PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- JULY 10, 2006

 

POET ANASTASIA CLARK TO BE GUEST SPEAKER FOR FREE TELE-CLASS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES- OFFERED THROUGH THE NATIONAL WRITERS UNION AT-LARGE CHAPTER, LOCAL 1981 OF UAW, AFL-CIO

 

Poet ANASTASIA CLARK announces she will be a Guest Speaker for a free tele-class offered by The National Writers Union At-Large chapter, Local 1981 of the United Auto Workers, a member of the AFL-CIO. The event will take place on Sunday, July 30, 2006 from 8:00pm- 9:00pm. EST. The tele-class is part of a new program designed to help people with disabilities explore the field of writing. Each tele-class is approximately one hour long. Membership in the union is not required. If you would like to participate in the class, please call 954-537-7557 to sign up.

 

Sanford Rosenthal, a South Florida activist, who is blind himself, led the campaign to establish the new program which began in March 2006. The goal was to create a forum whereby persons with disabilities could dial in to a teleconference and interact with each other- while also meeting representatives from the writing industry. So far, the program has been successful, with participants dialing in from all over the country. Rosenthal, who is the Disabilities Chairman for the At-Large Chapter of the National Writers Union (Local 1981), coordinates and leads each tele-class. Seth Eisenberg, Co-Chair for Organizing and Membership for the At-Large Chapter of the National Writers Union (Local 1981) also helps mentor each session. For more information, contact SanfordRosenthal@www.nwuatlarge.org or visit the website at www.nwuatlarge.org.

 

Anastasia Clark is the author of several books published by Sun Rising Poetry Press. She grew up in Framingham, MA where she served as Poet-In-Residence to the public schools during 1977-78. She currently resides in South Florida and conducts various poetry readings and appearances at libraries, schools, book stores and other venues. Her full-length titles include Grieving With Poetry (2004)- poems written after the death of her parents, Bloodsongs (2004)- poetry about women’s issues, Skeletons and Other Complaints (2004)- poetry about life’s challenges, Vagabond Pond (Spring 2006)- poems about feeling lost, and Electric Petticoats (Fall 2006)- poetry celebrating the spicier side of life. Chapbooks include the POETRY PETALS collection- themed booklets designed for gift and floral baskets. Titles include Friendship Poems, Healing Poems, Holiday Poems, Humorous Poems, Inspirational Poems, Kaleidoscope Poems, Nostalgic Poems and Romantic Poems. Visit her website at www.anastasiaclark.com or contact goldenrush59@aol.com to schedule an event.