Keystone showcases its Nightshade Press

Events — By on October 29, 2008 at 11:18 am

Northeastern Pennsylvania writers and readers might not realize that Keystone College owns its own small publishing company, Nightshade Press. On Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m., Keystone will host a poetry reading by four Nightshade-published poets in Evans Hall at the school’s Hibbard Campus Center.

Local poets Dr. David Elliott, Jane Honchell, Tom Blomain, and Robert Dugan will read selections from their recent works.

Dr. Elliott, Factoryville, will read from his Nightshade book, “Passing Through.” His haiku poetry has been published in national and international journals and anthologies, including “The Haiku Anthology” and “Haiku Moment.”

Ms. Honchell, Clarks Summit, will read selections from the recent Nightshade publication, “Five Poets” and other selected works.

Mr. Blomain, president of the Mulberry Poets and Writers Association, will read from the Nightshade book, “Grey Area.” Three of his poems were published in the book, “Palpable Clock,” a 25th anniversary anthology published by the Mulberry Poets and Writers Association.

Mr. Dugan, Honesdale, will also read a selection from “Five Poets” and other readings from the books “Lighthouse Keeper” and “Aphrodisiac.” His work has been published in a variety of well-known literary publications including “New York Quarterly” and “Main Street Rag.”

Nightshade Press, a renowned small literary publisher established in 1989 in Troy, Maine, was purchased by Keystone College in 2003. Each year, Nightshade produces a selection of literary works by local, regional, and nationally respected authors and poets.

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  • David Watts says:

    In 1999, before Nightshade Press was part of Keystone, you published my collection of poems, Taking The History. It has been popular enough to have sold through two editions and now I have scant few left. Would love to have it republished in a new edition. I myself have sufficient avenues for sales through my lectures at college and medical school campuses and an ongoing reading presence in the Bay Area and beyond.
    In case this missive is directed to the wrong source, please forward. With much appreciation.

    David Watts

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