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Alex has had a wonderful week here, and hopes to create a video to be shared at a later date. 

Alec Hershman, the first “Writer in Residence” at The Old Library

5:00-6:00 reception with drinks and appetizers

6:00 – Short Reading

A few months ago we ran an announcement for  a new Writer’s Residency, to be sponsored by The Old Library. This  Residency is for emerging poets who require time and space for creative work. The original Olivia Rodham Memorial Library which sits up on a little knoll just off the Common, has in recent years come under the ownership and management of The Old Library, a NH non-profit dedicated to using the building for events that promote the arts and land conservation.

The residency provides the use of this building, as well as accommodation in the nearby historic former home of the poet, May Sarton.

Alec Hershman is the first “Writer in Residence” at The Old Library from this Sunday August 8th through Saturday August 14th.  He will be staying in the “May Sarton” house in the Village.

Alec teaches writing and literature at Washtenaw Community College, and does community organizing projects with service industry workers in the Ann Arbor area. He earned his MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, and is the author of two volumes of poetry–Permanent and Wonderful Storage (2019), winner of the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize, and The Egg Goes Under (2017)both available from Seven Kitchens Press. His latest project is tentatively titled Spandrel: a Queer Ecopoetics. He lives with his husband and their two dogs in southeastern Michigan.