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.

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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

 

Not Normal Festival for Not Normal Times Friday, June 16

THIS IS NOT NORMAL FESTIVAL JUNE 2017

Mike Poblete, the emerging playwright,  is thrilled to have two monologues performed at The Brick Theater‘s This Is Not Normal Festival on 16th, a project to remind all of us that life under the new administration is not normal. Click here for more information.

Take a trip to Brooklyn for this wonderful festival:

The Brick | 579 Metropolitan Ave | Brooklyn NY
Take the L to Lorimer or the G to Metropolitan

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

Forbes Writing Room Reading Wednesday May 31, 7 -8:30 pm in the Coolidge Museum

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Writing Room Reading

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.

READERS

Carolyn A. Cushing
Allie Eaton
Elizabeth French
Rachel Hass
Eileen P. Kennedy
Mary Messick
Megan Nolan
Erika Norden
Sean F. Norton
Elizabeth Pike
Julie Rosier
Shane Sinclair
Alice Thomas
Susan Stinson
Naila Moreira

Poetry Reading Saturday May 20

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Reading and Book Party

Journey into Space. Ina Anderson

 

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3 p.m.

120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst

(Pioneer Valley Cohousing Common House)

 

From her origins in England through a life well lived in Vermont, poet Ina Anderson will transport her audience through universal experiences of childhood, love and loss in a reading from her new collection Journey into Space. Maine poet laureate Baron Wormser has written of Journey into Space, “Ina Anderson’s poems show us scenes from a fully lived and deeply appreciated life. The poems hail from that legendary land called The Past, each poem brimming with convincing details and nuances of feeling. Her British origins feel at once far away and familiar, for the terrain her poems traverse is thoroughly human—the stuff of tales told by the eternal hearth.”

 

The reading is free and open to the public.

Please join us!!

The Pioneer Valley Cohousing Writing Group and

Quabbin Writers’ Salon

 

 

More information available at: antrimhousebooks.com/anderson-ina.html

contact: Kathryn Holzman, kbholzman@gmail.com

 

Forbes Writing Room Reading May 31