WELCOMES JUDITH BAUMEL AND MARTHA COOLEY
Tuesday, November 13, 7-8pm
The Anchor Bar's Mermaid Room (downstairs)
272 College Street at Chapel, (203) 865-1512
“About that head scarf I saw fluttering brightlywrites poet Judith Baumel, a poet, critic and translator. She is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University. A former director of the Poetry Society of America, her books of poetry are The Weight of Numbers for which she won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Now. Her poetry, translations and essays have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.
in a bright room across the distance
of corridors as if it were a movie or a strong
Martha Cooley’s most recent novel begins, “Think of me as real. . .” She’s the author of The Archivist, a national bestseller, and Thirty-Three Swoons (both published by Little, Brown). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in A Public Space, AGNI, Washington Square, and elsewhere. She teaches fiction in the Bennington Writing Seminars and is a member of the English Department at Adelphi University. Though she’s pretty amazing, we think of her as real.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
This season's lineup offers an eclectic mix of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama from local and further-flung writers. The final reading of the Fall season, on Tuesday, December 11, will present novelist Tom Gavin and playwright Robert Ackerman. For biographies, links to work, and other information, visit http://ordinaryevening.blogspot.com/.
ABOUT THE ORDINARY EVENING SERIES
Started in spring 2005, the Ordinary Evening Reading Series features both emerging and established writers in a monthly reading at the Anchor Bar Mermaid Room, downstairs. Borrowing its name from the poem "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven" by Wallace Stevens, the series aims to bring writers and audiences together in a no-fuss, informal environment to enjoy a little storytelling on a work-night. Readings are always on a Tuesday at 7pm, free of charge, both drinkers and teetotalers welcome.