Merissa Bio: Merissa Nathan Gerson, author of the forthcoming Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving, is a New Orleans-based writer, professor and sex educator. Her written work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Playboy, and Tablet, among others, and she was the inherited trauma consultant for Amazon’s Emmy Award winning television show, Transparent.
Neda Bio: Neda Toloui-Semnani is a journalist and writer for VICE News Tonight. She holds a master of science in gender and social policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master of fine arts in nonfiction from Goucher College. She lives in Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.nedasemnani.com.
Previous: 2020 Events
Writers in Conversation Series
As we all find ways to bob and weave during this pandemic, we know that our connection to one another can feel like the biggest loss and the direst need. To that end, we are offering our Writers in Conversation Series. These online events will bring together writers with a connection to Martha's Vineyard and Featherstone to discuss their craft, what they're working on, and how our current realities have impacted their writing. We hope you'll join the conversation!
All events are Free and offered online, email here for Zoom link (noepe at featherstoneart dot org)
Thursdays evenings in December, 6:30-7:30PM: Thursday, December 3rd: Justen Ahren and Fan Ogilvie Thursday, December 10th: Jorie Graham and Bret Anthony Johnston Thursday, December 17th: Jennifer Smith Turner and Alice Eddy
Virtual Book Launches
Virtual Poetry Reading
Thursday, June 18th at 7:00PM Join us for POETRY IN THE TIME OF QUARANTINE AND PROTEST, a virtual poetry reading presented by Featherstone Center for the Arts, Noepe Center for Literary Arts and PathwaysARTS.
Fifteen Martha's Vineyard poets will be reading original work and poems of inspiration. From A to Zoom, life and death, social distance to social justice, resilience and empowerment, rescue to recovery, fear and joy, elbow bumps to fists, kneeling and Black Lives Matter, unrest to unity - we look forward to sharing their voices with you. The event is free and will take place online via Zoom.
Photo courtesy of Brooke Bartletta @brookebartletta (from a recent peaceful protest in Oak Bluffs).
Link to the June 18th recorded readings here or by clicking the image below (password: pways)
Special thank you to PathwaysArts for editing the recording and sharing on Vimeo.
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