Category Archives: August

August 25: Rebecca Hart Olander and Gerald Yelle

on Monday, August 25, 2014

at The Deja Brew Cafe & Pub, Wendell, MA

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Open mic starts at 7:30 p.m.

Sliding scale admission: $1 – $5

rebeccaRebecca Hart Olander teaches writing at Westfield State University and is working toward her MFA in Poetry at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has recently been published in Common Ground Review, Naugatuck River Review, Connecticut River Review, Silkworm, and Lemon Hound. Earlier this year, Rebecca’s manuscript received “Honorable Mention” from Hedgerow Books, and she won the Women’s National Book Association poetry contest judged by Molly Peacock. She serves on the board of Perugia Press and on the advisory board of the “30 Poems in November!” literacy project for Center for New Americans.
Gerald YelleGerald Yelle teaches high school English in Greenfield, MA. His poems have appeared in numerous journals in print and online. The Holyoke Diaries is his first published collection. A second collection, Mark My Word and the New World Order is scheduled to be published later in 2014 by The Pedestrian Press. He is a member of the Florence (MA) Poets Society. Notes, comments and links can be found at

August 26: Martha Johnson and Cindy Markevich

Monday, August 26: Martha Johnson and Cindy Markevich are ASC’s featured readers. Please join us.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the All Small Caps Anniversary Reading on the afternoon of September 14th, with featured readers from years one through seven. More information to come!

August 26 Reading Details:

Open mic: 7:30 p.m. start (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

Admission: Sliding scale $1 – $5

Featured Readers:

MarthaMartha Johnson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 57 years of age and her life as an active professional and business owner was forever changed. The original edition of her publication, Musing Along the Way reflects the early years of coping with this unanticipated diagnosis and life change (1997-2001).

In the second volume (2002-2008) Martha shares her journey of hope and healing as she continues to navigate whatever life presents. Written in the same sparse style,  she invites readers to share her continued journey, as she attempt to,  “write my way home.”

Cindy Markevich is a 49-year old, happily married mother of three young college students. She once worked as a machinist and is now a small business owner. She began writing at the age of 36. Writing and then reciting from memory are her life’s passion. Her goal as a writer is to clearly express herself in as few words as possible. Cindy’s highest hope is that the thoughts she communicates are far-reaching and have a positive impact on the world.

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