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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Conversation and Poetry with Cecilia Driscoll

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Cecilia Reid Driscoll has loved poetry ever since she memorized “The Wonderful World” by William Brighty Rands in third grade at St. John’s School in Alden, New York. She has been writing poems at least since Mr. Wild’s Creative Writing class at Alden Central High School. A lifelong learner, she has gradually earned degrees in English from Canisius College, Nursing from Erie Community College, and Library Science from the University at Buffalo. She has worked in healthcare, as a reporter, and as a teaching librarian. She now serves as Reference and Local History Librarian at Niagara Falls Public Library, where she gets to order great new books, develop poetry programs, and meet lots of writers. Cecilia’s poems include observations and reflections on nature and the events of ordinary days. She is inspired by the music of language and voices of others in the community of writers. She is often found in local poetry venues with notebook and pen in hand to record those inspirations. Her poems have appeared on the Buffalo News Poetry Page, earned awards in student publications, and have been featured in area readings. Cecilia and her husband Kevin have five grown children and one grandson. They live in Tonawanda with two dogs, a Pomeranian who loves Western New York winters, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who tolerates them.

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