JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
June 7, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THREE LOCAL POETS TO READ AT OLD METAIRIE LIBRARY
JEFFERSON, LA – Three local poets – Valentine Pierce, Ingrid Green and Phyllis Parun – will discuss poetry and their latest works at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at the Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road.
Ingrid Green Adams is a 1983 magna cum laude graduate of Southern University at New Orleans. She retired from the Department of Homeland Security as an Intelligence Research Specialist in 2003. She is the owner of Green’s Consulting Co. specializing in motivational speaking and consultation. She says she has a passion for the written word, resulting in 19 books of inspirational poetry. She is a grant recipient of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Phyllis Parun is a self-styled “creative,” always on a path of self-discovery whether creating art, writing essays on healthy living, philosophy or poetry. She says she goes fearlessly into her own personal experience as she has lived it. Her book, New Orleans Born, is her poetic homage to New Orleans 1940-50s. She continues her journey through prose, letters and Haiku. Deeply honest, this author is an example of Cocteau's dictum that "writing should be an act of love otherwise its nothing but handwriting."
Valentine Pierce is a graphic designer, journalist and photographer and spends most of her free time performing or creating. Her books include: Nasty Women Poets Anthology (2018); Mending for Memory Anthology (2017); Geometry of the Heart (2007). Her work has appeared in the following anthologies: Bayou Magazine; New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost; Mapleleaf Rag IV; On the Fourth Day; Jimmy's Shoes; Discovery; Gangrene Death; Hurricane Without a Name; Rivers of My Soul; and Dragons in the City.
For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. The Jefferson Parish Library is the second largest system in the state of Louisiana. More than 200 employees work for the Jefferson Parish Library including librarians, administration and support staff. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us
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Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO