Western Mass. is home to many excellent writers and poets and some, like Magdalena Gomez, even live in Springfield. Starting this Monday, March 3, she will lead writing workshops for women called "Writing From the Belly." Local writer Lynn Bowmaster will also be leading writing groups, including one for teens. Details at the Springfield Library Poetry page.
Some poets not only write well but read well, and that definitely describes Martin Espada . If you haven't heard him read, and you want to be caught up in his rich and glowing world, come hear him on Saturday, March 8, 2 pm. at the Springfield Library. Details here.