Bookstore1 PoetryMic with Rick Hilles, Georgia Court and Doug Knowlton

Featured08oct2:00 pm3:00 pmBookstore1 PoetryMic with Rick Hilles, Georgia Court and Doug KnowltonBookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236, Sarasota2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AreaSarasotaTypePoetryCostFree

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Readings of Original Poems by Local Poets

Our free PoetryMic series introduces you to a varied group of talented poets that live in and around Sarasota. But you never know what visiting, well-known poets may drop by the loft!
This month’s poets are Rick Hilles, Georgia Court and Doug Knowlton.
About the poets:
Rick Hilles:
Rick Hilles, a recipient of a Fulbright, Whiting, and the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship, has poems, essays, and translations that have appeared in: American Literary Review , Five Points , Harper’s , Kenyon Review , Literary Imagination , Narrative Magazine , The Nation , New Letters , The New Republic , Paris Review , Plume , Poetry , Salmagundi , Smartish Pace , Southern Review , storySouth , and Tar River Poetry . Author of Brother Salvage , A Map of the Lost World , and three chapbooks, most recently, My Roberto Clemente . He teaches in the English Department and MFA Program at Vanderbilt University.
Georgia Court:
Georgia Court retired from teaching English Composition and Writing for Healthcare at the University of Cincinnati, but her career path included writing a weekly column about healthcare for the Cincinnati Post (a daily newspaper), publishing a weekly newspaper for healthcare professionals and owning a PR-event management company. Her first job out of college was with IBM where she worked as a systems engineer for several years before moving on to a life in words.
Georgia is the owner of Bookstore1Sarasota, located downtown. She is also the founder of PoetryLife, which started in 2012 as an annual event to bring the world’s finest poets to Sarasota. PoetryLife is now an umbrella program that brings poetry to Sarasota audiences all year long.
Doug Knowlton:
Doug’s been writing poems and lyrics since the 1960s. His love of poetry was reignited as he participated in readings around the Orlando area c. 1996-1999. He emceed the open mic at Java N’Jive Coffee House in Palmetto, 2002-2003. He was a regular at the Fogartyville Café Open Mic (Bradenton) 2002-2005 and hosted the Village Bookshop Poets and Writers from 2006-2011. Doug enjoys facilitating workshops for writers stirred by poetry’s potential.
This free in person event is in the Loft at our store at The Mark, 117 S. Pineapple.
Registration will end 1 hour before the event’s scheduled time.
All signed up and unable to go? Please let us know! Seating is limited and there may be people on our waitlist who would like to to take your place. Please send an email to ASAP and hopefully we’ll see you next time.
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October 8, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236, Sarasota

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