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Poetry Workshop- Starts Apr. 23

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Poetry workshop thingCalling All Serious Poets

If you are serious about your work, the Marlboro Free Library is serious about creating an environment for your literary aspirations to flourish. The Library has been awarded an Arts Mid-Hudson Grant to create the Ulster County Poetry Project. Under the direction of two resident poets, Linda McCauley Freeman and Ted Millar, the workshop will meet monthly 1-3:00 pm in the Marlboro Library Community Room.

In honor of National Poetry Month and Shakespeare’s birthday, the kickoff workshop will be held on April 23 at 1:00 pm.

“We are looking for area poets who are committed to the hard work of creating publishable poetry,” says Linda McCauley Freeman, who has an MFA in poetry from Bennington College and has been widely published. “The workshops will focus intently on the revision process with an eye toward publishing.”

Ted Millar, who teaches poetry and creative writing at Marist College and English at Mahopac High School, agrees. “We are not looking for dabblers. Our aim is to create a solid literary community of published poets in Ulster County who meet regularly to forward their work.”

The grant allows the group to meet monthly at no charge to members for the remainder of the year, with the program culminating in six public readings in neighboring libraries. Program dates are April 23, May 21, and then every second Sunday through December.

Click here to register for the Ulster County Poetry Project or call the Library at 845-236-7272.  Spaces are limited.  All poets, bring a poem (and copies) to the workshop on first meeting.

 

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
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