Bridgeport, CT - On Friday, March 22, The Watermark at 3030 Park will present Regina Krummel as part of its acclaimed monthly Book and Author Series. Krummel will discuss her poetry collection, The Gates Clang Shut. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. at The Watermark at 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport.
Krummel, a former Professor at Queens College, City University of New York, currently works as a Poetry Therapist. Since 1995, she has taught Creative Writing at Norwalk Community College. She also works at a maximum security women’s prison, where she uses poetry to help transform and rehabilitate inmates.
The Gates Clang Shut is a collection of poems written by the inmates at various prisons where Krummel has volunteered throughout her lifetime. The writings were compiled by Krummel as a tribute to the inmates she has mentored and who have inspired her with their resiliency and perseverance.
“Ms. Krummel has used poetry as a therapeutic device in helping people develop and grow,” said Tracy-Ann Samuel, Community Life Director at The Watermark 3030 Park. “We hope our residents and guests will enjoy her unique experience of mentoring women and describing how poetry has impacted their lives.”
Krummel’s lecture is free of charge and open to the public, but reservations are required. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, with a book signing after the lecture.
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact The Watermark at 3030 Park at (203) 374-5611.