Sarah Pemberton Strong is the author of a poetry collection, Tour of the Breath Gallery, and two novels, The Fainting Room and Burning the Sea. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including The Southern Review, Poetry Daily, Rattle, River Styx, and The Sun. She is the recipient of the Walt McDonald First-Book Award, a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award from Southwest Review. Sarah holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College and is currently a poetry editor at New Haven Review. As a teacher, facilitator and editor, she works equally well with widely-published authors and with novices sharing their work for the first time.
Sarah will be conducting an eight-day poetry workshop this summer that replicates the intensely focused environment of a writing residency, but without requiring you to leave home for a week or to spend your entire paycheck. The emphasis is on creating lots of new work. Participants will write a poem a day for five days, starting on Saturday, July 18. For more information, go to Sarah’s website, www.sarahpembertonstrong.com.
On the third Thursday of each month, The Pi Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. (and even more, if you bring some to share) Open mic. Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting. Open to all members of the public (and even others).
The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
right next door to the Tattoo Parlor
Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.
Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading.
In a Warm, Friendly Environment