What are your plans for Earth Day? Saturday’s weather should be mild and cloudy in Buffalo, New York. But actually weather won’t be much of a concern if you decide to attend the Emily Dickinson Community Marathon Reading. From 8:00am to 9:30pm, local celebs, poets and other Emily fans will read all 1789 of Dickinson’s poems. Plus, from 1:00 to 1:30pm, there will be a break in the readings to celebrate Dickinson with song and comedy improvs!

That’s this Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. It’s free and you do not need to register or contact anyone to participate. Just show up and join in the reading. More details here.

full of poetry?

January 7, 2015

Tupelo PressIf you’re just bursting with poems this month, you might want to step up to the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project. It’s “an extraordinary challenge and fundraiser for Tupelo Press, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary press. Each month, volunteer poets will run the equivalent of a ‘poetry marathon,’ writing 30 poems in 30 days, while the rest of us ‘sponsor’ and encourage them every step of the way.” You’d start with a seven-day handicap, but you’d join the four volunteer poets in supporting a worthwhile cause and earn the gratitude of Tupelo Press and readers everywhere. Interested? Contact Kirsten Miles: kmiles@tupelopress.org. Tupelo Press is on Facebook, too.

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