‘Modern Medusa’ lecture, poetry at Train Depot

alt

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.



More Close Up

Walk with a podiatrist event Saturday

With one-quarter of the body’s bones in the foot, podiatry is especially important when it comes to bone and tendon health. Dr. Joseph ... Read More


Cure for cancer? Not quite

In March, specials on “60 Minutes” and HBO gave compelling evidence that cancer was on the verge of being cured. The treatment s ... Read More


New procedure leads to speedy double hip replacement recovery

Waiting turned out to be the best thing Russell “Rusty” Miller could have done. Miller, a resident of Sharpsburg, walked into Or ... Read More


Mayor Brady proclaims stroke awareness for May

Mayor Keith Brady joined the Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s stroke awareness team last Wednesday, proclaiming May to be “Stroke Awar ... Read More


Taste and Tour shows residents unknown history of Newnan

While sampling some of the local flavors around the square, historical Newnan got a close-up reexamination. On May 9, the Coweta County Conv ... Read More

Newnan Times-Past

Lewis Grizzard is better

 – From The Newnan Times-Herald, April 1, 1982 Word has it that Lewis Gizzard is much better and well on the road to full recove ... Read More