Former national Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will be the recipient of the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement award, as part of the "Somerville News Writers Festival" (Nov. 11 2007) to be held at Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville. Former winners were poets Robert K. Johnson, Jack Powers, former Grolier Poetry Book Shop owner Louisa Solano, and publisher David R. Godine, founder of "David R. Godine, Inc."
The (2007) "Somerville News Writers Festival" founded by Doug Holder and Tim Gager, will also include featured reader Tom Perrotta, poets: Sarah Hannah, Danielle Georges, Gloria Mindock and others to be announced. Over the last five years the festival has included such poets and writers as : Lan Samantha Chang, Franz Wright, Sue Miller, Steve Almond, Robert Olen Butler, Afaa Michael Weaver, Nick Flynn and
For more info go to http://somervillenewswritersfestival.com