A City Full of Literary Talent

The cornerstone of our community is our reading series. Held monthly in local bars, cafes, and other small businesses around the city, the series gives both emerging and established writers in a variety of genres the opportunity to read their work aloud and hear the work of their peers in a comfortable environment, without the formal structure of more traditional outlets. Each reading event features one celebrated writer from the region (including Pulitzer Prize winners and poet laureates) alongside up to nine local writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Featured readers read up to 15 minutes, while our regular readers read for five minutes each, giving the audience a taste of their writing style.

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Nancy Pearson

Nancy K. Pearson’s second book of poems, The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone, won the “Poets Out Loud” prize and was published by Fordham University Press, Spring, 2016. Her first book of poems, Two Minutes of Light, won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award and was a Massachusetts Book Awards “Must Read Book.” Pearson received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at The University of Houston and her MFA in Poetry at George Mason University.

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