Forwarded from Jim Reed, owner of Reed Books in downtown Birmingham and
editor of the _Birmingham Arts Journal_... ajwright@...
] On Behalf Of Jim Reed
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 1:54 PM
Subject: [Stories] You're Invited!
Dear Friends and Supporters,
This is good news about one of our most talented Alabama authors, Irene
Irene's new book of poems, WHAT CAME BEFORE (Negative Capability Press,
2007), is off the press and ready to read!
Irene and the book's illustrator, Jeff Faulk, will be present at
Jonathan Benton Booksellers (Mountain Brook , Alabama )
Thursday, November 8, 5:30 - 6:30 pm .
There will be snacks and books and poetry-lovers and other interesting
And if you have a favorite poem from the book, Irene would love for you
to come read it aloud to her !
Hope to see you there .
If you are not already familiar with Irene's work, here are some
Irene is first vice president of the Alabama Writers' Conclave, poetry
editor of the Birmingham Arts Journal, and last year's Alabama Poet of
the Year. She produces the annual MY FAVORITE POEM event at the Alabama
School of Fine Arts. Her first novel, THE WITCHES OF GEES BEND, is being
published by G.P. Putnam, and her poetry appears in the Big Table Poets'
latest book, POEMS FROM THE BIG TABLE (Churn Dash Press, 2007). Her
previous book of poetry was NOW PLAYING (New Dawn Unlimited,
2001). Irene and artist Liz Reed will be featured in a major exhibition
in Gadsden, beginning in November. The opening reception, Poetry and
Paint, will be Sunday, November 18, 2:30 p.m. in Gadsden at the Mary G.
Hardin Cultural Arts Center. For directions to the Center, check out