Join us at the Windham Theatre Guild as we host an evening of poetry! We are honoring the memory of Alexander "Sandy" Taylor, founder of Curbstone Press, a non-profit literary publishing house in Willimantic. Their mission was to focus on works expressing commitment to social awareness, human rights, and peace. Sandy was committed to our community of writers and we gather to share readings in his honor.
The evening will be hosted by our very own Poet Laureate, Dan Donaghy, and will feature readings from Steve Straight, Alexandrina Sergio, Doug Anderson and students from the Windham area.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students
Steve Straight is the author of the poetry collections "The Deepest Breath", "The Water Carrier" (Published by Curbstone Press in 2002), "The Almanac", and "Some Assembly Required." He directed, for many years, the Connecticut Poetry Circuit and the Seminar Series of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.
Alexendrina Sergio is the author of two poetry collections, "My Daughter is Drummer in the Rock'n'Roll Band" and "That's How the Light Gets In." A longtime supporter of Curbstone Press, she is Poet Laureate of Glastonbury, where she edits a monthly poetry column in the town newspaper and presents events featuring local poets and musicians.
Doug Anderson grew up in Memphis and served as a combat medic in the Vietnam War. He has written about his Vietnam experiences in both poetry and nonfiction. His books include poetry collections "The Moon Reflected Fire" (1994), "Blues for Unemployed Secret Police (Curbstone Press, 2000), "Horse Medicine", and a memoir "Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, The Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery." His many awards include the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, A National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize.