Thursday, January 6 LESLIE HEYWOOD JOE WEIL Montclair Public Library (Auditorium) 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair 7PM Free Open Reading Contact: Laura Boss or Maria Mazziotti Gillan or Library: Marilyn Kahn 973-744-0500
SKYE VAN SAUN JOHN SMITH WARREN COOPER Somerset Poetry Group Bridgewater Public Library 1 Vogt Dr., Community Room C Bridgewater,Tuesday, 1/4/11 7 PM Free Open Reading Library: 908-526-4016 or Bob Rosenbloom 732-371-3817 firstname.lastname@example.org or Bud Berkich email@example.com
A poet, writer, editor and teacher, Skye Van Saun holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge Poet, Director of the Delaware Valley Poetry Festival, Founder of the People's Poetry @ the Rat, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “Hide nor Hair” in the anthology Submerged: Tales from the Basin (2008). Van Saun is an advocate for victims of domestic violence and has worked in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Domestic Violence Unit, taught poetry to inmates at Valhalla Prison and served as guest speaker and featured reader for many groups and events, including the Women’s History Conference “Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives,” under the category: “Unspeakable Violence” at Sarah Lawrence College and at the Gun Violence Awareness Conference, Harvard University.
Van Saun recently completed a chapbook, Versus Verses, and her first memoir, both about her own experience with domestic violence and her work has also appeared in several journals. Besides work on her own writing and as editor for literary clients, Van Saun continues to appear as a featured speaker and reader of poetry and creative nonfiction at various venues and has applied her teaching skills to run a poetry master class for college students.
She lives by the Delaware River with her dogs, cats, guitars and a canoe.