Friday, May 28, 2010

Caffe Lena Poetry Festival

I am delighted to be part of this festival. I've read twice before in Saratoga Springs, once at the library and once at Caffe Lena. It's a wonderful area, full of poetry lovers. If you're anywhere near there next weekend, please join us.

For the second year running Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY, will devote a weekend to the art of the spoken word, with more than a dozen accomplished poets offering words of freedom, beauty, challenge, and revelation. The festival will open on Friday evening with a full-length performance by renowned NYC slam poet, Taylor Mali, and will continue on Saturday with workshops and readings throughout the afternoon and evening.

Taylor Mali
Friday, June 4 • 8 PM
$15 advance / $17 at the door

Saturday Workshop Schedule:
12:30 – 1:30 Diane Lockward - Weird Is Good
12:30 – 1:30 Lucyna Prostko - Writing the Deepest Self
1:45 – 2:45 Christina Gelineau - Exploring Beyond the I
1:45 – 2:45 Naton Leslie - Writing Linked Poems: Writing Poetic Connections and Sequences
3:00 – 4:00 Frannie Lindsay - Writing Ugly Truth: the Poetics of Total Honesty
3:00 – 4:00 Daniel Nester - 5 Poems an Hour: Poetry & Prose Experiments

$10 each (must have day pass to participate)
Reserve your spot in advance by leaving a message at 518-583-0022 x94
Workshops will take place in the Glasby and Susman meeting rooms at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Saturday Reading Schedule:
$10 ticket for as much or as little poetry as you like!
Readings will take place at Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St.

3:00 Don Levy
3:30 Naton Leslie
4:00 Christine Gelineau
4:30 Lyn Lifshin
5:00 Frannie Lindsay
5:30 Susan Deer Cloud

6-7—dinner break

7:00 Paul Pines
7:30 Joseph Bruchac
8:00 Diane Lockward
8:30 Lucyna Prostko
9:00 Daniel Nester
9:30 Barbara Ungar & Nancy White
performing From Eve to Barbie: women in myth and history…

Check the website for workshop descriptions, directions, and more information.

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