Born May 31, 1930, to Joseph Earl Smith and Olive Birdie Jenkins Smith, she was the youngest of four children. Her early years were spent on a farm in rural Michigan. She graduated from Bay City Central and earned her teaching degree from Central Michigan University. Joye married Philip Giroux in December 1951. She taught French and English at South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores, MI and Big Rapids High School during her years as a beloved educator. She was a poet who initially wrote to ease the pain of losing her husband, Philip, to cancer in June 1969. She went on to serve as President of the Poetry Society of Michigan and publish several books. Full obituary HERE.
Linda Nemec Foster will be offering a poetry workshop in conjunction with WordView on Sunday, February 13, from 3 p.m. to 5:30, at the LowellArts Gallery. It’s free, but space is limited (COVID protocols in place), so pre-registration is required.
Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
hosted by Ed Morin, Lissa Perin & David Jibson
All sessions are virtual and accessible via Zoom.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link.
Link will be sent on the day before the event.
- January 26, 2022 / Mary Minock
- February 23, 2022 / Ron Koertge
- March 23, 2022 / Margaret Rozga
- April 27, 2022 / Colby Cedar Smith
Featured Readings are usually 50 minutes and are followed by open Mic reading for up to 1 hour. All writers welcome to share their own or other favorite poetry. Time allowed is about 3-5 minutes per reader.
For detailed information about all of these events visit our website.