For Immediate Release
27 March 2009

Kerry Ann Kowar, Public Relations Associate
860.255.3777 (office)

An Evening of Poetry and Music Celebrates National Library Week


In celebration of National Library Week and National Poetry Month, Tunxis Community College presents “Music and Poetry On the House” on Thursday, April 16 from 6-8pm in Room 6-127 & 6-128 on the Tunxis campus. 


An hour of music from 6-7 pm features Debbie Rossel, a local singer/songwriter whose music is rooted in acoustic folk rock and rhythm and blues.  An instructor at Tunxis Community College and the University of Hartford, Rossel uses her MFA in Creative Writing to transfer her background in poetry to composing songs.  She is currently recording a full-length album with an anticipated release this year.


Fine Line Poets, an all-women poetry troupe, provides an hour of poetry starting at 7 pm.  Collectively writing poetry for 108 years, this group of poets seeks to give voice to the experience of womanhood in contemporary times through the stories of their lives.  Group founder and former Farmington resident Nancy Tupper Ling is the winner of the prestigious Writer’s Digest Grand Prize and the Pat Parnell Poetry Award.  Drawing her inspiration from her family’s multicultural background, Ling is the author of My Sister, Alicia May.


Sponsored by the Tunxis Library and the Celebration of Womanhood Club, the event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Carolyn Boulay at 860.255.3788.  Tunxis is located at the corner of Rts. 6 & 177 in Farmington.  Visit for more information.