Readers & Writers Guild

Our Readers & Writers Guild meets select months to hear a featured reader, as well as, share open mic time and peruse attendee's books for sale.  All are welcome!  For further information, please contact Betsy Retallack.


Next meeting: 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023


Featured Reader: Colleen Michaels


Colleen Michaels joined the Montserrat community in 2001, and she directs the Writing Studio and teaches in the Liberal Arts department. She is the author of Prize Wheel (Small Bites Press, 2023). Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Passages North, Nixes Mate, The Paterson Review, Cider Press Review, Barrelhouse, Modern Grimmoire: Contemporary Fairy Tales, Fables and Folklore (Indigo Ink Press), and Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Work Space (Lost Horse Press). Her work has been commissioned as poetry installations for The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, The Peabody Essex Museum, and The Trustees of Reservations. She is the creator and host of the Improbable Places Poetry Tour, which brings poetry to unlikely places like tattoo parlors, laundromats, and swimming pools. Yes, in the swimming pool. She serves on the board of trustees for the Beverly Public Library.

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Upcoming meetings: TBA