I’m Very Grateful that my poem has won Second Place in the Penumbra Poetry Contest

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The Tallahassee Writers Association has announced their prize winners for the Penumbra Poetry Contest and my haiku “Dream of My Lover” was chosen for Second Place.  It will be published in the Seven Hills Literary Journal this spring.

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Quabbin Writers Launch Microbursts on December 9 in Easthampton

Joie us for the launch of Microbursts – the Quabbin Writer’s Salon’s Debut Anthology –

on Saturday, Dec. 9, 3:30 pm at White Square Books, 85 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA.

Epi Bodhi

D. Dina Friedman

Marianne Gambaro

Kathryn Holzman

Jane McPhetres Johnson

Eileen P. Kennedy

Maureen Solomon

 

 

Great Falls Word Festival


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.

June 28 Loud and Proud Festival in NYC

Loud and Proud
Join the Village Playwrights at 8 pm on June 28 to celebrate Gay Pride in a thought provoking way with staged readings of seven jury chosen 10 minute plays by some of New York’s most interesting playwrights at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.  Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  $5 donation requested.  Please email villageplaywrights@gmail.com or call 614-285-2515 to reserve seats.

Here’s one you won’t want to miss:

“Naked” by Mike Poblete  — After having great sex, two men get naked.

 Born in Brooklyn, Mike Poblete has had six full length plays and numerous one acts performed in six countries, two of which have been published. He has a Playwriting MFA from Trinity College Dublin and works as Director of Script Development at The Foxboro Company, a Broadway, film and television production office. www.mikepoblete.com

 

Almost Bloomsday Forbes Writing Room

Wednesday morning from 9:30- 12:30, writers of every description — novelists, poets, memoir writers, essayists, journalists and more gather for companionable writing time. The Writing Room has been open for seven years.

Bloomsday is a commemoration of the life of the Irish writer, James Joyce.  It’s celebrated on June 16, the day on which  Ulysses is set.  I will facilitate the Writing Room on Wednesday June 14.  Since Bloomsday is just two days following,  I will provide you with prompts based on James Joyce quotes.

I look forward to writing with you.books