Join us on September 10th, when Riverwood Poetry Series presents Massachusetts poet Miriam Greenspan. She will read from her manuscript of poems on the topic of addiction. A conversation on how and why poetry affects pressing social issues such as addiction will follow. This is the first event in our 2015-2016 reading series, “Something to Say– Poets and Conversation on Topics that Challenge.”
Doors open at 6:30 PM. An open mike precedes the reading at 7:00; poems on the topic are encouraged but not required. Donations gratefully accepted. As always, non-perishable food donations for the AHCC Crisis Food Support program are also gratefully accepted.
About the poet:
Miriam Greenspan is an internationally known psychotherapist, public speaker, and workshop leader. She taught writing and literature at Brandeis University and UMass/Boston and read in a panel on the Poetry of Loss at the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Her book-in-progress, The Heroin Addict’s Mother, is a cycle of poems on the devastating impact of the epidemic of opiate addiction on one mother, one family. Her poems have appeared in Off the Coast, Dark Matter, and forthcoming in The Healing Muse.