EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" - a Monthly Literary Series with Poet Brian Sneeden (1st Tuesday of the month)
BRIAN SNEEDEN is the author of the poetry collection Last City (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2018). A 2018 PEN/Heim recipient, his book of translations Homerica was selected by Anne Carson as a favorite book of 2017.
Brian will serve as host for this monthly series.
Calling all writers, readers, and spoken word artists! Join us for the debut of our monthly spoken word series, “Readings at The Mill Works” (1st Tuesday of the month).
This series compliments our monthly “Talent Showcase” (2nd Wednesday) providing an exclusive platform for local and regional writers to join Featured Authors and share original works. This is an opportunity to read before a live audience and exchange constructive feedback.
The format for the evening is as follows:
Doors open at 6:00PM - Arrive early to sign up for the Open Mic.
Readings begin at 6:30PM
Join us for this monthly literary experience! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 6:00pm / Readings begin 6:30pm. Admission is free and open to all ages (Donations eagerly accepted).
Soft drinks and snacks available. For information, please call 518-791-9474.
ABOUT THE FEATURED READERS:
Christine Kalafus is a writer, editor, community volunteer, and home remodeling addict. Her unpublished manuscript Blueprint for Daylight, a memoir of infidelity, cancer, colicky twins, and the flood in her basement won the Sara Patton Stipend in New York and was excerpted in the 2018 anthology Connecticut’s Emerging Writers. She is the recipient of the 2017 Knightville Poetry Award and a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a contributing editor to PAGE, a western Connecticut-based literary journal sponsored by Housatonic Heritage. In 2017 she was a founding member of both Quiet Corner Shouts, a non-partisan political action organization and the Kitty Krew an all-women cycling group. Christine has been married for 25 years, three children, two dogs, and four home renovations. She teaches writing workshops in Connecticut and New York.
Michael Pontacoloni's poems appear or are forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, Mississippi Review, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. He has received awards and support from the Sewanee Writers Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He lives in Hartford, where he runs a small clothing company.
ABOUT THE HOST
BRIAN SNEEDEN is the author of the poetry collection Last City (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2018). A 2018 PEN/Heim recipient, his poems and translations have appeared in Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and translations of his poems have been published in international magazines in Greek, Italian, Albanian, and Serbian. His translation of Phoebe Giannisi’s poetry collection, Homerica (World Poetry Books, 2017) was selected by Anne Carson as a favorite book of 2017 in The Paris Review. Brian received his MFA from the University of Virginia, where he held a Poe/Faulkner Fellowship in creative writing and served as poetry editor for Meridian. He is the senior editor of New Poetry in Translation.