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Writers Read @ The Inn at Norton Hill – Featured Reader – ERNIE BRILL

April 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Writers Read @ the Inn at Norton Hill
Sunday, April 8,  3:00–5:00 p.m.  ( ***Second Sunday)
Main St. (Rt. 116) & Norton Hill Rd., Ashfield, MA

(co-sponsored by Straw Dog Writers Guild and Nan Parati (owner, Elmer’s Store and the Inn at Norton Hill)

Featured Reader – ERNIE BRILL

Born in Brooklyn, Ernie Brill writes fiction and poetry. His short story “Crazy Hattie Enters The Ice Age” from his collection of hospital stories, I Looked Over Jordan”(South End Press) was purchased and performed on PBS by the actress, writer, and activist Ruby Dee. He has published stories and poems in the US and Canada.

He received his BA, and MA from San Francisco State College and was an active participant in the 1968 student strike, the longest in American history that won the first Black Studies Dept. in the US and an entire
School of Ethnic Studies.

Brill taught high school in Northampton Ma for twenty years and pioneered curriculum in Middle East Literature,African literature, Latin American literature, literature of the Vietnam War,and a more inclusive American literature,bringing in such writers as Richard Wright, Toni Cade Bambara, Charles Johnson, Martin Espada, Janice Mirikitani and others.l

He is currently writing a novel about the 1968 San Francisco State.

His favorite writers include Virginia Woolf, Jean Toomer, Sterling Brown, Mahmoud Darwish, and Kim Hyesoon.


Bring Your Poetry! Bring Your Prose! Find Your Public! Uplift Our Souls!

Here’s how it works: A featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by audience Q & A. Then the floor opens to other writers—published or not—for five minutes each. Hint: If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 3:15!

please email Jane Roy Brown at brownjaneroy@gmail.com


April 8, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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