Joan Kantor Poetry - Poetry
To schedule readings workshop and events you may contact Joan At :

Email: joankantor@comcast.net
Tel: 860-916-1979

JUST PUBLISHED:

HOLDING IT TOGETHER: Surviving a Legacy of Mental Illness

Check out the book trailer:



UPCOMING EVENTS:

FRIDAY APRIL 22ND AT RJ JULIA BOOKSTORE
MADISON CT


EARTH DAY CELEBRATION WITH STRINGING WORDS TOGETHER

MORE DETAILS TO COME....


PAST EVENTS: 

Sunday November 7th 2-4 pm: Ekphrasis at ArtSpace

Joan will be reading her poem FITTING IN, inspired by the work of JulieAnn Derby and Linda will be playing a piece inspired by both the artwork and poem.

Saturday November 14th at 2 and 3pmReal Art Ways with a book signing in-between: as part of Open Studios Hartford, Joan and Linda will be performing a totally art-focused program in two parts; the first set will be about local artists and the second set will focus on works in the collections of The Wadsworth Atheneum and The New Britain Museum of American Art.

Sunday November 15th 2 and 3pm: The Hartford Public Library, main branch atrium, same program as November 14th, Open Studios Hartford.


 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • JOAN KANTOR WON FIRST PLACE FOR POETRY (FADING INTO FOCUS) IN THE WRITER'S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS 2015 !!!
  • FADING INTO FOCUS IS A FINALIST   FOR THE INDIEFAB AWARDS 2015 
            

  • FADING INTO FOCUS has been published!!!!

      A Mother-Daughter memoir in verse about      
      the challenges of family relationships,
      Alzheimer's/Dementia, forgiveness 
      and love

       Available on Amazon, CreateSpace and Barnes and           
       Noble
 
       
   •   You can view Joan reading new work and poems from her book
         by going to http://www.http//simsburytv.org
         and looking up Episode 5 in Speaking of Poetry

    •    Joan also has a cd version of this reading available for sale. 

              ENJOY!!

    •    Joan has has joined with Hartford Symphony Orchestra  
        violinist Linda Beers in STRINGING WORDS TOGETHER, an interactive 
          music and poetry performance program.
   
                WATCH FOR THEIR UPCOMING EVENTS!!



 CALLING ALL BOOK CLUB MEMBERS!!!

 If you're looking for something new and different,why  not consider the book Shadow Sounds  and/or Fading Into Focus for your  group.The  poetry is highly accessible and deals with aspects of the human condition and the natural world. Shadow Sounds is a more eclectic collection and Fading Into Focus deals with the history of family relationships, aging parents and Alzheimer's Disease. Fading Into Focus deals with a serious subject as an opportunity of love, forgiveness and deep self-discovery. It's fun to add the  element of entertainment that comes with a live reading of new poems as well as selected ones from these books.  An engaging discussion will surely be sparked by one of the  myriad of topics covered or by questions around the  creative process.Take a chance on poetry and you'll be pleasantly  surprised!  



 
  PAST READING AND TALKS:
 
  • MishiMayaGat Poetry Series at Manchester Community College
  • Riverwood Poetry Series at The Wood Memorial Library, South Windsor
  • Brandeis National Committee, New York Chapter
  • Avon Public Library, Avon, CT
  • Canton Public Library, Canton, CT
  • The Hartford Public Schools
  • Broad Street Books, Middletown, CT
  • Farmington River Literary Arts Center
  • The Artist's Path, Litchfield, CT
  • New Britain Museum of American Art
  • The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Passiflora, New Hartford, CT
  • The Sherman Playhouse, Sherman, CT
  • Saturday Scribes, Brewster, NY
  • Fairfield University Bookstore
  • Washington Arts Association, Washington Depot,CT
  • Hartford Public Library
  • WordArt, Canton Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT
  • ArtSpace, Hartford, CT
  • Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
 
 WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
 
 "There were so many topics for  discussion."
 
 "so much that women can relate to..."
 
 "made me really look differently at  words and my own language..."
 
 "accessible but with layers of depth..."
 
 "very honest and engaging..."
 
 "creates visual images..."
 
 "The live reading added another       dimension to the written word..."
 
 "funny, touching, inspiring..."
 

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