Monday, March 31, 2008

Local Poet and Creative Writing Professor Brigitte Byrd to Read Her Poetry and Sign Books

The Fayette County Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. with a visit from award-winning poet Brigitte Byrd. Brigitte will read selections from her recently published collection, “The Dazzling Land.” The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. The author will sign copies of the book, which will be on sale at the event.

A native of France where she was trained as a dancer, Brigitte Byrd is also the author of “Fence above the Sea,” a poetry collection published in 2005. Her third collection, “Song of a Living Room” is scheduled for fall 2009. Brigitte’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. She was the first-prize poetry winner of the St. Petersburg (Russia) Summer Literary Seminar 2000. Brigitte received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Florida State University in 2003. She currently lives in Fayetteville and teaches Creative Writing at Clayton State University.

The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.

The Fayette County Public Library is located behind the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville, at the southwest corner of Highways #85 and #54. For additional information, please contact the library at 770-461-8841.

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