Ibbetson Poet Jennifer Matthews has been nominated for the prestigious St. Botolph Club Award. http://www.jennifermatthews.com/ The nominees are selected by arts leaders in the community. Matthews is the author of "Fairytales and Misdemeanors" ( Ibbetson Press) A former Ibbetson nominee was Linda Haviland Conte, author of "Slow as a Poem" ( Ibbetson Press) For more info on the St. Botoloph Club go to: http://www.saintbotolphclub.org/
Since its founding in 1880, the St. Botolph Club, named for a VIIth century
Irish monk, has been promoting social interaction among its members who are active in the arts, humanities and sciences (The name of our city, Boston, is a contraction from Botolph's Town). Like St.Botolph, our members, both early and current, have been devoted to cultural pursuits among friends. Members included painter John Singer Sargent, poet John Boyle O'Reilly, American historian Francis Parkman, Atlantic Monthly editor William Dean Howells, innovative educator Charles W. Eliot, and poet Peter Davison. Current members includecellist Yo-Yo Ma, painter Steven Trefonides, Art School President Deborah Dluhy and Katherine Sloan. The Club was the first American venue for an exhibition of Claude Monet in 1892. Club members currently host artists in a variety of fields at special weekly events such as musical performances, lectures, readings and round table discussions. The Art Committee coordinates 6-8 exhibitions each year primarily featuring the work of living artists.