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Ginsberg : Green
Poetry - Lecture/Discussion
Friday, April 7, 2017
6:00 PM-10:00 PM
GINSBERG : GREEN
A spoken word and musical gathering honoring the life and Green activism of Allen Ginsberg.
$10 Suggested Donation
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
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
Last Modified: April 3, 2017 at 6:56 AM