NORTH ADAMS, MA- Saturday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m. WordPlay, a monthly reading series co-sponsored by Inkberry and Papyri Books, will be held at Papyri Books, 45 Eagle Street. Featured writers will read from their work, which has recently appeared in upstreet number five, a nationally distributed literary anthology published by Ledgetop Publishing, which is based in Western Massachusetts.
Vivian Dorsel, editor/publisher of upstreet, will introduce Lisken Van Pelt Dus and Cynthia Saunders, both poets whose work appears in upstreet number five. Ms. Dorsel will also read an excerpt from the Robin Hemley interview, which appears in the same issue.
Lisken Van Pelt Dus teaches English and other languages in Great Barrington. Her poetry can be found in upstreet number one and two, Conduit, Main Street Rag, Ellipsis, and other journals. She has earned awards from The Comstock Review, Atlanta Review, and Writing the River: the 2004 Word Street Writing Contest. Her chapbook, Everywhere at Once, has just been released by Pudding House Press. She lives in Pittsfield with her husband.
Cynthia Saunders Quiñones has been an English teacher in Dalton and writing instructor and advisory board member for Word Street in Pittsfield. She is now Director of Education for the Barrington Stage Company.. Her work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and upstreet number one. She lives in North Adams with her husband.
Gail Burns of Williamstown will host the event for Inkberry. After the reading there will be a brief intermission, followed by the popular Wordplay open mic. Refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information regarding Inkberry or these readings, contact Inkberry at info@Inkberry.org or visit www.inkberry.org.
About Inkberry- Inkberry promotes the literary arts in the Berkshires with events and community partnerships that celebrate and support writing and reading. Inkberry is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.