The Ulysses Philomathic Library presents two creative writers, both from Ithaca, for the first Fall Speakers Series.
The event will be on September 25th from 7-8 pm.
Tish Pearlman is a poet, writer, broadcast journalist, and political activist originally from Manhattan Beach, California. She is creator/host/producer of the award-winning public radio interview show “Out of Bounds.” In the 1970’s Pearlman gave many readings at political and literary events on the central California coast. Her first collection “Breaking Through the Silence” was released in 1981. Her work appeared in several literary journals and local magazines, including, Street Cries Magazine, Expressive Arts Review, Adventures in Poetry Anthology, Carousel Quarterly, California NOW Times and Latitude/20. Her current work has appeared in The Healing Muse (2010 and 2011, 2012, 2013), Earth’s Daughters, The IthacaTimes, The Syracuse Post-Dispatch Healthy CNY Magazine and Conversations Across Borders. One of her poems was accepted for an anthology “The Art of Medicine in Metaphors,” edited by James Borton and published by Copernicus Healthcare Publishers in January 2013. Her collection, a chapbook of poetry retelling her near death heart surgery experience, is entitled “The Fix Is In” and was published by Finishing Line Press in January 2012. Her new collection “Afterlife” was published by Foothills Publishers in May 2014. She is the 2013-2014 POET LAUREATE of Tompkins County, NY.
Jeanne Mackin is an author of historical fiction, a journalist, and educator. Her latest novel is The Beautiful American, based on the life of model turned war correspondent and photographer, Lee Miller. Her other novels include The Sweet By and By, Dreams of Empire , The Queen’s War and The Frenchwoman. She has published in American Letters and Commentary and SNReview and other publications and is the author of the Cornell Book of Herbs and Edible Flowers. She was the recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and her journalism has won awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She taught creative writing at Goddard College and in workshops in Pennsylvania, Hawaii and New York. She lives with her husband, Steve Poleskie, in Ithaca.
We hope to see you at this dynamic reading!