George Ella Lyon leads next Talking Poetry event Dec. 3 at Main Library | Arts & Culture
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Award-winning writer George Ella Lyon leads the next Talking Poetry event at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Main Library.
Talking Poetry: A Conversation and Writing Experience with George Ella Lyon
First and foremost a poet, Lyon will speak about poetry and the writing life, and offer an opportunity to start a poem of your own at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Popular Library Reading Lounge. The evening will include informal discussion and a Q&A, as well as writing prompts to stimulate your own creativity.
A Kentucky native, Lyon has published over 40 books for readers of all ages. Her books have received many awards, including ALA’s Schneider Family Book Award, a Jane Addams Honor, a Golden Kite, the Appalachian Book of the Year, and the Bluegrass Award. She’s had numerous Notable and Best Book citations, and her poem “Where I’m From” is used as a writing model around the world.
Lyon’s most recent poetry collection is She Let Herself Go (Louisiana State University Press, 2012). She’s also written the young adult novel Holding on to Zoe. Her two latest picture books are No Dessert Forever and When You Get Little and I Get Big.
Originally from the mountains of Kentucky, Lyon works as a freelance writer and teacher based in Lexington, where she lives with her husband, writer and musician Steve Lyon. They have two grown sons.
Talking Poetry is part of the Appalachian Writers Series, presented in partnership with the Urban Appalachian Council, Thomas More College and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. It is funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council and a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank.
The Main Library is at 800 Vine Street. For more information, call 513-369-6900.