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Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Emily Ferrara

The Alchemy of Writing
- Emily Ferrara's book The Alchemy of Grief won the Bordighera Poetry Prize, and was published in bilingual edition (in English with Italian translation by Sabine Pascarelli) in 2007 by Bordighera Press.
- Teaches creative writing to medical students at UMass Medical School, where she is an assistant professor of family medicine and community health.
- Founder of "The Alchemy of Writing", offering poetry and creative writing workshops, consultations, coaching and editing, writing and mindfulness programs.
- Host of "The Heart Aroused", a series of events featuring poetry, music and mindfulness at The HeartWell Institute in Worcester MA.
- Member of PoemWorks, Workshop for Publishing Poets since 2002
- Her most recent publication (poem "Koan") is inscribed in stone as part of the Poetry in Edmands Park installation in Cabot Woods, Newton, MA.

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