Poets Elaine Chamberlain and George Grace are the featured readers in tonight's 4th Friday Poetry Series reading at Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The reading begins at 7 p.m. and includes sign-up reading slots for additional readers. Admission is $2, which goes to support the non-profit book store's educational programs.
Chamberlain, a Seattle native who has taught English, creative writing, and art and done volunteer nursing in southern Mexico, is author of “Pictures from the Bee House” (White Pine Press). Recently retired after twenty years as a mental health counselor, she enjoys writing about her travel adventures aboard chicken buses in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Bolivia, biking and ferrying in Nova Scotia, and traveling by train, canal boat and bicycle rickshaw in India and Nepal.
George Grace is an artist, playwright and poet with over three decades of involvement in the Buffalo area arts and literary communities. He is founder of the Bad Pudding Writers Group and the Buffalo Society of Artists International Poetry Festival, the second annual celebration of which is slated for this September at a Western New York location to be announced. Grace's latest anthology of poems, “Night Wanes, Dawn,” was published this past March by the Writer's Den Press.