News from the Norman Literary Folks:
DOROTHY ALEXANDER FEATURED AT SECOND SUNDAY POETRY
The Performing Arts Studio will feature Dorothy Alexander reading her poetry on Sunday, July 12, in the Norman Depot, 200 South Jones Avenue. There is no charge for the reading which begins at 2:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Dorothy Alexander of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, a retired attorney who practiced law in rural western Oklahoma communities for thirty-five years, is a self-taught poet, writer and storyteller. She conducts writing workshops, poetry readings, book discussions, and story projects in rural communities. She has authored six books of poetry and stories.
Dorothy is co-owner with Devey Napier of Village Books Press, an award-winning publishing house featuring the works of Oklahoma writers.
Dorothy has been a featured reader at the Oklahoma Festival of the Arts and Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City, Benedict Street Market in Shawnee, the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University in Ada, the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival at Okemah,” and in many other venues in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and New Mexico.
Her books of poetry include “The Dustbowl Revisited,” “Borrowed Dust,” and “Rough Drafts.”
Her most recent poetry book, “Lessons From an Oklahoma Girlhood,” was a finalist for the 2008 Oklahoma Book Awards. It is a collaboration with Oklahoma women artists who created visual art in response to Dorothy’s poetry. The result is a vivid expression of Dorothy’s rich life, full of stories and memories that bring unbounded joy and heart-breaking poignancy.
Dorothy was nominated for Poet Laureate of Oklahoma in 2006.
Second Sunday Poetry Readings, and other PAS programs, are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For additional information on PAS programs visit www.thepas.org, or phone 405-307-9320.