The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Inc.
Serving the cities of Charlottesville, Staunton, Lexington, and Waynesboro and the counties of
Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Rappahannock
Blue Ridge WritersSPECIAL PROGRAM
Wednesday, January 28
7:00pm - 8:30pm
on Art & War
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda - Poet Laureate of VA 2006-2008Bill Glose - Daily Press Poet Laureate, Books Editor-Virginia Living Magazine &Former Paratrooper
Carolyn will discuss and read poetry from her latest book, The Embrace, focusing on the art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Bill will discuss and read poetry from his current book, Half a Man, which centers on his life as a paratrooper and combat platoon leader in the Gulf War.
About our presenters:
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2006-2008. She is the author of seven books of poetry, one chapbook, and co-editor of Four Virginia Poets Laureate: A Teaching Guide and the anthology In a Certain Light. Her poetry has won numerous awards and appeared in national publications, including Virginia Adversaria, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner. Her service-oriented projects include stints in nursing homes and homeless shelters. From 2010 to 2011, she served as a Literary Arts Specialist in Washington D.C. with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Claudia Emerson. Carolyn is also an abstract painter, and her paintings have been featured in solo exhibitions throughout Virginia. Her website (www.carolynforonda.com) contains more information.
Bill Glose is a former paratrooper, Gulf War veteran, and author of the poetry collections Half a Man (FutureCycle Press, 2013) and The Human Touch (San Francisco Bay Press, 2007). For the past eleven years, he has been the Books Editor for Virginia Living. In 2011, Glose was named the Daily Press Poet Laureate. Other honors include the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Award and the Virginia Press Association First Place Award for Sports News Writing. Now a full-time writer, he undertakes intriguing pursuits—such as walking across Virginia and participating in a world-record-setting skinny dip event—and writes about them for magazines. His work has appeared in over 100 publications, including Army Times, The Writer, Narrative Magazine, and Southern California Review. His website (www.BillGlose.com) includes a page of helpful information for writers.MEETING LOCATION: Conference Room - Virginia Foundation for the Humanitiesin the Boars Head Complex off Route 250 West. (After entering Boars Head, take the FIRST LEFT and park in the lot. Go up the stairs on the right of the grassy area and enter the third door.)
This event is FREE and open to the public.