|Event:||Winter Fest Poetry Reading|
|Date:||February 2nd, 2020|
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Gateway City Arts Stage 2
92 Race St., Holyoke, MA 413-650-2670
Reading will be followed by a Classical Music concert both are Free but Donations are Gratefully accepted:
Brunch will be served from 11am to 1pm
Paul Richmond, host
The National Beat Poetry Foundation headquartered in Wolcott, Ct. Appointed Paul Richmond Beat Poet Laureate of Massachusetts 2017 to 2019. Appointed Paul Richmond National Beat Poet Laureate of USA 2019 -2020 He has performed nationally and internationally the Austin International Poetry Festival, in Austin TX, Gödör Klubban at the Jazzköltexzeti est in Budapest, Hungary, the Beat Festival in Sweden, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scotland..
His work has been published in four books, in many journals, magazines, anthologies and poetry collections. He runs Human Error Publishing, which promotes Word events and festivals and publishes books.
The Poet Laureate of Northampton, Ma, Lecturer at U Mass, former Sergeant, National Guard, new book of poems Battle Dress, former editor at Sundress Publications
Jovonna Van Pelt:
Jo has been a finalist in the Poet’s Seat competition, a frequent contributor to poetry open mics and spoken word fests, a member of the Straw Dog Writers Guild and a selected poet in their recent anthology Compass Roads, edited by Jane Yolen. Van Pelt just published a new book.
DR has been involved in the visual and performing arts all his life. Son to artist Feodor Rimsky, and life long member of the Washington Art Association (to which his father was a founder). Dimitri also founded the Savoy Agency, a multi-faceted talent agency running nightclub and concert venue entertainment calendars during 1980’s. He has organized many public and private events and continues to support creative activities however possible. Dimitri is currently a retired web designer and occasional poet.
Followed by: On a Cold Winter's Day Music and Verse
This event features, Arthur Cook, cello; Deborah Gilwood, piano; Mary Hubbell, soprano. Please join us as we celebrate the winter season with music and verse from Ireland, Germany, France, and the US. Free and open to the public, donations gratefully accepted.
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM