Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop Group Reading

On Sunday, June 22 at 2:00 pm, a select group of poets will present work from The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, a new book named by Poets & Writers as a “Best Book for Writers.” The poets will read a variety of poems, some of which appear in the book as model poems for prompts, and some of which were written in response to the prompts. They will also offer craft tips on such topics as getting music into poems, finding the right words, and revising poems. Following this mixture of poetry and conversation, audience members will go home well nourished by the poems they have heard and fired up to write new poems of their own.

Among the poets expected to read are Diane Lockward (author of The Crafty Poet and moderator of reading), Joel Allegretti, Ann DeVenezia, Laura Freedgood, Gail Gerwin, Tina Kelley, Adele Kenny, Toni Libro, Charlotte Mandel, Wanda Praisner, Susanna Rich, Ken Ronkowitz, Basil Rouskas, Michael T. Young, and Sandy Zulauf.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up. [Note: The rest of the library will be closed during this program.]

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