May U35 Reading: Festival Edition

We are very excited to continue our U35 reading series virtually this May on Zoom, with a special festival edition! Join us on the 11th to hear from a stunning set of features: Talia Grossman, Raechel Segal, and Helen Rahman. Please RSVP by getting your free ticket on our Eventbrite page.

U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35. The series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets.

Talia Grossman is a speech therapist and poet in the Boston area. She needs to read and write poetry in order to process experiences and feel connected to herself and to the world. Poetry always makes her feel better.

Raechel Segal is a poet, playwright, actor, and improviser. Playwriting credits include 'Dykes on Wheels' (The Tank, NYC), 'We Can Be Queeros’ (Hudson Guild Theatre, NYC), 'Moon Juice' (Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC), 'The Best of Bushwick' (Manhattan Repertory Theatre, NYC), 'Bunk' (Maine Playwrights' Festival, Portland, ME), and 'The Beef Stick Boys' (Michaelson Theatre, Worcester, MA). Poetry performances include Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA), The Sprinkler Factory (Worcester, MA), the Dirty Gerund (Worcester, MA), and on Zoom in her living room. She received her B.A. from Clark University in Theatre Arts and in Comparative Literature with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Helen Rahman is a full-time student at UMass Amherst studying Comparative Literature with a focus on mixing conventional pre-med classes with an undergirding array of classes related to Medical Humanities for a broader perspective on the field and related fields. She has been writing poetry ever since she was an immigrant who didn’t know how to properly communicate in English, which has propelled her to be extremely passionate about both writing and oration of poetry, fiction, theater, film, and singing. She believes that science, art, and business are more similar than different, just as she believes that human beings are much more similar and connected than we might realize. What brings her here today is her loyalty to the craft of the written and spoken language, the seen and the unseen, and of course, the drive to make a difference due to her stubborn belief that things, people, systems, and situations can and will change for the better.