Local Author Round up at Pulp & Press - Mill No. 5 - Saturday, March 5 12-2pm
|1:00—1:20||Richard Howe Jr.|
|4:00—4:20||FreeVerse / Sarah Masse|
STEPHAN ANSTEY Stephan Anstey is a constant poet, occasional prose-ist, and as-yet-to-be-committed artist. He is a member of Lowell Poetry Network, The Arts League of Lowell, Western Avenue Studios Artists Assocation, and the Lowell Writers Group. With his beloved and most assuredly to-be-sainted wife of more than 20 years Ellen, he shares studio #432 on the fourth floor of Western Ave Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts. Stephan is most inspired by his two children, Emily and Cameron, as well as the rest of his extremely large family and circle of friends, He loves to tiptoe the edges of our common humanity, where all the definitions of things are too fuzzy to be sure. His poetry has been featured in many poetry blogs, several print journals including the Lowell Offering, and can be found daily on Anstey.org, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other places people congregate online. Stephan has a book of 1000 poems to be published soon by Neopoeisis Press titled, “Without Reason Only/ Love”
ALFRED BOUCHARD is the author of the poetry collection The Fogg (Loom Press). He lives in Lowell.
MICHAEL CASEY was born in Lowell. He is a graduate of Lowell High School and the Lowell Technological Institute. He was very lucky in having great English teachers…Thomas Varnum and Helen Shea at Lowell High, William Aiken and Gerry O’Connor at Lowell Tech. His first book Obscenities dealt with being a military policeman; second book Millrat with being a kettleman in a textile mill dye house. His latest book is Check Points from Adastra Press in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
SEAN CASEY‘s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Massachusetts Review, Fence, and The Lifted Brow. He teaches at Westfield State University.
JF DACEY wrote Take the Long Way Home following his time as an all-night taxicab driver in Lowell during 1979. He is the author of Anatomically Correct, a collection of nine short plays which was produced in 2007 in Tyngsboro and is published by JacPub Publishing. He has written many other short plays, as well as a full-length adaptation of The House of the Seven Gables. For many years, his name has been familiar as the author of outspoken “Letters to the Editor” in The Lowell Sun. Jack is a native and life-long resident of Lowell.
ROBERT FORRANT is a University of Massachusetts Lowell Professor of History, specializing in labor, immigration, and industrial history. Director of the University’s new history graduate program, recent book-length publications include: The Great Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912: New Scholarship on the Bread & Roses Strike (2014), The Big Move: Immigrant Voices From a Mill City, with Christoph Strobel (2011) and Metal Fatigue: American Bosch and the Demise of Metalworking in the Connecticut River Valley (2009).
RICHARD P. HOWE, JR. is the author of Lowell: Images of Modern America and co-author of Legendary Locals of Lowell, both from Arcadia Publishing. He is the founder of the hyperlocal Lowell blog, richardhowe.com, and of the popular Lowell Walks historic walking tours. He frequently lectures and writes about Lowell and its history. A life-long resident of Lowell, he is Register of Deeds of the Northern District of Middlesex County.
MASADA JONES Masada Jones is an artist, and youth worker. She is Co-Founder of FreeVerse! an organization she formed with some of her closest friends to teach poetry and performance to youth in Lowell. She was named one the 12 Magnificent Women of Lowell and featured as a Kick-ass Woman you Should Know. Masada is a passionate person and you can witness that if ever you see her perform or facilitate a group. She takes great pride in investing in her community, and serves as the Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator in her birthplace of Lowell, MA.
JACQUELYN MALONE has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship grant in poetry. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cortland Review, Poetry Northwest, and many other publications. The poem published in the Beloit Journal was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A poem of hers appears in Southern Poetry Anthology VI: Tennessee. She is the writer/editor for masspoetry.org., the site for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Student Day of Poetry, and poetry on the T. Her chapbook, All Waters Run to Lethe, was published by Finishing Line Press.
PAUL MARION is the author of several collections of poetry, including What is the City? He is the author of Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park and editor of Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings by Jack Kerouac. He lives in Lowell.
MATTHEW MEDSGER wrote the Saga of Song series. He has been to some colleges and received some degrees. He has been in the military and participated in some wars. He has read every major work of fantasy or science fiction from Asimov to Zelazny. He enjoys the practice of playing games, especially if they involve rolling dice. He lives in Lowell Massachusetts with his wife Sara, Prado the Dog, and Sada the Cat. He will continue writing until someone is able to forcibly stop him.
MATT MILLER was born and raised in Lowell. He is the author of Club Icarus (University of North Texas Press), selected by Major Jackson as the 2012 Vassar Miller Poetry Prize winner, and Cameo Diner: Poems (Loom). He teaches English and coaches football at Phillips Exeter Academy where he also co-directs the Writers’ Workshop at Exeter. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife two children.