Michelle Flye, holding flowers, has been a lover of poetry since first reading e.e. cummings in third grade. She feels that the best way to promote poetry is through classes with children. Michelle has taught several poetry workshops for third, fourth and fifth graders at Epiphany School of Global Studies. In the summer of 2019, she published her first poetry booklet “Times and Ties.” In November 2020, she authored a graphic novel, Hourglass, and in April 2021 authored Unsung: A collection of illustrated poetry. She is the publisher and editor of Next Chapter Literary Magazine and the owner of The Next Chapter Books & Art in New Bern. Michelle often publishes poetry on her blog http://michellegflye.com. Her collection 100 Warm Days of Haiku will be released shortly.
Flye said, “Being an independent author myself, I am aware of the challenges that face any artist. I’m happy to have a place where my own books have a home, and even happier to provide a place for other artists to bring their work.” Michelle feels that her book store is the perfect vehicle in which to promote writing and writers.