Brockton Library Poetry Series
"Everyone Has A Voice"
This series is truly about equality, sharing, and celebrating the human experience through poetry. To be sure, this series will underscore the idea that Everyone Has a Voice.
Saturday, March 17th, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM we will begin with featured poet Mala Radhakrishnan followed by student poet Sharley Paul, with a short intermission and wrapped up by the open mic featuring YOU, the audience members. The venue is held in the Driscoll Art Gallery at the Brockton Public Library main branch, 304 Main Street, Brockton MA.
Featured Poet Bio:
Mala Radhakrishnan is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at Wellesley College. She loves chemistry so much she is made up entirely of atoms and molecules. Her parallel love for the spoken word began at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge many years ago and inspired her to combine her passions for both chemistry and poetry. Just like people, atoms and molecules are simply trying to interact in ways that would make them more stable and "happy," and so she strives to personify chemistry through her poems not only to help people engage more with chemistry but also to provide insights into our own humanity. Her full length book of chemistry poetry, _Atomic Romances, Molecular Dances_, has been featured in National Media Outlets, favorably reviewed by chemical educators, and used in high school and College classrooms across the country. While always looking for creative ways to teach science, she also conducts research in the field of computational biophysical chemistry, and enjoys music and spending time with her family.
Student Poet Bio:
Sharley Paul started writing at a young age for the sake of self-expression but didn’t perform her first open mic until college. She then began competing in local poetry slams and has won 4 slam titles, so far. In light of her talents and accomplishments, she felt encouraged to explore areas of acting, voice-over, and storytelling, successfully. Known for her vivid pieces about love, heartbreak, and other life challenges, her aim is to take her listeners on an emotional journey through vivid detail. You can follow her @sharleypaulheals
The Brockton Library Poetry Series “Everyone Has a Voice” is held on the third Saturday of each month, with a featured poet followed by a student poet and wrapped up with the open mic. Sign up for the open mic begins one half hour before the start time. We are excited to bring you these readings in the Driscoll Gallery from 2:00 – 5:00 during the months of September, October, March, May, and June, and from 1:00 – 4:00 during the months of November – February. There will be no reading in April, as it is reserved for the Soaring Without Limits: Healing Through the Arts exhibit and reception. We will have a tentative hiatus (subject to change) during July and August. We look forward to seeing all who can attend. Unity is only achieved through embracing diversity, all else is fruitless adversity. Everyone Has a Voice, please join us, and share yours.
Your poetry hosting team,
Philip Hasouris, Rich Berg, Joseph Policape, and Tim Reed