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Poetry Reading with Joan Burstyn and Dorothy Stracher @ Woods Hole Public Library

When: Mon Aug 12th
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Woods Hole Public Library | 581 Woods Hole Road | Woods Hole

Joan Burstyn, poet and long-time summer resident of Woods Hole, will present a reading of her poems at the Woods Hole Public Library.

Burstyn is the author of three volumes of poetry: Song Cycle (1976), Waiting for the Lame Horse (1987), and Path Into the Sun (2009). A poem of hers won the 2007 international Milton Dorfman Poetry Prize. She has broadcast her poems on National Public Radio station WAER in Syracuse, NY, where, from 2003 to 2007 she was a producer for a weekly program titled Women’s Voices Radio. She has also been interviewed by Mindy Todd for “The Point” on WCAI. She is Professor Emerita of Education and of History at Syracuse University. Her website has excerpts from her books.

In the program on August 12, titled Looking Back, Burstyn will highlight, through her poems, challenges she has faced during her long career as a professional, and as a married woman. Joan is currently preparing a fourth book of poems to be titled Treasures Stored for Winter; some poems from that collection will be included also.

Joan will be joined by Dorothy Stracher for this presentation of poems. Dorothy, who is also a well-known summer resident of Woods Hole, has been a professor at Dowling College for over 25 years where she founded, and until recently ran, the Program for Potentially Gifted College Students.  She is an accomplished speaker and also a talented weaver.

The event which is free and open to the public will be held in the lower level meeting room of the Library, which is handicapped accessible. For more information either call the Library at 508-548-8961.

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