On Saturday September 14 at 7pm, MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates and MFAW-VT alum Julia Bouwsma will read their poetry and be in conversation about the rewards of using research in writing and the long poem at The Cannery, 207 Southern Bay Road, Penobscot, Maine.

The event, “Making the Archives Sing! Voicing Histories,” is part of The SIDELINES/ In Translation Series: Collaborations from the world in more than one language, initiated by Beatrix Gates for the Cannery at South Penobscot, Maine. Admission is by donation, suggested $5 – $20.

Bouwsma and Gates will present their approaches to creating an active conversation between personal and historical experience by investigating connections to and distance from histories in question.