FRIDAY, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
LORING GREENOUGH HOUSE, 12 SOUTH STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN CENTER
Mindy Fried is the author of four books, including her new ethnography, Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir (Vanderbilt University Press, 2016), and Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture (Temple University Press). Early reviews describe Caring for Red as “deeply moving,” “raw and real… reminded [me] of Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant,” and a “moving and insightful memoir about caring for her 97-year-old father in his last year of life.” Mindy is a sociologist and Co-Principal of Arbor Consulting Partners. She co-produces Jamaica Plain Porchfest and other music/arts festivals, and blogs for Feminist Reflections and Mindy’s Muses.
Alice Kociemba is the author of Bourne Bridge (Turning Point, 2016). Recent poems have appeared in the Atlanta Review, Comstock Review, Salamander, and in the anthology Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity. As founding director of Calliope—Poetry for Community, Alice also facilitates a monthly Poetry Discussion Group at the Falmouth Public Library. She was Guest Editor of the Cape Cod Poetry Review and Common Threads, the poetry discussion project of Mass Poetry. Alice is the first poet to receive a Literacy Award from the Cape Cod Council of the International Reading Association for promoting literacy through poetry.
James R. Whitley’s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in over a hundred literary publications. Whitley’s first book, Immersion, (Lotus Press, 2002) won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. His second collection, This is the Red Door, (2009) won both the Ironweed Press Poetry Prize and the Massachusetts Book Award. His third collection, The Goddess of Goodbye, was published by Word Press in 2009. Currently, Whitley lives in Malden and serves as the Assistant Dean/Campus Director of Springfield College Boston.
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.