First Friday Coffeehouse 6/4/2010

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

industrial disease.

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.

Nancy Hill

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

7:30 PM

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 or phone: 642-4648.

Publication Announcement

Bob Moore  one of our  collaborators on the Squamscott River Film has had a volume of his poetry  published. I will  often simply  click on the film minimize the  screen and  listen to his artful guitar work. I can still see every image I assure you. We  were so lucky to  have his participation in that project.I imagine his poetry is engaging as well.

Water Street Books, Exeter , NH

River Run Bookstore, Portsmouth , NH

Beech River Books( Publisher)

Check  the “about us” tab on the Publisher . They are an interesting couple with an intriguing business model.

You  are invited to purchase a copy!