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Community News For The Valley Edition

Community News For The Valley Edition

Poet To Give Reading

SIMSBURY — Award-winning poet Rachel Mennies will give a free public reading at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Westminster School, 995 Hopmeadow St., as part of the school's Friday Nights in Gund series. The reading will take place in the Gund Reading Room of the school's Armour Academic Center.

Mennies is the author of "The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards," winner of the 2013 Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and finalist for a National Jewish Book Award; and the chapbook "No Silence in the Fields." She teaches writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation and ample...