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: firstname.lastname@example.org Directions: http://tinyurl.com/2btevt
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.