A Reading by Appalachian Poets George Ella Lyon and Frank X Walker at Grailville

Spend Sunday afternoon with learning from and with accomplished poets from the Cincinnati area and beyond! On Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 2:00 pm, celebrate Appalachian Month with two of the region’s most popular poets.

George Ella Lyon has published two collections of poems, Mountain and Catalpa, as well as the poetry primer Where I’m From, plus twenty-two picture books, five novels for young readers, an autobiography, a book of stories for adult new readers and a novel. The editor of three anthologies of Appalachian writers, George Ella’s work is featured in the PBS series, “The United States of Poetry.”

Frank X Walker, author, educator and Affrilachian poet, is author of four poetry collections: When Winter Come: the Ascension of York; Black Box; Buffalo Dance: the Journey of York and Affrilachia. He has recently served as Writer in Residence and lecturer of English at Northern Kentucky University and is now teaches creative writing at the University of Kentucky. Frank is the proud editor and publisher of PLUCK!, the new Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture.

Grailville’s Third Sunday Poetry Series is co-sponsored by Cincinnati Writers Project, Dos Madres Press, Greater Cincinnati Writers League and InkTank.

There is a $15 fee for the 2:00 pm reading. The Poetry Workshop, beginning at 3:30 pm is by donation and is led by Pauletta Hansel. Workshop participants should bring five copies on up to three poems. (So far we have only been able to get to one poem each!)

All programs are at Grailville, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland OH, in the St Brigid building. For information or to register contact visit www.grailville.org or call 513-683-2340. Supported in part by the Tomcinoh Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Fine Arts Fund.

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