From Bob Moore
Folk-lovers, musicians, countrymen, countrywomen, poets of all ages:
The First Friday Coffeehouse scheduled for June 4th is coming up, and we
have two fine poets featured for your dining pleasure. Poet and children’s
author Nancy Jean Hill hails from Stratham, NH and poet, publisher Brad
Marion does his quiet work in the mountain hills of Center Ossippee, NH.
Refer below for more information on our literary guests:
Nancy Jean Hill is the author of the chapbook, Beryllium Diary (Pudding
House, 2007). The title poem, a long narrative, relates the story of her
mother, who contracted beryllium poisoning in the early 1940’s while working
as a secretary in a factory that manufactured fluorescent light bulbs. The
poem depicts both the personal and far-reaching effects of this terrible
Nancy Jean’s poems have also appeared in several literary journals including
Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Compass Rose, Phoebe, and
Slipstream. Her work has appeared in Currents V, an anthology of contest
winners published by the Seacoast Writers Association; Exeter, New
Hampshire . .. Where the river meets the tides; and Images of Ruin, poems
and art inspired by September 11, 2001.
Hill is a native New Englander who now resides in Stratham, New Hampshire
with her dog, Black Beauty. She received both her Bachelors and Masters
Degrees from Plymouth State College and has worked as a school counselor, a
youth and family mediator, a group facilitator for high risk teens, and a
one-on-one writing consultant. She is also the author of two children’s
books, The Magical Spree of Katie McGee and Nestle’s Bits and Bites (1999).
She has chosen to devote her later years to writing and sharing her poetry
and spending as much time as possible with her three grandchildren.
Brad Marion is a teacher and publisher as well as a writer. His books of
poetry include The Forest for the Trees (2010), Art and Desperation (2007),
and Still the Thrush Sings (2003). He is the publisher of Beech River Books,
which has released over thirty titles since 2005. He lives with his wife
Dawn, an artist and illustrator, in Center Ossipee, New Hampshire.
Brad and Dawn Marion
And the rest of the First Friday troubadours
The First Friday Coffeehouse
The First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Exeter
12 Elm Street (Parish Hall), Exeter, NH
Friday, June 4th
Sign-up for performers 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
Tell a friend and see you on Friday, June 4th
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 642-4648.