Front Page News
June 5, 2013
Josiah Carpenter Library Trustees Book Budget Benefit
Featuring Pittsfield’s Pulitzer Prize Poet Sharon Olds
join us on June 13 at 7 pm at the Scenic Theatre in Pittsfield for a
poetry reading and book signing by Sharon Olds to benefit the
Pittsfield Public Library.
Poetry is often seen as a private pleasure enjoyed by academics.
Sharon Olds’s poems, however, are about ordinary human experiences
and they are not obscure. As one fan said, “Olds has the ability
to extoll ‘homemade kindness’ in a way that feels genuinely
So please be with us on June 13 for a neighborhood poetry event! The
reading is free; suggested donation $8. There will be a bake sale
and auction/raffle at intermission.
To quote Mike Pride, “This evening is an opportunity not to be
missed -- a chance for Pittsfield people to meet their neighbor, who
just happens to have won both the Pulitzer Prize and England’s top
poetry award this year. Sharon’s poetry touches everyone who reads
or hears it."