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Writers Night Out in November

November 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Writers Night Out in November with Richard Michelson

Writers Night Out in November with Richard MichelsonJoin us on Tuesday, November 7, 6:00-8:00pm for Writers Night Out with featured writer Richard Michelson at Forbes Library.

No registration required. If you want to participate in Open Mic and read, please sign up by 5:50pm. Ten names will be randomly selected. Each reader will have five minutes. The second half of the evening showcases our Featured Reader.

Masks are not currently required for indoor events. Please wear a mask if you would like to exercise caution.

Hosted by Jacqueline Sheehan, Rick Paar and Beth Filson.

Sponsored by Valley Home Improvement.

Sleeping as Fast as I Can by Richard MichelsonBio:RICHARD MICHELSON’s most recent poetry collection is Sleeping as Fast as I Can (Slant Books, 2023). Previous collections include More Money than God (U of Pittsburgh Press), Battles and Lullabies (U of Illinois), Tap Dancing for the Relatives (U of Central Florida), and two fine-press collaborations, Masks, and Semblant with the artist Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press. Michelson’s children’s books have been named among the 10 Best of the Year by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The New Yorker, and among the Best Dozen of the Decade by Amazon.com  Michelson has received a National Jewish Book Award, two Sydney Taylor Gold Medals from the Association of Jewish Libraries, and two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships. His work was chosen to represent the Commonwealth at the  Library of Congress National Book Festival.  Michelson served two terms as Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, where he hosts Northampton Poetry Radio and owns R. Michelson Galleries.


November 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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