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Literary Rendezvous – Open Mic/ Featured Readers: Stewart & Stewart
October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Literary Rendezvous @ The Voo! Turners Falls, MA.
Straw Dog Writers Guild offers this new Poetry Open Mic & Featured Poet event.
Open to all poets and poetry lovers! Sign up for open mic by 3:15 pm.
Last Sunday of the month 3-5pm.
Featured Readers – Pamela Stewart & Joshua Michael Stewart
Joshua Michael Stewart has published poems in the Massachusetts Review, Rattle, Salamander, Mudfish, Brilliant Corners, Talking River Review, and many others. His first full-length collection of poems is Break Every String, (Hedgerow Books, 2016.) www.joshuamichaelstewart.com
Pamela Stewart (known as Jody) is a true “boomer” and New England born and bred. She took up writing in grade school because she couldn’t draw. She received a BA from Goddard’s ADP Program and an MFA (sort of) from University of Iowa. She’s taught creative writing at several universities including ASU, University of Arizona, UC Irvine, and University of Houston. In 1982 she received a Guggenheim and traveled to Cornwall in the UK where she returned to live for 7 years. Jody came back to western Massachusetts in 1990 and in 1994 she, and her then husband, moved to a farm at the edge of Hawley. Over the years she’s published in a number of magazines, received 3 Pushcart publications, and is the author of 6 full-length books of poems: The St. Vlas Elegies (L’Epervier press, 1977), Cascades (L’Epervier Press, 1979), Nightblind (Ion Books, 1985), Infrequent Mysteries (Alice James Books, 1991), The Red Window (Univ. of Georgia Press, 1997), and Ghost Farm (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2010.) A chapbook, Just Visiting, was published by Grey Suit Editions, London, 2014. Jody continues to live on the farm with 3 dogs, a number of elderly sheep, a rescued race horse, a pudgy donkey, a couple of goats, and some old pigs and birds. At some point she intends to tackle a “new and selected” if the dogs let her.