|Posted by Timothy on June 8, 2012 at 12:15 AM|
Three Performance Authors
Chattanooga Writers' Guild Meeting
7:00 to 8 :30 PM
Tuesday, June 12th 2012
The Chattanooga Public Library
1001 Broad Street
Free and Open to the Public
Three of Chattanooga's talented writers present their work with style. They take presence before the public to a dynamic new level, with dramatizations, performance poetry, and spoken word arts. Writers who rely on public appearances to promote their work will learn new insights from this event. Members of the visiting public are welcome to simply enjoy the show. We welcome questions form the audience after view the three unique presentations.
Featured authors include:
Peggy Douglas is a performance poet, musician, and college professor from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Having been raised in the South with traditional gospel music for breakfast and Appalachian lullabies at night, she writes and performs authentic poetry narratives that spring from twisted roots of southern family members, teasing out the complexity below the surface of people's lives in ways that tickle the funny bone, prick the conscience, and lodge in the soul. The sonic texturing of her spoken word resonates with old-time rhythm and blues, merging the spheres of literature, storytelling and music. She inhabits each character in full-bodied fashion, delivering stories and feelings with a realistic flair for the dramatic.
She has performed with various old-time bands in Chattanooga for events such as Wordfest, Little Owl Festival, and recently she opened as part of the Coon Creek Girls for LA's Frank Fairfield. Many of her stories come from her poetry chapbook, Twisted Roots, was published in 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Other poems have been published in Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets; the University of Maine's Binnacle Poetry Journal; Maypop Journal; Glass: A Journal of Poetry; The Light of Ordinary Things by Fearless Books; Chantarelle's Notebook; Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine and Still: Literature of the Mountain South.
Christian J. Collier was born in Slidell, LA and is the author of two chapbooks with the most recent being Ghosts & Echoes. His works have been published in such publications as Oysters & Chocolate and The Origami Poems Project to name a few. He is also the founder, promoter, and host of The Speakeasy poetry open-mic and the MANIFEST arts showcase in Chattanooga, TN. In 2011, Mr. Collier was featured on the IndieFeed Performance Poetry Channel, which prides itself on featuring the best spoken word artists working in the field today, and was a finalist for the Young Professional Association of Chattanooga's Artist of the Year Award.
Storyteller and writer Jim Pfitzer has worked as a naturalist and Snake River rafting guide, lived in Redwood National Park, and traveled the country in an old Volkswagen bus. His personal stories range from too-close-for-comfort black bear encounters, to the significance of sweet tea in southern society. Pfitzer says "he would rather paddle a canoe than drive a car and prefers watching birds to
watching television." He has performed and taught workshops from coast to coast.
Pfitzer's new one-man play about Aldo Leopold just finished runs at the Chattanooga Theatre Center and Bonnaroo.
The Chattanooga Writers Guild offers tips on the Craft of Writing and on promoting your work at monthly meetings. Writing Groups within the guild offer critique and suggestions for writers in several genres.
The Chattanooga Writers Guild is a non-profit literary arts organization that supports authors and the growth of the craft of the literary arts in the greater Chattanooga area. It supports over ten critique groups that meet on a regular basis to strengthen the craft of writing in the Chattanooga region.
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