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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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Saturday, May 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hedgerow Reads LIMITED

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“There is something special happening here,” says publisher Steve Strimer, who started Hedgerow Books in the spirit of City Lights Book Store, to bring regional artists to national attention. In its short existence, Hedgerow's publications have been honored as finalists for The Massachusetts Book Award, The Eric Hoffer Award in Poetry, The Montaigne Medal, and The International Book Award. Five poets will read poems with surprising vistas of fantasy, landscape, history, relationship and slant wisdoms.

Moderators
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D M Gordon

Editor, Hedgerow Books
D.M. Gordon is a writer and editor in multiple genres, helping poets polish their manuscripts before submission, and novelists and creative non-fiction writers untangle their narrative structures––or whatever other elements need attention. It's work that she loves. Her poetry book, Nightly at the Institute of the Possible, was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award and International Book Award. She's also published short stories... Read More →

Speakers
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Maya Janson

Poet, Lecturer, Smith College
Maya Janson’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Orion, Best American Poetry and elsewhere. Her poetry collection Murmur & Crush, a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, was published by Hedgerow Books in 2013. She is a lecturer in poetry at Smith College and has been a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant and a residency at The MacDowell Colony. 
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Patricia Lee Lewis

Founder/Director, Patchwork Farm Retreat
Patricia Lee Lewis leads creative writing & yoga retreats at Patchwork Farm in Western MA and internationally and loves to talk about Hedgerow Books, experimental poetry, unusual venues for readings, supportive workshops, and building a writers' community.
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Fred Pelka

Fred Pelka is a 2004 Guggenheim Fellow. His nonfiction has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, The Disability Edge, Mainstream, Poets and Writers, and elsewhere. He is the author of the ABC-CLIO Companion to the Disability Rights Movement (ABC-CLIO, 1997), The Civil War Letters of Charles F. Johnson, Invalid Corps (University of Massachusetts Press, 2004), and What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights... Read More →
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Anne Love Woodhull

Writing is something Anne Love Woodhull seems to have to do. She loves writing, and its task of wrestling something into form. She loves reading the writing of others. She also works with children as an art therapist. She is interested in the issues of education, and just what does the creative life of children mean, and how to encourage it. She plants seeds, she weeds, she picks the flowers we grow and eats the vegetables next to them. She is... Read More →

Producers

Saturday May 2, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Universalist Church

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