Monday, September 20, 2010

Acclaimed Poet to Read in Chattanooga

Acclaimed Poet to Read at Winder Binder

Bill Brown, author of five collections of poetry and recipient of numerous awards will lead off the Southern Lights Poetry Reading at Winder Binder Gallery and Book Store, Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM .

Winder Binder is located at 40 Frazier Avenue on Chattanooga ’s North Shore

Southern Lights:

Seven regional poets share the power of the spoken word:

Bill Brown grew up in Dyersburg , Tennessee .

•Five collections of poetry
•Three chapbooks
•Author of a writing textbook with Malcolm Glass
•Wrote and co-produced the Instructional Television Series, Student Centered Learning, for Nashville Public Television.
•Graduate degrees in English from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College and George Peabody College
•Directed the writing program at Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville
•Part time lecturer at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
•Scholar in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference
•Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
•Two Fellowships in poetry from the Tennessee Arts Commission

Penny Dyer has published work in numerous literary journals.

•2007 Oberon Poetry Prize
•2006 Louisiana Literature Prize for Poetry
•Pushcart Prize nomination for “Summer Storm, 1963”

Bruce Majors has published in several literary journals.

•Author of The Fields of Owl Roost
•First finalist - 2005 Indie Excellence Book Awards.

Rebecca Cook writes poetry and prose and has published in many literary Journals

•Two-time Pushcart nominee
•Writer’s residency at Dairy Hollow Writers’ Colony in 2005
•Margaret Bridgman Scholar in fiction at the 2009 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
•Chapbook of poems, The Terrible Baby, available from Dancing Girl Press
•The Terrible Baby has been translated into Romanian, poems to be published in Romanian literary journals.

Ray Zimmerman is a former president of the Chattanooga Writers Guild.

•Second Place in the 2007 poetry contest of the Tennessee Writers Alliance
•Chapbook, Searching for Cranes favorably reviewed in Bloomsbury Review

Helga Kidder received a BA in English from the University of Tennessee and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College .

•Co-founder of the Chattanooga Writers Guild and leads their poetry group
•Poetry and translations have been published in many journals and anthologies
•Chapbook Why I Reach for the Stars, was a finalist in the Firewheel Chapbook competition

E. Smith Gilbert is a pseudonym.

•Published in the United States and Great Britain
•Currently involved in documentary film