Dorinda Wegener and Lea Deschenes, At Worcester Public Library

Last evening we went down to the Worcester Public Library to check out Worcester Poet, Lea Deschenes, reading from her new book, The Constant Velocity of Trains. We got a bonus of being introduced to the work of Dorinda Wegener, another local-ish poet (Dorinda is from NH). She read selections from her book, Homestead. They were fantastic! I bought both of their books and am glad to have them in our collection. (Thank you, ladies! Nice work – really beautiful)

The rumor is that the folks that arranged the reading last night, Dave and Heather Macpherson, would like to start having regular readings by local poets at the library. If last night was any indication of what they’d be presenting, I hope they do.

If you missed it, you missed out but you’ve still got a chance to catch Lea and Victor Infante while they both tour in support of their new books. I don’t have schedule information about Dorinda Wegener but if you get a chance to see her read you should check it out.

Victor Infante has posted information on his blog about Lea’s book and his own, City of Insomnia. I’m looking forward to hearing Victor read from his book; it looks like that will be happening in Worcester in October. Check the schedule below and get out there and support local artists!

The One You Missed:
08/14/2008, 7:00 PM, Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, Massachusetts
Book release party for Lea C. Deschenes’ The Constant Velocity of Trains. Dorinda Wegener opens.

The Stuff That’s Upcoming:
08/16/2008, 8:00 PM, Sound Fix Records
110 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, New York
Filter Magazine & Write Bloody Publishing Celebrate with Lea C. Deschenes, Brian S. Ellis, Victor D. Infante and Paul G. Maziar.

08/25/2008 07:00 PM – Bar 13
35 East 13th Street @ University Place, 2nd Floor
New York, New York
Cost:$6 ($5 for students)
Lea C. Deschenes & Dorinda Wegener double-feature as “The Redheaded Stepchildren”

09/14/2008, 3:00 PM, The Valley Contemporary Poets
Tarzana Cultural and Community Center
19130 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana CA, 91356
Double-feature with Victor D. Infante & Lea C. Deschenes

09/19/2008, 8:30 PM, The Rapp Saloon
1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA
Open mike signup begins at 8:00 PM
Double-feature with Victor D. Infante & Lea C. Deschenes

09/17/2008, 8:00 PM, Two Idiots Peddling Poetry
The Ugly Mug, 261 N. Glassell Ave. Orange, CA
$2.00 cover charge
Double-feature book release with Victor D. Infante & Lea C. Deschenes

10/10/2008, 8 PM, Worcester Storytellers
Village Arts Center
1 Eckman St., Worcester
Worcester release party for Victor D. Infante’s City of Insomnia

10/17/2008, 7:00 PM, D’Alzon Library
Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Featured reading with Lea C. Deschenes & David Surette

11/02/2008, 10 PM, The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery Street
New York City, New York
Victor D. Infante hosts an evening of writers from “The November 3rd Club” online literary journal of political writing. Rumor has it Pattie Smith is on before us, so you may want to come early …

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