Monday, December 29, 2008

We Three Invite You!

An evening of poetry and memoir
Denise Bergman
H. Susan Freireich
Molly Lynn Watt

Tuesday, January 13, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Cambridge Central Square Library
45 Pearl Street, Cambridge

Refreshments follow the reading!

Red Line subway to Central Square
Parking garage at the corner of Pearl and Green Streets

DENISE BERGMAN is the author of Seeing
Annie Sullivan, poems based on the early life
of Helen Keller’s teacher (2005), which was
translated into Braille and a Talking Book.
Her poems have been widely published. She
conceived and edited City River of Voices, an
anthology of urban poetry, and she was the
author of Keyhole Poems, a sequence that
combines the history of twelve specific urban
places with the present. Denise was poetry
editor of Sojourner, A Women’s Forum, and
hosted a cable TV show “Women in the
Arts.” She received several grants from the
Massachusetts Cultural Council and the
Puffin Foundation, and her work was
nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An excerpt
of her poem Red is permanently installed as
public art in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

H. SUSAN FREIREICH went back to school
to study public health after twenty-five years
of teaching, community organizing, and
political activism. She worked in the civilian
communities caught in El Salvador’s civil
war and is writing a book about the
experience. She is the recipient of the 1998
Frances Shaw Fellowship at The Ragdale
Foundation, and the 2005 Mildred Sherrod
Bissinger Memorial Endowed Fellowship at
the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She
has also received support and time for her
work from Norcroft, Hedgebrook, Blue
Mountain Center, and Casa Libre en la
Solana. Her work has appeared in Poetic
Voices without Borders and in The Best Women’s
Travel Writing 2007 and The Best Women’s
Travel Writing 2008.

MOLLY LYNN WATT worked for 45 years
with schools for better education and with
communities organizing for peace, justice,
and civil rights. She retired a few years ago
to devote full time to writing. She curates the
Fireside Reading and is the poetry editor of
HILR Review and three anthologies of
Bagels with the Bards. With her husband, she
co-created and performs George & Ruth: Songs
and Letters of the Spanish Civil War, live and on
CD. Ibbetson Street Press published her
book of poems, Shadow People, in 2007. Her
work appears The Boston Globe, Chicken Soup,
Domestic Affairs, Eclipse, Fulcrum, G.W. Review,
Hampden-Sydney Review, Occasional Moose,
Peaceworks, The 2008 Poets' Guide To New
Hampshire, Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine,
South Carolina Review, Spare Change, Teachers &
Writers Collaborative, Westview, Best of Wilderness
House Literary Review, Wisconsin Review, Willard
& Maple, and others.

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