Let Go or Hold Fast

Author and poet Susan Schmidt reads from her now collection, LET GO OR HOLD FAST: BEAUFORT POEMS.

Go outside, be aware, and notice!”

— Susan Schmidt

BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, US, December 6, 2018 / — About her new book of poems LET GO OR HOLD FAST, author Susan Schmidt says "part of me delights in all I witness of the beauty of creation, part of me is mourning/ grieving losses I observe, and part is stomping mad at powers that don’t protect our critters, our waters. Long ago, I worked for government writing regulations to protect the environment, interpreting science for decision-makers. I wrote grants to raise funds to buy natural land. I taught ethics in classrooms thirty-some years. I figured I might accomplish more by writing to move people’s hearts to love birds, wildlife—and inspire them to work to protect wild habitat." The book is dedicated to Science, Endangered Species, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Clean Air, Clean Water, Wilderness, and Neighbors (including wildlife as well as humans).

In these LET GO OR HOLD FAST poems, Susan encourages readers to go outside and be aware and notice: shorebirds (diminishing), bears and owls (evicted from their habitats by development), and human neighbors (whom we can recognize in winter when tourist hordes disperse).

A schedule of readings and signings:

Friday, 7 December 5–7 pm
Backstreet Pub, 124 Middle Lane, Beaufort
NC Coastal Federation Oyster Roast (cut of profits benefits NCCF)

Tuesday, 11 December 6:30pm–7:30pm, Sales
Morehead City Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street
Morehead City; Sierra Club Holiday Party (cut of profits benefits Sierra Club)

Wednesday, 12 December 2:00–4:00 pm, Book Signing & Sales
Core Sound Shop, 806 Arendell St, Morehead (in shop now)
(cut of profits benefits Core Sound Museum)

Thursday, 13 December 1:00–3:00 pm, Book Signing & Sales
Beaufort Historical Shop, 150 Turner St, Beaufort (in shop now)
(cut of profits benefits Beaufort Historical Association)

Friday, 14 December 4:30–5:30 pm, BOOK LAUNCH Reading & Sales
Beaufort Train Depot, 610 Broad St at Pollock St

Saturday, 15 December 4:30–8:00 pm
Olde Beaufort Farmers Market

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact the author directly at or (252)269-0032.

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