Coffee with the Poets and Writers (CWPW) will feature award-winning poet Brenda K. Ledford on Wednesday, September 14, at 10:30 A.M. at the Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, N.C.
The event is free and open to the public. An open mic will follow the presentation. 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.
Brenda K. Ledford is a seventh-generational native of Clay County, NC. She was an honor graduate of Hayesville High School, and earned a Master of Arts in Education from Western Carolina University. She’s done post-graduate work in Journalism at the University of Tennessee, and holds a degree of highest honor in Creative Writing from Stratford Career Institute.
Ledford’s work has appeared in many publications including Our State, Asheville Poetry Review, Appalachian Heritage, 50 Old Mountain Press anthologies, and many other journals. She’s received the Paul Green Multimedia Award thirteen times for her blogs, books, and collecting oral history on Southern Appalachia. Her children’s book The Singing Convention, received the “Children’s Book Award” in 2021 from North Carolina Society of Historians. Her poetry book, Leatherwood Falls, is upcoming with Kelsay Books.
Besides writing, her hobbies include storytelling, playing the keyboard and harmonica, singing Gospel music, and reading. She also enjoys photography and has won awards for her landscape and nature photos.
Her award-winning blog can be reached at blueridgepoet.blogspot.com.
Coffee With the Poets and Writers will meet every second Wednesday from June until December 2022.
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