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Alice ByrdOklahoma poet Alice Byrd will be featured at the November 10, 2019 Second Sunday Poetry Reading at The Depot, 200 S. Jones. The free reading begins at 2:00 pm. All are welcome.

The multifaceted Alice Byrd has a BA in Political Science and Science Education and taught at an Alternative School for 18 years. She’s also been an International Folk Dancer since 1979, worked as a carpenter, house painter, teacher and grant writer, and was part owner of Soft Path, a store where products to conserve energy were sold.

Byrd’s poems have been published in Blood and Thunder; Musing on the Art of Medicine. Issue 8; Travelin’ Music: A Poetic Tribute to Woody Guthrie; Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me; New Oklahoma Writing; and Speak Your Mind, Celebrate Freedom of Speech.

Second Sunday Poetry readings, hosted by former Oklahoma Poet Laureate Carl Sennhenn, have been a program of The Depot since it’s founding in 2004. The Depot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to create and present excellent and innovative fine arts programs for the enrichment and education of the community. 

All programs at The Depot are made possible, in part, by grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, and by Norman Parks and Recreation Department.