Boston College graduate Lynne Viti has been named poet laureate for Westwood, Massachusetts. In her role as the town’s poet laureate, Viti will encourage the reading and writing of poetry, mentor a teen poet, and write several poems for local events and holidays. She currently facilitates a poets-in-the-schools program and a poetry workshop at the Westwood Public Library, but hopes to expand those offerings. She also plans to hold community poetry slams and a poetry contest. Viti’s most recent collection of poetry, published in 2022, is titled The Walk to Cefalù. Her other poetry titles include Dancing at Lake Montebello and Baltimore Girls. Her short fiction collection is Going Too Fast. Read more here and in the Boston Globe.
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