Promoting Literary Love! Next Year's Words! at Elting Memorial Library on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
What better way to spend the day after Valentine's Day than at Next Year's Words? 💗 Live at Elting Memorial Library and on Zoom, February 15 2023, at 7:30 pm. Listen to lovely language fromAnn Lauinger, David Appelbaum,andViolet Snow. Let the intoxication of words warm you!
Join us in person at the Library: ELTING MEMORIAL LIBRARY 93 Main Street New Paltz, NY 12561 We're on the Elting calendar!
Poet and Professor Emerita Ann Lauinger masters rhyme, meter and subtle humor in this (Valentine's Day appropriate) dark homage to "To his Coy Mistress"—
Sweetheart, if we had the time, A week in bed would be no crime. I’d light your Camels, pour your Jack; You’d do shiatsu on my back. When you got up to scramble eggs, I’d write a sonnet to your legs, . —from Marvell Noir
Poet and Professor David Appelbaum explores the familial and emotional lives of characters amidst an alive and omnipresent rural island landscape—
Rain or shine, her dresses hang from the clothesline, lofting or sagging the way her life airs out, always washed, folded, pressed flat, starched as though their cleanliness brought pleasure enough to sail through the week on a light raft. You learn stains aren’t the end of the world. All manners of things can be made new again. —from Clothesline
Fiction writer, memoirist, and freelance journalist Violet Snow imagines the lives of ancestors affecting and caught up in historical currents—
On the sidewalk, several people looked at her with concern, but she strode past them, trying to catch her breath and pat her hat and disheveled hair into place. She didn't look back to see if Charles was watching from the front stoop. By the time she reached the streetcar stop, the mix of fear and rage had turned entirely to rage. She remembered she had no money for the car, since Charles had taken her bag. Without bloomers to cover her legs, there was no point in going back for her bicycle. —from To March or To Marry
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Open mic! Spiritual succor! Conviviality! A different kind of fun and frolic! * Sign-up for the open mic is held at the beginning of the program. *