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Ben Brooks and Anna M. Warrock offer stories in fiction and poetry at McIntyre and Moore

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  • Mary C. Curtin
    For Immediate Release Literary Reading April 2005 Contacts: Mary Curtin, Events Coordinator, 617-241-9664, marycurtin@comcast.net Peter Coyle, Store Manager,
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      For Immediate Release
      Literary Reading
      April 2005
      Mary Curtin, Events Coordinator, 617-241-9664, marycurtin@...
      Peter Coyle, Store Manager, 617-629-4840,

      McIntyre & Moore Booksellers
      "poetry in stories and stories in poetry"
      Anna M. Warrock and Ben Brooks

      Wednesday, April 27, 7:30pm
      (Somerville, MA) McIntyre & Moore Booksellers presents "poetry in stories and stories in poetry" with award-winning writers Anna M. Warrock and Ben Brooks on Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm at McIntyre & Moore Booksellers, 255 Elm St. in Davis Square, Somerville, near the Red Line. Free and open to all, with a reception following; wheelchair accessible. For information call McIntyre & Moore Booksellers (617) 629-4840 or log onto www.mcintyreandmoore.com.
      For award-winning fiction writer Ben Brooks and poet Anna M. Warrock, both Somerville residents, the words shape a story's details with shared lyric intensity, but by the distinct paths of short story and poem. Audiences have the opportunity to travel both paths with Brooks and Warrock, who have read together in various venues.
      Ben Brooks won a Nelson Algren Award in 2000 for his story "Reptiles Take Over the World," and Third Prize Story in the 1982 O. Henry Prize Stories anthology with "A Postal Creed." He has published a novel, The Icebox, and over seventy short stories in literary magazines, such as Sewanee Review, Chicago Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Story Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, and several others. He has been awarded a number of grants, including a two-year fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Arizona Arts Commission, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, Ucross, Centrum, Blue Mountain Center, and elsewhere. Currently he teaches fiction writing and literature in the MFA program at Emerson College in Boston.
      Anna M. Warrock’s books include the anthology Kiss Me Goodnight, Poems and Stories by Women Who Were Girls When Their Mothers Died, published in 2005 by Syren Books, and the chapbooks Horizon and Smoke and Stone. The poem “Remembering My Mother’s Face” is permanently installed in the Davis Square MBTA subway station. Her poetry has appeared in a number of literary magazines, including The Harvard Review, The Madison Review, Mind’s Eye, Wild Earth, and Phoebe. She has received three literature fellowships from the Somerville Arts Council and the Robert Penn Warren Award from The Cumberland Poetry Review, and her poetry has been set to music and performed by the Boston-based contemporary chamber music ensemble Row Twelve and by composer Wes York, and was part of a planetarium show at the Museum of Science.


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      On the Red Line, in the heart of Davis Square
      Greater Boston's best source for scholarly used books
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