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Pumpkin Hollow Reading December 3, 2010

Reading and Musical Entertainment at Pumpkin Hollow Antiques in Bellville, Ohio Friday, December 3, 2010 6:30-9 p.m. Pumpkin Hollow Antiques 24 Bell Street in Bellville, Ohio 419-886-6093 FEATURED POETS 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. FEATURED MUSICIAN Wes Bieri (Clear

Maggie Anderson featured at Next OPA Meeting

OPA Quarterly Meeting and Workshop with guest poet Maggie Anderson Saturday, December 18, 2010 Bexley Public Library 2411 E. Main Street Columbus, OH 43209   Maggie Anderson is the author of four books of poetry, including Windfall:  New and Selected Poems , A Space Filled with Moving , and Cold Comfort . She has co-edited several thematic anthologies, including A Gathering of Poets , a collection of poems read at the 20 th anniversary commemoration of the shootings at Kent State University in 1970, as well as Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry about School and After the Bell:  Contemporary American Prose about School.  Her awards include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from the Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Councils on the Arts, and the Ohioana Library for contributions to the literary arts in Ohio.   The founding director of the Wick Poetry Center and of the Wick Poetry Series of the Kent State