Hosted by Carol Graser
Featuring Marilyn Zembo Day & Leslie Neustadt
Wednesday, December 6
Doors & sign-up 7 PM / Readings 7:30 PM
Adults $5 at the door / Students Free
Marilyn Zembo Day’s work has appeared in Metroland and various literary journals. She has also read her work on local radio stations. Marilyn has been a Regional Representative for the International Women’s Writing Guild and for over 25 years, under the umbrella Women Words, she has regularly led creativity and writing workshops and weekend retreats designed for women to recover and raise their own voices. Her long work in organizing and facilitating creativity, healing and empowerment workshops and events has had a lasting impact on her community. She continues to be active in creating opportunities for local writers and artists. Leslie Neustadt is a retired attorney, writer and collage artist. She donates the entire proceeds of her poetry collection, Bearing Fruit, A Poetic Journey, to not-for-profits. Her writing has been published in a wide variety of journals, magazines and anthologies including Veils, Halos & Shackles, an International Anthology on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Poetry. Leslie has led workshops on ekphrastic poetry and collage making in conjunction with her art shows, and has presented expressive arts workshops for other-abled people. She is a member of the International Women’s Writers Guild, the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and is an enthusiastic participant/workshop leader at the Women Writers and Artists Matrix which meets at Skidmore twice a year
- First Wednesday of every month. Admission is $5 for adults & FREE for students.
- Sign-up from 7 to 7:25. Readings start at 7:30.
- Two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether.
- A featured poet(s) reads for 20 minutes. Featured poets are booked by host Carol Graser. Generally, our features are established, published poets and/or have made significant public contributions to the regional poetry scene.