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Coffee With the Poets and Writers: Jayne Jaudon Ferrer to Speak | Clay

May 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Jayne Jaudon Ferrer learned to read at age 4, wrote her first story at age 6, earned her first byline at age 9, and never looked back. Her articles have appeared in publications ranging from Boca Raton Magazine to Christian Parenting Today, and she is the author of seven books: a novel, Hayley and the Hot Flashes,); The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games, which offers nearly 200 pages of instructions and fun facts about the world’s most beloved games; and A New Mother’s Prayers, A Mother of Sons, and Dancing with My Daughter — collections of “reality” poetry that explore everything from the terror of teaching your 15-year-old to drive to the undeniable healing properties of chocolate. Jayne’s poems are also featured in a number of anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader’s Choice 20th Anniversary Edition, A Daughter is Life’s Greatest Gift, A Son Is Life’s Greatest Gift, The Harsh and the Heart, From the Porch Swing, and Echoes Across the Blue Ridge.

For the past 14 years, Jayne has been the host and editor of www.YourDailyPoem.com, a website designed to share the pleasure and diversity of poetry with those who are skeptical. She published Poems to Lift You Up and Make You Smile in 2022, a collection of some of the most popular classic and contemporary poems featured on the website.

During the course of her writing career, Jayne has been a radio continuity director, an advertising copywriter, newspaper columnist, magazine editor, public relations coordinator, freelance journalist, and creative director. She has interviewed movie stars, judged contests, produced plays, scripted everything from nuclear power plant videos to beauty pageants, and even developed a few political campaign slogans.

Jayne is a happily married mother of three sons and has four grandchildren. A native of Florida, she lived for a time in Franklin, North Carolina, graduated from Mars Hill College, and has lived in Greenville, South Carolina the past 30 years. When she’s not writing, Jayne enjoys gardening, hiking, and watching old movies. Learn more about her at www.Jayne JaudonFerrer.com

Coffee with the Poets and Writers meets every second Wednesday from March to December 2024 at Moss Memorial Library.  The event is free and open to the public.  An open mic will follow the presentation.  Please bring a poem or short prose piece of about three minutes to participate. CWPW is sponsored by North Carolina Writers Network West (NCWN-W)  which also includes writers in Towns, Union, Fannin and Rabun Counties in Georgia.


May 8
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Joan Howard


Moss Memorial Library
26 Anderson St
Hayesville, NC 28904 United States
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