Poetry Reading, Art Opening & Reception

Poetry Reading, Art Opening & Reception

Saturday, April 1, 3:00
Music School of Delaware
10 S. Walnut Street
Milford DE
Poetry at Gallery 37

Marcia Reed, owner of Gallery 37, 8 S. Walnut St. in downtown Milford, will host a poetry reading on Saturday, April 1, at 3:00 PM in celebration of National Poetry Month. The event will be held next door to the gallery, at 10 S. Walnut St., in the auditorium of the Music School of Delaware, which cohosts the event.

Poets Meredith Davies Hadaway , of Washington College in Chestertown, MD, and Sherry Chappelle, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, will be the featured readers. They will be followed by special guest Cecilia Ergueta, the 2017 recitation winner of Poetry Out Loud. Cecilia will represent Delaware at the National Competition in Washington, D.C. later in the month. She is a junior from Wilmington Friends School.

Meredith Davies Hadaway is the author of three collections of poetry: At The Narrows (winner of the 2015 Delmarva Book Prize for Creative Writing); The River is a Reason; and Fishing Secrets of the Dead. Her work has recently appeared in Salamander, poemmemoirstory, New Ohio Review, Mantis, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. She has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and multiple Pushcart nominations. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Hadaway is a former Rose O’Neill Writer-in-Residence at Washington College, where she taught English and creative writing in addition to serving as vice president for communications and marketing.

Sherry Chappelle was the 2011 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize winner for her chapbook, Salmagundi. Her poems have appeared in the Broadkill Review, Delmarva Review and Delaware Beach Life among other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She was awarded the 2016 Emerging Artist Fellowship in poetry from Delaware Division of Arts. She is a member of the Coastal Writers and the Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild.

The poetry reading will be held in conjunction with an art opening at the gallery. The artists participating are Claire Shenk Rodgers, a Philadelphia potter, Linda Batchelor, monotype collage artist from Northampton, MA, and Catherine Green, silk screen artist of Stratham, NH.

There will be a reception immediately following the reading at Gallery 37.
For information contact Linda Blaskey at [email protected]