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Salem Poetry Seminar: Reading with January Gill O'Neil

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The Salem Poetry Seminar returns! The seminar is a week-long event for students at public colleges and universities in Massachusetts. This summer 13 students have been selected. They will spend the week in Salem studying poetry writing intensively with noted teachers and authors Charlotte Gordon, J.D. Scrimgeour, and January Gill O’Neil.

The seminar includes free readings that feature established poets and include brief readings by seminar participants. All readings being at 7:30 pm.

January Gill O’Neil is the author of three collections of poetry, "Underlife," "Misery Islands," and "Rewilding." Misery Islands won the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2015. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares and The New York Times Magazine. She was executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival from 2012-18, and she will be the John and Renee Grisham Writer-In-Residence at the University of Mississippi in 2019-20.

When 9:00pm
Salem Athenaeum
337 Essex Street
Karen A Gahagan

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