Monday, April 6, 2015

Rachel Wiley and Peter Thabit Jones Reading This Saturday in Paterson

The Distinguished Poets Series of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College is presenting a poetry reading by Rachel Wiley and Peter Thabit Jones on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

The reading is at 1 p.m. at the historic Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street, in downtown Paterson. The program is free; an open reading follows.

Parking is available at the PCCC parking lot on College Blvd., between Memorial Drive and Church St. Call (973) 684-6555 for more information.

Rachel Wiley's first full length collection of poems, Fat Girl Finishing School, was recently published by Timber Mouse Press. A native of Columbus, Ohio, she has a degree in Theatre Studies and has competed in multiple National Poetry Slam Competitions (she was a finalist twice in 2011). Wiley has also toured nationally at slam venues, colleges and festivals, and she was a featured poets at the 2014 Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival. Her website is at

Peter Thabit Jones was born in Wales and is the author of ten books. His work has been translated into over twenty languages. He is also the co-author, with Aeronwy Dylan, of the Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village , and Poems from a Cabin on Big Sur.He is the recipient of the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry (The Society of Authors, London), The Society of Authors Award, The Royal Literary Fund Award (London) and an Arts Council of Wales Award. He is the founder and editor of The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine, and The Seventh Quarry Publishing Press. His website is at

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