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Fall 2022 Poetry at the Library Series

The Fall, 2022 Poetry at the Library Series features three Sunday afternoon readings with award-winning poets, beginning with a virtual reading in October included in the Concord Festival of Authors and followed by in-person readings in November and December in the Goodwin Forum. 

At each reading, poets also engage in a Q & A with the audience and each other about inspirations, influences, and their poetic practices.  

The October poets explore the psychological effects of witnessing violence, the good harbor of family life, and the perils of our times. The November poets offer us the replenishing spirit of the natural world and Black Joy, its inner life. The December poets celebrate the wild contradictions and joys of life and the everyday moments and meditations on the past, especially the bonds of mothers and daughters. 

Join Emily Carlson of Pittsburg, Max Heinegg of Medford, MA and David O’Connell of Providence, RI on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m., ET for a Virtual Reading. [Register for Zoom Webinar Link

Join Concord resident Brian Burt and Boston-based Quintin Collins on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m., in-person in the Goodwin Forum.  [Register here for a seat in the Forum]

Join former Concord resident Helena Minton and Maya Janson of Western, MA on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m., in-person in the Goodwin Forum. [Register here for a seat in the Forum]

This Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library