Schedule of Events
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Business Meeting – Celestine Davis, Presiding
10:10 AM – 11:30 AM "Writing from the Broken Places" AE Hines, a reading and conversation with Rebecca Godwin
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Open Mic – Regina Yvette Carter Garcia, Host – Have your poem handy!
12:00 PM Closing Remarks by Celestine Davis, President
AE Hines’s debut collection, Any Dumb Animal, received Honorable Mention in the North Carolina Poetry Society’s 2022 Brockman-Campbell Book Contest, and was a daVinci Eye finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book award. His poems have been widely published in anthologies and literary journals, including more recently: Rattle, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Rhino, Ninth Letter, The Missouri Review, Poet Lore, The Greensboro Review, and I-70 Review. His website is www.aehines.net.
Rebecca Godwin recently retired as Professor of English and Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature at Barton College. As director of the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at Barton, she also coordinated the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series for eastern North Carolina for many years and enjoyed hosting the Walking into April Poetry Day event that NCPS co-sponsored. Her book Community Across Time: Robert Morgan's Words for Home will be out in April from West Virginia University Press.