Nixes Mate Poetry Reading/Book Launch

Nixes Mate is a navigational hazard in Boston Harbor. 42° 19' 47.9" North · 70° 56' 43.9" West

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This event is free and open to the public.

Tonight's Authors:


Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator who is the author of two poetry collections, All These Cures and Tree of the Apple. Her plays are published by dramatic publishers, and she is author of Before You Forget - The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children. Kelly produces the Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, held at Wellesley College, now in its 13th year, and she produces the annual Boston Writing Retreat and the weeklong summer Play Lab for the International Women’s Writing Guild, where she serves on the board. Kelly founded the Farm Pond Writers Collective to guide women writers to write from their personal photos, develop their artistic voices and connect deeply with their creative lives. Kelly lives with her husband on the Charles River in Sherborn, MA, and shares her nature photos and creative writing in her daily blog, #NewThisDay. You can learn more at


Karen Friedland, a grant writer by trade, lives in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of Boston with her husband, two cats and two dogs. Her work has been published in Nixes Mate Review, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, Sojourner newspaper and others. She is the interviewer for Červená Barva Press, and is a founding member of the Poetry Sisters collective. She is proud to have recently had a poem selected by the Boston Poet Laureate to be displayed for 12 months at Boston City Hall.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115