Poets In Conversation at NPL October 5
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Marianela Medrano (contributed photo)
Norwalk, CT - Join NPL, once again, this fall for Poets In Conversation at the Norwalk Public Library. Each evening will feature two poets, who will read from their works and discuss the writing life with the audience. All programs, September through December, will take place the first Thursday of the month, at 7 p.m., in the Main Reading area of the library, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. For the second year, Norwalk’s Poet Laureate, Laurel Peterson, has brought together a diverse group of published poets for what promises to be an interesting series.

On Thursday, October 5, Marianela Medrano and Laurel Peterson will read and discuss their work.

Marianela Medrano is a Dominican writer, a licensed professional counselor and a certified poetry therapist. Dr. Medrano was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, and has lived in Connecticut since 1990. A poet and a writer of non-fiction and fiction, her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Her publications include: Oficio de Vivir; Happy Eyes of Sadness; The Scent of Waiting; One Who Has Seen It All and A Children Story.

Laurel Peterson, Norwalk’s current Poet Laureate, is a Professor of English at Norwalk
Community College (NCC), where she teaches literature, creative and expository writing, and interdisciplinary courses in the arts and social sciences. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College. She has written a local history column for Gannett

Laurel Peterson (contributed photo)
Suburban Newspapers, as well as academic conference papers, and served as editor of the literary journal Inkwell. Her work has been published in many small literary journals, and has two chapbooks, That’s the Way the Music Sounds and Talking to the Mirror. Her mystery novel, Shadow Notes, was published in 2016, as well as a full length poetry collection, Do You Expect Your Art to Answer?

For further information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at (203) 899-2780, or

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