GROTON — All are invited to a reading of original poems by Sophie Wadsworth, Laura Moore and Karen Johnson at the Groton Public Library on April 18 at 7 p.m.
Sophia Wadsworth’s collection of poems, “Letters from Siberia,” received the 2004 Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Award. Her poetry has also appeared in periodicals such as The Sycamore Review, Sanctuary, Crab Orchard Review and Meridian.
Wadsworth conducts poetry workshops locally and teaches writing at Newbury College.
Laura Moore has had poetry, essays and short fiction published in various magazines and has received awards from the Clackamus Literary Review, Glimmer Train and The Common Ground Review.
For the past 23 years, Moore has taught English at Lawrence Academy. She has recently become the chairperson of the English Department there. She has lived in Groton most of her life.
Karen Johnson’s poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Tendril and other magazines and anthologies. She has studied with poets Jean Valentine, at Provincetown’s Fine Arts Work Center, and Ruth Whitman, in the Radcliff Seminars program. A semi-retired native of Wisconsin, she has lived in Massachusetts for 34 years, the past 10 of which in Groton.
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, but is not required. To register call the library at (978) 448-8000 or visit www.gpl.org and click on “What’s Happening.”