Rusk County Poetry Society to host state president


Special to Tyler Morning Telegraph

Budd Mahan, of Dallas, president of the Poetry Society of Texas (PST), will be the guest speaker at the Rusk County Poetry Society (RCPS) Celebration of Poetry 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

 Mahan, author of “Names in a Book,” winner of the first annual William D. Barney Chapbook Competition, will discuss “how the manuscript came to be and how you might come up with a book of your own.”

The celebration will be held in the parish hall of the South Main Church of Christ, 402 South Main Street in Henderson.

 A barbecue lunch will be catered by Bob and Ginny Bowman in honor of poet Roberta Pipes Bowman. The day’s program includes a poetry lesson and prompt, silent auction, and an open mic poetry reading. The Rose Garden Poetry Society (RGPS) is the co-sponsor.

 A $10 per guest reservation is due by Oct. 1.  Mail checks made out to RCPS to RCPS reservations, c/o Charles Taylor, 906 Angelina Court, Longview, Texas 75604.

 “Bring your own poem to read for entry into the 2016 Celebrate Poetry Anthology,” said RCPS President Sue Roberts. For questions, contact Sue Roberts at 903-859-7729 or Carol Thompson at 903-539-0458.



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