Beehive Books in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio will once again be transformed into a classic “coffee house” on Thursday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include a collection of music and poetry including an open mic portion with Mark Hersman and Jennifer Hambrick serving as the program’s emcees. Attendees will want to arrive by 6:15 p.m. to get a seat and be prepared for the evening’s entertainment which includes.
Returning to Beehive Books, Steven K. Smith is a musician, poet, and artist who lives in Newark. As a musician, he’s an instrumentalist on the mountain dulcimer known for bringing a new repertoire to the instrument, beyond it’s Appalachian folk music roots. He is a composer with his original works accounting for one-third to one-half of pieces on his four albums. Smith has been a regular player at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, and teaches regularly at festivals in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Poetry will begin at 7 p.m.. followed by an Open Mic segment for audience members to contribute. To better serve the “coffee house” format, Beehive will be open later on Coffee House Thursdays so you can truly enjoy the evening’s poetry and music without having to worry about the store’s regular closing time.
Featured Poets for the month of December are:
- Scott Craig Mooney is an artist, writer, poet and founder of Parakrisis Publications He is the author of three books and numerous essays and poems. Scott’s collection of cinquains, titled Cinquain du Jour, was a semifinalist for the 2010 Donald Justice first book prize and his poems have appeared in anthologies. His specialty is formal poetry and he has taught a number of poetry workshops for adults and teens.
- Sharon Fish Mooney won the inaugural Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry and was a semi-finalist for the Richard Wilbur Award and Blue Lynx Prize for a manuscript of ekphrastic sonnets after the art of Vincent van Gogh. Her poems have appeared in RUMINATE, The Lyric, Pudding Magazine, The Evansville Review, String Poet and several anthologies and are forthcoming in Modern Age, First Things and The Lost Country.
Scott and Sharon coordinated monthly poetry nights in Coshocton for over five years. They now live in Harrison County.
The open mic portion begins immediately after the poetry section of the evening and is an opportunity for musicians or poets to share their love of poetry with a like-minded group of friends.
Beehive Books is located at 25 North Sandusky Street in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.