Poet Steve Straight to Give Reading Dec. 8

Steve Straight’s poetry books include “Affirmation” (Grayson Books, 2022), which has won the 2023 William Meredith Award for Poetry, “The Almanac” (Curbstone/Northwestern University Press, 2012) and “The Water Carrier” (Curbstone, 2002), which was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. He was a professor of English and director of the poetry program at Manchester Community College. Currently, he is the poet laureate of South Windsor, Connecticut.
For many years Straight directed the Connecticut Poetry Circuit, and for many summers he directed the Seminar Series for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. He has given workshops on writing and teaching throughout the eastern United States. In 1998 he was named a Distinguished Advocate for the Arts by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He lives in South Windsor with his wife, Marian Maccarone, soprano and voice teacher.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This event will be held in Werner Centennial Center (WCC). Ample parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to WCC.
The Michael Cervas Visiting Writers Program, which includes the Friday Nights at Westminster series, is supported by generous gifts from the Ford-Goldfarb English Department Enrichment Fund, the McKinley Fund, the Connell Music Fund, and the Friday Nights at Westminster Fund.

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