Elizabeth Wilson and Hilda Downer to Read New Poems

Buncombe County poets Elizabeth Wilson and Hilda Downer will present their recent work in Sylva at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 12. 

Elizabeth Wilson is an aspiring tap dancer, chronic illness advocate, and Rising Voices of Narcolepsy speaker, living with her partner and son in the North Carolina mountains. She is the winner of the 2021 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, and her first book of poems, Windowpanes, forthcoming from Headmistress Press, won the 2021 Sappho’s Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Asheville Poetry Review, Clementine Unbound, Cold Mountain Review, Eunoia Review, One Art: a journal of poetry, Trouvaille Review, and Voices from the Attic.

Hilda Downer grew up in Bandana, North Carolina, beside the oldest mica mine in the world.  She works as a psychiatric nurse and an English teacher at Appalachian State University.  Currently, she lives in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, where she has raised two sons, Branch, and Meade, who are, respectively an artist and a fiddler. Her previous books include When the Light Waits for Us and Sky Under the Roof.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
3 E Jackson St Ste 1
City LIghts Bookstore
Sylva, NC 28779
Windowpanes By Elizabeth Wilson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781735823676
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Headmistress Press - August 25th, 2022

Wiley's Last Resort By Hilda Downer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952485800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Redhawk Publications - August 9th, 2022

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