Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Poets Wanted

POETS NEEDED FOR  26thAnnual  Altamont Fair Poetry Reading

Poet Alan Casline writes:

This year’s POETS AT THE FAIR at the Altamont Fair is being held on Wednesday August 15, 2012 beginning at 1:00 PM. Participating poets will receive a free pass.

This year we will be presenting from the Hotel Altamont stage in the Village and Carriage Museum.

To sign up to read or for more information contact: Alan Casline at acasline@aol.com

Our host will be Pat Canaday.

Having a stage opens up some new possibilities and we are looking for Performance Poets to contribute some mixed media, musical and theatrical pieces to the event.

The schedule would be for a poets to read from their work for 10 min. each with there also being  4 (or more depending on interest) performance slots scheduled for 15 min. each.

Last year at 2:00 PM we had a LEGENDS OF LOCAL POETRY ROUND-ROBIN where poets read the work of other departed poets like W.W. Christman, Art Willis, Magdalene Merritt, Tom Nattel, etc. This will be a feature of this year’s reading as well.

Of course if there are not that many poets in the house everyone will have more time to read.

An unrelated idea is I have discovered the Altamont Fair is a tri-county fair. The counties are Albany, Schenectady and Greene Counties.  I am especially looking for a few Greene County poets to participate. My problem is I don’t know any.

Wednesday August  15, 2012 at 1:00 PM
at the Altamont Fair Grounds, Altamont, New York
presenting from the Hotel Altamont stage in the Village and Carriage Museum.

Local Poets reading from their work
Legends of Local Poetry from the near and historical past
Performance Poetry