Altamont Poetry Series to host M. Scott Douglass

Press Release

Altamont Poetry Series

Event: Altamont Poetry Series – featuring M. Scott Douglass
Where: NC Stage Company
When: Monday, January 20, 2014, 7:30 P.M.

Altamont Poetry Series (now at NC Stage Company!) is pleased to present M. Scott Douglass

Doors 7:00 P.M. Start 7:30 P.M. | OPEN MIC after feature reading | Beer and wine sold | $5 cover at door

M. SCOTT DOUGLASS is Publisher/Editor of The Main Street Rag and owner of Main Street Rag Publishing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Pittsburgh and grew up there and in Wheeling, West Virginia, then moved to Erie, Pennsylvania to attend Penn State-Erie. He lived in Erie for 13 years, but all of these rust belt cities formed the backbone of a blue collar voice and perspective present in much of his work. His poetry has been published in Asheville Poetry Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, and Southern Poetry Review and Sundog (among others). He’s been a Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of a 2001 NC Arts & Science Council Emerging Artist Grant which was used to publish his first full-length poetry collection, Auditioning for Heaven which was an honorable mention for the Brockman Campbell Award in 2001. He earned a Graphic Arts degree from Central Piedmont Community College and taught Graphic Arts and Graphic Design there for several years. In 2006 he was honored with the Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award from Central Piedmont Community College for his support of regional writers. In 2010, the Poetry Council of North Carolina dedicated its annual, Bay Leaves, to M. Scott Douglass for his support of poets and poetry in the state of North Carolina. His graphic design work has earned him two PICA Awards and a 2010 Eric Hoffer Award nomination for graphic design. His other poetry books include Balancing on Two Wheels, STEEL WOMB Revisited, Dip Says Hi, and most recently, Hard to Love (2012). He lives in Charlotte with his wife Jill.

ALTAMONT POETRY SERIES is a happening for poets and poetry lovers commencing on the third Monday of each month at seven o’clock in the evening at North Carolina Stage Company in downtown Asheville. The event consists of a reading by the feature poet followed by an open microphone, for which readers may sign up and recite one or two short pieces. During the open portion of the event, we encourage new voices and accomplished poets alike to share what they have been working on in a space where writers have the opportunity to try out new works in front of an audience on a monthly basis. Please join us for consistent, fine poetry in a setting that is equally fine.

Please support our great writers by purchasing books from them. The bar and lobby will remain open after the reading has concluded in order to give poets a chance to mingle and peruse the merchandise.

Produced/hosted by Caleb Beissert and Jeff Davis


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