March Poetluck Features Local Authors Kathy Martone and Cheryl King
Time & Location
About the Event
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is proud to showcase Eureka Springs' literary talent at the March Poetluck on Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 pm, at 515 Spring Street. Two Eureka Springs authors, Dr. Kathy Martone and Cheryl King, will be the featured readers, and Poetluck will be emceed by guest host, Molly Scroges.
Kathy and Cheryl will both be reading from their recently published novels. Writers’ Colony Executive Director, Michelle Hannon, said, “I enjoyed reading both books, and love that they can have so many similarities and be so different at the same time. Both are works of fiction with a captivating story, and both feature Eureka Springs in a positive way. Cheryl’s book, Corpocracy, is a dystopian novel set in the near future. Kathy’s book, Victorian Songlight, is a mystical story, told in-part through the dreams of the main character.” Michelle adds, “Having both writers read from their new novels at the same event will be a uniquely Eurekan experience.”
Dr. Kathy Martone has been visiting Eureka Springs since she was a child and has been a resident since 2015. She had a career as a Jungian psychologist in private practice specializing in dream work, women’s spirituality, and shamanic journeys. Prior to that, she was the director of a small mental health clinic and served as company psychologist for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She taught classes at Colorado Free University, The Jungian Ministries International, Naropa University, and Iliff School of Theology. For the past 34 years, she has studied with Richmond K. Greene, past chair of the New York Jungian Institute. Mysticism is a favorite topic for Kathy, and she loves to weave images, fantasy, and the metaphysical into her art and writing. As a Jungian psychologist and shamanic practitioner, energy and depth of meaning are very important to her. She facilitates dream groups for community members, and along with her husband, also manages two small B&B’s.
Cheryl King and her best friend and husband, Harland, live in Eureka Springs and have become popular Poetluck regulars. Cheryl began her career in publishing, working as a proofreader for Doubleday, and later as an editor for a vanity press publishing firm. She spent the next thirty years in corporate America in the telecommunications industry where she participated in the launch of some of today's most critical data networks and platforms. She decided to pursue her dream of writing when she parted company with corporate employment. Her story "Red Sky at Dawn," from Rare Coins: A Collection of Short Stories, was chosen for inclusion in the 2019 edition of eMerge, the online magazine of The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow. Cheryl is also the author of the novel, Corpocracy, from which she will read at Poetluck.
Molly Sroges is a linguist-poet who teaches English as a Second Language at Green Forest High School. She has been published in “Scibendi” and has performed poetry all over Arkansas, as well as representing Northwest Arkansas at Women of the World Poetry Slams in Albuquerque and Dallas. She is the current host of the "Ozark Poets and Writers Collective" that takes place on the last Tuesday of the month in Fayetteville and of "Word Brews" that takes place the second Thursday of the month at Brews in Eureka Springs. She is also a co-host of the podcast Reading Circle Temple, which can be found at www.readingcircletemple.com.
Poetluck is the third Thursday of every month at The Writers’ Colony. It starts at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Readings start at 7:15 p.m. and end by 8:45 p.m. Writers may share their work for up to ten minutes following the featured writer. Readings may be poems, prose, or songs. Order is chosen by random drawing. Poetluck is a supportive environment; the perfect setting to premiere new work. Both writers will have copies of their new book available for purchase.