Artists Who Are Poets/Poets Who Are Artists
June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for an open mic and reading at Tide Pool Books, featuring John Brand
Open Mic, Two Poems or five minutes
Contact Sam 508 753 4319 or Huck 508 753 2500
John Brand is Professor Emeritus of English at Quinsigamond Community College, where he enjoyed a career spanning over two decades. Originally from Sheffield, Yorkshire, in Northern England, John began writing poetry regularly in the mid 1980’s in a creative writing class. He then took the opportunity to enroll at University of Sheffield for a degree in English Literature and Linguistics with a minor of English Language & Linguistics and came to the U.S. to read for his Masters degree at Clark University.
As a Professor at QCC, John enjoyed making poetry, literature and theatre accessible to students, fostering a lifelong enthusiasm for the literary arts. John’s book, Things I Might Have Said, is a collection of amusing and entertaining poems. You’ll hear from John about his inspirations and what excites him to write in rhyme and iambic pentameter.