Four Way Books & Friends Present Authors Rigoberto González, Melanie S. Hatter, Diane Mehta, and Marcia Pelletiere for an Evening of Poetry and Discussion!
Where: Book Culture on Columbus
450 Columbus Ave.
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On Thursday, April 4th at 7:00pm, independent bookstore Book Culture on Columbus welcomes authors Rigoberto González, Melanie S. Hatter, Diane Mehta, and Marcia Pelletiere.
Rigoberto González is the author of 17 books of poetry and prose, most recently of the memoir What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth. His awards include Guggenheim, NEA, NYFA, and USA Rolón fellowships, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. A critic at large for The L.A. Times, he sits on the board of trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and is currently professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.
Melanie S. Hatter is the author of The Color of My Soul, winner of the 2011 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize, and Let No One Weep for Me, Stories of Love and Loss, a collection of short fiction. She is a participating author in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program in Washington, D.C., and serves on the board of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, and raised in Bombay and New Jersey, Diane Mehta studied with Derek Walcott and Robert Pinsky in the nineties and has been an editor at PEN America’s Glossolalia, Guernica, and A Public Space. Her book about writing poetry was published by Barnes & Noble books in 2005. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Marcia Pelletiere is a poet, singer/composer, and interdisciplinary artist. Her previous poetry collections are Miracle with Roasted Hens (Spit, Bite Press, 2011) and Little Noises, a double CD set of her poems set to music by over 25 musicians (Saf’lini Music, 2005). Marcia is a co-founding member of the New York City a cappella group The Accidentals. She’s a graduate of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. She has been a teaching artist at various colleges and arts organizations, and currently offers presentations at universities and medical centers about her recovery from a mild traumatic brain injury. Marcia was born and raised in Massachusetts, spent the next 28 years in NYC, and currently lives in New Jersey. For more information, visit marciapelletiere.com.Buy tickets/get more info now