Calliope–Poetry Readings this Sunday January 13th

by web editor on January 10, 2013

Calliope PicCalliope – Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library

Sunday, January 13th 3 to 5 PM, Open Mike Sign-up, 2:45 PM,

$5 suggested donation to fund the poets’ stipend.


Justen Ahren is founder and director of The Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency, and also co-director of the Summer Festival of Poetry at Featherstone Center for the Arts.  Recent poems have appeared in Fulcrum, Bordersenses, Borderlands, Texas Poetry Review and Comstock Review. Justen holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, teaches writing workshops in Labro, Italy and is the new West Tisbury Poet Laureate.

Aimee Sands is the author of The Green-go Turn of Telling (Salmon Press, 2012).  Her poems have appeared in FIELD, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, Measure, Salamander and other literary journals.  An independent documentary filmmaker,  Aimee has received a grant from the Kellogg Foundation to expand her film short What Makes Me White? to an hour-long documentary.  She has won numerous awards for her previous documentaries, which have appeared on WGBH, NPR and PBS.  Aimee is the co-director of the Brookline Poetry Series.

Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of twelve collections of poetry.  The Government of Nature is forthcoming in early 2013.  The Plum Flower Dance: 1985 – 2005 was published in 2007 (both from Univ. of Pittsburgh Press).  He has been a Pew fellow, a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan and an NEA fellow in poetry.  A noted translator of Chinese poetry and author of plays and short fiction, Afaa ‘ s prizes include a Pushcart, the PDI Award in playwriting, and the May Sarton Award by the New England Poetry Club.  His eleventh collection of poems is Kama I’reeh (Like the Wind) (2010) is a translation of his work into Arabic.  He maintains a translation website called Poets Café   Afaa is Alumnae Professor of English at Simmons College in Boston.

Directions:  From Bourne Bridge.  Rt. 28 south to Thomas Landers Road exit, right off ramp to Rt. 28A south (left), about 1 1/2 miles.  Just past Old Dock Rd., on right, West Falmouth Library is on the left, with parking.

From Woods Hole.  Woods Hole Rd. to Palmer Ave. to Rt. 28 north to Brick Kiln Rd. exit, left off the ramp to Rt. 28A (stop sign).  Take a right, and go less than I mile.  West Falmouth Library is on the right, with parking (before the library, across from the Quaker Meeting House).

Calliope’s second series of Craft Workshops continues, Saturdays, 11 – 2, January 26, February 23, and March 23.  See website for details.  Pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 12.  or email: or 508-566-1090

Calliope’s next reading:  Sunday,  February10th 3 to 5 PM, Open Mic Sign-Up, 2:45 PM.

Featuring—James Arthur, Greg Hischak, Margaret Young. Book-signing reception, with refreshments.

$5 suggested donation funds the poets’ stipend.

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