April 30th: Steven Manchester Features

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Closing off National Poetry Month on the 30th of April will be poet and fiction writer Steven Manchester, who will be reading selections from his new book Pressed Pennies, a novel which incorporates the author's own verse.

The father of two sons and one beautiful, little girl, Steven Manchester is the published author of The Unexpected Storm: The Gulf War Legacy, Jacob Evans, A Father’s Love, Warp II and At The Stroke of Midnight, as well as several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts. His work has been showcased in such national literary journals as Taproot Literary Review, American Poetry Review and Fresh! Literary Magazine.

Manchester is an accomplished speaker, and currently teaches the popular workshop, "Write A Book, Get Published & Promote Your Work." Three of his screenplays have also been produced as films. When not spending time with his children, writing, teaching, or promoting his published books/films, this Massachusetts author speaks publicly to troubled children through the “Straight Ahead” Program.