Sunday December 1: Tim Parrish and Lucy Ferris

Sunday December 1, 3PM: Lucy Ferris and Tim Parrish

Lucy Ferris is the author of ten books, mostly fiction. Her novel A Sister to Honor, set partly in northern Pakistan, was a WNBA 2015 Great Group Read; her novel The Lost Daughter was a Book–of-the-Month pick; and her memoir, Unveiling the Prophet, was named Best Book of the Year by the Riverfront Times. Recent essays appear in The American Scholar, Prairie Schooner, and The New York Times. Her forthcoming novel is The Boy in the Road. She lives in the Berkshires and Connecticut, where she is Writer-in-Residence at Trinity College.

Tim Parrish is the author of three books: Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir; The Jumper, a novel; and Red Stick Men, a collection of short stories. He is a professor of English at Southern Connecticut State and architect of the only full-residence Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program in Connecticut.

Reading starts with an Open Mike.

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

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Upcoming Readings 2019


December 1: Lucy Ferris & Tim Parrish

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

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

Series History


November 10: Obed Sebastian Fonder & Cortney Davis

October 6: Glenn Shea & Lori Desrosiers

September 8: Poets from the anthology Shadows from Unfinished Things: Marilyn Johnston, Dom Failla, Andrea Barton and James Govoni

June 2: Steven & Benjamin Ostrowski and Andrea Barton

May 5: Megan Collins and Brian Johnson

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