GROLIER POETRY FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00pm - 8:00pm

*A 90th Anniversary Celebration*

Please note:  due to forecasted inclement weather, this event has been postponed until June 2, 2018 

 

Street Fair: Outside, on Plympton Street, between Mass Avenue and Bow Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. 

 

 

Open House: Inside the Grolier Poetry Book Shop at 
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA.

 

 

The Grolier is the oldest poetry book shop in the United States. 

We first opened our doors in 1927 to a very different world. During our 90 years we have been a beloved home to poets and to those who love poetry. 
 

Join us as we celebrate our past 90 years, 

while we plan for our 100th year and beyond. 

 

 

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Our Poetry Festival includes an exciting lineup of poets, programs, theatrical performances, and workshops. Please view our Program on our website. Poets, Musicians, Dance, and Dramatic Performances will include: 

 

Stan Strickland, legendary vocalist, saxophonist, and flutist will join us. Stan is the leader of Stan Strickland & Ascension, and the Stan Strickland Trio.

 

Jimmy Tingle will make a guest appearance.

 

Children's Program: From 12noon-1pm: Shakespeare in MotionTwelfth Nightscene selections in spoken word, followed by a children's poetry reading. From 1-3pm: A poetry writing workshop for children. **These events are for children of all ages.** 

 

Poets: David Ferry * Ifeanyi Menkiti * Kathleen Spivack * Lloyd Schwartz * Gloria Mindock * Steven Cramer * Elizabeth McKim * Trudi Cohen & John Bell, reading Ode to Common Things with puppeteers and guitar * Harris Gardner * Joyce Perseroff * Tom Daley * Tomas O'Leary, reading and playing his accordion * Fred Marchant * Patrick Sylvain * Martha Collins * Ruth Lepson * Dan Tobin * Monique-Adelle Callahan * Gail Mazur * Cambridge Writer's Workshop Group: Diana Norma Szokolyai, accompanied by Audrey Harrer, Harpist

 

Grolier Poetry Press Poets: Keith O'Shaughnessy  * X.J.Kennedy * Fred Feirstein * Spring Berman * Partridge Boswell  * A reading from Tino Villanueva's Grolier Press book, So Spoke Penelope:  English excerpts will be read by one poet, with poet Livia Meneghin reading from the Italian translation that Tino is premiering in Florence and Venice.

 

Translation Poets: Sajed Kamal will translate from English to Bengali * Jana Kiely translating from English to Czech * Jim Kates translating, French to English

 

Dramatic readings and performances: By Michael Mack and Jim Vrabel, and a dance performance from Joe Burgio, Ensemble Inedit: Poetry, Song and Dance by performers from Turkey, Brazil, and Israel.

 

CREDO Workshop: An abbreviated version of the manifestos workshop that Diana Norma Szokolyai and Rita Banerjee take around the world. CREDO books, newly released, will be available for purchase.

 

See Program Here 

 

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Harvard Book Store is a sponsor of our event. A full list of sponsors will be released shortly. 

 

Our Food and Beverage Sponsor and Vendor, Grafton Street will serve: Beer, Wine, and Soft Drinks, and a Delicious Menu Which Will Include: Hand-Cut Potato Chips * Fruit Kabobs * Patty Melts * Veggie Burgers * Ice Cream Sandwiches. 

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Grolier Poetry Festival, June 2, 2018

 

**You won't want to miss this event.** 

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

 Sign up is not necessary, but encouraged and appreciated, as this will help us with our planning. 

 

 RSVP Here 

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers to help with 
general tasks, as well as volunteers with experience in events and theatrical productions.
 

INTERESTED? Sign up to volunteer here

 

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Phone:
(617) 547-4648
Location:
Grolier Poetry Bookshop
6 Plympton St
Cambridge, MA 02138