The Poetry Motel Foundation
& the Hudson Valley Writers Guild
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Poets in the Park, 2016:
Final Readings scheduled for July 30
Poets in the Park is celebrating over 25 years of bringing poetry in July to the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park, Albany, NY. The series was started in 1989 by the late Tom Nattell and is now run by Albany poet & photographer Dan Wilcox. This year the readings will be on Saturdays July 9, 16 & 30; the readings start at 7:00 PM & are free & open to the public; donations are accepted. Rain site is the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany. The series is co-sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation & by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild; for more information about the Guild visit the website www.hvwg.org
The final 2016 readers are:
July 30: Sarah Browning & Bunkong Tuon
The Robert Burns statue is located near where Henry Johnson Blvd. passes through Washington Park and crosses Hudson Ave. Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on.
For more information contact Dan Wilcox, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Browning is co-founder and Executive Director of Split This Rock: Poetry of Provocation & Witness and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. Author of “Whiskey in the Garden of Eden” and co-editor of “D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology,” she is the recipient of artist fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, a Creative Communities Initiative grant, and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize.
Bunkong Tuon is a writer, critic, and professor at Union College. He is the author of “Gruel” (NYQ Books, 2015); more importantly, he is the father of a one-year old baby girl.