**BONUS** Poet, Author, Educator Marilyn Nelson Book Release

In this SPECIAL EPISODE Elm City LIT Fest welcomes our friends from People Get Ready Book Store as they celebrate with poet, author, and educator Marilyn Nelson on the release of her new book "Papa's Free Day Party"


In this SPECIAL EPISODE Elm City LIT Fest welcomes our friends from People Get Ready Book Store as they celebrate with poet, author, and educator Marilyn Nelson on the release of her new book "Papa's Free Day Party"

Marilyn Nelson

Guest

Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of more than 20 books and chapbooks for adults and children. Her critically acclaimed books for young adults include A Wreath for Emmett Till and the ground breaking Carver: A Life in Poems, a Newbery Honor Book. Of Marilyn’s nine poetry collections for adults, The Homeplace won the 1992 Annisfield-Wolf Award; and The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems received the 1998 Poets’ Prize, the PEN Winship Award, and the Lenore Marshall Prize. A three-time finalist for the National Book Award, her many honors include the Frost Medal, the Poetry Society of America’s award for “distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry,” and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A professor emerita of English at the University of Connecticut, she currently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and was Poet Laureate of Connecticut, 2001– 2006.

Lauren Anderson

Guest Co-Host

Lauren Anderson is co-founder of People Get Ready. A reader, writer, professor, and researcher with a masters degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education and a PhD in Urban Schooling, Lauren is a lifelong bookstore and library lover.

Delores Williams

Guest Co-Host

Delores Williams is co-founder of People Get Ready. A native of New Haven and a mother of two children, she has a background in Organizational Development and Training and is a licensed real estate agent in NY and CT. She is an advocate for early intervention, eldercare, and childhood grief and trauma support as well as a lover of poems and affirmations.