Readings In The Gallery At The Athenaeum

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum proudly celebrates its 19th annual summer reading series with a four-part program featuring eight nationally recognized poets. Readings take place in the Athenaeum Art Gallery and are followed by a reception and book signing. Programs are free and handicapped accessible. Space is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Jane Shore and Stanley Plumly - Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Jane Shore got her B.A. from Goddard College and her M.F.A. at The University of Iowa. She is the author of five books of poems: "Eye Level," "The Minute Hand," "Music Minus One" and "Happy Family." "A Yes-or-No Answer," published in 2008, was awarded the 2010 Poet's Prize. Shore received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Radcliffe Institute, Princeton University and The Foxcroft School, and twice received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts. "That Said, New and Selected Poems" will be published this year. She is a professor at George Washington University. She lives in Washington, D.C., and in Vermont with her husband, novelist Howard Norman.

Stanley Plumly's last collection of poems, "Old Heart," won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Paterson Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. "Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography" was runner-up for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Distinguished Biography. Plumly is a professor at the University of Maryland. In 2009, he was appointed Poet Laureate of Maryland, and in 2010 he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Plumly's new book of poems, "Orphan Hours," will be published this year.

This series is supported by The Fund for Poetry.

For more information contact the Athenaeum at 748-8291.

Good Living Senior Center To Host Brooke Cullen

Brooke Cullen will read from her new poetry book, "Whispers from the Sea" at the Good Living Senior Center on July 10 at 2 p.m. Cullen's nature-based and simplistic poems bring a touch of magic and mystery in this latest series based on legends, places, and spirits. A bit of Irish flare, folklore, and some of her own experiences are delightfully captured in this most inspiring book of tales and rhymes.

Cullen, raised and educated in a rural area of Virginia's Appalachian mountians, has resided in St. Johnsbury for over 20 years. The public is welcome to join the senior center for an hour of delightful entertainment.

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