Tuesday, May 16th, 7 p.m.
An Evening with Green Writers Press Founder & Poet, Dede Cummings, with Green Writers Press Fiction Author, Tim Weed (both Middlebury Graduates)
Dede Cummings will read from and sign her new collection of poetry, To Look Out From. Tim Weed will read from & sign his new collection of short stories, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing.
Dede Cummings is the winner of the 4th annual Homebound Publications Poetry Prize for To Look Out From, drawn from poems that span 30 years in a narrative of place explored through craft and form: from growing up with four sisters, to alibis for secrets, family, memory, leaving home, and a mother’s grief; through poems that take the reader deep into forests and unexpected treasures found in nature.
A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for Tim Weed's new collection A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, stories of dark adventure, in which fishing guides, amateur sportsmen, teenage misfits, scientists, mountaineers, and expatriates embark on disquieting journeys of self-discovery in far-flung places: the hazardous tidal waters of Nantucket, the granite quarries and ski slopes of New Hampshire, Venezuela’s Orinoco basin, the ancient squares and alleyways of Rome and Granada, the summit of an Andean volcano, and the tension-filled streets of eastern Cuba.
Dede Cummings is a writer, literary agent/publisher and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. At Middlebury College, she was the recipient of the Mary Dunning Thwing Award, attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as an undergraduate waiter, and studied with Hayden Carruth at the Bennington Writers’ Workshop. In 2013, she was a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her poetry has been published in Mademoiselle, The Lake, InQuire, Vending Machine Press, Kentucky Review, Figroot Press, MomEgg Review, Connotation Press, and Bloodroot Literary Magazine. She was a Discover/The Nation poetry semi-finalist and was awarded a writer’s grant and a partial fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. She lives in Vermont.
Based in Vermont, Tim Weed is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program and has served as a featured expert for National Geographic Expeditions in Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. Tim is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and a Solas Best Travel Writing Award, and his short fiction and essays have appeared in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Talking Points Memo, The Millions, Fiction Writers Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Backcountry, and many others. Tim’s first novel, Will Poole’s Island (2014), was named to Bank Street College of Education’s list of the Best Books of the Year, and his newly released short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing (2017), was shortlisted for the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project, the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize, and the Lewis-Clark Press Discovery Award. He teaches creative writing at GrubStreet in Boston and in the MFA Creative & Professional Writing program at Western Connecticut State University.