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The Arlington Author Salon takes place quarterly the first week of July, October, January, and April, with some exceptions to circumvent holidays.

Spring Salon: Thursday, April 13th, 2023, 7:30 pm

Poetry Month Edition! 


coebookCoe_Charles Charles Coe is the author of three books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my ParentsPicnic on the Moon, and Memento Mori, all published by Leapfrog Press. A fourth book of poetry, Purgatory Road, will be published by Leapfrog in March, 2023. He is also author of Spin Cycles, a novella published by Gemma Media.

Charles was a 2017 artist-in-residence for the city of Boston, where he created an oral history project focused on residents of Mission Hill. He is an adjunct professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, and at Bay Path University, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, where he teaches in both Master of Fine Arts writing programs 




Ben Berman is the author of three books of poems and the new book of essays, Writing While Parenting. He has won the Peace Corps Award for the Best Book of Poetry, has twice been shortlisted twice for the Massachusetts Book Awards and has received awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New England Poetry Club and Somerville Arts Council. He’s been teaching for over twenty years and currently teaches creative writing classes at Brookline High School. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two daughters.

cathiebookCathie_DesjardinsCathie Desjardins has written two books of poetry, With Child, and Buddha in the Garden. A former faculty member at Lesley University and UMass/Boston, she has taught writing to all ages from kindergartners to graduate students and seniors and now teaches poetry workshops regularly at Grub Street and via home Zoom workshops. Her work has been published in many periodicals and journals including Cognoscenti, the Christian Science Monitor, and The Boston Globe Magazine. She is Poet Laureate Emerita of Arlington.

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