Our library is pleased to welcome Professor, Poet, and Musician Roger Hecht on Friday October 1st beginning at 5pm for an in-person Reading and Workshop!
Hecht will be reading from his latest chapbook of poetry, Witness Report from Finishing Line Press, after which he will lead a workshop entitled “Poetry Lost and Found: making found poetry from forgotten texts”.
This event is co-sponsored by Poets & Writers with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with support of the office of the Governor and the NYS Legislature. All supplies will be provided, as will refreshments.
Registration is encouraged; email email@example.com or call 582-6218 or stop in to sign up.
Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. It is a great way for poets to expand their repertoire and get inspired while it is also a wonderful path to creation for those that don’t think they can write poetry. Get this- you could be a poet and not even know it…
Want to know more about Found Poetry? Read this!
Learn more about Roger and his work here.
We will be raffling off a new signed copy of Hecht’s book at the event, https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/witness-report-by-roger-w-hecht/
Refreshments will be served between the reading and workshop.
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