Poet Marybeth Rua-Larsen at Baker Books, 2/26

Marybeth Rua-Larsen came to writing, like almost everything else in her life, late. She’d always loved reading poetry, but it wasn’t until age 29 that she started to get serious about writing and publishing it. Baker Books and the Whaling City Review LIVE poetry series are very glad she did, because her poetry is honest, inquisitive, and sharp. You don’t want to miss her as February’s featured artist in the bookstore’s Bean and Leaf Café on Saturday, February 26th, at 7:00 PM.

Marybeth has had work published in Measure, The Raintown Review, Newport Review, Whale Sound, The Flea, The Worcester Review and many other online and print publications. Her work has been nominated multiple times for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She has also been a finalist for the Philbrick Award and a semi-finalist for the “Discovery/The Nation” poetry contest.

Marybeth credits the Feminist Women Writers Workshop on Seneca Lake in Ithaca, NY with taking her seriously as a writer and encouraging her work. She then went on to lead their poetry intensive workshops, and currently teaches composition, ESL and basic skills courses at Bristol Community College in Fall River.

An Open Mic for anyone in the community who wants to share their poetry or short prose will precede the reading. Signup for the Open Mic begins at 6:15 PM.

Baker Books is an independent bookstore located at 69 State Rd. in North Dartmouth. For more information, visit http://www.bakerbooks.net or call (508) 997-6700. Baker Books is wheelchair accessible.

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