Poets Chris Abbate, Joan Barasovska, and Pam Baggett

Poets Chris Abbate, Joan Barasovska, and Pam Baggett

Sunday, November 24, 2pm

We welcoming three poets to Scuppernong this afternoon!

Chris Abbate’s poetry has appeared in Chagrin River ReviewBlue Heron Review, and Comstock Review, among other journals. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net award, and has received awards in the 2013 and 2018 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Contests and the 2018 McDill Contest for the North Carolina Poetry Society. He has a B.A. in English from Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and an M.A. in English from Southern Connecticut State University. A native of Hartford, CT, Chris resides near Raleigh where he works as a database programmer for clinical trials and volunteers coaching youth in The First Tee golf program.

Joan Barasovska lives in Orange County, close to Carrboro. She has a private practice in academic therapy, working with children with a variety of challenging school problems. Joan started writing when she was ten and finds that as she gets older she writes fewer, better poems. She is a co-host of the Flyleaf Books Second Thursday Poetry Reading Series in Chapel Hill and serves on the board of the North Carolina Poetry Society. The poetry community of the Triangle has become an encouraging, embracing force in Joan’s life.

Pam Baggett’s work appears in journals and anthologies, including Atlanta ReviewCrab Orchard ReviewGreensboro ReviewKakalakNimrodSan Pedro River ReviewTar River Poetry and The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume VII: North Carolina. Honors include an Orange County Arts Commission grant and the Durham Arts Council’s Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant. She hosts readings and teaches poetry workshops in Hillsborough, NC and writes in a sunlit studio overlooking her pasture in rural Cedar Grove, NC.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401