Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield presents Molly Peacock


Molly Peacock, poet, essayist, memoir-writer, and author of Original Love, Paradise, Piece by Piece, and How to Read a Poem and Start a Poetry Circle, will be a featured speaker at the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield Symposium at Fairfield University on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Ms. Peacock will conduct an afternoon workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. on the craft of writing memoirs. Then at 7:30 p.m., she will treat her audience to a poetry reading of her wonderfully honest, sometimes humorous, and always thought-provoking, skillfully crafted poetry.

The cost of the workshop, which includes dinner, is $25. The poetry reading is free to members of the Connecticut Writing Project. The cost to the general public is $10.

Ms. Peacock has worked to bring poetry, that most private art, into public life. The result is Poetry in Motion on the nation's buses, giving riders the opportunity to enjoy the writing of poets from all ages and countries. A resident of New York and Toronto, she is president emerita of the Poetry Society of America and Poet-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

The sponsor of these events, the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University, is an affiliate of the National Writing Project. Its goal is to strengthen the writing of students by improving the teaching and learning of writing. The Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University provides summer institutes, workshops, in-service programs, seminars, and retreats for teachers of writing, as well as a summer institute for young writers.

For register for the program or for more information, please call Christine Lawton at the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, (203) 254-4000, ext. 3124.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 81