Spoken Word & Music Series
- Featured musicians, poets and writers
- Monthly events during the school year, September through May (with the exception of December) on the 3rd Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Free and open to the public
- Sponsored by the MCC Foundation Annual Fund Campaign
- Hosted by Stephen Campiglio
The 9th Season begins in September 2014!
Note: All Mishi-maya-gat events are held at MCC on Main, Manchester Community College's new Arts and Education Center at 903 Main Street.
Mishi-maya-gat is the Algonquian term for “Great Trail System,” a network of foot paths created by the native tribes of Connecticut. Within this system of trails, a “Great Path” connected one region with another. The site of the MCC campus is along one of these great paths and, thus, the naming of Great Path as the street leading to campus. It is in this spirit of historical and cultural significance that the arts series takes its name.
September 18, 2014, 7:00 pm
New England Guitar Quartet
New England Guitar Quartet
featuring Jeremy Milligan, Nick Cutroneo, Daniel Hartington, Christopher Ladd
The New England Guitar Quartet, featuring classical guitarists Jeremy Milligan, Nick Cutroneo, Daniel Hartington, and Christopher Ladd (left to right in photo), has been stunning audiences since their debut performance at The Hartford Women Composers Festival in 2012 with their dynamic virtuosity, inventive programming, and artistic interpretations. The Quartet delivers an eclectic mixture of fiery Latin American rhythms, exotic modalities, and complex Baroque counterpoint to their performances. Their concert programs bring to life both historically significant repertoire, as well as newly composed works for the guitar. For more information, please visit the respective web sites: www.jeremymilligan.com, www.nickcutroneo.com, and www.christopherladd.com.
Vivian Shipley has published five chapbooks and nine books of poetry, most recently, All of Your Messages Have Been Erased (Southeastern Louisiana University Press, 2010). She is a two-time recipient of the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, and two of her books—Gleanings: Old Poems, New Poems and When There Is No Shore—were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Additional honors include the Library of Congress’s Connecticut Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Literary Community, the Connecticut Book Award for Poetry, the Lucille Medwick Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Prize, the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize from the University of Southern California, the Marble Faun Poetry Prize from the William Faulkner Society, the Daniel Varoujan Prize from the New England Poetry Club, the Hart Crane Prize from Kent State, the Connecticut Press Club Prize for Best Creative Writing, and the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. Editor of the award-winning Connecticut Review, she is Connecticut State University Distinguished Professor at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was named Faculty Scholar in 2000, 2005 and 2008. She has a PhD from Vanderbilt University and is a member of the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame for Distinguished Alumni. Vivian lives in North Haven, Connecticut with her husband, Ed Harris. For more information, please visti: www.vivianshipley.com.
Pat Mottola earned her M.S. in Art Education, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, from Southern Connecticut State University, where she currently teaches creative writing. An award-winning poet, her work has been published in numerous journals, including War, Literature & the Arts, Connecticut Review, Main Street Rag, Caduceus, Welter Literary Journal, San Pedro River Review, Adanna Literary Journal, VietNow Magazine, and Paterson Literary Review.She is the winner of the Leo Connellan Poetry Prize, the Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize, and the John Holmes Award. Most recently, she received honorable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest. In addition to SCSU, she teaches art and poetry to senior citizens and practices art therapy with homebound individuals. For the past 25 years, she has been a passionate teacher of students from ages 5 to 95. She also does private tutoring. Pat has served as keynote speaker for the IMPAC-Young Writers Awards, and is a frequent judge for Connecticut High School Poetry Out Loud Competitions. She serves on the board of directors of the CT Poetry Society, and is editor of Connecticut River Review. She is most proud of her latest endeavor, mentoring Afghan women with the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. http://awwproject.org.
Upcoming EventsOctober 16
8:00 PM - A special jazz duo appearance by Relative Pitch Records and Thirsty Ear recording artists, Michael Bisio, acoustic bass, and Mat Maneri, viola. For more information, please visit: http://michaelbisio.com and https://myspace.com/matmaneri.
7:00 PM - Featured poets TBA
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