Thursday, June 26, 2014

Folk School Reading with Ledford and Simpson

Brenda Kay Ledford and Nancy Simpson gave delightful poetry readings tonight at the  John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Several folk school students were present and many were from New York City. 


Brenda fulfilled their interests in mountain people and Appalachia with her poems about rural life, with images of nature, mountains, quilts, and lifestyles of her own family. Brenda has won many awards for her poetry and its historical value to this region.

Nancy Simpson has been writing and working on a new manuscript. She read some recently written poems and some of the older poems published in literary magazines and in her three poetry books.

Lucy Gratton prepared a program for the guests attending tonight's event. This monthly reading is sponsored by the North Carolina  Writers' Network West, the  mountain chapter of the state literary organization.  A large crowd turned out for two of our area's most prolific and most popular poets. 

2 comments:

Ellen Schofield said...

I'm pleased that it went well and that the audience appreciated the reading. Kudos to all involved.

Glenda Beall said...

Thank you, Ellen. We have so many good readings sponsored by Netwest at the Folk School. We are fortunate to have had good leaders set up these events and I hope our local folks will continue to support them. I'll see you at Coffee with the Poets and Writers this coming week.