Open Doors Yoga Studios Center for the Arts
Each month Open Doors will host an art event at the Weymouth Studio. The events are a way for us to recognize and help promote art in the community. These events are by donation and open to the public. Donations go to providing opportunities for emerging and well-known artists, poets, musicians and dancers to showcase and share their work at Open Doors Weymouth Studio.
At Open Doors we believe that our community is vibrant and thriving with artistic expression. We invite you to share your art with us. For more information on events and shows contact Gloria Monaghan, email@example.com or Marissa DeLisle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Doors Arts Collaborative Poetry Series:
Queen of Our Hearts, February 12, 2022 at 6pm
Location: Open Doors Yoga Studios, Weymouth Studio
Queen of our Hearts featuring legendary Boston poets, followed by an open mic and wine and cheese reception. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, February 12 at 6 pm
PLEASE NOTE: You must be fully vaccinated to attend. This building is not wheelchair accessible.
Kathleen Aguero has published several collections of poetry: After That, Daughter Of, The Real Weather, Thirsty Day, Investigations: a collection of poems inspired by Nancy Drew. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Poetry magazine, Massachusetts Review, and the Cincinnati Review. She is also co-editor of three collections of multicultural literature: A Gift of Tongues, An Ear to the Ground, and Daily Fare. Her creative nonfiction essay “Marriage Koan” appears in the anthology Why I’m Still Married. Recipient of a Massachusetts Fellowship in Poetry and a fellowship to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Kathleen also was awarded a writing grant from the Elgin/Cox Trust. She has taught at the Writers’ Center at the Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York, the NY State Young Writers’ Program at Skidmore, as well as in the Poets in the Schools Programs of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In 2004, she held the position of Visiting Research Associate at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. In addition to teaching in the Solstice MFA program, Kathleen teaches for “Changing Lives Through Literature,” an alternative sentencing program based on the power of books to change lives through reading and group discussion. She is a consulting editor in poetry for The Kenyon Review.
Eileen Cleary is the author of 'Child ward of the Commonwealth' (Main Street Rag Press, 2019), which received an honorable mention for the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, and ' 2 a.m. with Keats' (Nixes Mate, 2021) She co-edited the anthology ' Voices Amidst the Virus' which was the featured text at the 2021 Michigan State University Filmetry Festival. Her poems have been published in Sugar House Review, West Texas Literary Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, and other journals. Cleary founded and edits the Lily Poetry Review and Lily Poetry Review Books, and curates the Lily Poetry Salon.
Jennifer Martelli (she, her, hers) is the author of The Queen of Queens (forthcoming, Bordighera Press) and My Tarantella (Bordighera Press), awarded an Honorable Mention from the Italian-American Studies Association, selected as a 2019 “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and named as a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. She is also the author of the chapbooks In the Year of Ferraro from Nixes Mate Press and After Bird, winner of the Grey Book Press open reading, 2016. Her work has appeared in The Tahoma Literary Review, Thrush, The Sycamore Review, Cream City Review, Verse Daily, Iron Horse Review (winner of the Photo Finish contest), Poetry, and elsewhere. Jennifer Martelli has twice received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her poetry. She is co-poetry editor for Mom Egg Review.
Pushcart Prize poet, translator, a founding editor of Four Way Books, DZVINIA ORLOWSKY is the author of six poetry collections published by Carnegie Mellon University Press including her most recent, Bad Harvest, named a 2019 Massachusetts Book Awards “Must Read” in Poetry. She is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Grant, a Sheila Motton Book Award, a co-recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, and her first collection, A Handful of Bees, was reprinted as part of the Carnegie Mellon University Press Classic Contemporary Series. Her poem sequence “The (Dis)enchanted Desna” was a winner of the 2019 New England Poetry Club Samuel Washington Allen Prize, selected by Robert Pinsky and her co-translations with Ali Kinsella from the Ukrainian of Natalka Billotserkivets’ selected poems titled Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow was recently published by Lost Horse Press. She is a contributing poetry editor to AGNI, Solstice Literary Magazine and founder of Night Riffs: A Solstice Magazine Reading & Music Series. She teaches poetry and creative writing at Providence College and is a Writer-in-Residence at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program. Please visit: www.dzviniaorlowsky.com