Poet Danielle Pieratti to Give a Reading at Westover Jan. 25

Poet Danielle Pieratti will give a poetry reading on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 pm in Westover's Adams Library. The event is open to the public.

Poet Danielle Pieratti to Visit Westover for Reading, Workshop January 25

The poet Danielle Pieratti will give a poetry reading on Friday, January 25, beginning at 7:30 pm in Westover's Adams Library. Admission to the poetry reading is free and open to the public.

In addition to her reading, Pieratti will conduct a poetry workshop with a number of Westover students and faculty earlier in the day. Westover's Visiting Poets Program is underwritten by the Nancy May Rennell Field '35 Fund. She is the second poet to visit Westover this academic year; Brian Sneeden led a workshop and gave a reading in October.

Pieratti's first book, Fugitives (2016, Lost Horse Press), won the 2016 Idaho Prize and the 2017 Connecticut Book Award for Poetry. She is the author of two chapbooks: By the Dog Star (Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press), the 2005 winner of the Edda Chapbook Competition for Women; and The Post, the Cage, the Palisade, published by Dancing Girl Press in 2015.

Pieratti holds an MFA from Columbia University and is working towards her PhD in English at the University of Connecticut. She currently teaches secondary English and runs regular writing workshops and retreats for teacher-writers through the Connecticut Writing Project. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.

Members of the public who wish to attend the poetry reading are asked to enter the School through the main entrance on the Middlebury Green. Parking is available in front of the School and along South Street. For directions to Westover, please visit or call 203.758.2423.