Pathways - Featherstone - Noepe Center
Summer Festival of Poetry
Pathways Projects, Featherstone Center for the Arts & Noepe Center for Literary Arts is proud to present:
The Pathways - Featherstone - Noepe Center Summer Festival of Poetry
Offering music and refreshments at 6:00 p.m.
Poets will read at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are sold on a first come basis on the day of the event beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Bunch of Grapes Bookstore will offer poetry books for purchase.
Jennifer Luebbers Leonard & Keith Leonard
introduced by Alexander Weinstein
with Musical Guest Melanie Sroka-Chaunce
Tuesday, July 21
Karina Borowicz & Richard Michelson
introduced by Clark Myers and Peter Oberfest
with Musical Guest Charlotte Benjamin
RICHARD MICHELSON’s many books for children, teens, and adults have been listed among the Ten Best of the Year by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The New Yorker, and among the Dozen Best Books of the Decade by Amazon.com. He has been a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award (3X), the National Jewish Book Award (3X), and the Harlem Book Fest Wheatley Award. He is the only author ever awarded both the Sydney Taylor Gold and Silver Medals in a single year from the Association of Jewish Librarians. Michelson hosts a radio poetry program, and just completed his 2nd term as Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA.
Michelson’s most recent poetry book for children S is for Sea Glass was written on the porch of his Oak Bluffs gingerbread cottage, and his newest adult collection, More Money than God was published in the 2015 Pitt Poetry Series.
Tuesday, July 28
introduced by Arnie Reisman
with Musical Guest David Hannon
Tickets are $20 each
Tuesday, August 4
Cleaveland House Poets
with music by Charlotte Benjamin
with introduction by William Waterway
Experience the poetry of Cleaveland House Poets
Hosted by William Waterway
Cleaveland House Poets is the oldest, continuously meeting poetry group in the history of the United States. The group has been meeting every two weeks for over fifty-years at one of the island’s most historic locations.
The group was founded in the early 1960s by renowned island poet, author, playwright – Dionis Coffin Riggs. Dionis’ daughter, mystery author - Cynthia Riggs, continues to sponsor the group at Cleaveland House.
Poet, author, musician, William Waterway - is the group’s chairperson, and editor of their recent anthology: “Cleaveland House Poets, 50 – Years.”
Members of the group, which include the former and present Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureates, come from diverse backgrounds. Many members are accomplished authors, poets, publishers, artists, choreographers, and television personalities.