Upcoming Readings for Notes from the Column of Memory

Sunday, September 3, 2023, 5:00-6:30 pm, in person with Linda Conte and Denise Washington, Nature Poetry in the Park

Magazine Beach Park Nature Center (hosted by Mass Audubon)

668 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, Massachusetts

outdoor setting, handicap accessible, free

Three poets, Linda Haviland Conte, Wendy Drexler, and Denise Washington from the board of the New England Poetry Club look forward to sharing poems that explore our complex and intimate relationship with the natural world-nature as solace and nourishment, and nature under threat from habitat loss and climate change. In the spirit of eco-poetry, these are poems that comfort, but also that urge and awaken, taking as their premise that the human and natural worlds are interdependent. After the poets share their poems, there will be time for comments and questions.


Sunday, December 3, 2023, 3:00-4:30 pm, in person with Cynthia Bargar

Concord Free Public Library

129 Main Street

Concord, Massachusetts

(978) 318-3300

handicap accessible, free

Cynthia and I will read as a round robin, responding spontaneously to resonances and themes in one another’s work.


Sunday, December 17, 2023, 2:00-3:30 pm, in person, with Gary Whited 

Brookline Public Library, main branch

361 Washington Street

Brookline, Massachusetts

(617) 730-2370

handicap accessible, free

The reading will be followed by an open mic.

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