Writer's Weekend at Summerville10am Now in its third year, Writers Weekend at Summerville, a conference for emerging writers, is an event designed to bring together emerging and established voices who share a love of and passion for reading and writing. Participants will learn from award-winning authors who will discuss elements of craft and share their published creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry. GRU faculty and local writers will also lead writing workshops for attendees seeking community and feedback. In addition, creative writing students will read from their work and discuss their experiences in the Creative Writing PROGRAM at GRU. Former PRESENTERS at THE CONFERENCE include Jerico Brown, Bronwen Dickey, Eric Smith, Michel Stone, Susan Tekulve, and Deno Trakas. http://gru.edu/colleges/pamplin/efl/writersweekend/
Westcheser Poetry Festival1pm-5:30pm
Aja Monet will deliver the keynote reading at the fifth annual Westchester Poetry Festival scheduled on Saturday, April 11. Joining Ms. Monet are the acclaimed poets Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Suzanne Cleary, Katy Lederer, and Matthew Thornburn, along with a host of talented student poets from The Masters School.
The festival will begin at 1:00 pm at the historic Estherwood Mansion on the campus of The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Come on over and don’t come alone – spouses, partners, and high school students are all welcome. And don’t forget to pass along this invitation to all your Facebook friends! The festival is open to the public; admission and parking are free of charge. Questions? Call 914-479-6419.
We’re looking forward to celebrating poetry and the spoken word with you. Come join us on April 11!
Omega Institute Poetry Festival9 am
150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
The 2015 Omega Institute Poetry Festival will be held from July 5 to July 10 at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York. The festival features readings and workshops led by poets Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Li-Young Lee, Alison Luterman, and Aja Monet. Tuition ranges from $435 to $660, based on need. On-campus housing for five nights, including meals, ranges from $420 for tent camping to $1,295 for a single room in a cabin. Registration is first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
The BEAT Festival is a time for Brooklyn to celebrate its own. A time for us as artists and audience to gather and witness the world-class talent within the borough. Each year, the BEAT Festival presents contemporary work in multiple venues in a variety of different neighborhoods across the borough. In our first two years, most of our venues have been non-traditional spaces, such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library and MetroTech Commons. We present multiple artists or groups within the festival across the disciplines of theater, dance and voice. Many of these tour the borough, performing in each of these unique spaces. This allows for diverse acts and audiences to engage each other, a core focus of the festival’s mission.
This year Aja Monet will be performing on three separate occasions for the festival. She will be a part of the opening night at the Brooklyn Museum on September 11th and also performing two solo shows on September 15th (“Front Porch Stories”) and September 19th (“Backyard Songs”).
Thursday Sept 11, 7PM – Monday Sept 15, 7.30 PM – Friday Sept 19, 12PM
Details and schedule HERE