Four Poets recently published by Finishing Line Press!

Hosted by the Manchester Public Library on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:00-2:30 pm.

The authors will read their work, interact with audience, use ekphrastic writing prompts, and discuss their experiences in the publication process. Bring your enthusiasm, pens and voices.

Formerly of Manchester, Paulette Demers Turco loves to write. She is an MFA in Writing Poetry student at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA where she received the MFA in writing President’s Award. Her poetry is in The Lyric; Ibbetson Street Press; Merrimac Mic Anthology II, III, and IV; In Silence, her first chapbook, was published by Finishing Line Press June 2018. An optometrist, she lives in Newburyport, where she also writes MG/YA fiction and paints.

Additional poet readers in order of chapbook publication:

Priscilla Turner Spada is a poet and artist. Her poetry appears in Ibbetson Street Press, Somerville MA; What Is Home, a publication of the Portsmouth NH poet laureate program; Wingbeats 11, from Dos Gatos Press, Albuquerque, NM; and Merrimac Mic Anthologies II and IV. Finishing Line Press published her first chapbook, Light in Unopened Windows, in 2016. She also sings world music with a 200 voice chorus, Voices from the Heart, which has released 6 CDs, located in Portsmouth NH. She lives with her husband in Newburyport.

Elizabeth S. Wolf writes because “telling stories is how we make sense of our world, how we heal, and how we celebrate.” Elizabeth’s poems have appeared in multiple journals & anthologies. Her first chapbook “What I Learned: Poems” was published by Finishing Line Press in October 2017. Her 2018 Rattle Chapbook Contest winner “Did You Know?” will be published in Summer 2019.

Sandra Thaxter writes poetry to “tell truths, uncover the struggle and joy that makes us human.” Her formal education is in languages and comparative literature. She studies poetry with Alfred Nicol and Rhina Espaillat, Powow River poets, in Newburyport, MA. Her poetry is in Ibbetson Street Press with her first chapbook scheduled for publication by Finishing Line Press in September 2018. She lives in Newburyport, works in social justice in Africa, her roots in Maine.