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Friday, February 11, 2011

Sat Feb 19: Poetry at the Belen Public Library

You are invited to a special #nmpoetry event: a reading hosted by George Forrest and featuring Bill Nevins, Jeanne Shannon and Gary Stewart Chorré, 1:30PM Saturday February 19,2011 at the Belen Public Library Lecture Hall333 Becker Ave.; Belen, NM 87002864-7522


There will also be an open-mic and special book sale by "Friends of the Library"

George Forrest served in the US Air Force, attended B.G.S.U. for pre-Law he and his wife moved to Valencia County, NM where he has honed his verse on the stark natural beauty of his country home.

Bill Nevins was raised in Connectucut by a family of police, firfighters and "sainted women." Calling Albuquerque home for many years, he currently teaches English Composition and Creative Writing at UNM-Valencia and reports for abqARTS, Local iQ, Trend, Irish American News and other magazines. He has interviewed such digintaries as Bernadette Devlin, Gerry Adams, Ian Paisley and others. His poetry reflects the deeply felt narratives of the ancient bards.

A graduate of Radford University. 
Jeanne Shannon is originally from Virginia and has lived in Albuquerque since 1969, where she earned an MA in English from UNM. Widely published, her books include Meditation for the Earth and Carrying Water in a Sieve. Jeanne is the founding editor/ publisher of The Wildflower Press.


Gary Stewart Chorré resides in Valencia County while also living a life in Albuquerque. He has been a practicing poet for over two decades, during which time he has traveled the country and Europe performing featured readings and inpromptu poetic offerings along the way. His books include Bits and Pieces of a Faint Shadow and Peering through the Third Eye.


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