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Writer’s Voice Cafe
April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer’s Voice Cafe
Wednesday, April 10
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This month, the Provincetown Public Library continues its collaborative effort with the renowned Writers Voice Café. Continuing to further its mission of becoming a center for cultural storytelling in our community, the Library is working with the founding members of the Writer’s Voice Café to produce a series of monthly Cafés, Writing Workshops and Annual Events in 2019. Founded and hosted by Dian Hamilton in 2007, with Hilde Oleson and Lorraine Kujawa joining shortly thereafter, the Writer’s Voice Café provides writers and artists of all genres opportunities to share their work and to connect with others in the community for support and inspiration.
In celebration of Poetry Month, the April Writer’s Voice Cafe will feature and be hosted by poet Neil Silberblatt, author of Past Imperfect, New and Selected Poems. Invited guests to read their work include Tamora Israel, Gloria Monaghan, Sophia Starmack, Judith Newcomb Stiles, Kate Wallace Rogers as well as others.
Neil Silberblatt’s poems have appeared, or will soon appear, in numerous journals, includingThe American Journal of Poetry, Tikkun Daily, Poetica Magazine, The Aurorean, Mom Egg Review, Ibbetson Street Press, Naugatuck River Review, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Canopic Jar, Muddy River Poetry Review, Nixes Mate Review, and The Good Men Project. His work has also selected for various anthologies, including Confluencia in the Valley: The First Five Years of Converging with Words (Naugatuck Valley Community College, 2013); University of Connecticut’s Teacher-Writer magazine; Collateral Damage (Pirene’s Fountain); and Culinary Poems (Glass Lyre Press). His poem, Burnt Offering, was recently selected as Poem of the Moment by Mass. Poetry.
He has published two poetry collections: So Far, So Good (2012), and Present Tense (2013), and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His most recent poetry book, Past Imperfect(Nixes Mate Books, 2018), has been nominated for the Mass. Book Award in Poetry. He is now hard at work on a children’s book – a book length narrative poem (in metered verse) – which offers an alphabetical “tour” of present (& past) New York City’s sites, sounds & landmarks (from The Algonquin to Zabars, with all local stops in between).
Neil is the founder/director of Voices of Poetry which has organized and presented a series of (more than 200) poetry events, featuring acclaimed poets – including the current or former Poets Laureate of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont & New Hampshire – at various venues in NY, NJ, CT and MA, including The Mount / Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, MA, and The Rubin Museum of Art and McNally Jackson Books in NYC (in May and June 2019, respectively).
Neil has been a featured performer at the Coffeehouse at The Mews Restaurant & Cafe in Provincetown (with many thanks to its host, Peter Donnelly). Since 2014, he has also been the host of the Poet’s Corner program on WOMR / WFMR (91.3 or 92.1 FM), for which he has interviewed accomplished and aspiring poets and writers on and off Cape Cod. Neil wishes to thank Dian Marie Hamilton for the honor of reading at, and hosting, this Writer’s Voice Cafe program.
The April Writer’s Voice Café event at the Provincetown Public Library will be held in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Wednesday, April 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Open Mic begins the evening. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served. Everyone is welcome! Free will donation. Wheelchair accessible.