JP writers to read and reflect at forum

Jamaica Plain fiction writers Brendan Halpin and Ron MacLean and poet Catherine Sasanov will share excerpts from their recent work during the Jamaica Plain Forum on the evening of Dec. 5. They will also share experiences of the modern-day writers’ lives.

“There are so many gifted and talented writers in the Jamaica Plain community,” said David Doyle, owner of Rhythm & Muse bookstore and the host of the event. “We wanted to create an opportunity to hear from a variety of writers and to celebrate some of the creative work coming out of JP.”

Halpin’s most recent works include the novel “Donorboy” and the young adult novel “Forever Changes.” MacLean’s work includes the novel “Blue Winnetka Skies” and the story collection “Why the Long Face?” Sasanov’s collections include “Traditions of Bread and Violence,” “All the Blood Tethers” and a chapbook of poems called “Tara.”

Books by Halpin, MacLean and Sasanov will be available for purchase.

The JP Forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the First Church of Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist at 6 Eliot St.

The Jamaica Plain Forum is a series of community conversations on the great issues shaping our neighborhood and our planet. This event is the first of two planned annual “Celebrating Our Local Authors” events hosted by Rhythm & Muse. To learn more about these free events, including films, discussions and workshops, see

Submitted by JP Forum.

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