Free Poetry Workshop Series in April with Rebecca Wolff

Presented by The Friends of the Hudson Area Library in honor of National Poetry Month

Calling all Poets! Come out of hibernation, step forth into spring, and get creative!

Rebecca Wolff, published author, poet and editor for Fence, will lead this free, four-week poetry workshop series. The Poetry Workshop will meet for four consecutive Saturdays, with the first workshop session to begin on April 5th at the Hudson Area Library from 11am to 1pm.  

To ensure all work receives equal attention and time, this series will require all participants to submit 5 pages of recent poetry via email by March 21st to hudsonlibrarypoetryworkshop@gmail.com.

Selected participants will be notified by March 28th. For questions regarding this workshop, please send email to the above address. 

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library, which is underwriting the Poetry Workshop, is an advocacy and support group dedicated to the increasing public awareness, literacy, and services of the Library.

For more information about the Friends, including membership and volunteer opportunities, contact the library at 518.828.1792 or visit us on Facebook at Friends of the Hudson Area Library and Like us.

Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Reading on April 27th

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection [reproduction number LC-USZ62-42479]

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection [reproduction number LC-USZ62-42479]

 

In honor of National Poetry Month, works by the great American poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, will be read in the History Room at the Hudson Area Library on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00pm. We are pleased to present  special guest speaker, Peter Bergman, who will be conducting this special poetry reading.

Mr. Bergman is the Executive Director of The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop in Austerlitz, NY, Millay’s home until her death in 1950. Mr. Bergman is an accomplished regional playwright, poet and author, and a frequent lecturer, speaking on local history and Millay for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as well as theater for a host of public and private groups from New England to New York City.

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The Hudson Area Library has a number of Millay’s books in its History Room collection, and excerpts from some of those will be read on Saturday, along with other works from Millay’s private collection at Steepletop. There will be a short question and answer period after the reading.

This event is sponsored by The Hudson Area Library and the Friends of the Library, and is free and open to the public. For more information about this program, please call 518.828.1792 or visit us at the Hudson Area Library website.

To read more about Millay’s life, her poems and plays, as well as Steepletop, visit the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society website.