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Gallery of Readers Presents:
A VIRTUAL READING FEATURING
NICOLE M. YOUNG-MARTIN AND GAIL THOMAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022, AT 3:45 PM EDT
Nicole M. Young-Martin is a performer, poet, playwright, director, event producer/curator, and nonprofit professional with over 20 years of experience combined in these areas. Nicole has worked across various disciplines, including theatre, poetry, and classical music. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Nicole currently resides in Northern Connecticut and works in Western Massachusetts. For more information: https://www.nicolemyoung.com/about-nicole.
Gail Thomas’ books are Odd Mercy, Waving Back, No Simple Wilderness, and Finding the Bear. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including The Beloit Poetry Journal, Calyx, The North American Review, Italian Americana, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She received the Charlotte Mew Prize from Headmistress Press, the Massachusetts Center for the Book’s Must Read, and the Naugatuck River Review’s Narrative Poetry Prize. Thomas, a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and Ucross, is a working poet retired from Smith College.
A VIRTUAL READING FEATURING JULIA MCKENZIE MUNEMO AND ROBIN BARBER
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022, AT 3:45 PM EDT
JULIA McKENZIE MUNEMO completed a bachelor’s degree at Bard College and a master’s in education at Harvard. She worked in educational publishing for almost two decades before earning an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. After the publication of her first book, The Book Keeper: A Memoir of Race, Love, and Legacy, in 2020, she appeared on several podcasts, including Dani Shapiro’s Family Secrets. She currently works as the Director of the Williams College Writing Center and teaches an undergraduate nonfiction workshop, “The Personal is Political,” during Williams’ Winter Study Program. She lives with her family in western Massachusetts.
ROBIN BARBER was born in Northampton in 1947. He returned to town in1993 after adventures in Vermont, Indiana, and British Columbia, Canada. Robin leads writing workshops, and is the managing director of Gallery of Readers Press.
A VIRTUAL POETRY READING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20th AT 4:00 PM EDT
Libby Maxey is a senior editor at Literary Mama and the winner of the 2021 Pricemere Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Emrys, The Maynard and elsewhere, and her chapbook, Kairos (2019), won Finishing Line Press’s New Women’s Voices contest. Her nonliterary activities include singing classical repertoire and mothering sons.
Jean Blakeman is a poet and editor. She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MA from University of Pennsylvania. Her poems have appeared in Silkworm, Compass Roads, and 56 Days of August. She is a board member of Perugia Press. She also served on the board of The Center for New Americans and is on the advisory committee for its annual “30 Poems in November!” literary fundraiser.
Rebecca Hart Olander’s writing and collaborations have appeared recently in Bracken, Jet Fuel Review, Massachusetts Review, Tinderbox, Tiny Spoon, and others. Books include a chapbook, Dressing the Wounds (dancing girl press, 2019), and Uncertain Acrobats(CavanKerry Press, 2021). Rebecca teaches at Westfield State University and in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. She is the editor/director of Perugia Press.
Adin Thayer, of Northampton, Massachusetts, won the Patricia Bibby First Book Award in 2021 for her book, The Close World, published by Tebot Bach. She has worked as a psychotherapist, a teacher at the Smith College School for Social Work, and a peace building facilitator in several African countries. She is the mother of two daughters.
Sharon Tracey is the author of two poetry collections, Chroma: Five Centuries of Women Artists (Shanti Arts, 2020) and What I Remember Most is Everything (All Caps Publishing, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Radar Poetry, Lily Poetry Review, Pirene’s Fountain, The Banyan Review, Terrain.org, SWWIM, and elsewhere. She serves on the editorial team for the journal Silkworm and on the board of Perugia Press. sharontracey.com
A VIRTUAL READING FEATURING DAVID GILLHAM & DAN LEVY
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, AT 4:00 PM EDT
David R. Gillham is author of City of Women, a New York Times bestselling novel, and of Annelies: A Novel of Anne Frank. He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California before becoming a novelist. After moving to New York City, Gillham spent more than a decade in the book business, and he now lives with his family in western Massachusetts. His latest novel is entitled Shadows of Berlin, which launches in April.
Dan Levy grew up in Florida, wandered about in his youth, and settled in Northampton about 26 years ago. His chief pasttimes are medicine, public health, music, and natural history. He started writing regularly about twenty years ago in the Vernon Street workshops and continues to squeak out a story or poem for public consumption about once a month. When he isn’t gallivanting around the globe giving readings and interviews, he spends idle hours working as an internist, wandering around Mount Tom, and banging fruitlessly on a guitar.