NetWest Open Mic

The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and City Lights Bookstore will host an open mic night at the bookstore on Friday, November 15th at 7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. for a 10-minute reading session. The North Carolina Writers' Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state.  They provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write. For more information please visit their website.

Mary Ricketson Poetry Reading with Host Catherine Carter

Mary Ricketson will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, November 16th at 3 p.m. She will read poems from Mississippi, The Story of Luke and Marian.  She will be joined by Cathrine Carter, author of Larvae of the Nearest Stars. Catherine will open up with a few poems of her own and then introduce Mary. 

 Mississippi, the Story of Luke and Marian, relates Mary’s family story in mostly narrative poems, from the perspective of racial tensions in troubled Mississippi, 1948-1969, and the parents who found a way through these tedious times.

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