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Asheville Poetry Series – Mildred K. Barya

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST


Asheville Poetry Series proudly welcomes Mildred Barya for a reading of her poetry at THE BLOCK off biltmore on January 21, 2019. It’s also our annual Martin Luther King Day reading, so please bring your poems and thoughts of peace and equality to share on our open mic.

Doors 7:00 P.M. Reading starts 7:30 P.M. | OPEN MIC after feature reading | Beer, wine, and books sold | $5 donation at door

MILDRED K BARYA enjoys hiking the Appalachian trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. When she’s not in the mountains, she’s at UNC-Asheville teaching creative writing and literature. Her publications include three poetry collections: Give Me Room to Move My Feet, 2009, The Price of Memory after the Tsunami, 2006, and Men Love Chocolates But They Don’t Say, 2002. She also has short stories and poems in anthologies, journals and magazines such as Tin House, Poets.org site, Asymptote, Prairie Schooner, Per Contra, Northeast Review and Poetry Quarterly. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver and blogs at http://mildredbarya.com/

ASHEVILLE POETRY SERIES is a happening for poets and poetry lovers commencing on the third Monday of each month at seven o’clock in the evening at THE BLOCK off Biltmore in downtown Asheville. The event consists of a reading by the feature poet followed by an open microphone, for which readers may sign up and recite one or two short pieces. During the open portion of the event, we encourage new voices and accomplished poets alike to share what they have been working on in a space where writers have the opportunity to try out new works in front of an audience on a monthly basis. Please join us for consistent, fine poetry in a setting that is equally fine.

Please support our feature writers by purchasing books from them. The bar will remain open after the reading has concluded in order to give poets a chance to mingle and peruse the merchandise.

Produced/hosted by Jeff Davis & Caleb Beissert

For information regarding the event contact Caleb Beissert at CalebBeissert (at) gmail.com

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January 21
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


THE BLOCK off biltmore
39 S. Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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