Monday, June 04, 2018

Walter Howard Memorial Reading & Open Mic in Somerville!

Courtesy of organizer Joan Kimball.

Dear Friends and Family,

Please join me at 7 pm Tuesday, June 19, for the WALTER HOWARD MEMORIAL READING & OPEN MIKE at the Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville.

This is part of the First and Last Word Poetry Series hosted by Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock.

We will read from the new collection of Walter’s poetry, Walter Howard: Reflections in Moonlight.
Featured readers are Doug Holder, Harris Gardner, Isabella Nebel, Lainie Senechal and Joan Kimball.
The book will be available at a discount.

WALTER LINCOLN HOWARD, JR., whom we lost this January 2018, was a college professor of history and English and a journalist, as well as an ordained minister. His first poetry collection, Seed Upon the Wilderness, was published in 1963. Over subsequent years, his poems, which are often set in New England, appeared in Motive, The Longfellow Society Journal, Ibbetson Street Press, Journal of Modern Writing, Endicott Review and others. He was a member of the Longfellow Society, the Bagel Bards, the Natick Writers Group, and the Wayland Poetry Workshop. Chad Parenteau of the Stone Soup Poetry Reading Series described Walter as “a longtime fixture in the poetry scene and the open miker’s open miker.” In 2009 Walter took the slam prize during Natick Poetry Month for his poem “The Moon in a Bad Mood.” He was the featured reader at both a 2009 Stone Soup Reading in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the 2011 Annual Reading of the Wayland Poetry Workshop.

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