The LAVA Center hosts a monthly series, Writers Read, on the second Wednesday every month. Coordinated by Lindy Whiton, the series brings in local writers and a couple of outside surprises. $5 suggested donation.
Connolly Ryan is currently a professor of literature at University of Massachusetts. His poetry has been published in various journals including Bateau, Weber, Silkworm, The Contemporary West, Ditch, Umbrella, Harvard Review, Satire, Gravel, Scythe, Slope, Meat For Tea, Pannax Index and Old Crow. He is also a multiple Pushcart nominee. He lives in Florence, MA.
Dinah Kudatsky is a western MA transplant from NYC. As a girl, she had rural dreams, being Dorothy of Oz. City life didn’t comply, so she lived inside books, imagined new worlds, and wrote. Her adventures: singing, astrology, psychotherapy, writing workshops, activism. She falls through the holes in her resumé.
Richie Davis is a retired 40-plus-year veteran Greenfield Recorder reporter who will read from his forthcoming third collection of True Tales from Extraordinary Lives, capturing the essence of our incredible region. Richie has had a secondary career as a percussionist specializing in ethnic music, and he also enjoys choral singing.