The Quabbin Writers Salon of Western Massachusetts will read at the Great Falls Word Festival at 6:30 pm, Saturday, October 14 at the Harvest Restaurant in Turner’s Fall.
They are reading for the first time from their newly published Anthology, a collection of poetry and prose that explores nature, love and the labyrinths of lives fully lived. Members of the Quabbin Writer’s Group have published widely in literary magazines and books. but this is our first collaborative effort and include Epi Bohdi, D. Dina Friedman, Marianne Gambaro, Kathryn Holzman, Jane Johnson and Eileen P Kennedy. Join us for the reading and the rest of this wonderful festival, which will run October 12-15 in Turner’s Falls.
Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9:30- 12:30, writers of every description — novelists, poets, memoir writers, essayists, journalists and more — join novelist Susan Stinson or Forbes writer-in-residence Naila Moreira for companionable writing time. The Writing Room has been open for seven years. We’re celebrating with a reading. We end our mornings writing together with the option of sharing a quick taste of our work, and now we’re offering a sampler to the community.
Carolyn A. Cushing
Eileen P. Kennedy
Sean F. Norton
I was grateful to learn I am a finalist for the Wordwrite Poetry Book Award. I’ll find out the results in December. Wish me luck!
The Greenfield Annual Word Festival will run from Tuesday, October 18th to Sunday, October 23rd in Greenfield. I will be reading on Friday at 7 pm the Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave. with some wonderful poets including Lori Desrosiers, Anita Gallers, Debbie Tosun Kilday, Colin Haskings, Michael L. Kilday, to name a few. Join us for this word marathon.
I just learned from the New England Book Festival that my book, Banshees, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Poetry Category for best books of 2015. I guess I’m a local writer, which helps. I am grateful for the acknowledgement.