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(Hudson Valley / Catskills / Albany / Saratoga)
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. . . Catskill Mountain Foundation
Main St., Rte. 23A
Hunter, NY 12442 (Greene Co.)
Contact: Pam Weisberg or Faith Lieberman
518-263-4908 x 202 Fax: 518-263-4459

20 Sat All DAY $10/12 Festival: JAZZ "For the Natural Poet" With D. Nurkse and Naomi Guttman and friends PLUS From "Watercats" Alan Semerdjian & free jazz legend Daniel Carter
2­2:45 pm Seminar/Dialogue (reaching a population in crisis)
3:00 - 4:15 Readings, Jazz & Improvisation
4:15-4:45 Open Mic (including songs/music)
4:45 Booksigning/Reception & more sound/music/art
Reading, Open Mic, Reception $5, $3; Free for high school students.

Howland Cultural Center
Beacon, NY
(845) 831-0077

18 Thurs 8 "Calling All Poets" Series features Joel Allegretti

Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1414 (Westchester)
Metro North to Philipse Manor (Call 1(800) METRO-INFO for schedule.)
HVWC is housed in the rail station, which is on the state and national registry of historic places.
Director: Dare Thompson (alt: Golda Solomon)
(914) 332-5953 or (845) 236-3074

14 Sun 4:30 $5/3 Paul Violi / Honor Moore
19 Fri 8 $3 Open mic (sign up: 7:30) poetry, fiction, essay
21 Sun 3:30 $12/10 Po'Jazz with poets Sarah Cortez, Stephen Coleman / musicians Tony Jefferson, John Hart, Nicki Parrott (Kids under 12 admitted free of charge.)
26 Fri 7 Free. Book party for Rebecca McClanahan / Suzanne Cleary

Northern Westchester Center For The Arts
272 N Bedford Rd.
Mt. Kisco 10549
Director: Cindy Beer-Fouhy
914-241-6922 FAX: 914-241-0137

The Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Inc.
73 Broadway (Historic Rondout) / PO Box 1956
Kingston, NY 12402
Contact: Ione at 845-338-5984 Fax: 845-338-5986
pof@deeplistening.org - dlc@deeplistening.org
http://www.artswire.org/pof - http://www.deeplistening.org/dlc
Foundation marks its sixteenth year supporting creation and dissemination of new work in music, literature and performance locally, nationally and internationally. Retreats began in 1991.

Voices of the Valley Poetry Performance Series
Monkey Roasting Co.

478 B'way, Kingston
Smoke-free. Coffee, sodas, light menu.
Features plus open mic. Events on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and cost $3 unless o/w noted. Info: (845) 883-9172, rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com.

Woodstock Poetry Society
P.O. Box 531
Woodstock 12498-0531
Contact: Bob Wright bobwright@usa.net
Venue: Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker
Every second Saturday at 2 p.m. Features plus open mic.
845-679-9837 FAX: 845-679-9838

Also consult: www.chronogram.com for theatre and music events. (Area code: (845))

Fri 7 p.m. Spoken Word Cafe Pongo
Barnes & Noble, Poughkeepsie. 485-2224.

Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. 257-3880.

Performing Arts of Woodstock, Wdstk. 679-7900

Arts Center Theater, CGCC, Hudson. (518) 828-4181

Workshop for Teachers
Call for time. Writing to read paired texts. Pre-reg. req. Institute for Writing & Thinking, Bard College. 758-7484.

Also consult www.hudsonvalley.org. Sampling below:

Note: Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate (Sleepy Hollow in Westchester). See website for details.


New York State Writers Institute
HU 355, Ualbany - 1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-5620 FAX: (518) 442-5621
http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst (Check for scheduled readings.)

06 Sat 1-4 Free
Voorheesville Public Library's "Poetry Performance Day"
51 School Road, Voorheesville
Dan Wilcox, Tom Nattell, many others

12 Fri 7:30 Absolutely Friday Night Poets
Lemily & Son Int'l Gallery
176 Washington Ave, Albany
Dan Wilcox, Featured poet, reading from "Exiles", poems in the voices of Frida Kahlo & Leon Trotsky, with slides & music; open mic to follow

13 Sat 8:00 Poetry Extravaganza
Miss Mary's Art Space
5 New Scotland Ave.
Dan Wilcox (poems for women). Also performing: Mary Panza, jil hanifan, Nancy Klepsch, Victoria Moore & Karin Maag-Tanchak

