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A Celebration of Broadstone Books (in person at HVWC & via Zoom)
April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree – $100.00
Join us as we welcome Larry Moore, editor of Broadstone Books, to celebrate the new collections by nine local Broadstone authors!
This reading will be presented in person as well as via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent at the time of registration and again the morning of the reading. Tickets are free, though donations are greatly appreciated. Please write to [email protected] with any questions.
Susana H. Case is the author of eight books of poetry, including Dead Shark on the N Train, Broadstone Books, 2020, which won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book, was a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite, and a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café, Slapering Hol Press, 2002, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, Opole University Press, 2010. Her poems have also been translated into Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. With Margo Taft Stever, Case has co-edited the anthology I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Milk and Cake Press, 2022. In 2021, she became a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. www.susanahcase.com.
Lily Greenberg is a writer from Nashville, Tennessee currently living in Portland, Maine. Her work has appeared in About Place Journal, Third Coast Magazine, Hobart, and The Louisville Review, among others, and she is the 2021 recipient of the Dick Shea Memorial Award for Poetry, as judged by Jennifer Militello. In the Shape of a Woman is her first book. A 2021 Breadloaf Scholar, Lily holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. When not writing, she enjoys brewing kombucha, wearing mittens, and going to the movies.
Tony Howarth, editor for dramatic writing with The Westchester Review, is a playwright, director, former journalist, retired in 1991 after twenty-eight years as a high school and college teacher of English and theatre. William Wordsworth helped him survive adolescence, inspired him to write poetry of his own, but as as a college freshman he found a sense sublime of something far more deeply interfused did not fit well in a climate devoted to the work of Eliot and Pope. He adjusted his ambitions to journalism, in Cleveland; Meriden, Connecticut; the US Army; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis; and New York City, where he was editor of the editorial page of The World-Telegram and Sun. Disillusioned after a printers’ strike and the assasination of John F. Kennedy, he turned to teaching, where he was asked to develop a theatre program, which in turn led to a list of professional credits, including a dozen plays and a musical presented off-Broadway; full lengths include Thornwood, which won a Drama League grant, produced at Circle Rep and the Mint Theatre in New York City, colleges across the U.S., Amsterdam, Tanzania, made into an award-winning indie film, Slings and Arrows. For many summers he directed musicals at the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He began writing poetry again in 2009 after a visit to Wordworth’s Dove Cottage (clouds and daffodils) in England’s Lake District. His poetry, developed at the Hudson Valley Writing Center under the treasured guidance of Jennifer Franklin and Fred Marchant, has appeared in many magazines, among them Chronogram, The Naugatuck River Review, a magazine in England Obsessed with Pipework, The Connecticut River Review, Raven’s Perch, The Sow’s Ear, and the Grayson Press anthology Forgotten Women. And a play published by The Westchester Review called The Wedding Ring, a moment in the life of who else but William Wordsworth. Wild Man of the Mountain, his first drama in verse, was published by Broadstone Books in 2021.
Ann Lauinger’s previous books of poetry are Persuasions of Fall (University of Utah, 2004), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, Against Butterflies (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2013), and Dime Saint, Nickel Devil (Broadstone Books, 2022). Her poems have appeared in publications from Alimentum to Zone 3, including The Cumberland River Review, Georgia Review, Lightwood, Michigan Quarterly Review, Parnassus, The Same, Smartish Pace, and The Southern Poetry Review. Translations have appeared in Levania, The Massachusetts Review, and Transference. Her work has been included in anthologies such as The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Decomposition, and In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare and been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Professor Emerita of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College, she is a member of the Slapering Hol Press Advisory Committee and lives in Ossining, New York.
Lynn McGee is the author of Tracks (Broadstone Books), Sober Cooking (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016), and two award-winning poetry chapbooks: Heirloom Bulldog (Bright Hill Press, 2015) and Bonanza (Slapering Hol Press, 1996). Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. She earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University School of the Arts, where she held teaching and merit fellowships. She was awarded a MacDowell fellowship, is a winner of the Judith’s Room Award, and taught widely in private and public colleges, secondary schools and literacy programs before becoming a communications manager at Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York. She resides in the Bronx, New York. For more information, visit lynnmcgee.com.
Margo Taft Stever’s full length collections include The End of Horses (Broadstone Books, 2022), winner of a 2022 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award; Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019) shortlisted with honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize; and Frozen Spring (2002 Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry). Her latest chapbook is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Plume, Verse Daily, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, Prairie Schooner, Connecticut Review, Cincinnati Review, upstreet, and Salamander. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. (www.margotaftstever.com).
Mervyn Taylor, a Trinidad-born poet and longtime Brooklyn resident, has taught at Bronx Community College, The New School and in the New York City public school system. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including The Waving Gallery (2014), and most recently, Country of Warm Snow (2020), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation that was listed for the Bocas Lit Prize. A chapbook, News of the Living: Corona Poems, was published by Broadstone in 2020. Currently, Taylor serves as co-editor on the advisory board of Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley, New York.
Meredith Trede is the author of two collections of poetry: Tenement Threnody (Main Street Rag Press), and Field Theory (SFA University Press). As a Toadlily Press founder, her chapbook, Out of the Book, was in Desire Path. Her extensive journal publications include Barrow Street, The Feminist Wire, Friends Journal, Gargoyle, Gathering of Tribes, and The Paris Review. She has held residencies at Blue Mountain Center, Ragdale, Saltonstall, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Virginia and France. She serves on the Slapering Hol Press Advisory Committee. Meredith has been a librarian, a teacher of French, Spanish, ESL, and writing. She lives in New York City and is the curator of an old family home on the New Jersey Shore. www.meredithtrede.com
Estha Weiner is the author of at the last minute (Salmon Poetry), In the Weather of the World (Salmon Poetry), The Mistress Manuscript (Asheville Book Works), Transfiguration Begins At Home (Tiger Bark Press); and co-editor/contributor to Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews ( Akron Poetry Series, University of Akron Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republic and Barrow Street. Winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize and a Visiting Scholar at The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England, she is founding director of Sarah Lawrence College NY Alumni/ae Writers Nights, Marymount Writers Nights, and a Speaker on Shakespeare for The New York Council For The Humanities. She is a Professor in the English Department at City College of NY, and Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, and serves or has served on the Poetry/Writing faculties of The Frost Place, Hudson Valley Writers Center, Stone Coast Writers Conference, Poets and Writers, Poets House, and The Writers Voice. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley Writers Center. In her previous life , she was an actor and worked for BBC Radio.