JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
June 29, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POETS WILL READ FROM NEW ANTHOLOGY
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORAY OF LEE GRUE
METAIRIE, LA – The contributors to a new anthology of poetry, Hearths III, will read from the chapbook at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road.
This event is free of charge an open to the public. There is no registration.
Hearths III, A Magazine of Poetry, Prose and Interviews, is dedicated to the memory of local poet Lee Grue, founder and director of the New Orleans Poetry Forum, and was referred to as the city’s unofficial poet laureate. She was editor of the literary journal The New Laurel Review. She died in April 2021.
The 10 poets featured in the anthology are Martha McFerren, Dave Brinks, Gina Ferrara, Nancy Harris, Chris Champagne, Bill Lavender, James Nolan, Peter Cooley and Carl Mayeaux. Grue is represented with nine of her poems.
At this event, poets will read one of Grue’s poems and one of their own.
For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Jefferson Parish shall not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. Library patrons that require auxiliary aids or devices or other reasonable accommodation under the ADA should submit requests to the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance or as soon as possible. A 72-hour notice is needed to request Certified ASL interpreters. ADA Coordinator / Office of Citizens with Disabilities, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 210 Jefferson, LA 70123; (504) 736-6086, ADA@jeffparish.net.
The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO