Mentone, Alabama

Organizer: Kaye Kiker

Contact: khkiker@farmerstel.com

Mentone, Alabama, September 29- 6pm at Kamama Gallery. The gallery can seat 60 and there is one poet to perform. This event will initiate other poetry performances by other poets in the area.”

The featured poet is Douglas Kiker. He is the son of a sharecropper who eked out a living in the red clay of southeast Alabama. Douglas always loved to read and began memorizing epic poetry and writing stories about the poor community he lived in. He is a storyteller, relating tales passed down to him by his grandfather. One thing Doug hopes to accomplish is to promote poetry and encourage others to take the time to learn their favorite poems by heart.

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2 Responses to Mentone, Alabama

  1. doris davenport says:

    Hello Kaye,

    This sounds like a wonderful event and I wish I could be there but . . . where is Mentone, AL? I hope the event is wonderful and very well attended.
    – doris (poet / educator/ writer at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL; ddavenport@stillman.edu)

  2. Kaye Kiker says:

    We are planning a Poets for Change event in Mentone, Alabama on September 29, 2012. If you are interested in helping us plan the event or have a poem to present, please contact us. The purpose for the event is to raise awareness about issues of importance such as the environment. One may contact us by phone ( 256-634-4048 ) or email ( khkiker@farmerstel.com ) or by mail ( P. O. Box 504, Mentone, AL 35984 ). Thank you….Kaye

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