The Metro Scene

Henrietta Boggs: May 6, 1918 – September 9, 2020

It is with much sorrow the ALMetro360 family announces the passing of our founder, Henrietta Boggs MacGuire. Though much could be said of Henrietta’s accomplishments, her greatest impact on us was as mentor and friend. The news of Henrietta’s passing has saddened all of the ALMetro360 family — past and present.

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Jeanie Thompson: Poet and Literary Advocate

“I am just an ordinary person who writes poetry,” she explains. “I’m like everyone else. I go to the grocery store. I do laundry.  And I find that gardening is the most stress-relieving activity I have.” She’s being modest, of course. Jeanie is the executive director of the Alabama Writers’ Forum.  She is also a poetry faculty member with the Spalding University MFA Writing Program. And she is a celebrated, published author in her own right. 

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Artist Shannon Abbott

Shannon Abbott Art: An Expression of His Love

At the time that was my mom’s way of saying she’s a “good southern girl,” mannerly, outgoing, and appropriately “made up.” But that’s just one side of a good southern girl and flip the coin over and you’ll see Shannon Jordan Abbott is the whole package.

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