The Great Del Ray Poetry Reading

  • September 14, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • St. Elmo's Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave

We're back! The Great Del Ray Poetry Reading kicks off its fall season at 7pm on Friday, Sept. 14. All poets and poetry lovers are invited to enjoy this entertaining and thought-provoking evening at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub in the heart of Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood. This month's featured poet is William Heath, a wonderful poet and author from Fredrick, Maryland. All poets also are invited to read their original poems. We hope to see everyone there! - Neal Learner and Wendi Kaplan 

Bill's bio: William Heath has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Case Western Reserve University and he has taught literature and creative writing at Kenyon, Transylvania, Vassar, the University of Seville, and Mount Saint Mary's University, where he retired as a professor emeritus and where the William Heath Award is given every year to the best creative writing student. His first novel about the civil rights movement in Mississippi, The Children Bob Moses Led, won the Hackney Literary Award; his second, Blacksnake's Path, was a History Book Club selection; his third, Devil Dancer, is a neo-noir crime novel set in Lexington, Kentucky. A work of history, William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest, won two Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America. He began his career as a poet, the best of his early poems are collected in The Walking Man, and now he has returned to writing poetry. He plans to read several of these recent poems, which he has gathered into a manuscript entitled Steel Valley Elegy. For more info see his website:

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