Inter-Generational Poetry Festival: in conjunction with Stockton Center on Successful Aging
June 13th 1-4 p.m.
Northfield Community School Grounds
2000 New Road, Northfield, NJ 08225
A FREE event for the entire community
1 p.m. Poetry Readings
Poetry Workshop Attendees of Stockton Center On Aging Successfully (SCOSA)
Northfield Community School’s 8th Grade Students
Featured Guest Poet: Barbara Daniels her chapbooks Black Sails and Quinn and Marie are available from Casa de Cinco Hermanas and her book Rose Fever: Poems fromWordTech Press. Her poetry has appeared in Mid-Atlantic Review, Solstice, The Literary Review, and many other journals.
2 p.m. Jazz Hour & Community Poetry Project
Participate with poets of all ages in various activities designed to create a Community Poetry installation in tune with Maker Culture that can then be displayed at the library, or just sit back and listen to some live jazz.
3 p.m. FREE Poetry Workshops: Space is limited and registration required for these one-hour poetry writing workshops to be lead by the following poets. Please call the library at (609) 646-4476 to register.
Emari DiGiorgio, Associate Professor of Writing at Stockton University and a NJ State Poet-in-the-School. She was named a Distinguished Teaching Artist by the NJ State Council on the Arts for 2012 and received the Governor’s Award in Arts Education. Her poetry manuscript “The Things a Body Might Become” is a four-time finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award as well as Black Lawrence Press’ St. Lawrence Prize, and recent poems have appeared in Anderbo.com, The Baltimore Review, Conte, DIAGRAM, and Poetry International. She also was featured on the Dodge Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Friday.
Amanda Richardson, She has been teaching a variety of writing classes at Hudson County Community College, Atlantic Cape Community College, Middlesex County College, and Stockton University for 10 years and has been teaching Creative Writing for Arts Middle School since 2011. She has been published in MARGIE/The American Journal of Poetry, won The Jeanette Gottlieb Award for Poetry, and received an Honorable Mention for the R.J. Corradino Prize for Love Poetry. She earned her BS in Marine Science with a Minor in Writing from Stockton University and her MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.
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