Riverwood Poetry Series is happy to join with the Manchester Arts Commission and Imagine Main Street to bring poet Richard Blanco to Manchester for a reading at Cheney Hall (177 Hartford Road, Manchester) on Tuesday, October 27th at 7 PM. Richard Blanco’s reading will be following by a Q&A session and book-signing. Manchester Mayor Jay Moran will offer opening remarks; WNPR’s Chion Wolf will host.
The opening voices for his reading will be various Connecticut town poets laureate.
About the poets:
Richard Blanco is a poet, public speaker, author, and civil engineer. He has taught at Georgetown University, American University, Central Connecticut State University, and the Writer’s Center. His poems appear in The Nation, Ploughshares, Indiana Review, and many other journals. In 2013, he was President Obama’s inaugural poet, reading his poem, “One Today,” at the inauguration.
Town Poets Laureate reading as opening voices include the following: Susan Allison (Middletown), Christine Beck (West Hartford), Ginny Connors (President, CCPL), Hugo DeSarro (East Hampton), Tarn Granucci (Wallingford), Charles Margolis (South Windsor), Rennie McQuilkin (Simsbury; State of Connecticut), Julia Morris Paul (Manchester), Lisa Schwartz (Newtown), Alexandrina Sergio (Glastonbury), Davyne Verstandig (Washington), and Gordy Whiteman (Guilford).