Here we are in December! The holidays are right around the corner and for all of those at MCLA who are finishing up the semester strong with their noses to the books can take a nice break this Thursday evening at 7:30pm when PRESS will be holding the second reading of The PRESS Poetry Series!
This time we will be holding the reading at 107 Main St. where the Grass Gallery was located for this past DownStreet Art summer series. It is located right next to the old Mohawk Theater Marquee on Main Street North Adams.
We’ve got a really talented line up of writers this time including Jeff McRae, Jill Gilbreth, Mark Miller, Michell Gillett.
Mark Miller is a professor of literature and chairperson of the English/Communications Dept. at MCLA; received his M.A. from the University of Houston and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas; and is a Robert Penn Warren scholar. Jill Gilbreth teaches creative writing, literature and composition at MCLA and received her M.F.A. from Emerson College. Jeff McRae teaches 20th century American poetry, creative writing, the prose poem, literary surrealism, and composition at MCLA. He received an M.A. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.F.A. from Washington University and has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines. Michelle Gillett has been an op-ed columnist for the Berkshire Eagle for twenty years, a contributing editor to The Women’s Times as well as the author of three books of poetry including her most recent, The Green Cottage, which won The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Competition.
Admission is free and open to the public and refreshments and a small reception will follow the reading at PRESS. We will have the gallery will be open for a short time afterwards for all to view the latest prints from PRESS and our current exhibit Patterns and Pressure. Limited edition posters for the PRESS Poetry Series will also be for sale as well as chapbooks and other publications by Miller, Gilbreth, McRae, and Gillett.
Oh, and did we mention that the awesome poster printed by PRESS & Co. will be available for only $5.00! That’s right, only five bucks! And if you stick around after the reading for the reception, who knows, maybe the writers will even do a poster signing?
So be sure to make you reservation today by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, whom you will be attending with, and we will reserve you some seats!