Photo Album – Writers in the Gardens 2013

In the afternoon, volunteer and COAP board member Sandy Kniess welcomed our audience for Writers in the Gardens, a literary walking tour that takes people on a progressive reading through a series of private gardens on the Northside. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

Volunteer Adel Fougnies helped audience members find their way to the Writers’ Gardens. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

Volunteer Barbara Talerico had a welcoming smile for all coming to Writers in the Gardens. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

Poet Joan Bauer reading for Writers in the Gardens 2013. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

Laura Castonguay reads from her poem, “Half Away,” for Writers in the Gardens 2013. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

Writer in the Garden Robin Clarke reads in front of Mary Mazziotti’s “Children’s Alphabet Garden” mural. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

Vanessa German performs her work, “where love is after the mass murder,” in the garden at the historic Pennrose Widows’ Home. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

Writer Peter Trachtenberg reading at Randyland, in the final segment of Writers in the Gardens 2013. Photo by Renee Rosensteel.

Writer Marc Nieson curated Writers in the Gardens 2013. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and NYU Film School, his background includes children’s theater, cattle chores, and a season with a one-ring circus. His memoir, Schoolhouse, received a notable listing in Best American Essays 2012, and he has also received two Pushcart Prize nominations, the Literal Latte Fiction Award, and a Raymond Carver Short Story Prize. Award-winning feature-length screenplays include Speed of Life, The Dream Catcher, and Bottomland. Currently, he’s at work on a new novel, Houdini’s Heirs, while proudly serving on the MFA faculty at Chatham University.