An Evening of Poetry Featuring Richard Tillinghast
Friday Evening March 26th
Thornton Wilder Hall in Hamden, Connecticut
This event is free and open to the public.
You don’t want to miss this event!
Location: Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT
Date: Friday, March 26th, 2010
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Open Mic begins at 7:00 pm
Open Mic: Feel free to bring a poem, take the stage and share a song, a memoir excerpt, even a limerick to the open mic. 3 minutes per participant. Sign up for the open mic at the door. Read your own work, even a favorite poem!
Richard Tillinghast, is the author of eight books of poetry and as well as non-fiction works. His poems have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, Poetry London, Poetry Ireland Review, as well as online on Slate, Poetry Daily and elsewhere. Born in Memphis, educated at Harvard, travel and change have always been a part of this poet’s life and work. Each of his collections of poetry reflects his restlessness and need to reinvent his way of writing.
For twenty years beginning in the 1980s Tillinghast reviewed new poetry for the New York Times Book Review. He has also reviewed and written literary essays for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and The New Criterion, as well as writing travel articles for the Times and other magazines. Now that he is living in Ireland, he reviews frequently for The Irish Times and the Dublin Review of Books.
Adrian Frazier notes that Tillinghast’s latest work, Finding Ireland, “enacts the belief that literature is a form of pleasure, woven out of history and society, and weaving its way into the personal lives of readers anywhere.It shows how and why Ireland has become a magnet for writers worldwide.” http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rwtill/
Sponsored by The Hamden Arts Commission and The Sleeping Giant Poets Guild
The Hamden Arts Commission is pleased to add Poetry to the growing list of arts activities in Hamden. The commission is Hamden’s cultural resource and information center. Presenting close to 40 programs annually, it’s 15 volunteer commissioners enthusiastically support the individuals and organizations working to enhance the arts in Hamden. http://www.hamden.com/content/47/213/2992.aspx
With the support of The Hamden Public Library, the community’s information center. Visit http://www.hamdenlibrary.org/ for program information.