On Thursday, March 2l, 2013, John Campbell Folk School and N.C. Writers Network West are sponsoring a reading of poetry from 7-8p.m. The reading is free of charge and open to the public. Poets Linda Smith and writer Susan Anderson will be the featured readers.
Linda Smith, poet and writer, from Hayesville, NC is a long time member of NCWN West. She writes poetry inspired by the mountains that surround this area and from memories of things past. She also writes essays and fiction. Linda is nearing completion of a mystery novel. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies such as Lights in the Mountains, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, anthologies of NetWest, Mountain Time, Sand, Sea and Sail, the Freeing Jonah series, Night Whispers, Looking Back. and Future Cycle 2012.
Susan is a wife and mother of six, which provides plenty of writing material. She lives in Hayesville, loves the mountains, the trees, the birds, the quiet, and the smell of deciduous woods. She likes to write “through the lens of faith” and is inspired by all kinds of music and nostalgia. She enjoys writing memoir and personal essay. She seeks truth and beauty in all things. Her hobbies are competitive swimming, reading anything good, shabby chic decorating, vintage shopping and she has four finches whose names are Ziggy, Twiggy, Groupie, and Cerise.