Booked for Lunch
March 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Booked for Lunch is a free program that invites a local author or speaker to present their work or present their thoughts on a current book. Guests are welcomed to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy during the program.
Steve Straight was professor of English and director of the poetry program at Manchester Community College. His full-length collections include Affirmation (Grayson Books, 2022), The Almanac (Curbstone/Northwestern University Press, 2012) and The Water Carrier (Curbstone, 2002), which was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. For many years Straight directed the Connecticut Poetry Circuit, and for many summers he directed the Seminar Series for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. He has given workshops on writing and teaching throughout the eastern United States. In 1998 he was named a Distinguished Advocate for the Arts by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He lives in South Windsor with his wife, Marian Maccarone, soprano and voice teacher.