On Thursday May 2nd, you might see a large crowd of students on Salem State University campus and wonder if they lost their way getting to a graduation rehearsal. The truth is, they will be there for the spring 2013 Student Day of Poetry. It’s a full day of innovative involvement for students to work with some of the best poetry teachers, artists and performers that Massachusetts has to offer. [Read more...]
Did you hear about the celebration in late April? Not an abundance of rain, but a shower of literature, readers, and writers from April 26-27 in Newburyport Massachusetts.
The eighth annual Newburyport Literary Festival, represented by the theme Imagination Soars, will take place in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport, Ma. This year the Festival will honor Matthew Quick, the award-winning author of Silver Linings Playbook, and Sue Little, owner of Newburyport’s popular Jabberwocky Bookshop. [Read more...]
Naomi Shihab Nye writes poetry that is marinated in personal experiences and translated through people, ideas, cultures, and beliefs. Nye is unafraid of going to another place in her poetry, somewhere universal, completely related to her Arab heritage, and also the world she grew up in — the United States. Nye, is an internationally acclaimed author and editor of over 20 volumes of poetry and fiction, who thinks, “personal experiences, though very personal and momentary to a particular person, can also connect to a larger crowd. They bind us.” [Read more...]