A book signing party and poetry reading is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Dripping Springs Community Library, 501 Sportsplex Rd. This special after-hours activity, hosted by the Friends of the Library, will be open to the public without charge.
Local poet Doyle Morgan Fellers has donated copies of his recently published book, “Come Sit with Me,” to the Friends as a fund raiser for the library, and will be present to sign copies for those who purchase them.
“Poetry is a literary art all should experience, and what better place to introduce my poems, many of which are about Dripping Springs, than the community’s library," Fellers said.
City Hall officials declared Fellers the poet laureate of Dripping Springs in 2007, and he is also known in the area for his contributions as a volunteer auctioneer at charitable events. His poem, “The Gathering Tree,” is on display in the library next to a painting of the same name by well known artist R. Scott, a longtime friend of the poet.
“Doyle’s poetry is easy on the ear and he speaks to the heart,” said local poet Nancy Fierstien, who hosts “Thirsty Thursday” readings on the third Thursday of each month at New Life Lutheran Church in Dripping Springs. She first got acquainted with Fellers as part of the team which raised funds to build the local library, and she has been glad to feature his work at "Thirsty Thursday" venues in recent months. "Sharing his writings at the library will be a special treat for all who can attend."
Fierstien, who is assisting with coordination of the evening and is publicity coordinator for the Library Friends, will share excerpts from her own works. Also expected as a featured guest is Austin poet Kaye Abikhaled.
For further information, contact Library Friends President Sheryl Baker at 858-7825.