Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Daniel Donaghy and reg e gaines Reading in Paterson - March 3

The Distinguished Poets Series  at the Poetry Center at PCCC presents a reading with Daniel Donaghy and reg e gaines on Saturday, March 3 at 1 pm.

The free reading will take place at the historic Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church St. in Paterson, NJ. Parking is available at the PCCC lot on College Blvd., between Memorial Dr. and Church St.

Daniel Donaghy is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Somerset: Start with the Trouble, which won the Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award, and his collection Streetfighting, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize.

Raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, he is a professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University and poet laureate of Windham County.

reg e gaines is a two-time Tony Award-nominated playwright including Best Book of a Musical in 1996 for Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, and a Grammy Award-nominated lyricist. He has published four books of poetry as well as the editor of the 2015 poetry anthology, A Year In Ink.

He scored the PBS documentary, Senior Year and other projects include directing the Connect The Lots musical theater summer camp in Camden, New Jersey, as director/creative writing workshop facilitator of “Through The Looking Glass,” Center Theater Group, Los Angeles California, 2014-2016, and as director of Lyricist Fellowship Lab and Teaching Firm of America Charter School, Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, in winter/spring 2017.

Poetry workshops with Donaghy or gaines will be held from 10 am to 12 pm on the day of the reading. Pre-registration is required for workshops and there is a fee of $20. Please contact Smita at sdesai@pccc.edu or (973) 684-6555 about registration availability.

Visit www.poetrycenterpccc.com for more information on the Center's readings and workshops.

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