Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Voices

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ray Zimmerman, (423) 315-0721

New Voices Poetry Reading
Saturday, September 19
Pasha Coffee Shop
3914 St. Elmo Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
(423) 315-0721

Enjoy readings by local writers and intermission music by Dr. Jim Woodford and friends.

Featured Writers:
Jim Pfitzer Jim has shared his tales about wild places, simple living and adventures from coast to coast at festivals, libraries, schools, parties, coffeehouses and special events. He has been called “a True Tennessee Treasure!” and his two CDs reflect a great love of that “greenest state in the land of the free” and wild places all across our great land.

Ray Zimmerman read his poem “Glen Falls Trail” at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville , in October of 2007. The poem took second place in the Tennessee Writers Alliance poetry contest, and the reading was part of an awards ceremony.

E. Smith Gilbert has published extensively in the United States and Great Brittan. His works appear regularly in Poetica and in TPQ Online.

Jane Starner has been writing poetry for decades. Most of her published work, however, has been essays in literary journals. Since moving to Chattanooga after 36 years of teaching (high school and college), she has been a docent at the Hunter Museum, a carousel animal carver, and a writing specialist for Allied Arts.

Bob Dombrowski is the chairperson of the Trenton Arts Council and has published and distributed approximately 100 artist’s books. In 1993, he was nominated for a pushcart prize. He has been published with “The Unbearables” in the Autonomedia20Publication, “Help Yourself”. He has also been published in the Daumler-Chrysler book “Moving People with Words”. He is also included in the publication “Emerson at Harvard”.

Michael Bodine is informally known as the Poet Laureate of East Ridge. His poetry is noted for intricate and sometimes humorous rhyme schemes.

Ginnie Sams writes poetry as a daily meditation. She is one of the original Trenton Beatnik Poets.

Music by Dr. Jim Woodford and Friends
Dr. Jim Woodford, PhD, Forensic Chemist, will play keyboards.
Dr. Bob Vogt, PhD, Medical Researcher, will play soprano saxophone.

If you see a writer on fire, fan the flames.

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