Thursday, April 26, 2012

2012 Boston National Poetry Month Festival

Now In Its TWELFTH Year!!!

2012 Boston National Poetry Month Festival

Saturday, April 28
10 a.m.-4:40 p.m.
OPEN MIKE: 1:30-3 p.m.

Sunday, April 29 1:10-4:30 p.m.

The Festival will be held at the library’s main branch in Copley Square. FREE ADMISSION

56 Major and Emerging poets will each do a ten minute reading. Also featuring five extraordinarily talented prize-winning high school students These student stars will open the festival at 10 a.m. SAM CORNISH, Boston’s current and first Poet Laureate will open the formal part of the festival at 11:00 A.M. 55 additional major and emerging poets will follow with a POETRY MARATHON!
(I'm closing on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Hope you can come by!)

 Saturday, April 28
Rabb Lecture Hall

11:00 Sam Cornish
11:10 Elizabeth McKim
11:20 Regie O. Gibson
11:30 Joanna Nealon
11:40 Sheila Twyman
11:50 Chad Parenteau
12:00 Carol Weston
12:10 Robert K. Johnson
12:20 Walter Howard
12:30 Ryk McIntyre
12:40 Kate Finnegan
for Kaji Aso Studios
12:50 Kim Triedman
1:00 Linda Larson
1:10 Molly Bennett
1:20 Irene Koronas
1:30 Philip E. Burnham, Jr
1:40 Frank Blessington
1:50 Valerie Lawson
2:00 Diana Saenz
2:10 Lucy Holstedt
2:20 Michael Brown
2:30 Ron Goba
2:40 Elizabeth Doran
2:50 Tomas O’Leary
3:00 Timothy Gager
3:10 Jack Scully
3:20 Rene Schwiesow
3:30 Carolyn Gregory
3:40 Suzanne E. Berger
3:50 Molly Watt
4:00 Richard Hoffman
4:10 Jan Schreiber
4:20 Mignon Ariel King
4:30 Susan Donnelly

Sunday, April 29
Rabb Lecture Hall

1:10 Tom Daley
1:20 Ifeanyi Menkiti
1:30 Lo Galluccio
1:40 Dan Tobin
1:50 Kathleen Spivack
2:00 Gloria Mindock
2:10 Christine Casson
2:20 Lainie Senechal
2:30 Zvi Sesling
2:40 Rhina P. Espaillat
2:50 Harris Gardner
3:00 Stuart Peterfreund
3:10 Victor Howes
3:20 Alfred Nicol
3:30 Marc Goldfiinger
3:40 Charles Coe
3:50 Doug Holder
4:00 Fred Marchant
4:10 Richard Wollman
4:20 Jennifer Barber
4:30 Janury O’Neil

FOR INFORMATION: Tapestry of Voices: 617-306-9484; Library: 617-536-5400

Wheelchair accessible. Assisting listening devices available. To request a sign language interpreter, or for other special needs, call 617-536-7855(TTY) at least two weeks before the program date.

CO-SPONSORS: Tapestry of Voices and Kaji Aso Studio, in partnership with the Boston Public Library.

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