First Friday Coffeehouse June 3rd 2011

Musicians, poets, artists of a different color, gardeners able to get their gardens in after a long stretch of rainy weather:

The First Friday Coffeehouse is pleased to announce the return of a joyful string band “Deep Hole Road”, featuring Sharon and Sue on fiddles, and Nick and Phil on guitars and mandolins. They have a traditional sound but play an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary folk, blues, Celtic, and country music. The band is full of surprises and encourages the audience to sing along to popular songs. Their song selection ranges from Dylan to The Band to Richard Thompson to The Carter Family. Please join us for another memorable night of music and dance (for those who want to dust off their dancing shoes).

We also have a special guest poet this month, Ms. Diana Durham, who hails from England, has several poetry collections in print, and among other artistic endeavors, participated in a performance poetry group entitled Angels on Fire. Diana has recently written a collection of sonnets, and will be performing some of these works at the coffeehouse. She has a wonderful performance voice, and the sound of her voice alone can’t help but draw you into her poetry. More about Diana follows

Diana Durham is author of two poetry collections: ‘Sea of Glass’ (Diamond Press, London), and ‘To the End of the Night’ (Northwoods Press, Maine,winner of their annual competition) and the non-fiction ‘The Return of King Arthur: finishing the quest for wholeness’ (Tarcher/Penguin 2004). She speaks and runs workshops on the Grail/Arthur myths and the art of consciousness. Her poetry has featured in numerous journals, in the UK and USA, including Orbis and Mankato Review and anthologies. Diana was a member of the London poetry performance group Angels of Fire, appearing with them at the Royal Festival Halls Voice Box. In New Hampshire she founded 3Voices three women writers who received state funding and performed state-wide. Current projects include a nearly completed new non-fiction book, a collection of 58 sonnets and an audio-play retelling of the story of Perceval & the Grail with the sorceress Morgana as the narrator, soon to be available on CD and as a download. Diana is currently a Visiting Research Assistant at the Brandeis Womens Studies Research Center.

The First Friday Coffeehouse featuring Deep Hole Road and special guest poet Diana Durham

The First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Exeter

12 Elm Street (Parish Hall), Exeter, NH

Friday, June 3rd  7:30 PM

Sign-up for open-mike starts at 6:30 PM.

Musicians, poets, families, performing art enthusiasts encouraged to attend. Bring a dessert. Coffee and tea will be provided. Donations gratefully accepted.

Tell a friend and see you on Friday, June 3rd

For more information, e-mail or phone: 642-4648.

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