A Collection of Poems by Members of MV Poets Collective
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pathways ARTS, at Chilmark Tavern
Contact: Scott Crawford
Address: 9 State Road
Admission fee: Free
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Sponsors: Pathways ARTS
This Tuesday Writing & Poetry Series evening features readings by members of the Martha’s Vineyard Poets Collective, with all writers invited to sign up to read in the second part of the event.
A Collection of Poems is read by:
Jill Jupen .. Her poems have been published in numerous literary journals, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A new poetry manuscript has recently been accepted for publication by Plan B Press. Her play, The Fifty-Minute Hour, was produced on island, and performed at Catherine Cornell Theatre and ArtSpace. She is the leader of the MV Poets Collective.
Tom Durawa .. compares his love of poetry to being on a warm sunny beach without the dangers of ultraviolet rays. His goal is to use familiar ideas in new concise ways. He produces short works, with a focus on humor, the spiritual and the digital age. He likes to include mysteries that inspire readers to conduct further research.
Andrea Quigley .. started writing poetry in high school to ward off the weltschmerz of adolescence. Her love of poetry led her to study at, among others, The Skidmore Writing Institute, The U Mass Joiner Center, and The Cape Cod Writers Center. She is published in three anthologies, and has given readings in New York, Cambridge, Cape Cod, and on Martha’s Vineyard. She is a member of Cleaveland House Poets, The MV Poets Collective, and The MV Poetry Society.
Margaret Howard Emerson .. began writing poetry when she attended a workshop led by Jill Jupen. Before retiring to the Vineyard, she was a professor of nursing at Northeastern University in Boston. Her desire to write poetry surfaced when she took students to study abroad and found that expressing farewells poetically captured the intense feelings of those experiences.
Ellie Bates .. is a former Chairperson of the Martha’s Vineyard Public School Writing Committee, where she helped teachers and adults find their expressive “voices”. She is currently involved with the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Cleaveland House Poets, MV Poets Collective, MV Poetry Society, and Featherstone Center for the Arts. Her poetry is inspired by nature and her extensive travel.
Nan Byrne .. is a poet and television writer. She is a MFA graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, and the author of two books. Her poems and stories have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including Michigan Quarterly Review, Fiction Southeast, Canadian Woman Studies, and Seattle Review. She is currently working on a novel.
Amarylis Douglas .. began writing in the late sixties. Her first publication was a satire in The Berkshire Eagle. She has also had her work published in Our Place, an anthology of Berkshire poets, and most recently in a chap book consisting of poems by writers from The Movement Center Poetry Group in Portland. She is currently working on a series of story poems called, The Fellowship of the Rain.
Sign up from 6:30 to read / Events starts 7pm