Saturday, April 4, 2015

Maria Gillan Will Be Reading April 12 in Stratford, NJ

On Sunday, April 12th at 2 pm, Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Alfred Encarnacion will be reading as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month at the Stratford Public Library.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us. She is the Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College and Director of the Creative Writing Program at at Binghamton University-SUNY. In addition, she’s the editor of The Paterson
Literary Review, as well as the ground-breaking anthology, Unsettling America. Her latest publication is the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets. Maria's official site is at

Alfred Encarnacion has published poems in Florida Review, Indiana Review, North American Review, and Paterson Literary Review. His first collection of poetry, The Outskirts of Karma, appeared in 2012. He has taught writing at Temple University, and is currently the Director of the Stratford Public Library.

Please join us for an afternoon of poetry and meet the poets. A book signing will follow the readings, and refreshments will be served.

Stratford Public Library, 303 Union Ave., Stratford, NJ 08084 (directions)

All are welcome to attend. The event is free, but please pre-register at the Circulation Desk or call the library (856)783-0602.