The Olde Towne Art Show and Poetry Reading is part of 10-10-10, the event involving 10 artists, for ten days, during the tenth month. Ten artists are painting almost 24/7 for ten days.
“I can’t wait to see their new art.” – Phyllis Johnson
Phyllis Johnson will be reading poetry at the
Olde Towne Art Show and Poetry Reading.
Event details are as follows:
October 19, 2010 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
525 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Map and Directions
Event is FREE to attend!
Come out and see some great art happening and on display and hear some poetry! It’ll be fun!
– Phyllis Johnson
Phyllis Johnson is a freelance-writer for The Virginian-Pilot and has written for Tidewater Teacher and national magazines; she is also a poet and an actress.
Phyllis Johnson has three books of poetry out:
- Being Frank with Anne
(poetry based on Anne Frank’s diary)
- Hot and Bothered by It
(poetry about midlife humor)
- Twelve is for More Than Doughnuts
(poetry and essays based on the Bible )
Currently, Phyllis Johnson is working on a Young Adult novel and has co-written a Young Adult novel Inkblot with award winning writer Nancy Naigle.
Phyllis Johnson’s acting credits include:
- The Discovery Channel in FBI Files
- Diagnosis Unknown
- Psychic Investigator
- She has also performed a monologue she wrote at Smithfield Little Theatre.
What does Phyllis Johnson have to say about poetry and the Olde Towne Art Show event?
Writing poetry helps me express my deepest feelings and feeds my soul.
At the Olde Towne Art Show and Poetry Reading, I will be reading a selection of poems (every 10 minutes with 5 minute breaks) from all three books and some poetry that was inspired by art and photos.
Visual images always excite me and get the Muse in action. I took an art class last year and rekindled the artist in me, which was exciting too. I was also involved in the Ekphrastic Art and Poetry event at Olde Towne Art recently.
For more info on Phyllis Johnson, visit her website.
Phyllis Johnson recently performed a poetry reading at Poetry, Prose, and Pizza’s October open mic night. Check out a review about Poetry, Prose, and Pizza and see a picture of Phyllis Johnson up at the podium reading “Raging Indignation” in the Poetry, Prose, and Pizza’s slideshow of the evening.
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