Spy Nights: A Writers Series

Sue Ellen Thompson

  • Stoltz Listening Room
  • Doors: 5:30pm / Talk: 6:00pm

Spy Nights: A Writers Series features local prominent writers and poets sharing their literary work with local audiences.

Launching the series is nationally recognized and locally admired poet, Sue Ellen Thompson. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio and has won the praise of such luminaries as Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. She will read from her sixth collection of work, SEA NETTLES: NEW & SELECTED POEMS.

Sue Ellen has taught poetry at Middlebury College, Wesleyan University, Binghamton University, Central Connecticut State University and the University of Delaware. She has given readings throughout New England, as well as at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, and Galway University in Ireland. She was the 1998 poet-in-residence at The Frost Place in Franconia, NH , and spent 13 summers at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont.

After living in Mystic, CT, for most of her adult life, Sue Ellen moved in late 2006 to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She is now teaching at The Writers’ Center in Bethesda and mentoring adult poets.