Time: 11AM -1PM
Price: All Readers Welcome
Island Bookstore will hold a signing August 17th with North Carolina artist and poet Dee Stribling for her collection, A Just Down the Road.
This collection of poems is a tribute in memory of beloved friends and places embodying the strength, struggle, and tender beauty that can be found in the rural areas where Stribling grew up and has lived.
“These are wonderful, contemplative poems, anthems to the Appalachian earth, the geography, the people and ether that Dee Stribling evokes and commemorates with every syllable. “Bells toll across the valley,” meting out time, conferring benediction. The earth turns and the prayerful language of the poet reckons it in all its mystery and kinship. Just Down the Road leads inevitably, movingly, back home.”
Joseph Bathanti, NC Poet Laureate, 2012-2014
Dee Stribling is a writer of prose and poetry. A Sundress Academy for the Arts poetry winner her work has appeared in 200 New Mexico Poems and other collections. Additional poetry chapbooks include Appalachian Picture Book (Finishing Line Press) and Down East Picture Book (Horse & Buggy Press). Work in-progress includes a childhood memoir and more poetry. Her documentary about "The Why Nots" softball team (with Minnow Media) is slated for release soon. You can visit her online at www.facebook.com/PoetDStribling and www.deestribling.com.