Poetry Workshops at Gallery 40

Join Poet and Poughkeepsie Resident Gina R. Evers for an evening of exploring and writing poetry.Each writing workshop will illuminate one feature of poetry, allow time for writing, and build community through the sharing of our new poem. Register to reserve your seat !Gina R. Evers holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Her poems have been published in PANK, About Place Journal, Quarterly West, and the Comstock Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her writing has been supported by the VCFA Postgraduate Writers’ Conference, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and the Lambda Literary Foundation.

Poetry Workshops at Gallery 40

Join Poet and Poughkeepsie Resident Gina R. Evers for an evening of exploring and writing poetry.Each writing workshop will illuminate one feature of poetry, allow time for writing, and build community through the sharing of our new poem. Register to reserve your seat !Gina R. Evers holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Her poems have been published in PANK, About Place Journal, Quarterly West, and the Comstock Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her writing has been supported by the VCFA Postgraduate Writers’ Conference, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and the Lambda Literary Foundation.

Poetry Workshops at Gallery 40

Join Poet and Poughkeepsie Resident Gina R. Evers for an evening of exploring and writing poetry.Each writing workshop will illuminate one feature of poetry, allow time for writing, and build community through the sharing of our new poem. Register to reserve your seat !Gina R. Evers holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Her poems have been published in PANK, About Place Journal, Quarterly West, and the Comstock Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her writing has been supported by the VCFA Postgraduate Writers’ Conference, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and the Lambda Literary Foundation.

Poetry Workshops at Gallery 40

Join Poet and Poughkeepsie Resident Gina R. Evers for an evening of exploring and writing poetry.Each writing workshop will illuminate one feature of poetry, allow time for writing, and build community through the sharing of our new poem. Register to reserve your seat !Gina R. Evers holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Her poems have been published in PANK, About Place Journal, Quarterly West, and the Comstock Review, among other journals and anthologies. Her writing has been supported by the VCFA Postgraduate Writers’ Conference, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and the Lambda Literary Foundation.

Leading with Artivism

Join Poet Gold as she talks with Joel Bergner, a community artist whose large-scale murals can be found in 30 countries across 5 continents, painted in his signature style combining intimate portraits of local residents, vibrant color palettes and small details that draw the viewer in to experience multiple levels of meaning. His elaborate murals weave smoothly between realism with an urban art sensibility and the raw expressions of children’s art. As a community-based artist, Joel’s work is informed by his creative projects with the world’s most vulnerable children and communities, from Syrian refugee camps to American prisons; the favelas of Brazil to an orphanage in South Africa. In each project, he guides participants through the process of exploring issues that are important to them, designing their own composition and then collaboratively painting a public mural in their community.

RSVP here!

 

Leading with Artivism, guest Stephanie JT Russell (virtual)

Join us (virtually) as we talk with Stephanie JT Russell, a prolific poet, interdisciplinary artist, and cultural worker. Stephanie JT Russell’s most recent creative nonfiction book is One Flash of Lightning, a poetic treatment of the Samurai code (Andrews McMeel). Her work has been featured in books and journals such as The Xavier Review, The Winter Anthology, Sequestrum, Lightwood, ArLiJo, and at noted venues including The New Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Albright Knox, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Berkeley Museum. A visiting artist at New York University, The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, The Stone House, and other institutions, Russell received the Overall Winner Award 2022 from the Wirral Poetry Festival, UK. A Trustee at The Emile Brunel Studio & Sculpture Park, an historic nature sanctuary and art center in Boiceville, NY, Russell is founder of its AIR Brunel BIPOC Fellowship Residency (brunelpark.org). Russell was appointed Dutchess County Poet Laureate 2023, for which she is curating an intercultural Laureate Event Series, Stream of Life, featuring poetry and art from multicultural communities throughout Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley region. RSVP HERE

 

An Evening of Poetry featuring Molly McGlennen

An Evening of Poetry featuring Molly McGlennen

Join the Poughkeepsie Library for a delightful evening of poetry followed by an open mic. Masks may be required based on local public health conditions. No registration required.
CONTACT: Debora Shon (845) 485-3445 x3313 dshon@poklib.org
LOCATION: Adriance – Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

PoughEtry Fest (in person)

PoughEtry Fest is a one-day festival, free and open to the public highlighting the art of poetry – both written and spoken, as well as poets of the Hudson and beyond. Stay tuned for the line-up and schedule!
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Open to Love Poetry Night (in person)

Visit Reason and Ruckus to listen to poetry about love, acceptance, and vulnerability – all are welcome to participate! Reconnect Foods will be serving delicious eats!