Okay, CCC members, here are the details on the next Folk & Fiction event, which will take place at Java Central Café (20 S. State St. in Westerville) from 3-5pm on Sunday, March 20th. On the docket this time we’ve got two truly outstanding music acts – Chris Shaw and Daniel Dye. Because National Poetry month is coming up, we’ll be doing poetry readings instead of short stories and we’ve got a great lineup of poets.
If you’ve been to a previous event, you know how creatively cool they are! What better way to spend the afternoon on the first day of spring (yes, that’s the day of the spring vernal equinox and the 100th anniversary of the publication of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity…what a day!). Support CCC by grabbing a buddy and heading over to Java Central on the 20th. Information on all of our performers is below.
Daniel Dye: Daniel was born and raised in rural Ohio, but spends much time working and traveling throughout Europe and Asia. He writes music, and is sometimes accompanied by the Miller Road Band – a combination of cello, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, accordion, and guitar. His songs have been featured many times on several different NPR programs. In reviewing his album Blinded Again, IAmTunedUp.com called his music “thoroughly organic and full of soul.”
Chris Shaw: Chris is one of the most talented – and busiest – songwriters in Central Ohio. He performs as Topher James & Biscuit Brigade and has been featured in Columbus’ 614 Magazine. His EP “Art & Soul” was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. GroundSounds.com described it as “rich with funky guitar licks” and “lyrically rich storytelling.” Chris is a member of The Andy Shaw Band, which plays original soul, rock and reggae. He’s also half of the acoustically-driven Shaw Brothers.
We’ll be featuring poets who were published in CCC’s poetry anthology The Ides of March: An Anthology of Ohio Poets. This is a unique opportunity to hear some of Ohio’s best poets in one place. Our readers include:
Jennifer Hambrick – Jennifer’s poetry has been honored with a Pushcart Prize nomination, and her debut chapbook was nominated for an Ohioana Book Award. She also won the Ohio Poetry Association’s 2013 Ides of March contest and has received many other recognitions for her work.
Jack Schwarz – Jack formerly taught writing and literature at two Ohio universities and subsequently worked as a ghostwriter for the Ohio General Assembly. These days he provides interfaith pastoral care within several area medical facilities.
Hannah Stephenson – is a poet, editor and instructor living in Columbus. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Huffington Post. In 2013 she published a full-length collection of poems. She is the founder of Paging Columbus, a literary arts monthly event series with a local focus. Hannah was also the editor of the CCC poetry anthology.
Jordy Lawrence Stewart – originates from the small town of Cedarville, Ohio. When he isn’t busy writing or studying he also enjoys spending time writing music, painting and diving into the various scenes and creative landscapes of greater Columbus.
Scott Woods – is the author of We Over Here Now and has published widely. He has been featured multiple times on NPR, was the President of Poetry Slam Inc. and emcees the Writers’ Block Poetry Night in Columbus.