*CANCELLED* Poetry Matters program
This Poetry Matters program has been cancelled for tonight. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
Pat Mottola, President of the Connecticut Poetry Society and Aspiring Cheshire Poet Laureate, Welcomes You to the World of Poetry.
What is Poetry? The most indefinable word in the human language is “poetry.” Some people tense up when they hear the word! So what is this thing called Poetry?
Poetry is a necessary instrument of our humanity. In the Eskimo language, the word "to breathe" and "to make a poem" are the same.
April is Poetry Month! Spend an evening with poetry and learn how it changes lives. Hear Connecticut poets read their work. Q & A will follow the readings.
Pat Mottola teaches Creative Writing at Southern Connecticut State University, where she earned both an M.S. in Art Education and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. In addition to working with students at S.C.S.U., she is thrilled to teach both art and poetry to senior citizens throughout Connecticut. Her work is published in journals across the country, including War, Literature & the Arts, Connecticut Review, Main Street Rag, San Pedro River Review, VietNow Magazine, and Paterson Literary Review, among others. She has served as Keynote Speaker for the IMPAC-Young Writers Awards as well as judged Connecticut High School Poetry Out Loud competitions. On a global scale, she has mentored Afghan women writers living in Afghanistan through the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Pat served as editor of Connecticut River Review from 2012-2017, and is currently President of the Connecticut Poetry Society. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Under the Red Dress (Five Oaks Press) and After Hours (Five Oaks Press). She was the recipient of the prestigious CSCU system-wide Board of Regents Outstanding Teacher Award in 2019.
- Wednesday, April 14, 2021
- 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)