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Poetry Hickory | Reading and Open Mic

January 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Joyce and Les Brown of Troutman, NC, will share the stage at the January 10, Poetry Hickory, to be held at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse in downtown Hickory, starting at 6:30.

The Browns have been active in the NC poetry and education community for decades and are regular attendees at Poetry Hickory. Both are retired professors from Gardner Webb University, former columnists for the “Shelby Star,” and award winning poets.

Les Brown has used his background in biology and nature studies, and his passion for the NC mountains as the basis for two recent collections of poetry, “Cold Forge,” and “A Place Where Trees Had Names,” both from Redhawk Publications.

Joyce Compton Brown continues to use her lifelong study of Appalachian culture, roots, music, poetry, and her own family history as the subject matter for four books of poems, including “Hard Packed Clay,” and “Standing On the Outcrop”.

Poetry Hickory is in its 16th year of monthly readings open to the public. The Browns’ reading will be followed by an Open Mic. For more information or to register for the Open Mic, contact Scott Owens at 828-234-4266  or asowens1[at]yahoodotcom.


January 10, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Taste Full Beans
29 2nd Street, NW
Hickory, North Carolina
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