Friday, June 1, 2012

Salem State poetry seminar from June 5-8

The Salem Poetry Seminar, sponsored by the Salem State Center for Creative and Performing Arts, is a free, week-long seminar, offering students at the Commonwealth's public institutions of higher education the opportunity to study poetry intensively with accomplished teachers and writers. The seminar, to be held June 5-8, will bring 12 young poets together to study, with a "master class" held by acclaimed poet Afaa Michael Weaver. Seminar poetry readings are free and open to the public. This year's reading schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Salem Theatre Company, 90 Lafayette Street
    Featured Readers: Kevin Carey, Charlotte Gordon
    Student Poets: Steven Durta, Rebecca Mueller, Jacob Reecher, Kayla Russell
  • Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.
    Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex Street
    Featured Readers: J.D. Scrimgeour, Claire Keyes
    Student Poets: Felicia Connolly, Lillian Donnelly, Emily Hatch, William Regan
  • Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
    Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex Street
    Salem Poetry Seminar Alumni Reading and Open Mic
  • Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.
    Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex Street
    Featured Reader: Afaa Michael Weaver
    Student Poets: Sara Afshar, Ashley De Souza, JD Debski, Lyndon Seitz 
For more information, please contact:
J.D. Scrimgeour, Program Director,, (978) 587-7082
January O'Neil, Project Manager,, (978) 239-2598
Karen Gahagan, Salem State Center for the Arts,, (978) 542-7890