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Monday, June 26, 2006

Poets In The Park 2006

Celebrating its 18th summer of poetry in Albany's Washington Park, Poets in the Park 2006 at the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park, Albany (where Henry Johnson Blvd. and Hudson Ave. meet) will begin on Saturday, July 8 at 7:00pm featuring Michele D. and Victorio Reyes.

The full schedule for Poets in the Park 2006:

July 8, 7:00PM – Michele D. and Victorio Reyes
July 15, 7:00PM – Ian Van Heusen and Thom Francis
July 22, 7:00PM – Bob Sharkey and Virginia Osborn & EYBE (with poems by prisoners)
July 29, 7:00PM – Bernadette Mayer and Carol Graser

All readings are free and open to the public.

The Robert Burns statue is located at the intersection of Henry Johnson Blvd. and Hudson Ave. in the park. In case of rain the reading will take place the following Sunday at the same time and space.

Poets in the Park is a community arts project founded by Albanian poet/activist Tom Nattell in 1989. Its mission is to bring the voices of area poets to the public. This event is sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation and is hosted by Dan Wilcox. This summer marks the projects 18th season of presenting poets in the park. The Robert Burns statue was erected September 30, 1888 by Albany’s Scottish community to honor this peasant poet of freedom.

For more information on Poets in the Park, contact Dan Wilcox at 482-0262.


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