The Poetry Institute in New Haven is featuring Evelyn Atreya on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Evelyn is president of the Guilford Poets Guild. She is on the board of the Connecticut Poetry Society. Her first book, Regarding Rock, was recently published by Grayson Books. Her poems have appeared in Connecticut River Review, Caduceus, Long River Run, San Diego Poetry Annual, Plainsongs and in a chapbook, Olives, Now and Then, honoring Donald Hall on his 83rd birthday.
Evelyn returned to Connecticut in 2000 after spending thirty-five years in Ann Arbor, where she was a researcher in child development at The University of Michigan. She now lives in Guilford, Connecticut where, in addition to her involvement in poetry, she is active in community service through the Guilford Rotary Club and The Leete’s Island Garden Club. Arts advocacy is important to her because she believes the arts not only nourish our spirit, but they are important to our survival and healing.
On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. (And participants are invited to bring something to share.) Open mic. Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting. Open to all members of the public (and even others).
The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
right next door to the Tattoo Parlor
Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.
Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading.