A Reading by Four Women Who Have Earned the Podium
October 9, 7-8:30pm. Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.
A reading by four women who have earned time at the podium, a little limelight, a good listen.
Marsha Therese Danzig, M.Ed, Harvard, is a JOY specialist, medical intuitive, shaman, yoga therapist and spiritual teacher. She is the author of several books, most recently Fierce Joy, a spiritual manifesto about finding meaning in the mayhem of living life on the line due to serious illness. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Yoga Journal, Huffington Post and many other publications for her work with amputees, trauma, pain management, pediatric children, cancer patients and as an advocate for JOY, which she believes is our birthright.
Mary Ellen Redmond earned her MFA in Poetry from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her poems have appeared in The Drunken Boat, Free State Review, Comstock Review, Cape Cod Review and Rattle. A former slam poet, she represented Cape Cod at the National Poetry Slam Competition in Providence, RI. Her book The Ocean Effect was recently published by Finishing Line Press.
Using humor and memory to celebrate people and place, Alice Kociemba is the author of the chapbook Death of Teaticket Hardware (2011), the title poem of which won an International Merit Award from the Atlanta Review. She is a member of Jamaica Pond Poets, a weekly collaborative workshop and directs Calliope, a monthly poetry series and its winter craft workshops. Alice is the 2015 Guest Editor of Common Threads, a poetry discussion project of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.
Mary Kane’s poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Hiram Poetry Review, The Prose Poem Project, Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Literature and Jazz and on Poetry Daily. She is the author of two chapbooks, She Didn’t Float (1995 Harlequin Ink) and After We Talk About the Recent Deaths of Our Parents and about Compassion as Handled by Chekhov (2012 Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press), as well as a full-length collection Door (2014 One Bird Books). She teaches writing at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.