The Writer’s Center welcomes Christian McEwen (In Praise of Listening) and Richard Smith (Not a Soul but Us) for a virtual reading and discussion of their latest books. Free and open to the public, register below to receive the Zoom login info.
Christian McEwen is a writer, educator, and cultural activist. Since leaving New York City twenty years ago, she has edited two anthologies, and produced a video documentary Tomboys!, and a play, Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money. Her book, World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down (2011) is now in its sixth printing, and is also available in an audio format. Her most recent collection, Sparks from the Anvil: The Smith College Poetry Interviews, appeared in spring 2015. Christian grew up in the Borders of Scotland, and now lives in western Massachusetts.
Richard Smith’s first book, Not a Soul but Us, is a narrative in sonnets about the plague pandemic in mid-14th-century England. It won the 2021 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize and was published in 2022 by Bauhan Publishing. His next project is another sonnet narrative, about a group of Tudor-era Benedictine monks before, during, and after Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries. Richard is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Washington, D.C.
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