The Guilford Poets Guild presents poet Charles Douthat for their Second Thursday Poetry Series event on Thursday, December 13, 7 p.m. at the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield in Guilford. The reading will be preceded by an open mic from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
Charles is the author of Blue for Oceans, a debut collection of poetry. Born in California, he graduated from Stanford University. For the last thirty years he’s lived in Connecticut where he still practices law. He began writing poetry during a long mid-life illness. Since then his poems have been published in many magazines and journals and featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. Blue for Oceans received the 2011 L.L.Winship/PEN New England Poetry Award for the best book of poetry by a New England author.
The reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments are served. For more information call 453-8836.
The Guilford Poets Guild presents Guild members Jane Muir and Gordy Whiteman for their Second Thursday Poetry Series event on Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m. at the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield in Guilford. The reading will be preceded by an open mic from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
Jane Muir has been a writer most of her life but a poet in only the last decade. She worked as an advertising copywriter in New York before and after her marriage, during which time she had three nonfiction books published. She has been a journalist and newspaper editor. Her poems have been published in Caduceus and several other journals. She is a member of the Guilford Poets Guild and the Guilford Peace Alliance.
Gordy Whiteman was born in Guilford in 1929. His mother was a song writer and a poet. He is a member and past-chairman of the Guilford Poets Guild. He currently teaches poetry, with other Guild members, at York Women’s Prison in Niantic, CT. His most recent book is Hometown Guilford: New and Selected Poems, published in 2011. He is also the author of Whitfield Crossing, and has had his poetry published in various anthologies and periodicals. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Guilford surrounded by children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his brother and three sisters.
The reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments are served. For more information call 453-8836