Professional Nonprofit Theater on Martha's Vineyard
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Hosted by Arnie Reisman

Poetry & Pie – January 2020

$10 cash only admission includes a beverage and a slice of Pie Chicks pie.

Eleanor Bates

Eleanor's work is inspired by her love of nature and by time she spent with the Navajo and Kiowa as a Scholar in Native American Literature under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published in The Vineyard Gazette, The MV Times, MV Writing and Refocus. She is a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society, Cleaveland House Poets, MV Poets’ Collective, Featherstone Center for the Arts and Pathways Institutes. She edited the Collected Work of the Howes House Writers where she currently writes and offers feedback on a variety of genres. She taught haiku by using images and edited the 2013 publication by the MV Poets’ Collective. Her photographs and poetry appeared in her 2015 Calendar and in her two small chapbooks: Everything Changes and Rooted in Change. Her 2016 book is a Collage of Poetry.

Maureen Hall

Maureen is a writer/poet, and year-round resident of Martha’s Vineyard. She’s been writing since age eight, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Paterson Literary Review, Woman’s World, Vineyard Poets, and Hospital Drive. She is one of five island poets featured in the chapbook Quintet. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart. She’s worked the last nine years at the West Tisbury Library.

Annette Sandrock

Annette Sandrock is a former Martha's Vineyard high school teacher of English, US and World Histories and English-as-a-second-language. During an off-island hiatus from her 30 years on the Vineyard, she served as an advertising copywriter and marketing consultant for ABC affiliate, WJET-TV, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and regularly wrote reviews of plays, operas, dance, concerts, gallery openings, and features in The Erie Times and Showcase Magazine. She has also been a contributor to the MV Times. Her poetry has been published in the following collections: Cleaveland House Poetry: 55 years, 2015 Legacy of Light: Poems for the Gay Head Lighthouse, 2014, Martha's Vineyard Poets' Collective New Work, 2013.

Jennifer Smith-Turner

Jennifer began writing poetry for publication while an English major at Union College. She earned a masters degree from Fairfield University and attended the Iowa Writers Workshop. She is the author of two poetry books, Lost and Found, Rhyming Verse Honoring African American Heroes (2006) and Perennial Secrets, Poetry & Prose (2003) which was nominated for the Connecticut Book Awards. Her work is included in Vineyard Poets, The Gay Head Light House Anthology, and in numerous literary publications. She has been featured on National Public Radio's Faith Middleton Show, appeared on Connecticut Public Television and on the Ivanhoe Broadcasting Smart Woman program. She was a featured speaker at the University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writer's House, and at many other colleges and universities. A member of Cleveland House Poets, Jennifer has recently finished her third poetry collection. When she isn’t writing poetry she is working on her debut novel to be published next year.

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