Wednesday, October 11; 5:00—6:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room
Join local poet Nancy Fierstien and DSCL for a new, monthly poetry reading forum at DSCL! You are welcome to read your own poems or just listen to others read theirs. Time and length of your own reading will depend on how many people want to read and show up! Be prepared with either one long poem or a few short ones.
Nancy Fierstien was a Michigan transplant from Oklahoma City when she first moved to Texas in the Spring of 1985. In February of 2000, when she relinquished the reins as Founding President of the Dripping Springs Library Friends group, Nancy opted to revive her love of poetry writing. She entered the 2002 Austin International Poetry Festival with a poem she had dusted off from the Vietnam War era – and it was published in that year’s anthology.
There are numerous anthologies shelved in the DSCL poetry section, containing examples of her work. The Dripping Springs Friends of the Library declared her “Poet of the Year” in 2019.
“Thirsty Thursday” was the name she gave to monthly poetry readings she hosted from the Fall of 2007 until COVID came along. Nancy now offers monthly “Poets’ Tea” gatherings in her home where she gives poets, story tellers, musicians and songwriters a place to share their latest works.