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An Evening with Cynthia Cruz, Jennifer Franklin, & Fred Marchant

Cynthia Cruz (Dregs, 2018), Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift, 2018) and Fred Marchant (Said Not Said, 2017) will read from their most recent poetry collections. Franklin & Marchant, long time teachers at HVWC will be joined by the luminous Cruz for a celebration of their new work.

Cynthia Cruz (Dregs, September 2018), Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift, September 2018) and Fred Marchant (Said Not Said, 2017) will read from their most recent poetry collections. She is the author of five poetry collections. She is the editor of an anthology of Latina poetry, Other Musics, which is forthcoming in 2019. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and a Hodder fellowship from Princeton University. Quietude: Essays on Silence and Power, a collection of essays on resistance and marginalization is forthcoming in the fall of this year by BookThug. Cruz is pursuing a PhD in German Language and Literature.

Jennifer Franklin is the author of two full-length collections, Looming (Elixir, 2015) and No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her poetry has appeared in Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, The Paris Review, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press and teaches poetry workshops and seminars at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she serves as Program Director.

Fred Marchant’s most recent collection of poetry, Said Not Said, is available from Graywolf Press. The Looking House (Graywolf Press), was named by Barnes and Noble Review as one of the five best books of poetry in 2009. He was the 2009 co-winner (with Afaa Michael Weaver) of the May Sarton Award from the New England Poetry Club, given to poets whose “work is an inspiration to other poets.” An Emeritus Professor of English and Founding Director of The Suffolk University Poetry Center in Boston, he is a longtime teaching affiliate of The William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and teaches poetry workshops at various places across the country, including the Veterans Writing Group in the San Francisco Bay area, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Fred has been a teaching faculty member in the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference since its beginnings in 2006.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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10.00 - General Admission
5.00 - Student and Senior

Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers' Center
Presenter Phone: 914.332.5953
Presenter Website: https://writerscenter.org