Please join us and the Jamaica Pond Poets for another evening of readings by local writers and poets. Chapter & Verse is an ongoing series that takes place at the historic Loring Greenough House once a month October through May.
Juan Casillas Alvarez is a native of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. He studied history and Caribbean literature at the University of Puerto Rico. He also did graduate studies at the University of Connecticut where he completed his master’s degree in comparative history. He has published in International Poetry Review at University of North Carolina and participated in many readings in different cities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Place Profane is his first book of poetry. He has also finished his first novel, Renaida, whose theme is hermaphroditism. He lives in Somerville and works as a teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
Jean Dany Joachim, Cambridge Poet Populist from 2009 to 2011, and the current Poet in Residence at First Church in Cambridge, is also an author of short stories and plays. He created the Many Voices Project, a series of readings and follow-up poetry workshops, inspiring conversations about race and equality. He has three published collections of poetry, Quartier (2016), Avec des Mots (2014) and Crossroads/Chimenkwaze (2013). He is the director of City Night Readings, a series featuring diverse poetic talents, writers, and artists. Jean Dany is a 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council grant recipient for his play Your Voice Poet.
Boston-area native Susanna Kittredge has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Her poems have appeared in publications such as Sidebrow, Shampoo, 14 Hills, Salamander and The Columbia Review, as well as the anthologies Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006) and Shadowed: Unheard Voices (The Press at California State University, Fresno 2014). Her self-published chapbook is titled Dear Pigeons. She is a proud member of the Jamaica Pond Poets and a regular participant in the Brighton Word Factory (a bi-weekly open writing group). She lives in Jamaica Plain and teaches middle school inclusion special education in Medford.
Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford. (We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.) Free refreshments are served.
Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.