María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado

María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado

Born in Manatí, PR and raised in the North End of Springfield, MA, María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in German, her third language. She also earned an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Solstice MFA Program. Her...
Olive Tree Books-n-Voices

Olive Tree Books-n-Voices

Olive Tree Books-n-Voices has been in business in Springfield since 2005. We are a storefront bookstore that serves the community and surrounding communities with African American literature, African American authors and an empowerment of seeing...
Paul Bloomfield

Paul Bloomfield

Paul Bloomfield has taught at Springfield Technical Community for the past 15 years, first as ESL teacher, then as a member of the Fine Arts/Humanities Dept. His work has been shown at the Amy H. Carberry Gallery at STCC, and at the former Bing Arts Center, in...
Magadalena Gomez

Magadalena Gomez

Magadalena Gómez, Poet Laureate of Springfield, is an award-winning performance poet, playwright, performer, teaching artist and highly sought after keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin@...
Phyllis St. George

Phyllis St. George

Phyllis St. George, founder of Writers Spring Forth, reads and proofs manuscripts and individual writing before they are submitted for publication. Phyllis’s poetry and fiction has been published in anthologies and journals. Writers Spring Forth provides writing...
Michelle Pescetta

Michelle Pescetta

Michelle Pescetta was born in Northampton, MA and grew up in Springfield, MA. She had a passion for art since she could hold a crayon and paint brush. Graduating from Westfield State College with a degree in art and spending a semester abroad during that time, in...
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