Donna Reis is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection No Passing Zone and the chapbook Certain. Her non-fiction book, Seeking Ghosts in the Warwick Valley was published in 2003. She is co-editor and contributor to Blue for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews.
When not touring nationally, Tom Miller is playing bass for The City Ramblers, Tom does freelance gigs in Boston and New York. He has written and produced soundtrack music for PBS
Barbara Crooker's poems have appeared in magazines such as The Green Mountains Review, The Hollins Critic, The Christian Science Monitor, and a myriad of others. A twenty-nine time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and five time nominee for Best of the Net, she was a 1997 Grammy Awards Finalist for her part in the audio version of the popular anthology, Grow Old Along With Me--The Best is Yet to Be. Join us for a workshop, novice to experienced, followed by a poetry reading.
Janet Hamil is an American poet, spoken word artist and painter. Her poem "K-E-R-O-U-A-C" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her fifth collection, Body of Water, was nominated for the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Prize.
Mary Makofske will lead a discussion of Eaarth by Bill McKibben, fourth book in our Earthwise series.
Eaarth declares that we have already changed the earth we evolved on, so it will be much less hospitable, and must lower our impact and learn to cope with challenging conditions. Though he summons alarming data and projections, McKibben believes we can build a sustainable future.
Marry Makofske will lead a discussion of Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake. Told in several different voices, this novel vividly depicts the impact of mountain-top coal removal on West Virginians pulled between their intimate connection to their land and their economic dependence on mining.