Hickory – Hickory’s 12-year-old reading series, Poetry Hickory, will feature Kannapolis artist and poet, Shane Manier, at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse & Gallery in downtown Hickory on Tuesday, July 11.

Manier is the founder of activist/outreach art collective Guerilla Poets with branches in the US and UK, and one of the original organizers of Poetry Lincolnton.

As a poet and artist, she has been featured at many shows, events and venues all across North Carolina and completed many outreach programs through her work to enrich the lives of others through the arts.

Her poetry is mostly known for its passion and depth and has been published in various journals, anthologies and online magazines.

Her first chapbook, Fallen Heroes of the Awful Waffle is now available and was published through Main Street Rag.

The reading will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by an Open Mic.

Poetry Hickory is free and open to the public. Registration for the Open Mic must be made between 6:30 and 7:00 the night of the reading.

Questions about Poetry Hickory should be addressed to series creator and facilitator, Scott Owens, at (828) 234-4266.

Visit www.poetryhickory.com online for more info.