Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reading By Winners of the 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards February 2

The winners of the 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards will be featured at a reading on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street, Paterson, NJ. The reading is free and open to the public. (directions)

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College has received a "Citation of Excellence" from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 2011, as well as being named a "Distinguished Arts Project" several times over the years by the Council.

Over the years, the Poetry Center has been accorded international recognition for many of its activities including the Distinguished Poets Series, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Paterson Fiction Prize, and the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.

The annual Paterson Literary Review, the monthly New Jersey Poetry Calendar and the New Jersey Poetry Resource Book are also published by the Poetry Center. 

Prior to the reading, poetry workshops will be held from 10 a.m. – noon with poets Joe Weil & Jim Reese. There is a $15 fee and pre-registration is required. Please send a check for $15 payable to "Passaic County Community College" (memo: "Poetry Center") and indicate your first choice of a workshop leader. Mail to: The Poetry Center, PCCC, One College Blvd.,Paterson, NJ 07505-1179. Note: there will be a bounced check fee of $50 for checks returned for insufficient funds. Sorry, no refunds on workshop fees.