Thursday, October 4, 2012

FPL Poetry Series and other reading events

Our FPL Poetry Series held a wonderful reading last night with host and poet John Milkereit, and featured poets Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, Carrie Kornacki, and Kelly Ellis.  As our host for the evening stated, these poets displayed a great depth of imagination, sound, texture, and tone throughout the reading. Also in attendance was poet Glynn Monroe Irby who is finishing a new book of poetry and essayist and playwright Margaret Symmank. Many of these writers have work found here at from the reference desk.

John Milkereit will be reading at the Poetry Out of Bounds Reading at Barnes & Noble (Webster) at around 3pm this Saturday, October 6 as part of the Houston Poetry Fest. Event hosted by the Gulf Coast Poets.

l to r: Carrie Kornacki, Kelly Ellis, Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, John Milkereit

On Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm, the Friends of the Friendswood Public Library Book Club will meet to discuss Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski. Book Club meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments are provided. The library has several copies of the book.

On Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm, the Friendswood Public Library will present Personal Essay Readings with host and author of New York Rhapsody, Barbara Carle. Essayists include Adriana Babiak Vazquez, Luis Vazquez, Katherine Sanger, and Oscar Peña.

On Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm, FPL Poetry Series presents a reading with featured poets Richard Peake and John Gorman.
A native Virginian, Richard Peake became a Texas resident after retiring from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. He published early poems in Impetus alongside John Ciardi and in The Georgia Review. Collections of his poetry include Wings Across… and Poems for Terence published by Vision Press, which also included poems of his in A Gathering at the Forks. He published Birds and Other Beasts in 2007. A member of The Poetry Society of Texas he is published in numerous books and journals including the Pushcart Prize nominated Shine Journal. A life-long naturalist, a father and grandfather, he teaches birds, Shakespeare, and writing in OLLi.
Dr. John Gorman lives in Galveston , TX and teaches literature and creative writing at UH-Clear Lake. His poems, gathered in three chapbooks, have appeared individually in dozens of Texas publications with more nationally and in Canada. John Gorman remains in demand as a speaker and poet in venues across the region.

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