Event: Poetry Reading

March 28th (Saturday), 11:00 AM —- Poetry Reading

Joanna Imogen Davidson, a Gilbert-Chappell Student Poet, and Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler, a Central Region Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet (2013-2015), are coming to Orange County Main Library for a Poetry Reading.  This event is being co-sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, the North Carolina Center for the Book (State Library of NC/Department of Cultural Resources), and the Friends of the Orange County Public Library.

Joanna Imogen Davidson, IT Support Specialist at Galloway Ridge and Gilbert-Chappell Student Poet, lives in Carrboro and grew up in Wilkes and Rowan counties, studied Political Science and Communication Arts at Catawba College, and worked as a Library Assistant at Rowan Public Library. A natural interest in “figuring things out” ultimately led to her status as a CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician. She traces her creative interests and storytelling to her mountain and Scots-Irish heritage. Other interests include woodworking, electronics, tinkering, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, knitting, clothing, sketching, painting, and music.

Writer/Editor Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler, (former) college president, Distinguished Woman of North Carolina, National Women’s Hall of Fame member, and Central Region Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet (2013-2015), has published widely in academics and in creative writing. She pioneered/consulted in Computer-Assisted Composition (her coinage), published its first journal, and established what is considered the first microcomputer laboratory for teaching writing. She originated the first academic computing conference in North Carolina, was Visiting Distinguished Scholar in Educational Leadership (U.S. Office of Personnel Management), and directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar for College Teachers (“The Novel of Slave Unrest”). Her awards include teaching, Civil Rights, and Exceptional Service to the History of the State.


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