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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492


Sunday, April 3, 2022

4:00 – 5:30 PM

Zoom link (Meeting ID: 978 0277 1043 | Passcode: 1711)


The Defining Moment 

The emotional energy generated by the “Defining Moment” when life changes for one’s family, community, country, or the world, in ways that can be serious or innocuous, pleasant or unpleasant, can fuel a poem, essay, memoir or work of fiction. Charles will discuss and share literary examples from his own work, and give attendees a chance to explore and share their responses. 

Charles has authored three books of poetry, All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents, Picnic on the Moon and Memento Mori, and, Spin Cycles, a novella. He teaches in the MFA writing program at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. To learn more, visit his website.

Co-sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Continuing Education committees