Tuesday, Sept. 23rd – 7:00 pm
Poets Maria Mazziotti Gillan
and Jan Beatty

Maria_GillanMaria Mazziotti Gillan, in California from her home back east for the Petaluma Poetry Walk, recently published a new volume of poems called The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets.  She is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs), the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions), and is the Founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review.

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Jan Beatty’s book, The Switching/Yard, was named by Library Journal as one of …30 New Books That Will Help You Rediscover Poetry. The Huffington Post called her one of ten “advanced women poets for required reading.” Books include Red SugarBoneshaker, and Mad River, published by University of Pittsburgh Press. She directs the creative writing program at Carlow University, where she runs the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops and teaches in the MFA program.