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***CANCELLED - EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" a Monthly Literary Series - CANCELLED***
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

***CANCELLED - EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" a Monthly Literary Series - CANCELLED***

EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" - a Monthly Literary Series with Poet Brian Sneeden (1st Tuesday of the month)

THIS FINAL SESSION IN OUR 2018-2019 SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS BY THE FACILITATOR AND FEATURED READERS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE.

PLEASE CONSIDER PARTICIPATING NEXT SEASON!

HAPPY SUMMER!


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EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" a Monthly Literary Series
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" a Monthly Literary Series

EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" - a Monthly Literary Series with Poet Brian Sneeden (1st Tuesday of the month)

ADMISSION: Free

Poet / Translator, Brian Sneeden

Poet / Translator, Brian Sneeden

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:

Julie Choffel (Poet Laureate of West Hartford)

Julie Choffel (Poet Laureate of West Hartford)

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 Her unpublished manuscript Blueprint for Daylight, a memoir of infidelity, cancer, colicky twins, and the flood in her basement won the Sara Patton Stipend in New York and was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.

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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.

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EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" a Monthly Literary Series
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" a Monthly Literary Series

EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" - a Monthly Literary Series with Poet Brian Sneeden (1st Tuesday of the month)

ADMISSION: Free

Poet / Translator, Brian Sneeden

Poet / Translator, Brian Sneeden

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:

Julie Choffel (Poet Laureate of West Hartford)

Julie Choffel (Poet Laureate of West Hartford)

JULIE CHOFFEL grew up in Austin, Texas, where she studied geography, ecology, and writing. She is a graduate of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass Amherst and author of a book of poems called The Hello Delay. She teaches writing at UConn and Tunxis Community College, and was recently named Poet Laureate of West Hartford, where she lives with her husband and their three children.

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ERIN LYNN is pursuing her PhD in Poetry at the University of Connecticut, where she is a recipient of the Wallace Stevens Poetry Prize and teaches English. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, and an MA in Irish Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she was a finalist for the Alexander Posey Contest. She co-curates Poor Mouth Poetry Reading Series in the Bronx and is Assistant Editor for Small Orange Poetry Journal.


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.

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EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" a Monthly Literary Series
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" a Monthly Literary Series

EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" - a Monthly Literary Series with Poet Brian Sneeden (1st Tuesday of the month)

ADMISSION: Free

Poet / Translator, Brian Sneeden

Poet / Translator, Brian Sneeden

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 facilitator of this 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:

Danielle Pieratti - March 5th Featured Reader

Danielle Pieratti - March 5th Featured Reader

DANIELLE PIERATTI'S first book, Fugitives (2016, Lost Horse Press), won the 2016 Idaho Prize and the 2017 Connecticut Book Award for Poetry. Danielle is the author of two chapbooks: “By the Dog Star," 2005 winner of the Edda Chapbook Competition for Women (Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press), and “The Post, the Cage, the Palisade," published by Dancing Girl Press in 2015. Danielle holds an MFA from Columbia University and is working towards her PhD in English at the University of Connecticut. She currently teaches secondary English and runs regular writing workshops and retreats for teacher-writers through the Connecticut Writing Project. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.



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.



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