Annual Winter Poetry Night
Poetry & Conversation
with Ravi Shankar, Karen Skolfield, Lydia Cortes & Amy Dryansky
January 12, 2015, 7pm
Hotel Andaz, 75 Wall, Street NY, NY 10005
The Emily Dickinson Museum’s monthly Amherst Art Walk poetry reading on Thursday, November 5 will feature local writers published in the literary magazine upstreet.
Howard Faerstein and Maya Janson, both of Florence, are included in upstreet 11, the latest issue. Amy Dryansky of Conway, published in upstreet 9, and Karina Borowicz of Belchertown, who has a poem in upstreet 8 titled “Emily Dickinson’s Dress,” will also read. Upstreet founding editor and publisher Vivian Dorsel will introduce each poet.
Timing of performances:
1:30 PM • Doors open
1:45 PM • Open mike sign-up
2 – 4 PM • Poetry readings
Hey Folks, sorry, but due to scheduling glitches, this event isn’t happening tonight. I’ll re-post when we have a new date!
…what could be better than words AND music AND a library?
Hope to see you there!
I’ll be the featured reader at this longstanding event sponsored by the good people at Straw Dogs Writers Guild. It starts with an open mic, and if you want to read, put your name in the hat up until 7:10. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes.
And if you have questions: Jacqueline Sheehan (413) 582-0661
There’s a bar. Meet me there.
The good news is, I get to post this pic of Sherman and Mr. Peabody so we can all get in the Wabac machine for a do-over, because:
In case you missed it, here’s the panel info:
We can’t promise you’ll get published, but we will share what we’ve learned, which turns out to be a decent amount.
This event will be of special interest to writers submitting a manuscript or about to publish a first book. We’ll discuss the happy but often bewildering aftermath of acceptance: book design, publicity, the vulnerability of being newly published, post-publication contests, second and beyond books, and the importance of continuing to write after a manuscript has been assembled or even published. We’ll also talk about pre-publication editing, researching presses and contests, realistic publishing expectations, and dealing with a difficult publisher. Although the panel will focus on life after an acceptance, we will have handouts that address the business side of preparing a manuscript.
Discussion will be audience driven – bring your questions!