Somerville Community Access TV Show "Poet to Poet/Writer To Writer" (Tuesdays Channel 3 5 PM ) Host: Doug Holder. Many of these shows are archived at the Lamont Library Poetry Room at Harvard University, for scholars and the general public to view. We explore the creative process and the work of local poets and writers. Each guest will get a video of the show upon request. Contact: email@example.com Directions: http://tinyurl.com/2btevt
Michael Anthony is a veteran, essayist, and memoirist. He is the author of Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, and his newest memoir Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University and has written for the Washington Post blog, Business Insider blog, among others, and spent a year as the War & Veterans editor for the Good Men Project blog. Michael lives with his wife and daughter in Massachusetts. He spends his free time with his family and volunteering for veteran charities. He can be reached at his website: MassCasualties.com see it live at http://scatvsomerville.org
M.Ed. B.A. is a multi-talented academic and creative sensation who is a
multi-award winning international best-selling author and Top 10
charted soul singer.
married mother of a 5-year-old son is a native of Zimbabwe, Botswana
and South Africa, and is based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. She has
delivered several hundred high impact workshops taught through the
mediums of poetry, the spoken word, music,film and theatre.
is an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College in Boston. Her two degrees
are from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts and The University
of Massachusetts Boston. Her latest book, “Soul Psalms,” from She Writes
Press publishers became an instant international best seller prior to
its official launch.
has been honoured with a host of awards over the years from
organizations including; Roxbury Community College Teaching and Learning
Center,Massachusetts, The Binnacle, the literary and art magazine at
The University of Maine at Machias, Boston Public Health Commission
Adolescent Wellness Program, The National Society of Black Engineers,
N.S.B.E., American Idol Underground and Live. Love.Fashion.
acclaimed artist and ardent supporter of empowering teaching, artistic
and sporting methods for over 16 years, has performed on some of the
most prestigious stages in the world from Harvard University and Boston
Opera House to The Museum of Fine Arts Boston and The Institute of
Contemporary Art Boston plus dozens more renowned venues including the
Africa University, Zimbabwe.
the sporting front, U-Meleni is a member of the National Black
Marathoners’Association, N.B.M.A. and is a respected 5K running mentor
to young people in the Boston area. She and her husband raised $10,000
for cancer survivors and ran the Boston Marathon in 2012.
wise, U-Meleni has starred in a variety of films. She had a lead role
in a T.V. series entitled, “Ya Ma’Afrika,” filmed in the United States
and broadcast worldwide on TéléSud.Living a fascinating life as a wife,
mother, educator, artist and athlete, U-Meleni is active with dozens of
teaching, art and sports organizations in Boston.
name means,“What are you waiting for,” in the African Ndebele-Zulu
language. Her dream is to share her message on stages around the world
and to one day soon start a non profit initative that provides financial
support to individuals, families that are dealing with mental health in
JOSH COOK is
a bookseller at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His
fiction, criticism, and poetry have appeared in numerous leading
literary publications, including The Rumpus, The Millions, and Bookslut, and he is the blogger for Porter Square Books’ blog. This is his first novel.
Diane P. Smith is the founder of the Grey Sparrow Press. Khem K. Aryal collaborated with Smith on the American-Nepal issue of Snow Jewel ( Grey Sparrow Press) in2015. Both poets will most probably be working together on the forthcoming issue, 2016, as
well. Diane Smith is a noted editor and publisher. She is currently doing graduate work at Harvard University. Aryal teaches writing at Syracuse University.
Teisha Dawn Twomey is the poetry editor at
Night Train, as well as an associate fiction editor for Wilderness
House Literary Press. She received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley
University. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous print
and online poetry reviews and journals. By day, she is the Resource
Specialist at Springfield College's Boston campus and by night, she is
(currently) at work on her first novel. We will talking about her new collection of poetry " How to Treat Pretty Things." To see it live go to http://scatvsomerville.org
Francis Blessington’s first novel is The Last Witch of Dogtown. He
has translated The Bacchae of Euripides and The Frogs of Aristophanes.
He has published two books of poems, Lantskip and Wolf Howl. He is a
Milton specialist, the author of Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic
and Paradise Lost: Ideal and Tragic Epic (A Student’s Companion to the
Poem). His essays, poems, and short stories have appeared in the Harvard
Magazine, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and many other
journals. He has also published a play, Lorenzo de’ Medici. A professor
of English at Northeastern University in Boston. He lives with his
wife, Ann Taylor, also a writer and English professor, and their two
children. In the summer, he works part-time on a farm in Spain.
Born to an Ecuadorian mother and French father, Perrotte was raised in
Amsterdam Holland and Orlando Florida before attending Boston’s Berklee
College of Music where she received her BA in Jazz Composition and
Arranging with a principal instrument of Voice. This course of study was
the fulfillment of a childhood spent singing and performing that
continues on as a professional vocalist.
Perrotte’s Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University in
Cambridge Massachusetts focused her work on Arts as a tool to learn
about and experience cultural diversity. With her college teaching
career, private voice students, college choir and acting/improv troupe,
Perrotte has now evolved a new lecture/presentation form. This is a new
series that combines social history, musicology and storytelling. Ella
Fitzgerald- Queen of Swing and Duke Ellington and the Harlem
Recently Perrotte has been traveling with her internationally recognized
father who is a chef and Continental Director of the Americas WACS.
These travels to South America, South Korea and France have been part of
witnessing Louis Perrotte’s work using fine cuisine as cultural
diplomacy- although here it is an American chef encouraging chefs in
other cultures to pursue their own cuisine first.
Nanette Perrotte’s travels have led to a series of blogs reflecting on
cultural differences around music, cuisine and food preparation. Her
blog posts (May, October 2012) on South Korea have quickly attracted a
following of interested South Korean readers. In these travels Perrotte
finds that people want to know the real America. With her musical
background, Perrotte is able to convey that to them through the great
American Songbook, the richness of our original music tradition that is
loved and shared around the world.
Starting in 2010, Perrotte focused her musical theatre work by
re-creating the story lines and music of traditional children’s
literature to reflect current times and current generations of creative
students. Some of her adaptations include: Alice in Wonderland and
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Perrotte has a 500 hour advanced Yoga certification, an AFAA Group
Fitness Certification, TRX training certification and CPR certification.