855 University Drive, Torrington, 06790. Phone: 860-626-6852.
Rhode Island�s poet laureate, Lisa Starr, Tibetan poet Bhuchung Sonam, poet and memorist Robin Magowan and poet Juliet Mattila will be discussing their work and creativity with Davyne Verstandig, Director of UConn's Litchfield County Writers Project. Lisa Starr has published two collections of poetry: "Days of Dogs and Driftwood" and "This Place Here". She also founded the Block Island Poetry Project in 2004, an organization that allows writers to partake in discussions and workshops. It draws an array of literary talent from all across the country. Robin Magowan considered himself �imprisoned in a sacred labyrinth� of a life of affluence and privilege until he eventually found himself as a poet and expatriate. He is the author of seven books of poetry and �Memoirs of a Minotaur�, which chronicles his life from the 1930s to the 1970s. His wife, Juliet Mattila, is a former teacher who now devotes her time to her writing. Bhuchung Sonam was exiled from Tibet and lived in India before making his way to the USA. Today, he offers some of the few Tibetan poems penned in English. He has published two books of poetry, �Dandelions of Tibet� and �Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry�. The event will run from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Admission is free.