Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Poetry Center

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, there will be a ceremony and reception in the parlor on the first floor of the Hamilton Club Building on February 1, 2020, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The Poetry Center, founded in 1980 by award-winning poet, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, its executive director, has hosted thousands of poets over the years at readings, workshops, and conferences. These include poet laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and others of national and international reputation, such as Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Lucille Clifton, Stanley Kunitz, Gerald Stern, William Stafford, Martin Espada, and Marge Piercy.

The event is free, though we ask that you kindly RSVP to sdesai@pccc.edu

Following the reception at 1:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Hamilton Club, the winners of the 2019 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards will read their poems.

The historic Hamilton Club Building is located at 32 Church Street in Paterson.
The building is wheelchair accessible, and other services, including large print materials and FM assistive listening devices, are available on request (call 973-684-5444).
 Parking is at the PCCC parking lot on College Blvd., between Memorial Dr. and Church St.

For more information, visit the Poetry Center website

The Poetry Center is funded, in part, by Passaic County Community College,
individual and legacy donations, and a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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