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3-17-2004 – Valerie Lawson

17 Mar

March 17th, 2004 – Valerie Lawson 
Valerie Lawson is co-host of the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge and coordinator of the Reach Out And Read literacy program at Brockton Hospital. Lawson’s poetry and photographs have been published in Aeolus, Main Street Rag, and other literary journals, anthologies, online zines, and the websites, mothwing.com, getunderground.com, the bostonpoet.com, DIAGRAM. A member of PEN New England, Lawson was awarded Up and Coming poet at the 2001 Cambridge Poetry Festival and has since traveled to Sweden, Ireland, and Germany to perform poetry. Lawson performed with the Off Broadway Poetry ensemble at Jimmy Tingle’s Theater in Somerville last autumn. As a coach, she helped bring a team of young poets to the Youth Nationals in Chicago in 2002. Lawson is a participant in Optimal Avenues, a mixed media cultural exchange between Massachusetts and Ireland, celebrating the United Nation’s International Decade for the Culture of Peace. She is also a contributor to the Culture of Peace Exhibit of Art and Poems that grew out of the Optimal Avenues exchanges. The Culture of Peace first appeared at the Boston Public Library and has been touring New England for two years now.   (host – Cheryl)
 

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