Thursday, November 19th (7 - 8pm EST) ONLINE via Zoom
WINTER POETRY READING, featuring
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS POETS
JOVONNA VAN PELT • SARA EDDY • FAITH SHEARIN
We're no longer accepting RSVPs, but please join us on Zoom at the following link on 11/19/20, 7 - 8pm EST:
About the Poets
JOVONNA VAN PELT is a member of Straw Dog Writers Guild and, from her home base in Greenfield, a frequent contributor to Valley open mics and word stage performances. Jo has been a repeating finalist in the Poet's Seat competition; her work is included in the Compass Roads anthology edited by Jane Yolen. Unrelated Questions is her first published collection.
SARA EDDY is Assistant Director of the writing center at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts. Some of her poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in the Threepenny Review, the Baltimore Review, and Spank the Carp. Her chapbook of poems about bees and beekeeping, Tell the Bees, was released in October of 2019 by A3 Press, and another chapbook of poems about food, Full Mouth, will come out from Finishing Line Press in October of 2020. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with a teenager, a black cat, a white dog, and three beehives.
FAITH SHEARIN's books of poetry include: The Owl Question (May Swenson Award), Moving the Piano, Telling the Bees, Orpheus, Turning (Dogfish Poetry Prize), Darwin's Daughter and Lost Language (forthcoming, Press 53).She has received awards from Yaddo, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Recent work has been featured on The Writer's Almanac and included in American Life in Poetry.
"Can't say enough about PVWW, Joy, and her amazing team of teachers! Writing is very much about the ability to sit in your seat for hours and put pen to paper, but coming to PVWW has helped me build a community around my writing, breathe new life into my efforts, and get out of my own head a bit. And beyond that, I've learned lots of practical, nuts-and-bolts techniques that have vastly improved my work." - Emily Everett, Editor at The Common