On July 19 I had a lovely time reading and discussing poetry at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC. Such a charming bookstore, complete with its two cats. We had a small, delightfully engaging group that circled up and talked about the writing process, as well as how poems affect us as readers. My good friend Pat Riviere-Seel took good care to get me from Asheville to Sylva--such a gorgeous drive!--and after the event we enjoyed spending time with Kay Byer, talented poet and former NC poet laureate.
If you're ever in the vicinity of Sylva, be sure to stop in at City Lights.