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A night of prose, poetry and song with Charles Coe

  • Boston poet, prose writer and singer Charles Coe will be at the Hancock town Library Friday and Saturday for two exciting literary events. Courtesy Photo


Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:6AM

Boston poet, prose writer and singer Charles Coe will be at the Hancock town Library Friday and Saturday for two exciting literary events.

On Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m., he’ll read selections from his poetry and prose, including a special preview of new work from his next book of poetry, The Toll Taker’s Ghost (to be published by Leapfrog Press in April, 2019.) He’ll also sing a few songs a cappella. Charles Coe is author of two books of poetry and one novella.

He’s taught at numerous writing conferences and served as poet-in-residence at Wheaton College and the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York. He’s taught in Dingle, Ireland for the Bay Path University MFA-Abroad Program and is on the faculty of Newport’s Salve Regina University, teaching poetry in their new low-residency MFA Program. In 2017 Charles was a Poet-in-Residence for the city of Boston and created an exhibition of photos and interviews with residents of the Mission Hill neighborhood. That exhibition will be on view at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square main branch, through Sept. 30.

Coe is also a singer who’s performed with some of the New England’s premiere jazz and classical musicians. The event is free and open to all.

Then on Saturday, at 10 a.m., Coe plans to run his “Writers Day Camp with Charles Coe.”

The workshop includes writing prompts and exercises and discussion of each others’ work. The day also includes coaching on how to read your writing in front of a group. Writers Day Camp is for both poets and prose writers. Whether you’re just getting started as a writer or you’re an experienced wordsmith looking for new ideas, this promises a day of “serious fun.”

Workshop fee is $50. Please register with us by July 20: call 525-4411 or email the library at hancocklibrary@comcast.net.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Charles: charles52@comcast.net