|Birke Baehr, thirteen-year old internationally known youth advocate on organic food and sustainable farming practices, will be at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, March 30th at 3 p.m. Baehr will discuss the problems of the industrialized food industry and offer solutions for alternative options of local, organic and sustainable food. His book, Birke on the Farm, tells Birke’s story as a young boy reading about mercury levels in high fructose corn syrup to becoming a real voice for the local foods and sustainable farming movement.
||The Coffee with the Poet Series continues on Thursday, April 18th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Janice Hornburg will present the poetry in her new chapbook, Perspectives. Hornburg is a native Texan who transplanted to East Tennessee in 1993. She is a member of the Poetry Society of Tennessee--Northeast Chapter, The North Carolina Writer’s Network, and the Lost State Writer’s Guild. Her award winning poem, “My Father’s Room”, was accepted for publication by Texas Review Press in The Southern Poetry Anthology VI: Tennessee. Other poems have appeared in Bylines Magazine, Pinesong Awards 2007 and 2009. Coffee with the Poet is co-sponsored by the NetWest Chapter of the North Carolina Writers' Network.|
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