Reading and Musical Entertainment at Pumpkin Hollow Antiques in Bellville, Ohio
Friday, December 3, 2010
Pumpkin Hollow Antiques
24 Bell Street in Bellville, Ohio
Vernell Bristow (Columbus) – began writing poetry as a student at Denison University, then moved to Columbus to attend graduate school. She is the co-founder of Writer’s Block Poetry, which holds open mic poetry readings and special events. An award-winning member of the Rust Belt Regional Slam Team and National Slam Team, she is working on a poetry collection and a spoken-word cd.
Dawn Shimp (rural Ashtabula County) – is originally from the Cleveland area, but now takes inspiration from the wildlife and natural beauty of a rural landscape. Her work has appeared in Wild Strawberries, Ribbons, The Tanka Society of America Journal, and most recently in What I Knew Before I Knew, an anthology of poems from the Pudding House Salon – Cleveland.
Wes Bieri (Clear Fork Valley) – began playing guitar at age nine with Lonnie Baker and Richland Academy, played jazz guitar to accompany his high school show choir, and recently graduated from Sinclair Community College in Dayton with an Associate degree in Music Education. He gives guitar lessons, and performs at church services, weddings, fairs, carnivals, and coffee shops. His repertoire includes twentieth century classical instrumentals, original ballads, and Mason Williams’ Classical Gas.
OPEN MIC – TO FOLLOW EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT
EVENING’S M.C. - Mark Hersman, Poet