For more information visit Dodge Poetry Foundation. Also, visit the Dodge Blog. For the fourth time, the largest poetry event in North America comes to New Jersey’s largest city when the 30th Anniversary Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival return to Newark from Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. For four days Newark’s vibrant downtown Arts District will be transformed into a poetry village featuring some of our most celebrated, diverse and vibrant poets and spoken word artists. The 2016 Festival will feature the outstanding programming you’ve come to love: • Poets on Poetry: Festival Poets read and discuss some of the poems and poets that have mattered to them. • Poetry Samplers feature over two dozen poets giving brief readings introduce a wide range of the poets appearing at the Festival. • Conversations: Intimate groups of Festival Poets discuss enduring themes, topical issues and emerging questions evoked by poetry. • Festival Poet Readings feature a dynamic and diverse group of regional and national poets. • Evening Main Stage Readings feature some of the most celebrated poets writing and performing today. • Poetry and music explorations and collaborations featuring poets, musicians and dancers from a wide range of genres.
• Special events focusing on themed readings, like “Another Kind of Courage,” a reading by war veterans and their families.
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Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director, Poetry
Center, Passaic County Community
I have had the pleasure of working with a group of students in Dr. Mary Ann Miller’s poetry class at Caldwell College, in which the students have an opportunity to meet with poets, ask questions about writing, and learn first-hand. Part of the class involves a service project, namely helping to arrange a poetry reading. The students in my group are preparing for the event listed below—designing a flyer, putting out notices on social media, bringing cookies/plates/drinks, and preparing questions to ask following the reading.
I’ll be reading new poems from a recently-completed manuscript, with a Q & A and booksigning to follow.
Maybe you can attend, or forward this notice to others in NJ who might be interested. Many thanks and all good wishes. –George Witte