Forgotten Voices Poetry Group
Poets and poetry lovers are invited to Forgotten Voices meetings, held on the first Saturday of each month at 1 pm at the library.
On Saturday, September 7 at 1 pm, featured speaker J.C. Todd will read from her poetry and talk about writing and her writing life. She will also lead a short writing workshop
J.C. Todd's poems have appeared in journals such as The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and theAmerican Poetry Review. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program at Rosemont College.
About Forgotten Voices:
Many of our members write poetry, although, writing is not a requirement to attend. We welcome all ages, abilities, and interests. We enjoy listening to what each member shares. Please come and read a poem by a poet you like or a poem you have written, or just come to listen! If you love poetry, please join us!
Contact: Joanne Leva
Free and open to the public. We meet the first Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm in the Community Room, except for July, when we meet off-site (call the library for location & directions). We are a group of people who are interested in poetry and have been meeting at the Indian Valley Public Library for over 22 years. The Forgotten Voices Poetry Group is led by Joanne Leva, creator of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate program. Go to www.montcopoet.com for more information about the program.
A poem in honor of poet and Forgotten Voices member George Offutt:
By George where could U B
C/ing the sounds that sometimes
seem inaudible but with aid
I can hear better seeing the nature
in all things through his eyes made
the examples come alive in our inner
parts of his mind
Takin me home 1 afternoon was
such a thrill 2B 1on1 with
a person that has such a grasp
of nature nature lly I will miss
his outlook on life and the things that he heard
and instilled in me