Mountain Arts & Crafts Festival


Thanks to Ray Zimmerman, I'll be one of the spoken word presenters on Saturday, November 7th at this year's festival at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Right now, I'm in the Saturday 1:30—1:55 p.m. slot to read.

I'll be reading from Project Keepsake and talking about keepsakes and storytelling. For those of you who have never heard Ray Zimmerman read his poetry, you are in for a real treat. He's one of the best in our area. His chapbook, titled "First Days," chronicles the days during and after his heart surgery. His magical poems drift through that period and emphasize how his connection to the natural world guides him back from the brink of death. 

Join us! Cloudland Canyon is absolutely breathtaking in the fall. Plan to come, walk around, hike the trails, listen to the great music and readings, buy some crafts, and leave your cares behind for a while. Here's the lineup so far (subject to change):

Saturday (November 7)
10:35 to 11:35 (Music) Rick Gattone’s Band

12:00 to 1:00 (Music) Scarlett Stitch

1:30 to 1:55 (Spoken Word) Amber Nagle

2:00 to 2:25 Finn Bille

2:45 to 3:45 (Music) Rising Fawn Social Club

Sunday (November 8)
10:00 to 11:00 (Music) Brian Henry

11:15 to 12:15 (Music) Scarlett Stitch

12:45 to 1:10 (Spoken Word) Ray Zimmerman

1:15 to 1:40 (Spoken Word) Michael Gray

2:15 to 3:00 (Music) Jerome Arnold

3:30 to 4:30 (Music) Organized Kaos