The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s in the Bowery

Presented by The Poetry Project in association with The Village Trip

Wednesday, September 25 at 6.30PM
St. Mark’s in the Bowery, 131 E 10th St, NY, NY 10003

The Village Trip festival honors the village tradition of public poetry reading with a special night at the storied St. Mark’s in the Bowery. Since 1966 the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s has been a continuation of the various coffeehouse readings that had flourished on the Lower East Side in the 1950s and 60s. St. Mark’s has long been a center of activism serving as a base for poet Allen Ginsberg, a communications center for the Black Panthers and The Young Lords, and as a center for the arts attracting Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, and many others.

Kate Colby

Kate ColbyKate Colby is the author of six books of poetry, including Fruitlands (2006) – winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Other books include Unbecoming Behavior (2008), and I Mean (2015). She has received fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room. Her work has been featured at the Beauport Sleeper-McCann, de Cordova, Isabella Stewart Gardner and RISD museums. Her poems and essays have appeared in Bennington Review, Columbia Poetry Review, PEN America, The Rumpus, Verse and the DIA Readings in Contemporary Poetry Anthology, among other journals and anthologies

Liz Howard

Liz HowardLiz Howard was born and raised in northern Ontario on Treaty 9 territory. Her debut collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland & Stewart, 2015), won the Griffin Poetry Prize. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. Her poetry has appeared in Canadian literary journals such as The Capilano Review, The Puritan, and Matrix Magazine. Recently Liz completed an MFA in Creative Writing course through the University of Guelph.

 

Express Yourself! A Writing Seminar with Adriana Trigiani

Saturday, September 28 from 2:00 – 5:00PM
Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Adriana TrigianiLed by Adriana Trigiani, best-selling author of 18 books that include The Big Stone Gap series, The Shoemaker’s Wife, and most recently, Tony’s Wife, this is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity.

All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun! All you need is an iPad or laptop, or a good old-fashioned notebook and pen! And please bring your favourite Trigiani novel for Adriana to sign at the end of the session.

 

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Writing and Storytelling with Richard Major

Friday, September 27 from 6:00 – 8:00PM
In the Gallery at St. John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, NY, NY 10014

Richard MajorCome to write – and to meet others who like to write. Led by Richard Major, author of Quintember and the upcoming This Lower World (set in the Village), this seminar will entertain, teach and encourage you to create. All writers of all styles are welcome to participate.

 

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Events may change without notice.

The Reading Writing and Publishing photograph of Jack Kerouac is by Burt Glinn/Magnum and can be found in The Beat Scene available from Reel Art Press 

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