Sunday June 3: Joan Hofmann & John Surowiecki

Sunday June 3, 3PM

Joan Hofmann is Professor Emerita at the University of Saint Joseph, where she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Education for many years, with a special interest in creative writing and students with disabilities. She directed the Academy for Young Writers with students from local public schools for over fifteen years. Joan received Masters degrees in English from the University of New Hampshire and Trinity College in Hartford. Her poetry has been published in journals and anthologized in books. She serves on the Boards of the Riverwood Poetry and the Connecticut Poetry Society, is a member of the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate and is the Poet Laureate of Canton, CT (2015-2019). Antrim House Books published her collection of poetry, Coming Back, in 2014, and more recently Grayson Books published Alive, a collection of poems (2017). When she isn’t traveling, she is often found walking and hiking along the Farmington River near her home in the historic district of Collinsville, CT.

John Surowiecki is the author of seven chapbooks and five full poetry collections, the most recent being Martha Playing Wiffle Ball in Her Wedding Dress and Other Poems, published by Encircle Publications. He has also won the Poetry Foundation Pegasus Award, the Pablo Neruda Award, the Washington Prize, the White Pine Prize, a Sunken Garden National Competition prize and other awards, including the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel for his book, Pie Man. His work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Aurorean, Carolina Review, Mississippi Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, West Branch and many other journals. He lives in Hebron, CT.

Reading starts with an Open Mike.

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Free event.

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Upcoming Readings 2018


June 3: Joan Hofmann and John Surowiecki

All dates are Sundays, 3PM, starting with an OPEN MIKE.

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Series History

May 6: Donna Fleischer and Leslie McGrath

April 8: Tim Cole and Patricia Mottola

March 4: Faith Vicinanza and Timothy Cresswell

December 3: Sarah Nichols

November 5: Sean Frederick Forbes and Claudia McGhee

October 1: David Giannini and Vivian Shipley

September 17: Former members of the Brickwalk Poets: Paula Adams Nelson, John Cayer, Charlie Chase, Gray Jacobik, Marilyn Johnston & Lisa C. Taylor

May 7: Laura Mazza-Dixon and Maria Sassi

April 9: Pegi Deitz Shea and Jeff Mock

March 5: Brian Clements and Ben Woodard

Prior series... WordForge Reading Series