Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
For Immediate Release:
Mayor Fiorentini Names Daniel Speers as May Artist of the Month
A First for Artist of the Month – a Haverhill Poet and Writer!
Dan Speers is former journalist, columnist, and author of computer program and application textbooks and of novels. His novel, “Boxes Lie Waiting”, was recently named a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest this year. He has recently published a new novel, “Master Spies Die Laughing” which was an entry is last year’s contest and has received many positive and critical reviews. Dan is also known for his poetry and won the 2005 Tom Howard/John J. Reid Poetry Contest in 2005. His first book-length collection of poetry is scheduled for publication in late May. Dan is also the holder of many patents in instant photography and optical computing.
Mr. Speers, May’s Renaissance man, has donated a framed copy of his poem “A Hot Summer Night in Haverhill” to the City of Haverhill which is on display in the Mayor’s office along with other works by the artist. This poem is about the Haverhill’s namesake and a cool spot in our city on a hot summer night!
Mayor Fiorentini stated:
The Haverhill Artist of Month was created by Mayor Fiorentini to foster and profile Haverhill’s thriving art community. Haverhill artists interested in being considered for Artist of the Month can submit copies of their work and artist’s statement to the Mayor’s Office.
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