Regular Series
(Info: wilcox23@juno.com)

[1st Mon 7 p.m.] - Open Mic, Mocatopia Coffee House, Lark St., Albany
[Wed's 9 p.m.] - Open Mic for musicians & poets, Lark Tavern, Madison Ave., Albany
[1st Wed 7] - Open Mic for musicians & poets, Mother Earth's Café, Quail & Western, Albany
[Fri's 9] - "Urban Guerilla Theater" open mic, Mason Hall, 120 Madison Ave., Albany
[2nd Wed 7:30] - "Alchemy of the Word" Open Mic & feature (Dan Wilcox), Lionheart, 258 Lark St., Albany
[2nd Thur 8] - "Soul Kitchen" Open mic at Clayton's Caribbean Restaurant, 244 Washington Ave., Albany
[2nd Sun 3 p.m.] - Saratoga Poetry Zone, open mic, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs
[3rd Tues 7] - Open mic, Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville
[3rd Sat 7:30] - Arthur's Market, 35 N. Ferry St., Schenectady
[Last Tues 8] - "School of Night" open mic, Valentine's, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany
[Last Wed 7] - "High Drama Poetry Society" Open Mic, Fuze Box, 13 Central Ave., Albany

High Drama Poetry Society
The Fuze Box, 12 Central Ave
donaldlevy@yahoo.com 518-432-4472

The Lionhart Blues Café (Alchemy of the Word)
258 Lark St
Contact: Amanda Stahl


Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Contact: Linda Bullard
518-584-7860 FAX: 518-584-7866
http://www.library.saratoga.ny.us (Check for complete schedule.)

Sundays 3 p.m. Saratoga Poetry Zone, open mic. An egalitarian forum for those interested in writing, reading, and listening to poetry in an atmosphere of communal respect. Made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Delaware County, Northern Catskills


WORDS ON THE AIR! - 10 PM, the 1st Sunday of Every Month WJFF Radio Catskills Sullivan Co. NPR Affiliate, Hosts Bright Hill Press's RADIO BY WRITERS! - 90.5 FM - Throughout the Week, Delaware Broadcast Group (WDLA, WDHI, WIYN) Hosts BHP's POETRY MOMENTS!

TREADWELL ‹ On Thursday, April 18, as part of its ongoing National Poetry Month Celebration, Word Thursdays will present poets George Drew of Poestenkill and Christine Gelineau of Windsor. They will read from their poetry and sign copies of their books after the open reading, which begins at 7 p.m., and during which all present are invited to read from their own poetry or fiction or that of another. The readings will take place at the Bright Hill Center, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, a block north of Route 14 (Main Street). There is a small admissions fee for adults; all those under 18 are admitted free.

George Drew was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State. His poetry has been widely published in the ³Antioch Review,² ³Beloit Poetry Journal,² ³Hollins Critic,² ³Mississippi Review,² ³Poetry Northwest,² ³Quarterly West,² ³The Quarterly,² ³Salmagundi,² ³The Southern Poetry Review,² ³The Texas Review,² and many other journals and literary magazines. His work has been anthologized, most recently in ³North Country² and ³The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Poetry.² His first collection, ³Toads in a Poisoned Tank,² appeared in 1986 from Tamarack Editions; his second, ³So Many Bones: Poems of Russia,² was published in 1997 by Rarus Press, a Russian publisher, in a bilingual edition. Drew has given poetry readings in many venues, and has been a staff member at The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire as part of an annual conference for middle-school and high-school teachers of poetry.

Christine Gelineau lives on a farm where, along with her husband, she raises Morgan horses. She is the author of the chapbook ³North American Song Line,² and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including ³American Literary Review,² ³Seneca Review,² ³Beloit Poetry Journal,² ³Kansas Quarterly,² ³Florida Review,² ³Green Mountains Review,² ³The American Voice,² ³Kalliope,² and the ³Paterson Literary Review. She is an adjunct assistant professor in English at SUNY Binghamton where she teaches and coordinates department¹s reading series.

Bright Hill Center¹s programs are funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O¹Connor Foundation; the Walter Rich Charitable Foundation, the Merrill Family Fund, by area merchants and businesses; and by Bright Hill Press members and friends. For information on the Bright Hill Center and its programs call 607-829-5055, write to BHC, 94 Church Street, POB 193, Treadwell, NY 13846, or email the organization at wordthur@catskill.net