Sunday May 5: Megan Collins and Brian Johnson

Sunday May 5, 3pm: Megan Collins and Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson is the author of Self-Portrait, a chapbook; Torch Lake and Other Poems, a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award, and Site Visits, a collaborative work with the German painter Burghard Müller-Dannhausen. He is the recipient of two Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowships and an Academy of American Poets Prize, and former editor of Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics. He has taught at Providence College and Yale University, and currently teaches composition, creative writing, and modern literature at Southern Connecticut State University, where he has also served as President of the Faculty Senate.

Megan Collins is the author of The Winter Sister (Atria/Simon & Schuster). She received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and she holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she was a teaching fellow. She has taught creative writing at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Central Connecticut State University, and she is Managing Editor of 3Elements Review. A Pushcart Prize and two-time Best of the Net nominee, her work has appeared in many print and online journals, including Compose, Linebreak, Off the Coast, Spillway, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Rattle. She lives in Connecticut.

Reading starts with an Open Mike.

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

Free event.

For more info contact—

Upcoming Readings 2019


Sunday May 5: Megan Collins and Brian Johnson

Sunday June 2: Steve & Benjamin Ostrowski and Andrea Barton

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

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

Series History

April 7: Brian Sneeden and David Leff

March 3: Antoinette Brim and Jonathan Andersen

February 3: Julie Choffel and Ciaran Berry

December 2: Hendree Milward and Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi

November 4: Mary Panke and Srinivas Mandavilli

October 14: Aaron Caycedo-Kimura and Leslie Johnson

September 9: Reading to celebrate the publication of Unlocking the Word: An Anthology of Found Poetry, featuring editor Jonas Zdanys and various contributors doing short readings: Vivian Shipley, David Leff, Laura Altshul, Thomasina Levy, Jennifer Glick, Sherri Bedingfield, Sharon Chace, Pamela Guinan, Kathy Douglas and James Finnegan.

June 3: Joan Hofmann & John Surowiecki

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