Monday, November 23, 2015

Montclair Monthly Poetry Series: Deborah LaVeglia and Edwin Romond December 3

On Thursday, December 3, 2015 the Montclair Monthly Poetry Series will feature the poets DEBORAH LAVEGLIA and EDWIN ROMOND at 7pm.

Deborah LaVeglia is the author of 'Vigil', a poetry chapbook. She has been published in many poetry journals, including Edison Literary Review, Lips, Paterson Literary Review, Negative Capability, Big Hammer, Overview Ltd., and Arabella. Deborah is poetry director of PoetsWednesday, a reading series run out of the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, NJ (the longest running poetry series in NJ). She is also the creator and director of the Woodbridge Township High School Annual Poetry Slam. She has served as poet-in-residence at St. Michael's School in Cranford, and has often been a visiting poet at various NJ schools. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007.

Edwin Romond  is the author of eight collections of poetry and has been awarded writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Councils on the Arts. He was a public school teacher for 32 years in Wisconsin and New Jersey before retiring in 2003. Romond now works in the poetry program of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation leading Spring and Fountain workshops for teachers and hosting events at their bi-annual poetry festivals in Newark, NJ. He lives in Wind Gap, PA with his wife and son.

An open reading will follow the featured poets' readings.

Montclair Public Library (Auditorium), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 973-744- 0500

Contact:  Laura Boss  or Maria Mazziotti Gillan