The Brothers Grin
You might think of them as "the Brothers Grin." Fellow poets Michael Beadle, William Everett and Charley Pearson will perform original verse ofwit and wordplay at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville. The event will offer a variety of poetry styles from ballads and playful rhymes to an abecedarium (using all the letters of the alphabet), and the experimental French Oulipo form.
Beadle, an award-winning poet, touring writer-in-residence, and local history author, will be reading and performing from his latest poetry collection, Invitation. The book offers a mix of SLAM poems, parodies and amusing verse. Beadle regularly performs poetry at schools, festivals and special events around the state, including summer evenings at Cataloochee Ranch and 4th of July and Christmas celebrations in downtown Waynesville.
Joining in Beadle's book release will be William Everett and Charley Pearson. Everett, a retired Christian ethics scholar, novelist and poet,recently produced his first collection of poems calledTurnings. When not writing, Everett constructs fine furniture pieces for worship settings. Charley Pearson, a retired nuclear engineer with the U.S. Navy, writes fiction and entertaining ballads - a few of which he will recite. Pearson is also president of the Mountain Writers literary group, which provides support, critiques, and writing contests for Haywood County writers.
Books will be available for sale after the reading at Blue Ridge Books. For more information, call 828-456-6000.