Community Group Event

A Kind of Truth: Poetry as Discovery

Chattanooga November Meeting

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 , 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Community Group: Chattanooga "CHIONS" Community Group

Finn Bille
Unitarian Universalist Church
3224 Navajo Drive
Chattanooga TN 37411
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Finn will begin by sharing his story, “Recycled Poetry.” He will read a selection of his poetry, allowing our interaction, as well as discuss how his poetry has helped him discover who he is and his relationship to other people and the world. He will also let us know about more opportunities around Chattanooga for hearing spoken word performances.

Finn has been writing poetry since he was a teenager, and has studied, taught, and written about poetry. He performs his story, “Recycled Poetry” on his CD:  Marzipan: Stories with Music, with Rick Davis playing the hammered dulcimer. Finn has published about one hundred poems. His poems are included in Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets. His poetry collections are Rites of the Earth, 1994, and Fire Poems, 2011 about the fire that destroyed his and Jeanne’s house in 2003. He hopes to publish Every Time Poems in 2014. With KB Ballentine and John C. Mannone he has written, but not yet published, the book, Rules for Revising Poetry and How to Break Them. He is a member of the Chattanooga Writers Guild and Tennessee Mountain Writers.

We hope to see you there. Like all our meetings, this one is open to visitors and is free of charge.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 3224 Navajo Drive, Chattanooga

Directions: From Interstate 24 going from downtown toward Atlanta and Knoxville. Take the Germantown exit. Turn left on Germantown Road. Take the 2nd street to the left: this is Navajo Drive. Go about the length of 3 blocks and you will see the sign for the Church on the left.

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