Reading by Nancy Owen Nelson and Harry Moore to be held June 15

Published: June 03, 2022

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The public is invited to a reading by Nancy Owen Nelson and Harry Moore on Wednesday, June 15, at 4 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill.

Nelson’s poems have been published in The South Dakota Review, Graffiti Rag, What Wildness is This: Women Write About the Southwest, The MacGuffin, This/That Lit, online, and Oberon. Publications also include her memoirs, Searching for Nannie B, 2015 and Divine Aphasia: A Woman’s Search for Her Father, 2021, her poetry chapbook, My Heart Wears No Colors, 2018, and Portals: A Memoir in Verse, 2019. A poetry chapbook, Five Points South, will be published in the near future by Alabaster Leaves, Kelsay Books. Nelson earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in English at Auburn University.

A native of Tallapoosa County and an Auburn alumnus, Moore taught English in Alabama community colleges for four decades. He is the author of the poetry collections Bearing the Farm Away, published by Kelsay Books in 2018, and Broken and Blended: Love’s Alchemy, published by Kelsay Books in 2021, along with four chapbooks. His poems have appeared in Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Plainsongs, Xavier Review, Slipstream, Main Street Rag, South Carolina Review, Anglican Theological Review, and other journals. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. He lives with his wife, Cassandra, in Decatur, Alabama, and serves as an assistant editor of POEM magazine.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit here.

Submitted by: Maiben Beard