Oct. 6: Premier of Film on Paterson Poet
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 • 8:21am
PATERSON, NJ - The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College will host a premiere for the documentary film, All That Lies Between Us, featuring the life and work of award-winning poet, Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Gillan was born and raised in Paterson and is currently living in Hawthorne, NJ. The film is written, produced and directed by Kevin Carey and Mark Hillringhouse.
The film premiere will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 1 PM in the Theater at Passaic County Community College, 204 Ellison Street in downtown Paterson. Admission is free and the event will be followed by a Q & A session with the filmmakers, live music by Bob Evans, who wrote and performed a soundtrack for the film, and a reception. Parking is available at the PCCC lot at College Blvd (corner of Church St.). For more information or if special needs parking is required, please contact Smita Desai at email@example.com 973-684-6555.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). Her latest book isThe Place I Call Home (NYQ Books, 2012). She is the Founder/Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY. She has published fifteen books of poetry, including The Weather of Old Seasons (Cross-Cultural Communications), Where I Come From, Things My Mother Told Me, Italian Women in Black Dresses, and What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 (Guernica Editions). With her daughter, Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies. Visit her website atwww.mariagillan.com.
Kevin Carey has won "Best of the Net 2011," "Best Screenplay" (2009) at The New Hampshire Film Festival and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His one act plays have been staged at The New Hampshire Theater Project and The New Works Festival in Newburyport, Ma. "The One Fifteen To Penn Station," is his first book of poetry. He teaches Writing at Salem State University, and is also a seventh grade basketball coach in Beverly, MA. Visit his website at www.kevincareywriter.com.
Mark Hillringhouse is a published poet, essayist, and photographer whose works have been published in The American Poetry Review, The Paterson Literary Review, The New York Times, The New Jersey Monthly, The Paris Review, and many other anthologies, books and magazines. His photographs, which have won many awards, have been widely exhibited in area galleries. He has recently published a book of photographs and poems, titled Between Frames (Serving House Books). He is a member of the English Department at Passaic County Community College. Visit his photography website at http://mhillringhouse.zenfolio.com.