Wordsmiths Reading Series Presents ‘Four Voices/Four Visions’ Oct. 26
Public is invited to hear poets Jo Freehand, Lavinia Kumar, A. Aaron Levine and Carly Volpe at the Newtown campus
Bucks County Community College, whose Wordsmiths Reading Series brings critically acclaimed authors to Newtown, invites the public to “Four Voices/Four Visions” Friday October 26, at 7:30 p.m.
The reading, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Orangery building, features Jo Freehand, Lavinia Kumar, A. Aaron Levine, and Carly Volpe.
Freehand is a poet, painter, and collagist. Her collection of poetry, Whatever You Thought, Think Again, will be published by Read Furiously in April. Freehand is a review writer for River Heron Review poetry journal.
Kumar’s latest writing is about her Irish family. Her books include The Celtic Fisherman’s Wife: A Druid Life, and The Skin and Under. Chapbooks include Let There be Color and Rivers of Saris. Her poetry has also appeared in several U.S. and U.K. publications.
Levine describes himself as a therapist, teacher, music scholar, environmentalist, worker for social justice, cultural anthropologist, and noble soul. He brings to his poetry a wit born of wisdom, a spirit born of adventure, a knowledge born of asking difficult questions, and a courage and compassion tested in trial.
Volpe, a Bucks County native, works at a nonprofit organization that provides direct services to adults with intellectual disabilities. She is the 2010 winner of Bucks County Community College’s Stan Heim poetry award, and has been runner up in the Main Street Poetry competition and finalist for Bucks County Poet Laureate. Her first book Until the Roof Lifted Off will be published soon.
“Four voices/Four Visions” takes place in the Orangery building on campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., where there is ample free parking. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Wordsmiths Reading Series is part of Bucks Live!, innovative programs to inform, inspire, and enrich the life of grater Bucks County, sponsored by the Bucks County Community College Cultural Affairs Committee. To learn more, contact Dr. Christopher Bursk at Chris.Bursk@bucks.edu or 215-968-8156 or visit www.bucks.edu/cultural.