Symposium Books​ will host jazz pianist Mark Taber for “a conversation of heartbreak, love, lust, and loss,” featuring four acclaimed poets, Maurice Mancini, Heather Sullivan, Larry Krips & Lynnie Gobeille. Come by Symposium’s East Greenwich location at 1000 Division St. on Sunday, August 9th from 3-5 pm. The event is free, with refreshments provided and the opportunity for an open mic.

The Man on Piano:

Mark Taber is a lifelong Rhode Island resident and well known, both as an artist and as a pianist, playing solo and with just about every club musician in town for the past 40 some years.

The Poets:

Larry Krips​ is involved in Thunder and the Bird, reading his work accompanied by Stephanie Marisca playing the gong. His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Maurice Mancini is an artist, sculpture & poet. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and read by poet Helen Burke on her radio program (ELFM radio ) in England.

Heather Sullivan is an active member of Ocean State Poet. She is the editor of two poetry chapbooks, Butterfly Wings and Poems on Branches Her work has appeared in numerous poetry journals and on NPR radio. Her most recent chapbook: These Onyx Hours was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014.

Lynnie Gobeille is one of the co-founders of The Origami Poems Project. Her work has been published in various poetry journals & heard on NPR & ELFM radio. Her collection: Life not quite Understood was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014.