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THE BOSTON NATIONAL POETRY MONTH FESTIVAL
Now in its SUCESSFUL Seventh !!! Year
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 ís main branch in Copley Square.
56 Major and emerging poets will each do a twenty minute reading; also
Featuring three extraordinarily talented prize winning high school students:Alden DiIanni-Morton and Shari Caplan, two seniors at Boston Latin High School; and Gabriella Fee, a freshman attending Walnut Hill School of the Arts. The 56 major and emerging poets will follow with a
Some of the many luminaries include Diana DerHovanessian , Afaa M. Weaver, Rhina P. Espaillat, Lloyd Schwartz, Maxine Kumin, Fred Marchant, Barbara Helfgott-Hyett, Dan Tobin, Charles Coe, Steven Cramer, Danielle Legros-Georges, Regie Gibson, Marc Widershien, Tino Villanueva, Stuart Peterfreund, Don Share 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 Bostonís 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.