UPDATE: Because of the threat of bad weather, this talk has been re-scheduled for Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, September 23, at 7 p.m. the Verona Public Library will host an art and poetry event featuring Verona resident Linda Hillringhouse. There will be a poetry reading, question and answer session, and artist’s reception.
Hillringhouse, whose paintings are currently on display in the library’s second floor gallery, holds an MFA from Columbia University in poetry. She was a first-place winner of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award (2014) and the second-place winner of Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry (2012), which was judged by former United States Poet Laureate Philip Levine.
In commenting on her art, Hillringhouse says, “I come out of a folk tradition, as I am self-taught. My work contains a theatrical/psychological motif: the feeling that something happened, is trying to happen, or will happen – externally or internally — or in a dream.”
The Verona Public Library is located at 17 Gould Street. For more information, call 973-857-4848 or email [email protected]