CHAPTER AND VERSE LITERARY READING SERIES
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain Centre (See parking note below)
MARY BONINA’S newest poetry collection is Clear Eye Tea (Cervena Barva Press). She is the author of two chapbooks, Living Proof and Lunch in Chinatown, poems inspired by the experience of teaching recent immigrants the English language in their workplaces. Her poetry has been featured in Salamander, Hanging Loose, English Journal, Gulf Stream, and other journals and anthologies. She has received an Honorable Mention for her memoir, My Father’s Eyes, from the University of New Orleans, and she was a finalist in the Teacher’s Voice competition.
KEN TANGVIK’S collection of urban short fiction titled Don’t Mess with Tanya: Stories Emerging from Boston’s Barrios was published in 2011 by Aberdeen Bay Publishers. Many of the stories in this book are based on experiences he had in working with young adults in Boston. Ken Tangvik is a professor at Roxbury Community College and is a specialist in multicultural fiction. He is also the co-founder of the Hyde Square Task Force, a Jamaica Plain-based award-winning nonprofit that engages at-risk teens in the arts, college prep, and community organizing.
GARY WHITED is a poet, philosopher, and psychotherapist. He grew up on the plains of eastern Montana, and a strong sense of place pervades his poetry, whether that place is the prairie, the city, or the inner spaces we inhabit. His poems have appeared in Salamander, Bellowing Ark, Red Owl Magazine, and Diamond Dust. He received an International Merit Award from the Atlanta Review, and an Editor’s Prize from Plainsongs. Gary Whited has been a featured reader at many venues in eastern Massachusetts, and he is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets.
COME JOIN US FOR POETRY, FICTION, and REFRESHMENTS (of course!)
Chapter and Verse takes place in the historic Loring-Greenough House at 12 South Street in Jamaica Plain Centre, just across from the Monument.
Suggested donation $5.00 or whatever you can afford. (We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.) Free refreshments are served.
Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but several spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is ample unrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street, between Burroughs and Thomas Streets, just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.
There is also a parking lot off the right side of Burroughs Street, behind the stores on Centre Street.