I’m really looking forward to an upcoming trip to New York. I was invited to read a poem I wrote called “The Pied Piper” that was chosen to be in an anthology called “Blanket Stories”. The launch is Friday, June 6, 2014 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Macy Gallery, 4th Floor, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY. If you’re in the area, please drop by!
A friend and fellow poet, John Mannone, had a poem that made it to the finals, and his poem will be posted in the gallery as well at the June 6th launch.
If you would like to read “The Pied Piper” and other poems from the anthology, you can find them at http://www.blanketstories.net/michelle-young/ or http://www.blanketstories.net
I have made it a goal to publish a 2nd Edition of a self-published mini-hymnal, “Songs and Hymns for Him” sometime this fall. A couple of days ago I received a hard deadline. That is, I was asked if I could get a group of people together to sing some of my hymns at Barnes and Noble/Hamilton Place in Chattanooga, TN on September 27, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Of course I said “Yes!”
Now I get to tell all the people who are contributing hymns that we have a deadline if we’d like to sell our hymnals at that time. The Second Edition will contain not only an updated collection of my hymns, but also hymns that have been written by others. I’ve been happy to work with some talented gentlemen like Roy McKinney, Johnny Jackson, Fred Mathis, Robert Boyd, and others.
If you like hymns and want to hear some recently inspired traditional style hymns and choral style hymns, please stop by Barnes and Noble on 9/27/14 and pick up a copy. In the meantime, some of these can be found at http://www.yourspiritualhealth.com , available as mp3s, sheet music, and powerpoint files. These are free to download and use.