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Poetry reading and book launch by Geoff Wilkinson and Bill Tremblay
September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for the book launch by Geoff Wilkinson and Bill Tremblay and reading from their new books: “Confluence” and “The Luminous Racetrack: A Memoir in Poems.” It will take place in the Multipurpose Room of Sheehan Hall @ Worcester State University. The event is free and open to the public.
Bill TREMBLAY is an award-winning poet, novelist, teacher, editor, and reviewer whose work has appeared in ten full- length volumes of poetry including Crying in the Cheap Seats [University of Massachusetts Press], The Anarchist Heart [New Rivers Press], Duhamel: Ideas of Order in Little Canada [BOA Editions Ltd.], Shooting Script: Door of Fire [Eastern Washington University Press]. Hundreds of his poems have appeared in literary magazines and in such anthologies as the Pushcart Prize, The Jazz Poetry Anthology, Best American Poetry, 2003, In 1994, he published his first novel, The June Rise, which was widely and favorably reviewed, especially on NPR All Things Considered; In 2004, his book, Shooting Script: Door of Fire received the Colorado Book Award . He has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as The Pushcart Prize Anthology and the Corporation at Yaddo. He was a Fulbright visiting Lecturer at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, .Mr. Tremblay edited Colorado Review for 15 years, and is the recipient of the John F. Stern Distinguished Professor award for his thirty-three years teaching in and directing the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University. His latest book is The Luminous Race Track,(2023), memoirs about growing up in his Franco-American working-class family in the mill town of Southbridge, Massachusetts.