Celebrate with Patricia and Diana Gordon – May 19, 2011!
Hedgerow Books of Levellers Press invites you to an evening of pure poetry…
Celebrate the publication of new work from Patricia Lee Lewis and Diana Gordon
Reading, Book Signing & Reception
May 19, 2011
Neilson Library Browsing Room
(First floor just to the right)
D M Gordon’s poems and stories have been published widely. Prizes include The Betsy Colquitt Award from descant, The Editor’s Choice Award from the Beacon Street Review, a First Prize for a short story from Glimmer Train. Phi Beta Kappa, Masters in Music from Boston University, she’s the recipient of a 2008 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in fiction, having been a finalist in poetry in 2004. She’s been an equestrian and chamber musician, and currently works as a free-lance editor in both poetry and prose, and facilitates weekly public discussion of contemporary poetry, in its eighth year, for Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts. She’s the author of Fourth World (Adastra Press, 2010) and Nightly, at the Institute of the Possible by Hedgerow Books, brand new. She’s currently at work on finishing novel set in the islands of British Columbia.
Patricia Lee Lewis was born and raised in Texas, where her three children were also born; for over 30 years she has lived and worked at Patchwork Farm Retreat in Western Massachusetts. She holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Vermont College, and a BA from Smith College, Phi Beta Kappa. Beloved mentor of many writers, leader of frequent writing retreats both nationally and internationally, she has also been the publisher of The Patchwork Journal. A grant in 2011, from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, enabled her to help establish a writing program at her local library. Trained to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), Patricia and friends volunteer in Guatemala. Her first book of poems, A Kind of Yellow, was awarded first place by Writers Digest International.