The , 227 Main Street in East Haven, will celebrate National Poetry Month on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m., with a special program featuring local author and poet Jason Marchi.
During the talk, Marchi will read from his published book of poetry "Ode on a Martian Urn."
Five of the poems won placement in magazine-sponsored contests. The book was also recognized in the 19th Annual Writer's Digest Book Awards.
Bradbury An Inspiration
After Jason’s first professional sale of a poem in 1988, he knew that someday he wanted to collect his work under a single title, and he also knew that he wanted artwork to accompany his poems.
Celebrated science-fiction/fantasy writer Ray Bradbury, Marchi’s friend and mentor, inspired him to seek out an artist to illustrate the book.
The Guildford author will have copies of "Ode on a Martian Urn" available for sale following the reading.
In addition, Marchi will be debuting his recently published children’s book, "The Legend of Hobbomock: The Sleeping Giant" at the library on Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
It is a picture storybook for young readers and adults who love illustrated books and Native American lore.
Both events are free and open to everyone. You may register for each event in person, by telephone at 203-468-3890 or on the library's website www.hagamanlibrary.info.
Evening parking is available across the street from the library in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot.