FRIDAY, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm
LORING GREENOUGH HOUSE, 12 SOUTH STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN CENTER
Jim LaFond-Lewis—poet, photographer, generalist—was born seventh in a family of nine siblings where he learned to negotiate a wide variety of personalities and relationships. The Year There Were No Apples, a poetry collection, is his first published volume. He spent the first 30 years of his working life as a restaurateur and subsequently, after a brief foray into journalism, earns his living as a candy manufacturer. He has written short stories, a screenplay and volumes of poetry. He is currently working on a photographic tribute to a home in the Berkshires and a young adult novel that follows the imagined life of a squirrel.
Lynne Potts’s first book, Porthole View, won the 2012 National Poetry Review Press poetry prize. She has two other books forthcoming in 2016. Her poems have been published in Paris Review, Southern Poetry Review, California Review, American Letters and Commentary, Cincinnati Review, Oxford Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. Lynne’s work has been a finalist for prizes from Colorado Review, New Issues Press, Alice James Press, and Ohio State Press. In 2012 the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded her a year as an artist Fellow. She is Poetry Editor at AGNI.
Lisa C. Taylor’s debut collection of short fiction, Growing a New Tail, was released in November 2015 (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press). She’s the author of four collections of poetry, including The Other Side of Longing, written in collaboration with Irish writer, Geraldine Mills. Lisa’s honors include the 2015 Hugo House New Works Award for short fiction, a Spotlight feature for the Associated Writing Programs, an L.L.Winship PEN New England nomination, Pushcart nominations in fiction and poetry, a Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship, and, along with Geraldine Mills, the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Lecture of Irish Literature at University of Connecticut in 2011. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Lisa teaches writing at Nichols College in Dudley. www.lisactaylor.com
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.