‘Modern Medusa’ lecture, poetry at Train Depot


Melissa Dickson will give a lecture/ poetry reading hosted by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society 

“Modern Medusa: Selections From the New Poetry Collection by Melissa Dickson,” a lecture/ poetry reading, will be hosted by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society Thursday, Sept. 26, from 7-8 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, 60 East Broad Street Newnan.

Dickson, a poet and mother of four who resides in Newnan, will read selections from her new collection, “Sweet Aegis.”

Her work has appeared in Newnan-Coweta Magazine, North American Review, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Women’s Review (Issues One and Two), Birmingham Arts Journal, Sense Magazine and other print and online publications.

Her collection, “Cameo,” was released in 2011 by New Plains Press. Her newest collection revisits and revises the life and death of the mythical mother of two, Medusa.

Dickson holds an MFA in studio arts from The School of Visual Arts and an MFA in creative writing from Converse College.

Poet Peter Campion describes her poetry as “remarkable for the range of experience they portray… Dickson shows how we are simultaneously haunted and enriched by our histories. She brings alive her vision through mastery of poetic technique, through sentences and lines that feel both sublime and down to earth.”

This program is free for Newnan-Coweta Historical Society members, and there is a $5 admission for non-members. Light refershments will be provided.

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