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Seeds and the Essence of Creation: A Poetry Reading
with Jay Bryan, Melissa Dowland, Ralph Earle, Gary Phillips, Bill Ross


Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM


Every seed includes the essence of what it will become. Just as the flora and fauna of our environment, and even we ourselves, spring from tiny seeds, so works of creative inspiration grow from our seed thoughts. Five local poets bring these seeds to life through the work they will share with you. Free. Preregistration Required.


About the poets


Gary Phillips is the poet laureate of Carrboro, North Carolina. He is a writer, naturalist and entrepreneur. Gary was once chair of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. His book of poetry, The Boy The Brave Girls, was printed in 2016 by Human Error Publishing (Wendell, Mass).


Ralph Earle’s collection, The Way the Rain Works, won the 2015 Sable Books Chapbook Award. His poems have appeared in Carolina Quartery, Tar River Poetry, The Sun and elsewhere. He teaches poetry at Central Carolina Community College and does computer services consulting work.


Registration open through 10/14/2017 11:59 PM EST



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