Hill Country Poets will celebrate their fourth anniversary by hosting a poetry
reading at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, on Sunday, October 11th.
Austin artist and poet Lisa Avery will be the featured reader and an open reading will be included in the program.
Asked who inspires her, Avery mentions singer-songwriter James McMurtry, son of novelist Larry McMurtry. She is impressed by "the boldness and unabashed way he describes characters and themes, and his directness and filterless communication through his lyrics." She also finds the poetry and writings of Mary Baker Eddy "have given me immense strength and courage to communicate in an honest, truthful and freeing manner."
Avery has recently completed a book of poems that move from a sense of isolation and desolation, "the black and white world that I call home," to hope, "strengthened by potent possibilities," and finally "love finally understood."
The poetry reading will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the community meeting room on the first level. Poets who wish to read one of their own poems should sign up at 1:45. The only requirement is that the content should be appropriate for all ages, and should not be explicit or include profanity.
There is no charge for this event but free will offerings to Hill Country Poets are welcome.