Pathways TUESDAY WRITING & POETRY SERIES continues with an evening featuring – Contact – themed work, featuring FAN OGILVIE reading from her new book, “Easiness Found,” with guest, NIKI PATTON.
All writers, poets welcome to read from new work in process ~ From poetry to fiction, From nonfiction to essays, prose, songwriting, From theater/film scripts to spoken word, From manifestos to performative writing to….. all writing forms!
All Community invited to listen and enjoy the readings.
FAN OGILVIE, reads from “Easiness Found,” her recently published new volume of poetry, which combines images of her vibrant paintings recently exhibited at the West Tisbury Public Library.
Varied in sentiment evoked, Fan moves easily from dark and uncomfortable places to eroticism to the lighthearted and mundane. Her concern for the environment, her astute observations of contemporary art, and experiences garnered from world travels emerge throughout and enliven this four part, alphabetically ordered collection.
Ogilvie is a poet, teacher of poetry, and organizer of poetry workshops and events in Washington, DC, New Haven, CT, New York City, and Martha’s Vineyard. She was the Poet Laureate of West Tisbury for three years, and now heads the Cleaveland House Poets group. In 2008 she published her first book, “YOU Selected Poems and Knot: A Life, A Memoir.” She is included in three chapbooks, has published in journals and on-line poetry sites. Her public readings include the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Corcoran Museum of Art, Georgetown University, MIT, the Stirling Library at Yale University, and Featherstone Center for the Arts.
Artist, singer, songwriter and poet, NIKI PATTON reads alonside Ogilvie for this evening’s featured writings.
Photographer CLAIRE GANZ will continue to workshop her book project Part of Me,
using illustrations from her upcoming book of images and words to spark conversations with her seven year old self to engage the part of the mind that notices noticing. For ages 7 and up.
The images all are images of a place that is constantly changing. Selected to support expanding our perspectives and our appreciation for one another and of the island environment. The goal is to quiet the internal judge and practice engaging and considering without the noise of judgement.
Curious consideration accepts that life is imperfect and constantly shifting. These pictures and words are designed to help
to dissolve the distance between our internal and external perspectives and between us.
Consideration flows and notices similarities and differences that exist between us and within ourselves. Considering other perspectives builds connections and expands our appreciation of options and possibilities.
This is an invitation to experience, share, notice, listen and consider by adding your own words to the space around the images and to collectively connect through posted words and in conversations with one another.
After an intermission the evening will open to the floor to read.