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...
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...
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