Waxing Poetic

Chilmark resident Donald Nitchie and Oak Bluffs resident Barbara Peckham will read their poems in honor of Ms. Peckham’s new book A Jar of Summer and Other Poems. The reading will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at the West Tisbury Free Public Library.

Before settling permanently on Martha’s Vineyard, Barbara Peckham served as the Society and Women’s Page Editor of the Journal Courier in New Haven, Conn. She has written radio and television commercials and was an English teacher for many years.

Donald Nitchie’s poems have appeared in Salamander, Martha’s Vineyard Writing and in his chapbook Driving Lessons (Pudding House 2007). A long-time Island resident, Nitchie has led several writing workshops on the Vineyard including in the schools and at the Featherstone Center for the Arts.

The event is free and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 508-693-3366.