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Ginsberg : Green

Poetry - Lecture/Discussion

Friday, April 7, 2017
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow Street
Worcester, MA 01605
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A spoken word and musical gathering honoring the life and Green activism of Allen Ginsberg.

$10 Suggested Donation

Featured Contributors:

Ann Charters: Professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, author of Kerouac: A Biography 1973, reads from Best Minds: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg (1986).

Gordon Ball: Editor of Allen Ginsbergs Journals Early Fifties Early Sixties, and Journals Mid-Fifties 1954-1958; professor, filmmaker (Farm Diary), author; reads from his memoir East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg.

Patrick Warner: Curator of GINSBERG : GREEN, friend of the poet, reads from selected Ginsberg texts & interviews that exemplify & manifest Ginsbergs Green Consciousness.

Steve Benson & Jordan Hoffman: Massachusetts-based composers/musicians, perform original music and atmospherics to accompany the spoken texts.

Kevin Keady: Songwriter, musician, one time caretaker of East Hill Farm, performs Ginsberg songs including Gospel Noble Truths and Do the Meditation Rock


6:00 pm: LIT.MIX.:. A get-together of local literary and environmental groups, book vendors, poets/writers, Beat scholars & enthusiasts, you. Collaborative art, networking, general creative hobnobbing, music, cash bar, complimentary hors doeuvres.

7:45  8:00: Heart Sutra chant, introduction & welcome

8:00: Part I

Ann Charters reads from Best Minds: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg
Patrick Warner reads selections from Allen Ginsberg; Accompanied by original music composed and performed by Steve Benson and Jordan Hoffman

8:45: Intermission

9:00: Part II

Gordon Ball reads from East Hill Farm: Season with Allen Ginsberg

Kevin Keady sings Allen Ginsberg songs

Proceeds benefit A.G.S.F (Artists' Group of the Sprinkler Factory) and W.C.P.A. (Worcester County Poetry Association)

More info on A.G.S.F. - http://www.sprinklerfactory.com/
More info on W.C.P.A. - http://www.worcestercountypoetry.org/

More info: http://lescaret.com/

Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

Suggested Audiences:Adult, College

Website: http://www.sprinklerfactory.com/special-events.html

Last Modified: April 3, 2017 at 6:56 AM

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