Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm
Joyce Compton Brown, featured poet at the 2016 Doris Betts Literary Festival, has published numerous essays, reviews,
poems, and the chapbook Bequest. She taught literature and writing at Gardner-Webb University after earning degrees in literature from Appalachian State University and the
University of Southern Mississippi. She studied poetry at Hindman Institute and Appalachian history and literature at Berea College then wrote a humor column for the Shelby Star, Cleveland County, NC, before returning to her roots in Iredell County, where she continues her lifelong interests in painting, music, and the banjo, purely for the pleasure. Join us as we welcome her for an entertaining night of music, book signing and discussion. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library.