Wednesday, March 14, 2007
March 27 2007: 5PM My guest will be poet/organizer/activist/ Harris Gardner http://tapestryofvoices.com founder of:
(Harris Gardner, and friends...)
THE BOSTON NATIONAL POETRY MONTH FESTIVAL Now in its SUCESSFUL Seventh !!! Year
CO-SPONSORS:Tapestry of Voices & Kaji Aso Studio in partnership with The Boston Public Library. Starts Saturday, April 14th, 2007 10:00 A.M. To 5:00 P.M. and Sunday, April 15th, 2007 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:45 P.M.. OPEN MIKE: Sunday, 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. The festival will be held both days at the library ’s main branch in Copley Square.56 Major and emerging poets will each do a twenty minute reading; also Featuring 15 elementary school students from the John Eliot Elementary School.These fifth and sixth graders will open the festival with poetry by Langston Hughes,Ogden Nash, Carl Sandburg, Shel Silverstein, Maya Angelou, other poets, and their own originalpoetry. They will be followed by prize winning poets Alden DiIanni-Morton and Shari Caplan, two seniors at Boston Latin High School. The 55 major and emerging poets will follow with a:
POETRY MARATHON. Some of the many luminaries include Diana DerHovanessian , Afaa M. Weaver, Rhina P. Espaillat, Richard Wollman, Lloyd Schwartz, Maxine Kumin, Fred Marchant, Barbara Helfgott-Hyett, DanTobin, Charles Coe, Steven Cramer, Danielle Legros-Georges, Regie Gibson, Marc Widershien, Tino Villanueva, and Doug Holder.
This festival has it all. A plethora of professional poets, celebrities, a Pulitzer Prize Winner and former National Poet Laureate, numerous award winners, student participation.Even more, it is about community, neighborhoods, diversity, BOSTON and MASSACHUSETTS. This fast growing tradition is one of the largest events in Boston’s Contribution to National Poetry Month. FREE ADMISSION !!
For information: Tapestry of Voices, (617-306-9484) or
617-723-3716 Library: (617)- 536-5400
Wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices available. To request a sign language interpreter or for other special needs, call (617) 536-7855 (TTY) at least two weeks before the program date.