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Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm

First Parish Presents Earth Day Poetry Reading
FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS—In honor of Earth Day and National Poetry Month, First Parish Church presents a free poetry reading on Sunday, April 21, 2:00 p.m., at 923 Main Street,
Upper Common, Fitchburg.

All poetry lovers are invited, and free refreshments will be provided.

Readings by Patricia Caspers, Lori Ann Tessier,
Elizabeth Gordon, and Trish Crapo
Followed by an open mic session.
All are welcome to attend and recite.
FREE! Refreshments. Donations gratefully accepted.

Patricia Caspers is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared recently in Ploughshares, Futurecycle, and The Mom Egg. She holds an MFA from Mills College and edits poetry for the online journal, Prick of the Spindle.

Lori Ann Tessier is an educational tutor and a Lunenburg resident who has been writing poetry for 15 years. Her poetry, which covers a wide range of themes and motifs, is inspired by nature.

Elizabeth Gordon is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet whose work has appeared in several journals as well as in anthologies such as Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian Women and How We Live Now: Contemporary Multicultural Literature. Elizabeth holds an MFA from Brown University.

Trish Crapo writes a poetry column for the Greenfield, MA Recorder and reviewsfiction for the Women’s Review of Books. Her poetry has appeared in Southern Poetry Review, Sanctuary, and the national column, American Life in Poetry, among other places. Trish will co-lead a workshop at this year’s Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

Winter sunset Fitchburg

Winter sunset Fitchburg

The Earth Day Poetry Reading is the first event of the First Parish Cultural Series, a program that will feature a different cultural activity each month.
First Parish Fitchburg, which strives for justice, equity, and compassion, is an open and affirming congregation dedicated to recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person.