[*Please note the change in location for this meeting. See below for details.]
The people and experiences in our lives are rich in poetic material. Writing poetry is one way to recall and honor these people and experiences, as well as reconcile the feelings we associate with them. In this presentation, Chris Abbate will read some of his own autobiographical poems and provide guidance and prompts for turning your life into poems.
Chris’ most recent collection of poetry, Words for Flying, was published by FutureCycle Press in 2022. His previous collection, Talk about God, was published by Main Street Rag in 2017. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Connecticut River Review, Cider Press Review, and Prime Number Magazine. He is a two-time nominee for a Pushcart Prize, has been nominated for a Best of the Net award, and has received awards in the Nazim Hikmet and NC Poetry Society poetry contests.
*Please note the change in location for this meeting. We will meet at the Mebane Arts & Community Center (Civic Room), 633 Corregidor Street, Mebane. Although we hold in-person meetings, members and guests may attend virtually by requesting a Zoom link and passcode from Cheryl Wilder at email@example.com.
This event is made possible by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources through the Alamance Arts Council.
Membership in the club is not required. Visitors are welcome to attend up to two meetings per year at no cost. Contact Cheryl Wilder at 919.633.5350 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.