Long-time Shawnee resident Jim Spurr will be the featured poet at The Performing Arts Studio’s Second Sunday Poetry Reading scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the historic Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave.
“In the mid-1950s, I was 18 and a paratrooper getting ready to make my first jump. I thought, ‘Someday I’ve got to write about this,’” Spurr said. “Every poem I have ever written ever since has been a failed effort to capture that brief but glorious instant,” Spurr said.
Spurr is a nationally published poet whose book, Open Mike/ Thursday Night, was a finalist in the poetry division of the 2008 Oklahoma Book Awards. He has given readings throughout the state.
There is no charge for the poetry reading. For more information, contact The Performing Arts Studio at 307-9320.