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Poetry Night

EVERY 1st WEDNESDAY

Discussion Group & Open Mic

Poetry Night is sponsored by Youth Harbor, a new Saratoga-based non-profit organization that provides space for tweens and teens with mental and emotional challenges to support one another in living creative, healthy lives.

POETRY DISCUSSION GROUP

6 PM TO 7 PM

SPONSORED BY SARATOGA SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
ALL AGES WELCOME / FREE

Warm up for Open Mic and get to know some fellow poetry lovers as Mary Ann Rockwell of Saratoga Springs Public Library leads a conversation about the work of a particular poet. No advance preparation needed. Poems will be provided. SSPL will also display books from their poetry collection in Lena’s lobby and library card holders will be able to check them out on site.

This month we’ll look at poems, both rueful and joyful, about leaving an old year and welcoming the new.

POETRY OPEN MIC

SIGN-UP 7 PM / READINGS 7:30 – 9:30 PM

ADULTS $5 / STUDENTS FREE

HOSTED BY CAROL GRASER

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.

Featured Poet

February: Susan E. Oringel

Susan E. Oringel is a published poet, writer, teacher of creative writing, and psychologist.  She co-translated a collection of Latin American poetry: Messengers of Rain, (Groundwoods Press 2002 & 2011) Sue has been published in various literary journals, and her collection of poems My Coney Island was released in June 2019 from Finishing Line Press.