CCC Members! Our next Folk & Fiction is all set. This free event will happen from 3-5pm on Sunday June 12th at Java Central Café in Westerville (20 S. State St.).
In case you’ve been in hibernation for the last few years, or are new to CCC, here is the deal with these events – we recruit super talented and creative types to share their gifts in the form of original songs, stories and poems.
This event in particular is one you don’t want to miss, so mark your calendars and tell a friend. You’ll be treated to performances from the following:
Rick Barr – Rick has been playing guitar for 30 years and has self-produced several albums of both original songs and cover tunes. He’s been playing shows in and around Columbus for a few years and is known for sets that feature both classic rock and country. His latest album is a rock opera titled “Seventy Lies”, which will be available June, 2016 on CD and in online stores.
Matt Betts – Matt is the author of two novels (Indelible Ink and Odd Men Out) and a collected work of poetry (See No Evil, Say No Evil). His work has been published in dozens of journals and his poem “Godzilla’s Better Half” was nominated for a Rhysling Award. Matt also teaches writing workshops and seminars, coordinates writing groups and acts as a panelist in a wide variety of venues.
Jamie Sagle – After working for years with other local bands, songwriters and musicians, for the last several years Jamie has been writing her own songs, which reflect on trials of life and finding the strength within to overcome. Jamie has been featured on WOSU’s “Songs at the Center” and was recently a finalist in the Columbus Songwriters Association’s Finale Showcase.
Brenda Layman – Brenda is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Pickerington Community Magazine, Ohio Valley Outdoors magazine and other outdoor magazines. Her short stories have appeared in a number of CCC anthologies. Brenda is also a watercolor artist and a member of the National League of American Pen Women and the Outdoor Writers of Ohio.
Anisa Gandevivala – Anisa Gandevivala is a writer, poet and artist who lives in Columbus, Ohio; her work is about teasing the edges of comfort zones to create growth, and, she enjoys exploring the impermanent nature of things. Anisa studied to be a physician and worked as a leader in healthcare before she became a full-time barrier-breaker and rabble-rouser… she has been featured as a reader and speaker at a number of events and you can learn more about her art and balance workshops via the facebook page, ‘The Connection Experiment’ . Most of the time, she procrastinates when it comes to writing bios because labels can be such a bore.