When we read Solace in So Many Words on December 11, 2011 at Woman Made Gallery, we were recorded for the Chicago Amplified series and our reading is now up at the WBEZ site for your listening pleasure. You will hear Nina Corwin, me, Kathleen Kirk, Pamela Miller, Joan Corwin, Kathleene Donahoo, Carol Kanter, D. J. Lachance, J. Scott Smith. In addition to works by the contributors present, we also read the work of Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Jodi Kanter, Jan Bottiglieri, … [Read more...]
A creative family: The Kanters
I think I first met Carol Kanter ("Her Best Medicine," "Alternative Eulogy" and "The Advanced Course") in the back of Books on Vernon when we both signed on for a poetry-writing class with Larry Starzec; he is a former businessman who came to poetry as a second career, studied at one of those low-residency programs and now teaches at Lake County College. This was in the 1990s. If my memory serves me correctly, Fran Podulka, Constance Vogel and Joyce Gordon were also signed on … [Read more...]
7/21 Event a Winner!
Our most recent event was a record-breaker in terms of attendance and sales! The BookMarket in The Glen Town Center has a gem of a performance space and it was packed. Rick, the assistant manager and gracious host who made us feel welcome, put out 50 chairs and still there were people in the couches and chairs at the outer edges of the room. The readings began when Pat Rahmann, who is known for her plays and novels, gave us "Last Trip Together", a poem she told us, … [Read more...]