The community is welcome to attend readings by two authors on March 22, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 600 Building, Tunxis Room. Sponsored by the Humanities department. Refreshments will be served.
Sherry Horton of Unionville will read from her recently published memoir “Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage and Loss.” The retired English teach was director of the Center for Reading and Writing at University of Hartford, where she taught in the writing program and co-authored a textbook challenging traditional approaches to composition entitled “Reading Our Histories, Understanding Our Cultures” (Allyn & Bacon 1999; 2003). A co-founder of the East Hill Writers’ Workshop, she is currently working on her mother’s oral history of the 1920s and ’30s in the remote Northeast Kingdom, Vermont.
Sarah Nichols of Bristol, will read from her newest collection of poetry. She is the author of four chapbooks, including Dreamland for Keeps (ELJ Editions, forthcoming, 2018) and She May Be a Saint (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016). She also co-edits the online feminist protest poetry journal Thank You for Swallowing. Her poetry and essays have also appeared in the RS 500, Rogue Agent, Yellow Chair Review, Ekphrastic Review, and Noble/Gas Qtrly. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015, and represented Tunxis as a Connecticut Student Poet in 2009. She is a student at Tunxis and a graduate of Smith College.