN ARCHIVE OF NC POETS, GRADES K-INFINITY! I INVITE YOU TO VISIT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED TO READ SOME GOOD POEMS.

VISIT MY NEW BLOG, MOUNTAIN WOMAN, WHERE YOU WILL FIND UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN, IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY IMAGINATION, IN MY GARDEN, AND AMONG MY MOUNTAIN WOMEN FRIENDS.




Monday, November 10, 2008

Goin' Down to Georgia

I will be away for the next four days, visiting family and participating in Albany State University's annual Poetry Festival, the brainchild of my friend doris davenport. Doris is one of my favorite poets (LSU Press, Madness like Morning Glories), and my very own Cabbage Sistah. She brings energy to anything with which she engages, so this should be a special event.







You can click on the poster image to make it larger and see how the schedule runs. But here it is, in case the clicking doesn't work.


* ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
Albany, GA

Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication

2nd ANNUAL Fall POETRY FESTIVAL
All Events FREE & Open to Public

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (All 11/13 Events in James Pendergrast Memorial Library Auditorium Rm. 114)
11:00/a Poetry Symposium
Favorite Poems read by invited faculty/staff/administrators/students
Dr. Joyce Cherry, Facilitator
3:00-5:00/p ASU Students’ Poetry Workshop for
Leaders: Kathryn Stripling Byer & doris davenport
7:00-8:00/p Poetry Performance by Workshop Students
8:00 - 9:00 /p Reception
FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (All 11/14 events in Orene Hall except Digital Workshop, in ACAD Bldg Computer Lab)
10:00/a POETRY SYMPOSIUM: "Local Poets and Their Work"
1:00 - 3:00/p “Digital Storytelling: Narrative Poetry ” Workshop
Facilitator: Seed
(ACAD 2nd Floor MasCom Computer Lab)
7:00-8:30/p Performance
Kathryn Stripling Byer, Poet Laureate of North Carolina and Native of Camilla, GA
Stephen “Seed” Heathcock, Spoken Word Artist, Performance Poet &
Project Mgr. for The CarpetBag Theatre, Inc. (Knoxville, TN)
(MC & also performing, doris davenport)
8:30 - 10:30 Book Signing / Reception


(For more information: doris.davenport@asurams.edu 229-430-1383)

2 comments:

Glenda C. Beall said...

Kay, have a good trip to Albany State and south Georgia. This is a good time to go there when it isn't so hot.
I have enjoyed your posts about your trip to Hungary. The photos are excellent.

Lynn ... said...

Kay ... enjoy your trip! I wish I would have read this earlier because I would have had to stop at the house for some coffee and cake!

Blessings and safe travels!
-Lynn