Friday, March 19, 2010


CO-SPONSORS: Tapestry of Voices & Kaji Aso Studio in partnership with the Boston Public Library, SAVE the DATE, Saturday, April 10th 10:00 A.M.- 4:45 P.M. OPEN MIKE: 1:30 to 3:00P.M.; & Sunday, April 11th, 1:10 to 4:30P.M. The Festival will be held at the library’s main branch in Copley Square. FREE ADMISSION

56 Major and Emerging poets will each do a ten minute reading; ALSO

Featuring six extraordinarily talented prize winning high school students: from Boston Latin High School: Andy Vo and Justin Singletary, and Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah; Boston Arts Academy:Erica Telisnor and Osiris Morel; Gabriella Fee: Walnut Hill School for the Arts. These student stars will open the Festival at 10:00 A.M. SAM CORNISH, Boston’s current and first Poet Laureate will open the formal part of the Festival at 11:00 A.M. 55 additional major and emerging poets will follow with a


Some of the many luminaries include SAM CORNISH, Diana Der Hovanessian, Richard Wollman, Jennifer Barber, Afaa M. Weaver, Barbara Helfgott-Hyett, Alfred Nicole, Ellen Steinbaum, Doug Holder, Charles Coe, Kathleen Spivack, Ryk McIntyre, Elizabeth McKim, Regie O’Gibson, Kate Finnegan, Michael Bialis, Susan Donnelly,John Ziemba, (Kaji Aso Studio), Sandee Story, CD Collins, Marc Goldfinger, Gloria Mindock, Tim Gager, Diana Saenz, Stuart Peterfreund, Valerie Lawson, Tom Daley, Molly Watt, Ifeanyi Menkiti, Mark Pawlak, Lainie Senechal, Harris Gardner, Joanna Nealon, Richard Hoffman, Susan Donnelly, Irene Koronas, Robert K. Johnson, and a Plethora of other prize winning poets.

This Festival has it all: Professional published poets, celebrities, numerous prize winners, student participation, OPEN MIKE.

Even more, it is about community, neighborhoods, diversity, Boston, and Massachusetts. This popular tradition is one of the largest events in Boston’s 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.
Harris Gardner

Boston National Poetry Month Festival
Poets’ Reading Schedule
Boston Public Library
Rabb Lecture Hall

Saturday, April 10, 2010
10:00 Boston Latin High School, Andy Vo
10:10 Boston Latin High School, Justin Singletary
10:20 Boston Latin High School, Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah
10:30 Boston Arts Academy, Erica Tilesnor
10:40 Boston Arts Academy, Osiris Morel
10:50 Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Gabriella Fee
11:00 Sam Cornish (Boston Poet Laureate)
11:10 Robert J. Clawson
11:20 Regie Gibson
11:30 Joanna Nealon
11:40 Elizabeth McKim
11:50 Cathy Salmons
12:00 Carol Weston
12:10 Robert K. Johnson
12:20 Jeffrey Harrison
12:30 Tim Gager
12:40 Kaji Aso Studio: Kate Finnegan,
Michael Bialis, John Ziemba
12:50 Mark Pawlak
1:00 Lisa Beatman
1:10 Susan Donnelly
1:20 Coleen Houlihan
1:30 Philip E. Burnham, Jr.
1:30- 3:00 OPEN MIKE- Room 5-6
1:40 Frank Blessington
1:50 Valerie Lawson
2:00 Diana Saenz
2:10 C.D. Collins
2:20 Walter Howard
2:30 Ron Goba
2:40 Elizabeth Doran
2:50 Wendy Mnookin
3:00 Barbara Helfgott-Hyett
3:10 Jack Scully
3:20 Andy Levesque
3:30 Sandra Storey
3:40 Tomas O’Leary
3:50 Molly Bennett
4:00 Molly Watt
4:10 Jan Schreiber
4:20 Anne Elizabeth Tom
4:30 Gloria Mindock
4:40 Ryk McIntyre

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010

1:10 Tom Daley
1:20 Ifeanyi Menkiti
1:30 Lo Galluccio
1:40 Ellen Steinbaum
1:50 Victor Howes
2:00 Rhina P. Espaillat
2:10 Diana DerHovanessian
2:20 Tino Villanueva
2:30 Doug Holder
2:40 Lainie Senechal
2:50 Harris Gardner
3:00 Stuart Peterfreund
3:10 Irene Koronas
3:20 Kathleen Spivack
3:30 Marc Goldfinger
3:40 Charles Coe
3:50 Isabella Nebel
4:00 Alfred Nicole
4:10 Richard Wollman
4:20 Jennifer Barber
4:30 Afaa M. Weaver

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