Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April events for readers and poets

There is much going on this month.
Here are some that didn't make the newspaper, thanks to my own error!

Seven Bridge Writers Collaborative invites readers to observe National Poetry Month with several events at Thayer Memorial Library this month. Poets may read from their work at a Poetry Open Mike at 6:30 p.m., April 14, in the library's downstairs Dexter meeting room. There is a five-minute maximum reading period for each participant. 
Also, poet Michael Fisher, author of "The Wolf Spider" and "Libretto for the Exhausted World" will lead a workshop on the Language of Poetry from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 on Saturday, April 18, in the Dexter Room.

Holden Free Library is also welcoming fans of poetry at a poet-led writing workshop, Monday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Jennifer Freed will lead the workshop, one of several poetry and writing sessions offered during April at Gale, (508) 210-5569.

Northboro Public Library's Friday Morning Book Group will discuss Debra Dean's "The Madonnas of Leningrad" at a meeting planned for April 10. The novel is based on the World War II seige of Leningrad. Call the library, (508) 393-6889, for information from Marie Nieber, leader.

Thayer Memorial Library's Adult Book Group will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, to discuss "People of the Book: A Novel" by Geraldine Brooks. This is the fact-inspired story of a rare illuminated manuscript, the Sarajevo Haggadah, through centuries of exile and war. For more information, contact Assistant Director Karen Silverthorn at 978-368-8928 or ksilverthorn@cwmars.org.

Actress-singer Debbie Reynolds' "Unsinkable: A Memoir," is the topic of Heywood Library's book group for April 29.

Gale Free Library's Contemporary Book Group in Holden will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 7 to discuss "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg. Its Classics Book Group will meet on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "The Custom of the Country" by Edith Wharton.

At Haston Library, North Brookfield, members will discuss "Common Threads Poetry," at 7 p.m., April 28.

Members of Lancaster's "Off-Track Bookies" will meet on April 9 to discuss Ann Leary's "The Good Wife."

On April 13, the NOW Women's Issues Book Group will discuss "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers," by Mary Roach. "Great science writing, and very engaging, says Joan Killough-Miller. "But don't try to read this over lunch!" Meets at 7 p.m. inside Barnes & Noble, 541 Lincoln St., Worcester.

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