Press Release for Launch Party for A Lake of Light and Clouds/Fundraiser for the Simstein Memorial Fund:
Contact: Terri Kirby Erickson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOOK LAUNCH /FUNDRAISER FOR THE SIMSTEIN FUND
Book Launch Gala for A Lake of Light and Clouds (Press 53) by award-winning author Terri Kirby Erickson, with 10% of book sales going to the Simstein Memorial Fund
Clemmons, NC – On Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Historic Broyhill in Clemmons, (3540 Clemmons Rd.), award-winning poet Terri Kirby Erickson is partnering with the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center Simstein Memorial Fund for cancer patients in financial distress, to celebrate the publication of her fourth collection of poetry, A Lake of Light and Clouds (Press 53).
10% of book sales for the evening will be donated to the Simstein Fund. Erickson’s uncle and special guest, famed NC artist Stephen White (whose work has appeared in MoMA), will be there along with the stunning painting he created for the book cover. If the painting sells during the Gala, he will donate 10% of the sale price to the Simstein Fund.
Other special guests include musicians Lee & Susan Terry, singer songwriters who formed their acoustic duo several years ago after collaborating since 1997. They perform a rural, yet sophisticated mix of soulful, intelligent “front porch” acoustic music that utilizes touches of Celtic, experimental melodic rock, and Americana.
Refreshments will be served, and there is ample parking at the lovely Historic Broyhill, which was built in 1925. This newly renovated historic events center is both elegant and spacious, featuring 1920’s décor, high ceilings, and beautiful chandeliers.
Terri Kirby Erickson has won many awards for her work, including a Nautilus Silver Award for Poetry and a Gold Medal for Poetry in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and she was an International Book Awards Finalist for Poetry. Her work has been published in the 2013 Poet’s Market, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, The Christian Science Monitor, storySouth, North Carolina Literary Review and many others.
People who wrote blurbs for the cover of A Lake of Light and Clouds include Peter Tork of blues band Shoe Suede Blues, formerly of the Monkees; #1 NY Times Bestselling author Jill Conner Browne; poet and educator Dr. Felicia Mitchell; and composer and Vice President of Education at the New York Philharmonic, Theodore Wiprud. Beloved syndicated columnist Sharon Randall, wrote the wonderful epigraph.
If you’d like more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Terri Kirby Erickson at email@example.com.
Video: Shrimp Boat Captain
From 2012 NC Writers Conference, New Bern, NC
From Terri’s Reading at Gallery of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC 11/10/2009
Video: Star Lite Motel
From Terri’s Book Launch Party, Lewisville, NC 9/16/09
Just a little Christmas humor!!
Jemila Ericson’s radio interview with Terri in Wilmington, NC:WHQR: Mid-Day Cafe: NC Poet, Terri Erickson (2009-08-28)
- Article I wrote that first appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal, which you can read at this site: http://www.flourishover50.com/2012/02/poetry-for-everyday-use/ about poetry being for Everyday Use.
- Article in Winston-Salem Monthy: Writing as Therapy, http://www.winstonsalemmonthly.com/2011/05/13/415/
My Life (Terri Kirby Erickson) on a Postcard by Meg Pokrass and Michael Kimball: http://postcardlifestories.blogspot.com/2010/08/meg-pokrass-writes-your-life-story-on.html
Article in Healthy Moms by Terri Kirby Erickson, entitled, “Better Health through Poetry.” You can read it at: http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/05/better-health-through-poetry.html
Article in Flourish Over Fifty by Terri Kirby Erickson entitled, “Menopausa the Slavering Beast.” http://www.flourishover50.com/2010/05/ive-turned-in-to-menopausa-the-slavering-beast/
Great review of Telling Tales of Dusk, by blogger, “Rhoda,” on her site, “Southern Hospitality.” Check it out at: http://southernhospitalityblog.com/telling-tales-of-dusk-a-poetry-book/
Excellent review of Telling Tales of Dusk with poetry contest book giveaway, by Outsider Writers Collective and Press, April, 2010: http://www.outsiderwriters.org/archives/5452
Article in Mount Airy News about Terri Kirby Erickson (March, 2010): http://www.mtairynews.com/view/full_story/6596427/article-Erickson%E2%80%99s-poems-include-memories-of-local-kin
Article in Fifty is the New Forty (March, 2010), : http://www.fiftyisthenewforty.net/articles/terri-kirby-erickson.php
Article in Flourish Over Fifty (March, 2010),: http://www.flourishover50.com/2010/03/be-inspired-by-another-amazing-woman-over-50/
Article in Over 50 Website (March, 2010),: http://www.over50web.net/personal-growth/books/poet-terri-kirby-erickson-on-being-over-50/
Syndicated columnist Sharon Randall endorses Telling Tales of Dusk in her column entitled, My Recent Best Reads (February, 2010) http://www.scrippsnews.com/content/randall-my-recent-best-reads
Article, For the Love of Poetry: Forsyth Woman Magazine, by Terri Kirby Erickson, February Issue (p. 42) http://www.forsythmags.com/backoffice/Web%20Pdfs/02-10WEBpdfsFFand%20FW/FW02-10web.pdf
Terri Kirby Erickson, Selected Poet of the Week on My Laureate’s Lasso, by NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer (November, 2009): http://ncpoetlaureate.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html
Review of Telling Tales of Dusk by Scott Owens, editor of the Wild Goose Poetry Review (November, 2009): http://scottowensmusings.blogspot.com/2009/11/review-of-terry-kirby-ericksons-telling.html
Book Review of Telling Tales of Dusk by Helen Losse, Editor of the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature (October, 2009): http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-telling-tales-of-dusk/
Winston-Salem Journal Book Review 9-27-09 Cindy Bunker reviews Telling Tales of Dusk
Winston-Salem Journal Interview 9-12-2009: Click here to go to the Winston-Salem Journal’s newspaper article about Terri