Join us for a Literary Lights' reading, A Celebration of Summer, Sunday Zoom matinee, July 11th, 2:00-3:00 CST through Next Chapter Booksellers featuring Minnesota poets Sharon Chmielarz and Richard Terrill; Cincinnati's first Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel; and Virginia Poet Laureate Emerita Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda. With host Donna Isaac.
Donna is especially excited about this reading, presenting two well known Minnesota writers, Sharon Chmielarz and Richard Terrill, who also hosts the Midstream Reading series in Minneapolis. Sharon will read her poetry and share some riddles from her new Nodin Press book Speaking in Riddles. "Because of Zoom, we will also be hearing from Ohio poet and first Poet Laureate of Cincinnati, Pauletta Hansel, and Virginia Poet Laureate Emerita, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda. This reading gives us a chance to celebrate summertime, so sit back and savor the words, the wit, and the beauty of these four amazing artists!"
Biographies for the Readers:
Sharon Chmielarz is a noted Minnesota poet who will be reading from her 13th published book Speaking in Riddles published by Nodin Press in 2021. Since that is an unlucky number, she'll also read from another Nodin Press book, little eternities (2017) and from three published picture books. Kirkus Reviews named her book The Widow's House (2016) and The J Horoscope (2019) one of the 100 Best Indie Books for the years in which they were published.
Richard Terrill is Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State, Mankato where he is a distinguished faculty scholar. His newest book is What Falls Away Is Always: Poems & Conversations from Holy Cow! Press. He is the author of five previous books including the memoir Fakebook: Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz; Coming Late to Rachmaninoff, winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry; and Saturday Night in Baoding: A China Memoir, winner of the AWP Award for Nonfiction. His work also appears in journals such as the Iowa Review and Georgia Revi