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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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Friday, May 1 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Poetry Meet-up at Howling Wolf

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Get your mingle on at Howling Wolf! Rub elbows and wax poetic with poets and festival organizers, including Executive Director January O’Neil, Program Director Laurin Macios, and Co-founder Michael Ansara, among others. 

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Michael Ansara

Co-founder, Mass Poetry
After 25 years as an activist and organizer, Michael has founded and led three successful businesses. He serves on the boards of Mass Poetry, Echo Ditto, and Tupelo Press. He has 3 children and 4 grandchildren and lives with his wife Barney Arnold in Carlisle, MA.
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Laurin Macios

Program Director, Mass Poetry
Laurin Macios was born in Miami, Florida and raised just short of everywhere (Florida, Germany, North Carolina, Colorado, and Holland). She has her MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of New Hampshire and is Program Director of Mass Poetry. She previously worked in publishing (Springer, Apress, & Pearson) and taught writing courses at UNH. She lives in Boston with six plants and one wicked awesome husband. Her... Read More →
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January O'Neil

Executive Director, Massachusetts Poetry Festival
January Gill O’Neil is the author of Misery Islands (2014) and Underlife (2009), both published by CavanKerry Press. She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, an assistant professor of English at Salem State University, and a board of trustees member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).

Friday May 1, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Howling Wolf Taqueria 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970

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