|Event:||Poetry Rocks Pat Mottola & Aaron Caycedo-Kimura|
|Date:||September 18th, 2022.
|Time:||3:30 PM to 5:00 PM|
|Location:||Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon|
|POETRY IN PERSON! SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 3:00PM |
Pat Mottola, CT Poetry Society President, is the recipient of the prestigious CSCU system-wide Board of Regents Outstanding Teacher Award in 2019, as well as the J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teacher Award in 2021. She has published two books of poetry: Under the Red Dress and After Hours, and her work has appeared in many journals, including War, Literature & the Arts, and the Paterson Literary Review. Former editor of Connecticut River Review, she also mentors Afghan women writers, and teaches art and poetry to senior citizens.
Artist and poet Aaron Caycedo-Kimura is the author of two books of poetry, Ubasute, winner of the 2020 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition, and a new, full-length collection Common Grace. He is the author and illustrator of Text, Don’t Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life. His honors include a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award in Literature, and nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets anthologies.
Also featured is Tovah Oslovich. They are a senior at Rockville High School
And Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-Day Program. Tovah is on
the graphics team of Journey 75, and an apprentice at the Nook Farms Writing
Collaborative with the Creative Youth Workforce.
OPEN MIC! — $5 DONATION APPRECIATED — MASKS OPTIONAL