Poetry Westchester!

Map of Westchester County

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators), Poetry Westchester! will bring free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving. Noted poet and memorist, Hettie Jones will act as poet-in-residence at Mount Pleasant Public Library, where she will be joined by distinguished poets Edward Hirsch and Tom Sleigh .

Spring
February 4 - May 6, 2008

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Hettie Jones
"February 4, 11, 25, March 3 at 4:30pm: Workshops
March 17 at 7:00pm: Publication Party and Reading "
Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY

Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Hettie Jones, at Mount Pleasant Public Library
"February 11, 25, March 3 at 7:00pm: Workshops
March 24 at 7:00pm: Group Reading"
Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY

Poetry Westchester! Teen Writing Workshop with Erica Fabri, at Town of Pelham Library
"February 25, March 3, 10, 17 at 7:00pm: Workshops
April 14 at 7:00pm: Publication Party and Reading"
"Town of Pelham Library
530 Colonial Avenue
(914) 738-1234"

Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Steve Sher, at Larchmont Public Library
"February 26, March 4, March 11 at 10:30am: Workshops
April 1 at 10:30am: Group Reading"
"Larchmont Public Library
121 Larchmont Avenue
(914) 834-2281"

Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Estha Weiner, at Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library
"March 1, 8, 22 at 2:30pm: Workshops
April 12 at 2:30pm: Group Reading"
"Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library
7 Maple Avenue
(914) 478-3307"

Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Caitlin McDonnell, at Katonah Village Library
"March 3, 10, 17 at 7:30pm: Workshops
April 7 at 7:30pm: Group Reading"
"Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY
(914) 232-3508"

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Rachel Simon, at White Plains Public Library
"March 4, 11, 18, April 1 at 4:30pm: Workshops
April 15 at 4:30pm: Publication Party and Reading"
"White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY
(914) 422-1400"

Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman, Town of Pelham Library
"March 13, 20, 27 at 7:15pm: Workshops
April 17 at 7:15pm: Group Reading"
"Town of Pelham Library
530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham, NY
(914) 738-1234"

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman, at Irvington Public Library
"March 25, April 1, 8, 15 at 7:00pm: Workshops
May 6 at 7:00pm: Publication Party and Reading"
"Irvington Public Library
12 South Astor Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY
(914) 591-7840"

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Rachel Simon, at Scarsdale Public Library
"March 26, April 2, 9, 16 at 3:30pm: Workshops
May 7 at 3:30pm: Publication Party and Reading"
"Scarsdale Public Library
54 Olmsted Road Scarsdale, NY
(914) 722-1300"

Poetry Westchester! Poetry Reading by Edward Hirsch, at Mount Pleasant Public Library
March 30 at 2:00pm
"Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY
(914) 769-0548"

Poetry Westchester! The Beat Poets: a talk by Hettie Jones, at Mount Pleasant Public Library
April 6 at 2:00pm
"Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY
(914) 769-0548"

Poetry Westchester! Poetry Reading by Tom Sleigh, at Mount Pleasant Public Library
May 18 at 2:00pm
"Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY

Fall
September 8 - December 7, 2008

Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman
"Mondays, September 8-October 6, 4:30pm
Group Reading: Sunday, Nov. 16, 2:00pm"
Mount Pleasant Public Library | 350 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Steven Sher
"Thursdays, September 11-25, 10:30am
Group Reading: October 16, 7:00pm"
Somers Public Library | 80 Primrose St., Katonah, NY

Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Estha Weiner
"Saturdays, September 13-27, 2:00pm
Group Reading: October 18, 2:00pm"
Hastings-on-Hudson | 7 Maple Avenue Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman
"Mondays, September 15-October 6, 7:00pm
Group Reading: Sunday, Nov. 16, 2:00pm"
Mount Pleasant Public Library | 350 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Rachel Simon
"Tuesdays, October 7-28, 5:00pm
Group Reading: November 18, 5:00pm"
White Plains | 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY

Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Clara Sala
"Wednesdays, October 8-29, 6:00pm
Publication Party: November 19, 6:00pm"
Mount Vernon Public Library | 28 South First Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY

Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman
"Wednesdays, October 15-Nov. 5, 4:00pm
Publication Party: December 3, 4:00pm"
Irvington | 12 South Astor Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY

Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Jason Schneiderman
"Thursdays, October 16-30, 7:00pm
Group Reading: November 20, 7:00pm"
Pelham | 530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham, NY

Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Steven Sher
"Thursdays, October 30-Nov. 13, 7:00pm
Group Reading: December 4, 7:00pm"
Rye Free Reading Room | 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY

The Poetry of Federico García Lorca
December 7 at 2:00pm
A Dramatic Reading with Dominique Borel and Suzanne Khuri, and Guitar Accompaniment by Ian Banks
Mount Pleasant Public Library | 350 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY