Sunday, March 20, 2011

THE BOSTON NATIONAL POETRY MONTH FESTIVAL, April 9 and 10, 2011

Thanks to the hard work of Harris Gardner this will be happening once more. It will be my fourth appearance! Here's the press release:

POETS’ Reading Schedule


Rabb Lecture Hall

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011



10:00 Boston Latin High School, Andy Vo

10:10 Boston Latin High School, Justin Singletary

10:20 Boston Latin High School,

Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah Rabb Lecture Hall

10:30 Boston Arts Academy, Erica Telisnor

10:40 Boston Arts Academy, Osiris Morel SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011

10:50 Boston Arts Academy, Naomi Romm

11:00 Sam Cornish

11:10 Robert J. Clawson

11:20 Regie O. Gibson

11:30 Joanna Nealon

11:40 Doug Holder

11:50 Chad Parenteau

12:00 Carol Weston

12:10 Robert K. Johnson

12:20 Walter Howard

12:30 Ryk McIntyre

12:40 Kaji Aso Studio, Kate Finnegan

12:50 Mark Pawlak

1:00 Lisa Beatman

1:10 Molly Bennett

1:20 Irene Koronas

1:30 Philip E. Burnham, Jr.



1:30-3:00 OPEN MIKE- Room 5-6



1:40 Frank Blessington

1:50 Valerie Lawson

2:00 Diana Saenz

2:10 C.D. Collins

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

3:20Andy Levesque

3:30 Sandra Storey

3:40 Rhina P. Espaillat

3:50 Molly Watt

4:00 Rene Schwiesow

4:10 Jan Schreiber

4:20 Mignon Ariel King

4:30 Susan Donnelly



SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011



1:10 Tom Daley

1:20 IfeanyiMenkiti

1:30 Lo Galluccio

1:40 Danielle Legros Georges

1:50 Kathleen Spivack

2:00 Gloria Mindock

2:10 Diana DerHovanessian

2:20 Fred Marchant

2:30 Varsha Kukafka

2:40 Lainie Senechal

2:50 Harris Gardner

3:00 Stuart Peterfreund

3:10 Victor Howes

3:20 Beatriz Alba Del Rio

3:30 Marc Goldfiinger

3:40 Charles Coe

3:50 Isabella Nebel

4:00 Alfred Nicole \

4:10 Richard Wollman

4:20 Jennifer Barber

4:30 January O’Neil



Now In Its Successful ELEVENTH Year


CO-SPONSORS: Tapestry of Voices & Kaji Aso Studio in partnership with the Boston Public Library, SAVE the DATES: Saturday, April 9th 10:00 A.M.- 4:40 P.M. OPEN MIKE: 1:30 to 3:00P.M.; & Sunday, April 10th, 1:10 to 4:30P.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 6 extraordinarily talented prize winning high school students: from Boston Latin High School ; Boston Arts Academy . These student stars will open the Festival at 10:00 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

Some of the many luminaries include SAM CORNISH, Diana Der Hovanessian, Rhina P. Espaillat,  Richard Wollman, Jennifer Barber, Alfred Nicol, , Doug Holder, Charles Coe, Kathleen Spivack, Ryk McIntyre, January O’Neil , Regie O’Gibson, Kate Finnegan (Kaji Aso Studio),Victor Howes, Susan Donnelly, Jack Scully, Renee Schwiesow, Chad Parenteau, Sandee Story, Tomas O’Leary, CD Collins, Marc Goldfinger, Gloria Mindock, Timothy Gager, Diana Saenz, Stuart Peterfreund, Valerie Lawson, Michael Brown, Mignon Ariel King, Tom Daley, Molly Lynn Watt, Ifeanyi Menkiti, Danielle Legros Georges, Mark Pawlak, Lainie Senechal, Harris Gardner, Joanna Nealon,Walter Howard, Jack Scully, Irene Koronas, Fred Marchant, Robert K. Johnson, and a Plethora of other prize winning poets.


This Festival has it all: Professional published poets, celebrities, numerous prize winners, student participation, OPEN MIKE.

Even more, it is about community, neighborhoods, diversity, Boston , and Massachusetts . This popular tradition is one of the largest events in Boston ’s Contribution to National Poetry Month. FREE ADMISSION !!!

FOR INFORMATION: Tapestry of Voices: 617-306-9484

Library:  617-536-5400

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